Andreas Silcher

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Education and Clerkships

J.D., Humboldt Universität, Berlin, 2002

B.S., University of Leipzig, 2000

Admissions

England and Wales

Germany

Languages

German

Greek

Spanish

Profile

Andreas Silcher is a partner with more than 15 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.

Andreas is recommended lawyer in the shipping section of the 2021 UK edition of The Legal 500, Legalease, the international directory of law firms who report “Andreas Silcher is an outstanding lawyer covering a wide spectrum of shipping law. His professionalism, integrity, honesty, and commercial understanding are unparalleled.” Other comments include “Andreas Silcher is clearly an expert in his field and adept at providing excellent and knowledgeable legal advice whilst also always being mindful of the commercial context within which such advice is given and the decisions that are required to be made by the business. He is responsive, efficient and a pleasure to work with.”

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.

 

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500, Legalese2021
  • Recognized as a Stand-out Lawyer, Acritas Stars, 2020

Recognition

Legal 500 2018

Haynes and Boone CDG Improves Rankings in Legal 500 UK 2019

Haynes and Boone CDG was again recognized in the 2019 United Kingdom edition of The Legal 500, published by Legalease. The firm improved its rankings in Oil and Gas and Shipping and also was ranked among recommended law firms in International Arbitration.

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.

Shipping

Shipping | Haynes and Boone, LLP

Haynes and Boone Negotiates LNG Carrier Contracts for TMS Cardiff Gas

Partner Andreas Silcher in Haynes and Boone’s London office represented TMS Cardiff Gas in its contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries of Korea for the construction of one 174,000 cubic meter LNG carrier with XDF propulsion, plus an option for a second vessel.

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