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Wikborg Rein
30 Cannon Street
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Shipping offshore industry group.


Rob Jardine-Brown is a partner based in the firm’s London office. His main area of practice lies within the shipping and offshore fields. Jardine-Brown is a lawyer with a broad range of marine and offshore experience, specialising in all forms of dispute resolution including commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation for clients in the shipping, offshore oil and gas and energy industries. Within shipping, Jardine-Brown’s experience covers all aspects of the construction of ships, together with their employment, operation and disposal. In the offshore field, he deals with a variety of commercial and operational issues, with particular emphasis on disputes relating to the construction and employment of offshore units including FPSOs, drilling rigs and offshore production and supply vessels. Jardine-Brown also assists clients with the drafting and negotiation of shipbuilding contracts and various forms of offshore contracts including drilling contracts and Supplytime charters. Jardine-Brown has lectured and runs seminars and workshops for clients on a variety of issues relating to shipbuilding and other shipping matters.


Qualified 1996; associate Norton Rose 1996-2000; associate and senior associate CDG 2000-07; partner CDG LLP 2007-09; partner Wikborg Rein London 2010 to date.


Bristol University (BA History); BBP Law School (common professional examination); Store Street College of Law (Legal Practice Course).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Construction: contentious

Wikborg Rein‘s London team offers its energy, projects and infrastructure clients support across all major forms of dispute resolution. While it primarily works internationally, it is also involved in a number of English High Court cases. Rob Jardine-Brown heads the team following Mike Stewart‘s departure to Gowling WLG in January 2021, and brings significant offshore projects experience to the table.

London > Dispute resolution > Commodities disputes

Wikborg Rein is ‘a delight to work with at every level‘, with clients praising its ‘proactive, bright and commercial partners who are supported by excellent and diligent associates‘. Strong in both shipping and commodities matters, the firm is best known for its LNG expertise, covering its physical trading, transportation and storage, as well as contractual matters and disputes. Practice head Chris Grieveson is ‘a tough litigator with a very strong strategic eye‘.  The ‘extremely capable and brightEleanor Midwinter is now a partner and leads on commodity contract disputes with shipping partner Rob Jardine-Brown.

London > Transport > Shipping

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Wikborg Rein continues to expand its share of the London shipping market, acting for clients across the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious work. Practice head Chris Grieveson excels in handling both wet and dry shipping disputes, while Rob Jardine-Brown specialises in shipbuilding matters. Nick Shepherd‘s practice covers litigation and commercial transactions, and he has a strong client following among Greek shipowners. Eleanor Midwinter , who made partner in April 2021, is ‘extremely capable and bright’.