George B. Bazinas
Born Athens 1955, George Bazinas received his education at the University of Athens (1978) and King's College London (LLM 1981) and was admitted to the Athens Bar in 1981, Court of Appeals in 1986 and Supreme Court in 1990. In 1988 he founded an independent practice offering specialised litigation and dispute management services, which was then merged into the intergraded firm Anagnostopoulos-Bazinas, where he headed the commercial law and litigation department, subsequently forming Bazinas Law Firm, expanding the practices’ services in the specialized fields of civil and commercial law.
He specialises in complex civil and commercial litigation and arbitration involving most types of business disputes, banking and finance law, and is actively engaged in the field of domestic and cross-border insolvency and reorganisation. He has extensive experience of cross-border disputes and proceedings, and acts mainly for international clients from a wide array of business sectors, including banking and financial services, oil and gas, aviation, automobiles, media, energy, pharmaceuticals, steel and other industrial production, as well as foreign governmental organisations.
Publications in English include the chapters on Greek civil & commercial litigation in the Commercial Litigation Reference Book, European Lawyer, 2011, (in print), an English translation of the Greek Insolvency Law, Greek Bankruptcy law in Collier International Business Insolvency Guide (Matthew Bender/Lexis-Nexis, 2008); “Insolvency, Reorganisation, and the new EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings: Perspectives of Greek law and process” Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law 2003; “Security over Immovables in Selected Jurisdictions”, Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business (CILS - Oceana, 2005); “International Secured Transactions” (CILS - Oceana, 2010); European Restructuring and Insolvency Guide (White Page, 2002); and EU Banking and Insurance Insolvency, (Oxford University Press 2006). Selected recent publications in journals include articles on “The recent reform of the Greek insolvency code: Legislative response to the economic crisis”, (Insol World, Third Quarter, 2010), "Insolvency v Arbitration" (Eurofenix, 2010); and "A modern Greek Tragedy: the cross-border insolvency perspective" (Recovery, summer 2010).
He is an honorary founding member of the International Insolvency Institute (III) and repeatedly featured among the handful of specialised practitioners for Greece in the prestigious INSOL International directory. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, INSOL International, INSOL Europe, the American Hellenic Institute, the International Bar Association and the Hellenic Commercial Lawyers Association.