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Wikborg Rein
72 ANSON ROAD #11-03
SINGAPORE 079911
Singapore

Work Department

Shipping and Offshore Projects

Position

Ina Lutchmiah is a Partner and Managing Director of Wikborg Rein’s Singapore office. She also leads the transactional practice. She has particular expertise in LNG projects and other offshore energy transactions.

Her experience includes advising on decommissioning and recycling of offshore assets and vessels in accordance with the Basel Convention regime, long-term charters for FSRU and FLNG projects, sale and purchase agreements, sale and leaseback arrangements, joint ventures and corporate structures, shareholder agreements and related documents, business acquisition due diligence, JV partner due diligence, time charters and related service agreements, shipbuilding contracts, EPC contracts, drilling contracts and towage contracts.

In addition to her transactional practice, Ina has experience in dealing with complex commercial litigation and international arbitrations.

Ina is English qualified and speaks fluent English, Bulgarian and Greek.

Career

2008-2010: Trainee Solicitor, Ince & Co London
2010-2017: Solicitor, Ince & Co London
2017-2018: Managing Associate, Ince & Co London
2018-2019: Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein London
2019-2020: Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein Singapore
2020 to present: Partner and Managing Director, Wikborg Rein Singapore

Languages

Fluent in English, Greek and Bulgarian.

Memberships

Law Society of England & Wales
Norwegian Business Association Singapore (NBAS)
WISTA
French Chamber of Commerce Singapore

Education

2007–2008:  LPC, BPP London
2006–2007: Maritime Law LLM, University of Southampton, 
2003–2006: Law LLB, University of Leicester

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Shipping: foreign firms

(Next Generation Partners)

Ina LutchmiahWikborg Rein

Wikborg Rein has cemented its position in the market with ‘its deep knowledge of the shipping industry on both wet and dry matters,’ including a significant number of casualties and maritime disputes. It also continues to evolve its standing in transactional and project matters, including in the offshore segment; specialist counsel Lesley Tan has transferred to Singapore from London to reinforce this side of the practice. The Singapore team has an impressive client base of international shipowners and insurers. Ina Lutchmiah leads the transactional practice in Asia Pacific, with a particular focus on LNG projects and offshore energy transactions. Robert Joiner impresses in dry side shipping disputes.

Singapore > Projects: foreign firms

(Firms to watch)

Following the relocation of Ina Lutchmiah from the London office in August 2019, Wikborg Rein‘s Singapore-based offering has been seeing a steady increase in instructions, particularly in the shipping and offshore sectors.