George TheocharidisAssociate Professor at World Maritime University
Before joining WMU, Dr. Theocharidis was responsible for the legal support of the Shipping & International Division of a large Greek bank in the areas of Shipping Litigation, Ship Finance, Corporate & International Disputes. Prior to that, he acted as in-house and external legal counsel for Greek interest ship-owning companies.
In 2005 Dr. Theocharidis taught Maritime Law in the LL.M. course offered by a Greek educational institution in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire. From 2006 until 2014, he had been teaching as a Fellow (non-permanent contract) at the Economic University of Athens. Since 2007 he is teaching as Visiting Professor at ALBA Graduate Business School at the American College of Greece the subject of Maritime Law in its shipping programmes.
In 2000 he was accepted as full member in the Hellenic Maritime Law Association and in 2004 he was accepted as supporting member in the London Maritime Association of Arbitrators (LMAA). He is a Member of the Piraeus Law Bar and a qualified advocate before Areios Pagos (Supreme Court), practicing extensively in the special field of maritime law.Since 2001, Dr. Theocharidis is an ordinary member of the editorial board of the Maritime Law Review (Greece).
He holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a Ph.D. from Aristotle University (Greece).