George Havaris is an English law-qualified lawyer (Solicitor or the Senior Courts of England and Wales) and a Partner at B2R Law (Warsaw).
Focusing primarily on the corporate and banking sectors, he has vast experience in working cross-border M&A and financing transactions. He heads both the Canada desk and English law desk at B2R Law. He routinely advises both domestic and international clients (corporates, private equity sponsors, venture capital funds and strategic investors) on their cross-border M&A and financing activity, as well as lenders and borrowers on secured and unsecured investment grade, leveraged and emerging market financings (syndicated, club and bilateral loans), mezzanine as well as debt restructurings.
George is also a recognized lawyer in the emerging Polish cannabis industry, serving as an expert panelist at the Central European Cannabis Forum for the past few years. He’s led workshops and lectures for businesses looking to break into this exciting new field.
Prior to relocating to Warsaw, George spent several years in the Banking and Corporate departments at Linklaters LLP in London, Moscow. George has also had the privilege of living and working in various counties, including: Canada, Greece, UK (Scotland and England), Poland and Russia.
George is a Registered Foreign Lawyer with the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisors (OIRP) in Warsaw and the President of the Supervisory Board of HERMES (the Association of Greek Entrepreneurs in Poland).
George is originally from Toronto, Canada, and has over 15 years of experience in the legal profession.”