A native of Kerala, George Poothicote is a product of Lawrence School, Malabar Christian college and Government Law College, Kerala. Post his education in LLB, he enrolled before the Bar Council of Kerala in
December 1990. He is a distinguished Advocate at the Kerala High Court.
Advocate Poothicote has got 25 years of experience at the bar,
commencing practice in the chambers of Mr. M.K. Damodaran, Senior Counsel and Former Advocate General of Kerala. He was the Prosecution Counsel to the Government of India (Income-Tax) for 15 years between 1999-2014. He has represented the Governments of Karnataka, Sikkim & Arunachal Pradesh. He has advised Multi National Companies such as DuPont, Accor Hotels, Occ Ziff, DHFL, EMAAR MGF, Special Economic Zone & others.
George Poothicote is also associated with several organizations:
- He is a Certified Mediator of International Mediation Institute (IMI), The Hague.
- Director and Senior Faculty member of the Indian Institute Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM) conceptualized by Justice M.N.Venkatachaliah, Former Chief Justice of India.
- Founder Secretary General of the India International ADR Association (IIADRA)
- Founder member of Community Mediation Services initiated under the aegis of Indian Institution of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM).