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Haynes and Boone, LLP

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What the team is known for

Noted practice focusing on the shipbuilding and offshore energy sectors and offering formidable expertise in contentious matters. Clients include oil and gas companies, shipyards and offshore contractors. Also advises on superyacht matters. Routinely advises clients on a range of transactional agreements.

Strengths

Clients say: "They understand the circumstances unique to our business and industry."

"The firm is well established in the shipbuilding industry," notes one client, highlighting that the team provides "practical and straight-to-the-point advice."

Clients add: "They are a great team and bring a lot of value to our company."

Work highlights

Acted for Athenian Sea Carriers in relation to the acquisition of four very large crude carrier newbuildings.

Notable practitioners

Andreas Silcher has gained a reputation acting on behalf of international shipping companies on a range of commercial matters. He advises on significant projects in the LNG space.
"Andreas gives precise advice and provides very good service." "He is responsive and knowledgeable in his field of expertise."

Simon Curtis is a renowned practitioner in the shipbuilding sphere, often acting for clients in the LNG industry.
"Simon wrote the book on ship finance. He has a very good reputation."


Managing partner of the London office, William Cecil assists clients with litigation and arbitration, including disputes relating to shipbuilding contracts. He is experienced in oil and gas-related mandates.
"William is extremely capable. He is able to drill down to the crux of an issue and advise in a useful manner." "He is very knowledgeable, both in his field and in his technical understanding of our business."


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Overview

Our shipping team assists clients with matters spanning the commercial shipping spectrum, including the acquisition of new and second-hand tonnage, financing of acquisitions, technical and commercial management, maintenance (including conversion and repair), long term employment and demolition.

We represent shipowners, charterers, engineering consultants, private equity and other financial services companies, shipyards and insurers in all the major industry sectors, from small tugs and supply vessels to the largest and most technically advanced bulk, liquid and gas (LNG and LPG) carriers. For LNG projects, we bring together project development, construction, transportation and gas supply experience on behalf of developers, suppliers and shippers. We also have substantial experience in the construction and employment of passenger ferries, cruise ships and superyachts.

Our transactional and dispute resolution teams are particularly experienced in handling shipbuilding and conversion projects and disputes, including the resolution of claims relating to cost overruns, delays and technical shortcomings. Much of our work involves newbuilding projects in Europe and Northern Asia and the conversion of vessels in Southeast Asia.

Our shipping publications include “The Law of Shipbuilding Contracts” (Informa Law from Routledge, published 2020), and “Lexology Getting The Deal Through – Shipbuilding 2020: England and Wales” (Law Business Research).

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Haynes and Boone, LLP

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Location

1 New Fetter Lane

London

Greater London

UK

EC4A 1AN

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Andreas Silcher
Band 6
Simon Curtis
Senior Statespeople
William Cecil
Band 5