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Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Epaminontas Triantafilou is "very good as counsel, especially in competition matters but also commercial disputes". Peers are impressed by his "great command of the file of his case".


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.

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