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Andreas Dracoulis

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Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP

Work Department

Non- Contentious Maritime, Oil and Gas, and Construction

Position

Partner

Career

Andreas Dracoulis’ practice focusses on disputes in the shipbuilding, offshore construction and energy sectors, representing clients in international arbitrations conducted under the commonly used rules (including LMAA, LCIA and ICC) and in the English courts. Over recent years Andreas has advised on a number of substantial disputes for the construction of offshore drilling units, trading vessels and other marine assets concerning issues such as: cancellation and deliverability; delay and cost overruns; defective work/design; compliance with performance guarantees; disputed variation orders; and post-delivery warranty claims. He has also acted on disputes in relation to construction and engineering projects (both onshore and offshore), including most recently a substantial onshore gas pipeline project, and has experience of advising on superyacht projects. In addition to his construction practice, Andreas has advised on disputes concerning drilling contracts, offshore chartering agreements (such as for FPSOs), ship sale agreements, bribery and corruption claims and high level oral agreements.

Andreas regularly writes on marine and offshore construction topics for publications such as Lloyd’s List, Offshore Energy Today, Ship Technology Global and Maritime Risk International and has lectured on related English law issues. He also holds a post-graduate master's degree in construction law and dispute resolution and is a co­author of the chapter on Offshore Vessel Construction Disputes within Global Arbitration Review's Guide to Energy Arbitrations (Second Edition).

Education

University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne: LLB (Hons); College of Law, Guildford: Legal Practice Course; King’s College London: MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution


London: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP's 'excellent team' received a significant boost with the hire of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP 's international arbitration group in June 2018. This team is led by 'very experienced and capable' partner Melanie Willems who focuses on the energy, engineering and construction sectors, and also includes partner Markus Esly, who is rated by clients as 'very thorough and organised and a good team player', Robert Blackett (counsel) and Ryan Deane (associate). They add to a group that previously had an emphasis on marine construction projects, particularly those involving the offshore oil and gas industry. Partners in the original Haynes and Boone team include William CecilJames Brown, who is 'highly attentive and keeps clients informed'; and Glenn Kangisser who 'stands out for his heavyweight experience in the energy sector'. Andreas Dracoulis is also a key name.

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London: Transport

Shipping

Within: Shipping

The ‘diligent’ team at Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP comprises lawyers who are ‘true experts in shipbuilding contracts and disputes’. It is also noted for ship conversion matters. The team represented Fincantieri Shipyard in a dispute regarding a refurbishment agreement for a cruise ship and acted. Simon Curtis, who is ‘very experienced’; William Cecil, who is ‘calm and experienced’; Andreas Dracoulis, who is ‘building an excellent reputation for careful case management’; Andreas Silcher, who is ‘very pragmatic and provides hands-on advice’; and James Brown who regularly handles arbitration and litigation; are key figures.

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