John Caridakis Partner

John Caridakis advises across all areas of corporate and personal insolvency reconstruction, property and construction, and commercial litigation.

He has 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 earlier this year when the deal won the prestigious Deal of the Year Award at the Victorian Legal Awards.

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 matters, 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 is well regarded for his ability to provide clients with commercial, outcome-focused and strategic advice.


  • 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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