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Andreas Dracoulis is a partner and disputes lawyer who has extensive experience of working with international clients in the shipbuilding, offshore construction, and energy sectors. Andreas’ practice is focussed on international arbitration and court litigation, and he regularly acts for owners, shipyards, and offshore contractors. He has in particular advised on a number of substantial disputes for the construction of offshore drilling units and trading vessels 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 also advises clients in connection with drilling contracts, offshore chartering agreements (such as for FPSOs), other offshore related energy projects, ship sale agreements, and superyacht projects.  Andreas also has significant historic experience of onshore construction and infrastructure projects, and recent experience of bribery and corruption claims and high level oral agreements. These disputes are international in nature (often involving parties in Europe, Asia, and South America) and therefore often raise complex cross-border issues. Andreas has represented clients in international arbitrations conducted under many of the commonly used rules (including LMAA, LCIA and ICC) and in the English High Court and Court of Appeal.

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