ATTORNEY AT LAW
PARIS & BEIRUT BAR
Georges started his legal career in Beirut at the Marcel Sioufi Law Firm specialising in corporate and commercial law and litigation.
In 1986 he joined CMA CGM as in-house counsel. During his tenure he accompanied the rapid growth of CMA CGM which became the 3rd largest shipping company worldwide with an annual turnover of about $20 billion and a fleet of more than 500 ships.
For 21 years he acted as Group General Counsel, managing a team of 40 lawyers dealing with various subjects from M&A to litigation, competition and corporate issues.
From 2007, he was Special Advisor to the President of CMA CGM and worked very closely with him on all strategic issues and particularly on issues involving restructuring and financing.
He also acted as an Elected Judge at the Tribunal de Commerce de Marseille between 1996 and 1998 and he is currently arbitrator and member of the Board of Directors of the Chambre Arbitrale Maritime de Paris.
In 2014 he left CMA CGM to establish SRDB Avocat et Associés in Paris and Marseilles. He is also a partner of the Beirut-based Marcel Sioufi Law firm. As from 2016, he created offices and partnerships in Beijing, Algiers, Abidjan, Qatar, Damascus, Comoros, Cameroun and Ukraine.
Georges holds a law degree from Paris II (Assas) University and a maritime law degree from Aix-Marseille University.