George Erotocritos

George Erotocritos

George Erotocritos

Born in Limassol in 1949.  Studied law at Leeds University.  Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple).  After serving as public prosecutor in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), he practiced law in Limassol from 1980 until 1986.

On 15.10.1986 he was appointed District Judge and in 1995 he was promoted to Senior District Judge.  Two years later he was appointed President of District Court.  On 4.9.2007 he was appointed Judge of the Supreme Court.

He served as examiner for the Legal Council and as member of the Council of the Cyprus Judges Association.  Between 2002-2007 he represented Cyprus at the Supervisory Body of Eurojust at the Hague.  Also, between 2010-2017, he represented the Supreme Court at the Association of the Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union “ACA-Europe”.  He wrote, with P. Artemis, former President of the Supreme Court, the practitioners´ books “Road Negligence Cases” (1996), “Civil Wrongs” (2003) and “Injunctions” (2016).  With an interest in photography, he has been honoured by the International Federation of Photography (FIAP) for his contribution to the photographic art, with the honorary distinction Excellence for Services rendered to FIAP (ESFIAP).

Ad hoc judge of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) (2008-2016).  Currently represents Cyprus as Substitute Member to the European Commission for Democracy through the Law (Venice Commission) of the Council of Europe, member of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal in London since 2012 and from 2016 as member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at the Hague.  After his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2016, he has been appointed Director of Reform and Judicial Training at the Supreme Court and represents the Court at the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN).

He is married and has two sons.

Practice Areas: International Arbitration, M&A Disputes, Mediation
Language/s: English

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