Eleni Skoufari

Partner

Eleni is a partner at LCI Law, practicing dispute resolution.

Eleni has more than 15 years of experience in court litigation, arbitration and mediation. A specialist in handling commercial, construction and corporate disputes, Eleni has been consistently recognized for her ability to navigate challenging and often multi-jurisdictional disputes with an impressive track record of resolving successfully complex commercial, corporate, franchise, agency and distribution, construction and product liability disputes.

Eleni’s expertise spans a diverse range of industries, including retail, healthcare, finance, construction, and energy. She has successfully represented clients in both domestic and international disputes, including high-profile cases involving multi-jurisdictional complexities.

Recent examples of her experience include:

  • Representing successfully a Swedish financial institution in proceedings relating to the setting aside of two US$26 million SCC arbitral awards.
  • Successfully defending a Fortune 500 retailer in injunction proceedings initiated by its local distributor in Greece.
  • Representing a top global cosmetics and personal care brand in proceedings initiated by a local agent in Greece for clientele compensation and lost profit as a result of the allegedly tortious termination of the contract.
  • Acting for Bank of China in the Follie - Folli rehabilitation and insolvency proceedings.
  • Acting for defendants in a high-profile construction arbitration dispute and in the setting-aside proceedings that ensued.

Eleni’s private client practice extends to all aspects of wealth management and wealth preservation. Eleni advises on the international aspects of international asset structuring and succession planning. She has a particular expertise in planning for families and assets that involve multiple jurisdictions. She has extensive experience in advising banks, family offices and trustees on planning and management for Greek situs assets. She advises clients in all aspects of law, including family planning, real estate, asset protection and family business matters, and offers immigration and pre-emigration advisory and planning to clients wishing to relocate or repatriate in Greece.

Education

  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Business and Law, concentration in Corporate Finance)
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., concentration in Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Regulation, State Scholarship Foundation Award)
  • University of Athens, Faculty of Law (LL.B.)

Accreditations

The Legal 500 2023 – Next Generation Partner, Greece, Dispute Resolution
Who’s Who Legal 2024 – Private Client (“Eleni Skoufari earns accolades as "an excellent lawyer with broad experience in complex cross-border matters"”)

Memberships & Associations

Eleni was admitted as a Greek lawyer to the Athens Bar in 2007 and is admitted before the Supreme Court of Greece.

She was admitted to the New York Bar in 2009.

Languages

Eleni is fluent in Greek and has a professional working proficiency in English and German.

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