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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.

Recent Experiences
  • Claims arising from Collision with a Bunkering Barge

    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.

  • Cargo Hold Explosion

    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.

  • Claims against Yard for Newbuilding Defects

    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.

  • The Star Polaris

    A reported High Court decision concerning whether lost profit can be claimed as a ‘consequential loss’ under a shipbuilding contract.

  • Multi-Jurisdictional Enforcement Proceedings

    Acting for the owners of three vessels in multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings against their defaulting charterers.

Client Feedback

  • " Antonis Lagadianos and Evangelos Catsambas are extraordinary professionals who provide outstanding services in a simple, straightforward and personalised manner "

    - The Legal 500 (2022)
  • “George is an excellent lawyer, hands on, always available.”

    - The Legal 500 (2022)
  • "The lawyers of the firm have deep knowledge of the shipping industry and can always handle sophisticated matters."

    - Shipping client (Global)
  • "They demonstrate a good handle on multi-jurisdictional cases and propose realistic strategies to best handle such cases."

    - Shipping client (Global)
  • "They are very dedicated to providing an exemplary service to their clients."

    - Shipping client (Global)
  • "LCI Law provides excellent service and is very prompt and efficient."

    - Shipping client (Global)
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