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Wikborg Rein

30 CANNON STREET, EC4M 6XH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7367 0300
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Fax 020 7367 0301
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Web:
www.wr.no

London: Foreign firms

European firms in London: Scandinavia
European firms in London: Scandinavia - ranked: tier 1

Wikborg Rein

Key London-based figures at Norwegian law firm Wikborg Rein include Jonathan Page, who is part of the firm's shipping offshore practice; Nick Shepherd, who specialises in shipping, energy and marine insurance work; and Mike Stewart, who focuses on complex, high-value disputes arising out of major energy and infrastructure projects in emerging markets.

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London: Transport

Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 3

Wikborg Rein

Wikborg Rein is a ‘stand-out firm’ which has a ‘seriously experienced team of excellent lawyers’. It is active on a range of disputes and handles a range of admiralty, anti-bribery corruption and sanctions issues, cargo claims, charterparty disputes, marine insurance and piracy matters. It acts for Delta Tankers, the owners of the Delta Pioneer, which collided with a pier at the port of Primorsk in Russia; acts for a Singapore shipowner on disputes relating to an engine failure on a livestock carrier; and is advising the owners of the vessel APL Temasek, which collided with and partially demolished a container crane in Egypt at the Suez Canal Terminal, on claims for damage. Rob Jardine-Brown is a ‘first-class mind with a natural instinct for the right case strategy’; Nick Shepherd is regularly instructed on Greek shipping matters; Mike Stewart is a ‘very good strategist, is extremely hard working and conscientious, and he is extremely good with clients’; Baptiste Weijburg handles dry shipping work; and Eleanor Midwinter is ‘excellent’. Birgitte Karlsen and Jonathan Page are also are noted for transactional work, and Shawn Kirby was recently promoted to partner. London office head Chris Grieveson leads the shipping and offshore team. Clare Calnan has retired.

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Wikborg Rein

  • Changes to the Norwegian prospectus rules

    On 11 May 2012 certain changes to the Norwegian prospectus rules were proposed to the Norwegian parliament to ensure compliance with Directive 2010/73 EU.
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  • Gulbenkian Andonain discuss NEW Tier 1 Start-Up Visa and the NEW Tier 1 Innovator Visa

    The document entitled "Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules" which was released by the House of Commons on the 7th March 2019, outlined and advised us on a number of changes that will come into place that will affect the Tier 1 Investor Visa amongst other visa programmes and schemes. The latest article on our website discusses both of these new UK business visa routes. Our immigration lawyers London are already up to date on all of the required information for both the NEW Tier 1 Start-Up Visa and the NEW Tier 1 Innovator Visa .
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    According to the new document from the House of Commons on March 7th 2019 titled “Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules”, a number of changes will come into place that affecting the Tier 1 UK Investor Visa programme amongst other visa programmes and schemes. Read about them in our latest  article . 
  • Brexit and non-EU Immigration

    There is no doubt that the UK has to date benefited immensely from visa-free EU immigration to the extent that visa conditions and caps on non-EU migrant have undermined and overshadowed the ability of this group to play a prominent role in British industry and commerce and in its expanding and overburdened NHS service. It is the view of  Gulbenkian Andonian  however, that after  Brexit, there should be a noticeable change in those skilled non-EU migrants contributing to British society in a meaningful way. 
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    Tescoadmitted wrongdoing over its accounting scandal in order to obtain a deferredprosecution agreement and avoid a conviction. But with everyone charged overthe scandal having been cleared, Aziz Rahman examines whether the deferredprosecution agreement process needs revising.
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