Managing Partner: Chris Grieveson
Associate Lawyers: 15
UK Totals: 22
THE FIRM: Wikborg Rein is a full service international law firm with over 230 lawyers. Headquartered in Oslo, the firm is particularly strong in shipping and offshore matters, dispute resolution, energy and natural resources, corporate, and banking and finance. Wikborg Rein is notable for its unique global network, with offices in Norway (Oslo and Bergen), London, Singapore and Shanghai. Extensive cooperation between these offices provides international clients with high quality advice in a series of key strategic jurisdictions.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Banking & Finance: 40%
Corporate/General Commercial: 20%
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
The London office is the focus of the firm’s English law practice and is particularly well known for its expertise in shipping and offshore matters.
The lawyers based in the London office are outstanding industry leaders.They have an unparalleled knowledge of shipping and offshore law, they are closely aligned with many of the sector’s major participants and they have an excellent understanding of the commercial dynamics which underpin the industry.
This enables the London office to obtain repeat instructions from the sector’s market leaders in respect of high profile and prestigious projects all over the world. The team in London provides advice which covers the entire life cycle of shipping and offshore assets. Chris Grieveson (the Managing Partner) and Nick Shepherd lead on shipping and offshore generally, Birgitte Karlsen and Jonathan Page lead on project and asset finance, Chris Grieveson leads on casualty, Rob Jardine-Brown leads on shipbuilding, Shawn Kirby and Mike Stewart lead on construction disputes and offshore construction.
Much of the firm’s international work is carried out of the London office. The following specialist experts in foreign jurisdiction are based in the London office: Much of the firm’s international work is carried out of the London office. The following specialist experts in foreign jurisdiction are based in the London office:
■ Greece: Nick Shepherd is the market leading shipping lawyer in Greece, having acted for the largest Greek shipping groups
■ Singapore: Chris Grieveson and Lesley Tan have an in-depth commercial understanding of the Singaporean market. They advise international clients on their in-bound South East Asian operations, using Singapore as a hub for the region
■ Norway: Birgitte Karlsen is uniquely placed within the London market to advise Norwegian clients on their work within Norway and the North Sea. She has particularly high profiles within the Norwegian bond and equity markets