• Biography

    Andreas Dracoulis is a partner and disputes lawyer in London. He has extensive experience of working with international clients in the shipbuilding, offshore construction, and energy sectors, helping them to resolve complex and often high-stakes disputes. Andreas is a recommended lawyer in the international arbitration and shipping sections of the 2017 UK edition of The Legal 500, Legalease, the international directory of law firms. Legal 500 reports that Andreas Dracoulis is a ‘key name’ in international arbitration and ‘excellent’ in shipping.

    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 (including container ships, tankers, liquefied gas carriers, and bulkers) 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 (including a related post-graduate master’s degree in construction law and dispute resolution), 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 assisted clients both in managing related foreign proceedings and also with the enforcement (in England and abroad) of arbitration awards. 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.

    Andreas is a co-author of a chapter on Offshore Vessel Construction Disputes within Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Energy Arbitrations (Second Edition).

  • Education and Clerkships

    • LL.B. , University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne , , with honors
    • M.Sc. , Construction Law and Dispute Resolution , King's College London ,
  • Admissions

    • England , 2004