Epaminontas Triantafilou's broad experience in international arbitration includes roles as counsel to private corporations and sovereign governments, as well as legal counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, secretary to several international arbitral tribunals, and legal assistant to a leading arbitrator.
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. Mr Triantafilou has been involved as counsel in dozens of arbitration proceedings under all major arbitral rules, often involving multiple parties.
Mr Triantafilou is consistently highly rated in the most prominent legal directories in the areas of international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration:
Legal 500 UK has described Mr. Triantafilou as possessing a “remarkable intellect” (2015), while being “highly creative” (2016) “highly professional” (2017) and “widely respected” (2018). The publication has recommended him for international arbitration every year since 2013.
Chambers and Partners describes him as “exceptionally bright” with an “impressive reputation among clients and peers alike” (2016). Clients have noted in particular “the patient and measured manner in which he explains extraordinarily complex matters” (2015) and that “he perfectly understands the concerns of his clients and is unbelievably committed to doing the best job for them." (2017). He has also been cited for his “fantastic advocacy” (2018) and as being “very capable and hard-working" (2019).
Who’s Who Legal has recognised Mr Triantafilou for being “absolutely a star of investor-State arbitration” and “an excellent legal mind who thinks clearly about complex issues” (2019). He has been cited as “an excellent advocate who is quick on his feet” (2017), with peers lauding his “superb handling of complex cases.” (2018). Peers also referred to him as “one of the most effective cross-examiners I have ever witnessed” (2019).