Antonis Lagadianos - LCI Law partner

Antonis Lagadianos

Partner
The Legal 500 Leading Individual 2023

Antonis is one of the three founding partners of LCI Law, of which he is its managing partner. He practices English-law shipping dispute resolution.

He has worked for over 30 years at the London and Piraeus offices of Ince & Co and at the Athens office of Watson Farley & Williams, well-known for his broad shipping law practice working for shipowners (including leading shipowners), P&I Clubs, hull & machinery underwriters and cargo traders.

He has significant expertise in ship casualties, cargo claims and disputes under charterparty, sale and purchase, shipbuilding, bill of lading, cargo sale and marine insurance contracts – in London arbitration, the English High Court and alternative dispute resolution. His in-depth experience of the shipping market makes him his clients’ first port of call to help them with complex issues and everyday matters.

Experience

  • The Star Polaris – a reported High Court decision concerning whether lost profit can be claimed as a ‘consequential loss’
  • Acted for the buyers of two containerships which were under construction in South Korea in a substantial dispute concerning the quality of the building works following the discovery of serious welding defects leading to the cancellation of the contracts
  • Acted for the owners of a Capesize bulk carrier in an indemnity claim against time charterers following the collision of the vessel with a bunkering barge off Busan which caused significant pollution and substantial claims against the owners
  • Acting for owners in a very substantial claim against charterers concerning a cargo hold explosion during a voyage from China to the United States caused by the shipment of undeclared dangerous cargoes
  • Acting for the owners of three vessels in multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings against their defaulting Iranian charterers

Accreditations

Antonis is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, which notes him as being a “Renowned partner … held in high esteem for his standout shipping law practice” who “regularly advises ship owners on claims against charter parties and underwriters, as well as enforcement of arbitration awards”, and which quotes him as “[boasting] deep technical knowledge, as well as an outstanding understanding of commercial matters, which makes his advice very accurate and practical” (Chambers Global 2024 and Chambers Europe 2024). He is also a Leading Individual for Shipping Litigation in Greece by the Legal 500, quoted as being an “excellent lawyer, modest, always available”. He is also ranked by Who’s Who Legal for Transport-Shipping, who comment that “Antonis Lagadianos is the go-to practitioner for complex shipping matters involving transactions, cargo claims, ship-related casualties and disputes.”. 

Memberships & Associations

Law Society of England & Wales
Athens Bar Association

Languages

Antonis is fluent in English and Greek.

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