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Mike Stewart

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Wikborg Rein

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Shipping Offshore Group


Mike Stewart is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's London office and is part of the firm's disputes practice. He focuses on complex, high value disputes arising out of major energy and infrastructure projects in emerging markets, carrying out project counsel work and international arbitration. He has particular knowledge and experience of the FIDIC form of Contract.

Stewart's project counsel work involves managing live risks from within the client's team, drafting key correspondence and assisting with the administration of the project. He has carried out this role on major construction and energy projects in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Turkey, Iraq and Ethiopia.  He has also advised on disputes arising from the construction and conversion of FPSOs in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Stewart's international arbitration work involves dealing with all stages of the proceedings, from constituting the Tribunal and drafting pleadings to acting as advocate at interlocutory and final Hearings. He has appeared in international arbitrations arising out of projects in Azerbaijan, Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Doha, Jordan, India and Sri Lanka.


2016- Partner, Wikborg Rein, London 
2013-2016 Partner, K&L Gates LLP
1998-2013 Associate, Senior Associate and Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP
1994-1998 Trainee and Associate, Berrymans Lace Mawer


1992 MA (Hons) in English and History, University of Aberdeen
1993 and 1994 CPE and LPC, College of Law, York
2001 MSc (Hons) in Construction Law and Arbitration, King's College London

Foreign firms : European firms in London


Within: Scandinavia

At Norwegian law firm Wikborg Rein, Clare Calnan heads its London office; her main areas of practice are shipping and offshore matters, and she is highly rated for dispute resolution, mediation, commercial litigation and arbitration. Ole Henrik Wille’s practice is particularly focused on cross-border M&A deals, company and securities law, and shareholder disputes; and Mike Stewart is recommended for complex, high-value disputes, which arise out of major energy and infrastructure projects in emerging markets.

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London: Transport


Within: Shipping

The ‘superb’ team at Wikborg Rein handles a range of shipping and offshore mandates including large casualties and marine insurance matters. Notable highlights included acting for the ferry owners and Gard in a casualty matter relating to a ferry fire in 2015, and representing the owners of ‘APL Temasek’ on its collision with a container crane in Egypt at the Suez Canal Terminal. London-based managing partner Clare Calnan heads the shipping and offshore group, which includes Chris Grieveson, who handles casualty work; Rob Jardine-Brown, who ‘is quite brilliant, intelligent, engaging and very popular with clients’, and leads on shipbuilding instructions; and Nick Shepherd, who has a strong following for Greek shipping mandates. Mike Stewart, who is ‘a good strategist and immensely hardworking’, joined from K&L Gates in 2016. Birgitte Karlsen and Jonathan Page are also recommended.

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A tricky course the delicate business of using FIDIC contracts in offshore projects

February 2017. By Mike Stewart

The ‘marine renewables’ sector is increasingly of interest to contractors. There are a number of reasons for this. For some, fewer opportunities exist within the oil and gas sector. Other see the increased number of offshore wind projects as an opportunity. In both instances, it is clear that the growth in marine renewables projects will continue to make this an area of interest for those companies who own and operate offshore installation and service vessels. [Continue Reading]

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