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Wikborg Rein named "Maritime Lawfirm of the Year in Asia"

May 2012

Wikborg Rein has been named Lloyd’s List Asia, Maritime Law Firm of the year. Øystein Meland, Head of the firm’s Global Shipping and Offshore Oil and Gas practice, commented on the significance of this accolade.

“Asia is now an integral part of our clients’ business – and we have worked hard to support the shipping and offshore oil and gas sectors all over the world. This award demonstrates that our teams in Shanghai, Singapore, and Kobe are among the best in the world in these sectors.”

Geir Sviggum, Head of Wikborg Rein’s Shanghai office noted the significance of this award and believed it marked the firm as a truly world-class international law firm.

“In China, and throughout Asia, we act for some of the top companies in the shipping and offshore oil and gas sectors – be they banks, yards, operators, owners, or majors. These are innovative and commercially progressive businesses and it is humbling to be honoured by the industry in this way. This Award reflects their efforts and success."

Per M. Ristvedt, Managing Partner of Wikborg Rein’s Singapore office, noted that this Award has capped off a great year for the firm’s Asian practices.

“Wikborg Rein has been in Asia for over 45 years and we are very proud of the work so many people throughout the firm have achieved over this time. We are one of the fastest growing law firms in Asia and our people and practices have been recognized as leaders by international directories. Being recognized by people who know the maritime industry inside-out and winning this award will definitely fuel our drive to continue to exceed our clients’ expectations.”

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