Rob Jardine-Brown > Wikborg Rein > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Wikborg Rein
30 Cannon Street
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Work Department

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 > Transport > Shipping

(Leading individuals)

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The shipping and offshore practice at Wikborg Rein has strong ties with both the Norwegian and Greek markets; it has strength in advising on casualties, LNG, as well as civil fraud and enforcement matters in the offshore sector. The firm is also increasingly involved in green shipping and ESG-related matters. The ‘creative’ and ‘solution-oriented’ Chris Grieveson heads up the department and handles the full range of dry and wet shipping. Jonathan Goldfarb is specialised in transactional work, particularly in the LNG sector, while Eleanor Midwinter focuses on contracts and disputes relating to marine insurance, dry shipping, shipbuilding, and international trade. The construction of rigs, commercial ships and superyachts fall into the area of expertise of Rob Jardine-Brown. Clients hailing from Greek regularly seek out Nick Shepherd for his shipping knowledge.

London > Real estate > Construction: contentious

Wikborg Rein offers all forms of dispute resolution, and is particularly active in relation to oil and gas, offshore, shipping and renewable energy projects. Mary Lindsay leads the team, dealing with international energy and infrastructure disputes. Meanwhile, Rob Jardine-Brown’s practice focuses on offshore construction, with particular emphasis on FPSOs, drilling rigs and supply vessels.