John Caridakis Partner

An award winning commercial litigation lawyer, John is a highly respected and trusted partner making an impact in the Melbourne legal landscape.

John has extensive experience representing commercial clients in litigious matters and disputes relating to property, contracts, lending and mortgages, professional negligence claims, trade practices and shareholder oppression.

He has particular expertise with advising clients in relation to commercial construction and domestic building disputes, including acting for owners, builders and consultants. He also regularly acts for and against external administrators in construction matters, and litigation/adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment legislation.

John has also worked on a broad range of complex insolvency and corporate reconstruction matters, including acting for liquidators, administrators, receivers, private companies and directors.

John’s work on a highly complex three way merger worth $686 million was recognised in 2018 when he was awarded the prestigious Deal of the Year Award at the Victorian Legal Awards. John has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GC In&Ent) at Adelaide University via Pitcher Partners.

Key focus areas:

  • Corporate insolvency and reconstruction
  • Personal insolvency and reconstruction
  • Commercial litigation
  • Commercial construction
  • Security of payment
  • Domestic building
  • Property development
  • Property finance and lending
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