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Wikborg Rein
30 Cannon Street
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Shipping offshore industry group.


Chris Grieveson is a partner at Wikborg Rein’s London office and is an English solicitor. He is part of the firm’s shipping offshore group. Grieveson specialises in shipping, oil and gas, and commodity trading law. He has extensive experience of all aspects of shipping law (both globally and especially within SE Asia). He has been involved in handling some of the world’s major casualties and pollution incidents. Grieveson regularly advises shipowners, charterers, P&I clubs and traders on all aspects of carriage of goods, charterparty and marine insurance law. Chris also has extensive experience of shipbuilding and S&P disputes. In the offshore industry Grieveson advises operators and contractors in the drafting and negotiation of proposed contracts; handling claims and disputes concerning contractual performance; accidents; and claims under insurance policies. His experience includes all aspects of the industry from the initial bid and tender process through commissioning, and in-field operation. He has acted for all sectors of the industry including EPC and EPCI contractors, drilling contractors, FPSO/FLNG operators, accommodation rig providers, supply boat /barge operators, and oilfield service contractors.


Qualified 1999; partner (from 2006) Ince & Co, London and Singapore 1997-2010; partner, Wikborg Rein, Singapore 2010-12, partner, Wikborg Rein, London 2013 to date.


University of Cambridge (MA (Law)); University of Poitiers (Dip Jur).

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

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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’.