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George Williams

Ho Chi Minh City

George Williams
English, French, Spanish
Practice Group

George is an English qualified lawyer specializing in emerging markets and development finance. He advises companies, international organisations and individuals on complex matters covering a range of sectors, including banking, infrastructure, projects and energy, natural resources, and healthcare.

His experience includes advising multilateral financial institutions, as well as development banks and NGOs, on financings and projects related to improving access to finance, job creation, environmental management and sustainable energy, and access to healthcare and education across South East Asia.

George also has significant dispute resolution experience across areas including cross-border insolvency, projects and construction, oil and gas, and public international law. This includes experience giving advice on pre-contentious strategy, acting on applications for interim relief and in local and multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings, and advising on conflict of laws, as well as collecting evidence, interviewing fact and expert witnesses, and drafting complex advocacy documents in both English and French within the context of high-value arbitration and litigation proceedings.

He has represented individuals before English Social Security and Employment Tribunals in association with the Free Representation Unit in London, which includes interviewing witnesses on sensitive topics, witness handling, oral advocacy and the conduct of hearings.

Education and admissions


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, with distinction, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, 2010
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, 2009
  • Master of Mathematics, first class, University of Oxford, 2007
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