George N. Gerassimou

George was born in Athens, Greece. He is a graduate of the American College of Greece, Pierce College and member of the Alumni Association. He has pursued his LL.B at the Athens University (Faculty of Law) and he holds an LL.M in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton. George specializes in various aspects of maritime law as well as in a wide range of civil and commercial law issues. His areas of expertise include also registration of vessels in various jurisdictions, Sale and Purchase of vessels (S&P), insurance claims, real estate matters and various corporate disputes, advising clients both nationally and internationally.

George is also involved in litigation by representing in Court numerous corporations such as maritime companies, insurance enterprises, agents, real estate and investment companies and financial institutions. He has attended prestigious international seminars both in Greece and abroad. George speaks Greek, English, French and Spanish.

Academic and professional qualification

  • The American College of Greece, Pierce College
  • Athens University (Faculty of Law) LL.B
  • University of Southampton (Maritime Law) LL.M
  • Piraeus Bar Association (admitted in 2019)
  • Hellenic Maritime Law Association

Expertise Areas

  • Shipping
  • Marine Environmental Law
  • Transportation
  • Civil and Commercial
  • Litigation
  • Commercial & Corporate Law
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial lease agreements


  • “The protection of the suppliers against solvent and insolvent maritime enterprises” (University of Athens, Faculty of Law)
  • “Prescriptive and enforcement rights of a coastal State in relation to marine pollution from ships in its territorial sea, straits used for international navigation and EEZ under UNCLOS and under customary international law” (University of Southampton)
  • “The shipowners’ duty to provide a seaworthy vessel under common law and the Hague-Visby Rules” (University of Southampton)
  • “Discussion of the Cape Bari case [2016] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 469, concerning the ability of the owners of a vessel to contract out of or waive the statutory right of limitation under the 1989 Act and the 1976 Convention” (University of Southampton)
  • “Towards a new civil liability and compensation regime for transboundary oil pollution caused by drilling platforms” (Dissertation, University of Southampton)