Panagiotis Chalkias is an Associate in the Firm's International Arbitration Practice and is based in Geneva. Panagiotis' practice includes advising and representing clients in complex, high-value cross-border disputes in a variety of industries under all major arbitration rules and governed by various substantive laws, both common law and civil law.
Prior to joining White & Case, Panagiotis worked as an associate at an international arbitration boutique in Brussels and as legal consultant at the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center in Geneva.
Panagiotis is currently co-chair of Young AFSA (Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa). He served as co-chair of Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration) between 2019 and 2021. He has been recognized by Who's Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Representing parties in an ICC arbitration relating to a share purchase transaction in the oil & gas industry.
Advising a CIS company in respect of a sales contract in the aluminum industry.
Representing a joint venture EPC contractor in ICC arbitral proceedings arising out of a European power plant project;
Representing a major Asian company specialized in the mining industry in ICC arbitration proceedings concerning the development and exploitation of mines in Africa;
Representing a European general contract in an ICC arbitration against a subcontractor concerning a dispute relating to a construction project in a Nordic state;
Representing a European general contractor in an ICC arbitration concerning a dispute relating to the construction of a power plant in the Middle East;
Representing a European general contractor in an ICC arbitration concerning a dispute relating to the construction of an industrial process plant in Australia;
Representing a Swiss bank in a Swiss Arbitration Centre (SAC) expedited arbitration regarding the validity of a shared liability agreement.
Speaker, "Hearing Preparation", IASC's GoArb Madrid 2023, Madrid, Spain (6 July 2023);
Moderator, "The Year is 2032: the "Old Approach" to Witness Evidence is no Longer Fit for Purpose", Young ICCA, Edinburgh (21 September 2022);
Speaker, "Challenging clients, difficult counsel, lying witnesses and biased arbitrators", ASA below 40, Zurich (22 October 2021);
Speaker, "Introduction to Arbitral Secretary Appointments", Young ICCA, webinar (29 September 2021);
Speaker, "How to draft a Request for Arbitration and conduct cross-examination in international arbitration", ELSA Athens Summer Law School on International Investment Law, Athens, Greece (21 August 2020);
Speaker, "Working with experts in international arbitration", ICDR Y&I, Athens, Greece (14 February 2020);
Speaker, "How to draft a Request for Arbitration and an Answer to the Request", ELSA Athens Summer Law School on International Investment Law, Athens, Greece (22 August 2019);
Speaker, "Interim measures in international arbitration", IASC's GoArb Madrid 2019, Madrid, Spain (5 July 2019);
Speaker, "How to draft a Request for Arbitration" and "How to draft Procedural Order No. 1 and Terms of Appointment", ELSA Athens Summer Law School on International Investment Law, Athens, Greece (22 August 2018);
Speaker, "Overview of arbitration – Benefits and kinds", AIA Brussels Arbitration School, Brussels, Belgium (23 October 2017);
Speaker, "Challenging the arbitrator", AIA Brussels Arbitration School, Brussels, Belgium (20 October 2016);
Speaker, "Standards of treatment III: Fair and equitable treatment & full protection and security" and "Umbrella Clauses: Treaty Claims and Contract Claims", ELSA Athens Summer Law School on International Investment Law, Athens, Greece (23 August 2016);
Speaker, "The Practice of International Arbitration", International Arbitration Conference, Paphos, Cyprus (18 September 2015).
Author, "Commentary on judgment 4A 520/2021 issued by the Swiss Supreme Court related to arbitrators' conflicts of interest" (in Greek), in Arbitration & ADR bulletin issued by Nomiki Vivliothiki (December 2022);
Co-author with Ank Santens, "The 2022 Amendments to the ICSID Rules and Regulations – An Effort to Address Two Key Criticisms of Investor-State Arbitration", in Caroline Verbruggen and Maarten Draye (eds), b-Arbitra (Belgian Review of Arbitration), Wolters Kluwer 2022, Volume 2022 Issue
Author, "Annulment of arbitral award by third parties – Commentary on judgment No. 21/2017 issued by the Belgian Constitutional Court" (in Greek), in Arbitration & ADR bulletin issued by Nomiki Vivliothiki (June 2018);
Book review: "The Structure of Investment Arbitration", in 9 Global Trade and Customs Journal, Issue 5, pp. 243–244 (2014);
Co-author with Maria Athanasiou of the Greek translation of ICCA's Guide to the Interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention (March 2013);
Co-author with Ignacio de Castro, Singapore Academy of Law Journal, Special Issue on Intellectual Property (24 SAcLJ), Mediation and Arbitration of Intellectual Property and Technology Disputes (December 2012);
Co-author with Ignacio de Castro, Arbitration World, Fourth Edition 2012, Chapter on WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (September 2012).