Andreas Silcher Represents TMS Cardiff Gas in LNG Charter Contract


Haynes and Boone’s London Partner Andreas Silcher advised TMS Cardiff Gas in a minimum seven-year time charter contract with Total Gas & Power Limited, London, Meyrin – Geneva Branch, an international oil and gas major, for one of its eleven newbuilding X Carrier Series vessels on order.

The 174,000 cubic meter vessel with efficient XDF propulsion and subcooling system is being constructed at Samsung Heavy Industries, TMS Cardiff said in a release.

“We are grateful for the repeat business that Total Gas & Power Limited, one of the leading global energy companies, continues to show our Company and we look forward to providing first class LNG shipping services,” TMS Cardiff Gas Founder Christos Economou said “This is another long-term deal in this series of sister vessels with efficient XDF propulsion and sets the stage for the company’s further growth with significant long term coverage and backlog”. TMS operates and manages 16 LNG Carriers. Andreas previously represented the company in a seven-year time charter contract with Total Gas & Power, for the construction of a 174,000 cubic meter LNG vessel at Hyundai Heavy Industries of Korea.

Andreas has 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.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 550 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It also ranks among the nation’s most recommended law firms by general counsel, according to BTI Consulting Group’s “Most Recommended Law Firms 2019” report.

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