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Wikborg Rein
30 Cannon Street
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Shipping Offshore


Shawn Kirby is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s London office with a particular focus on the construction and operation of ships, rigs and offshore units. He is dual-qualified as an English solicitor and as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand.

His contentious work has included acting in ICC, LCIA, SIAC, LMAA and ad hoc arbitrations as well as in English court proceedings and in an advisory capacity in relation to court proceedings in other jurisdictions. 

His non-contentious work has involved assisting in the negotiation and drafting of energy, construction and shipbuilding contracts as well as conducting due diligence investigations into target companies. 

Shawn is currently acting on international disputes with seats in London, Brazil and New Zealand for clients from Brazil, the Cayman Islands, China, Greece, Monaco and Norway.


2016 – Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, London
2008 – 2016 Associate, Senior Associate / Managing Associate, Ince & Co LLP, London
2004 – 2007 Lawyer, DLA Piper, Wellington



2003 – LLB (Hons) BCom (Hons), University of Otago