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Siobhan Silk

Senior Associate London T +44 (0) 20 7481 0010

Department Maritime, Yachts and superyachts, Sale & purchase transactions Qualified March 2007 Languages English

Siobhan Silk

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Siobhan specialises in the sale, purchase and new build of yachts, superyachts and commercial vessels.

Siobhan acts for a number of private clients on a range of high-value, complex and multi-jurisdictional superyacht transactions. Her advice covers sale and purchase, new build contracts, finance and registration matters. In addition, she also acts for yachtbrokers, banks, trade associations, designers and shipyards.

Her experience extends to advising clients on offshore commercial shipping vessel transactions and international new build projects. 


"I endeavour to remove any stresses from the transaction and to work seamlessly with other counterparts on the deal. I keep the clien regularly updated and work towards a swift and seamless closing."

What you may not know about Siobhan

Siobhan is a keen sailor and has sailed in Croatia, Greece, U.K and France. She is also a keen athlete and has taken part in the London Marathon, a triathlon and is training for Ride London next year.

My matter highlights

  • Advised on the purchase of a 115m ‘mega’ yacht purchased by an ultra-high net worth international client.

  • Involved in and advised an ultra-high net worth client on a 110m new build contract from a German yard. 

  • Advised a UK bank on the cross collateralisation of a €35m loan secured against a U.K property and an internationally flagged superyacht. 

  • Advised on a back to back sale of a superyacht for a client based in the Middle East. 

  • Advised a client in the sale of a 62m superyacht. The entire deal was completed in 5 days

My recent publications

Insights / Bulletin 7 - When and how European countries are opening up to yachting

20-05-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts

This week, as countries start to ease restrictions and open ‘for business’, we take a look at what guidelines are in place in key European yachting centres. With information changing almost daily and each country approaching it differently it has not been easy to stay abreast!

Bulletin 7 - When and how European countries are opening up to yachting

News / Bulletin 6: Notaries

12-05-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts

In this week’s bulletin we look at the situation in various jurisdictions in relation to notary services.

Bulletin 6: Notaries

News / Bulletin 1: Yacht chartering & the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

01-04-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts

On 11 March the World Health Organisation declared the “global COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic”. Almost 754,948 cases have now been reported to WHO from 203 countries [1].

Bulletin 1: Yacht chartering & the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

News / The Poseidon Principles

26-02-2020 /

The superyacht industry as a whole is navigating an innovative journey towards sustainability and we are witnessing a move towards ‘greener’ superyachts, hybrid propulsion and other carbon offset measures. One of the many changes that will, more than likely, start to filter through will be the Poseidon Principles...

The Poseidon Principles

News / Siobhan Silk talks about the future of the Superyacht industry

10-10-2019 / Maritime

This article was first published in The Superyacht Business Report, September 2019 The Superyacht Business Report posed the following question to Siobhan Silk, “What must the superyacht industry do to facilitate greater success in the future?”

Siobhan Silk talks about the future of the Superyacht industry

News / When A superyacht build goes wrong

17-06-2019 / Maritime

NOBISKRUG GMBH v VALLA YACHTS LTD The arbitration appellant was German shipyard Nobiskrug GMBH (“Nobiskrug”) and the defendant was Valla Yachts (“Valla”), the purchaser of sailing yacht “A”. Disputes arose between the parties over who should pay for substantial subcontractor overruns.

When A superyacht build goes wrong