Partner | London
Secretary Federica Spagnoletti
Eleni is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team and focuses on international arbitration.She specialises in international commercial disputes both in litigation and arbitration. Eleni is co-head of the international arbitration team and also head of the UK art law team. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Eleni is a member of the Middle East group and has worked with clients and on cases with connections particularly with Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Saudi Arabia for many years.
Eleni acts for high net worth individuals and their companies often advising on shareholder and joint venture disputes and contractual disputes in a variety of fields including banking, oil and technology. She has a specialist practice advising on art related disputes and leads the UK art team advising collectors, galleries, museums, auction houses on all art-related matters.
Eleni is also well versed in mediation and has a track record of achieving a successful settlement of disputes via this method.
Eleni lives in London and is a dual national (Cyprus and UK). She speaks fluent Greek, English and Italian often acting for clients from those jurisdictions and from CIS who hold companies in Cyprus.
Eleni Polycarpou, who heads the art litigation team, is ‘an excellent litigator to have on your side and is relentless in pursuing her clients’ best interests’.
In regards to international arbitration, special counsel Eleni Polycarpou 'never leaves any stone unturned'.
Eleni Polycarpou is an exceptional litigation solicitor - immensely experienced and very knowledgeable in this quite specialist field. Apart from anything else, she is a considerate person, with great client management skills.
Eleni is an experienced expert in the field of international arbitration and is skilled at dealing with the most difficult clients.
Eleni Polycarpou is a leading arbitration lawyer with terrific expertise in Russian and CIS matters,
She is definitely well plugged in to this area. She is really brilliant and excellent for art matters.
Eleni Polycarpou’s team is one of a kind when it comes to arts and cultural property. The depth and breadth of knowledge and experience should be appealing to any client. The team has skills and knowledge
Eleni Polycarpou is incredibly hands-on whilst approachable. She is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get into the work herself. She will go the extra mile for a client.
Eleni is a tough litigator, really committed to her clients, and with bags of energy and spirit.
I have worked in this field with Eleni Polycarpou. She and her team have a very strong presence in this area of litigation, and fully deserve their excellent reputation.