Andreas Silcher


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Humboldt Universit├Ąt, Berlin, 2002

B.S., University of Leipzig, 2000


England, 2009

Germany, 2006






Andreas Silcher is a partner with more than 10 years of experience in the maritime, oil and gas, and finance sectors focusing on a wide range of commercial transactions, from negotiating shipbuilding contracts to structuring complex multi-national joint ventures. He focuses on non-contentious matters, including the construction, financing and employment of all kinds of commercial vessels and  offshore structures for the oil and gas industry, in particular in the LNG and LPG sectors.

More recently, Andreas spent two years acting as general counsel for one of the largest privately-owned shipping companies in the world. In this role, he was not only responsible for all legal aspects of the business, but also advised his principal on a wide range of personal matters, from structuring venture capital funds to the temporary importation of valuable works of art. His extensive multi-jurisdictional experience in the negotiation of shareholder and joint venture agreements includes the USA, Greece, Cayman Islands and Hong Kong. His experience as general counsel enables Andreas to adapt to rapidly changing situations in order to achieve the optimal outcome for his clients.

Prior to his role as General Counsel, Andreas spent nine years at Curtis Davis Garrard LLP (now Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP) where he focused on all areas of non-contentious shipping and offshore work, so he has a wealth of experience in his field. Due to his deep knowledge and experience, Andreas was regularly instructed to work on highly complex transactions during that time.

Andreas acts for shipowners, offshore energy companies, shipyards and investors. Fluent in Greek, German and Spanish, he regularly advises foreign clients in their native language. Andreas is a dually qualified English solicitor and German Rechtsanwalt.


Shipping | Haynes and Boone, LLP

Shipping Practice Group Overview

Lawyers in the Haynes and Boone Shipping Practice Group advise clients on a wide range of commercial shipping activities, covering the entire shipping cycle, including structures and contracts for the construction, chartering and other employment, financing, sale and purchase, and demolition of ships. Learn more.

Selected Client Representations

  • Representation of a shipowner in relation to the complex structuring of a joint venture in Colombia for the provision of floating LNG storage services.
  • Representation of a private client in the negotiations with a shipyard for the construction of a 90m superyacht.
  • Representation of a patron of the arts in negotiations with the Athens School of Fine Arts regarding the use of the school’s spaces throughout Greece for cultural events and organisation of an exhibition on the Island of Mykonos.
  • Representation of Seed Investors in a venture capital fund.
  • Representation of a state owned shipping company in various tender processes regarding the procurement of tonnage.

The Globalisation of LNG in 2017 and Beyond

The mood at this year's Gastech conference in Tokyo was, perhaps unsurprisingly, upbeat. Despite uncertainties and potential obstacles, of which there are always several on the horizon, most industry participants seem to think that we are about to enter the golden era of LNG. Global production is forecast to reach 292 mt in 2017, marking a significant increase of 34 mt compared to 2016.

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