Epaminontas Triantafilou is “absolutely a star of investor state arbitration” who is recognised as “an excellent legal mind who thinks clearly about complex issues”. One peer effuses: “He is one of the most effective cross-examiners I have ever witnessed.”
Epaminontas Triantafilou is a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan based in London. His experience spans a wide spectrum of disputes under international treaties and contracts, including government contracts and concessions, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, patent licensing disputes, construction/EPC contracts and financial instrument covenants. He has also advised in arbitrations and investigations involving intellectual property, shipping, media and advertising, and white-collar criminal statutes. He has been involved as counsel in dozens of arbitration proceedings under all major arbitral rules, often involving multiple parties.
Previously, Epaminontas practised international arbitration with a major international law firm in Washington, DC, served as legal counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, and was legal assistant to the Hon Charles N Brower, independent arbitrator and judge of the Iran–United States Claims Tribunal. He is widely published in international arbitration and public international law, including as co-editor of and contributor in Practising Virtue: Inside International Arbitration (Oxford, 2015). He has been invited to speak on international arbitration issues at numerous conferences around the world.
Epaminontas is chair of the UNCITRAL committee and a member of the executive committee of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration in Dallas, Texas. He served for several years as co-managing editor of the World Arbitration and Mediation Review. He is admitted to practise in New York State and in the District of Columbia, and is a registered foreign lawyer in England and Wales.