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Glenn Kangisser

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Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP

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Contentious and Non-Contentious Matters in the Shipping and Offshore Sectors




Glenn has extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious matters in the shipping and offshore sectors with a particular emphasis on projects involving the production and transportation of oil and gas. His practice ranges from projects involving sophisticated offshore drilling units such as ultra deepwater drillships and semisubmersibles to LNG carriers and offshore support vessels. His clients include major offshore contractors, shipping and energy companies. He advises clients on the drafting, negotiation and related contract management of drilling contracts, drilling contract assignments, shipbuilding contracts, charterparties (principally LNG); sale and purchase agreements, letters of intent, option agreements, joint venture agreements and various other forms of related and ancillary contracts. Glenn has also worked on a number of major disputes in these areas. Glenn has written on various topics of interest within his practice for industry publications, including Lloyd’s List.


University of Manchester (BA Econ. (Hons) Government and Political Theory); BPP Law School (Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice course).

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 Cecil, James 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: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP is 'a standout law firm' and 'a major player in the energy market, especially for drilling-related disputes', according to one client. The oil and gas lawyers are 'very client-focused and capable' and have 'an ability to manage cases efficiently and effectively'. The group represented a drilling contractor in a Commercial Court claim arising from the early termination of its contract for a semi-submersible unit, and represented Stena in High Court proceedings against Tullow regarding sums the client claimed were payable during the period of suspension of a contract. Key advisory work includes advising on the negotiation of shipbuilding contracts with a Korean company on behalf of Oceanus, and assisting TMS Cardiff Gas with its bids on a number of public tenders for the long-term chartering of LNG tonnage. Practice head and 'first-rate strategist' Glenn Kangisser is noted for his 'excellent legal and practical knowledge and considerable client skills' while clients recommend Simon Curtis for his 'unrivaled experience in the area'. Tom Ferns and Nicholas Foss-Pedersen joined from Rosenblatt and Teena Grewal , Fiona Cain and Helen Conybeare-Williams were promoted to counsel.

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