Wikborg Rein appoints two new partners in London

We have appointed two new partners to our Shipping, Trade, Energy & Infrastructure team in London.

Renaud Barbier-Emery, who joins Wikborg Rein from Ince & Co, is a specialist in the energy, maritime and international trade sectors on both transactional and contentious matters. His practice focuses on the development and financing of offshore energy projects, most frequently for the publicly listed owners of large fleets of drilling units, FPSOs and LNG vessels.

Renaud also acts for shipowners, shipbuilders, financiers and investors on a range of transactions involving the construction, conversion, repair, sale and purchase, leasing, chartering, management and financing of vessels, as well as advising on joint ventures. In addition, he advises on a wide range of transactional trade finance matters.

Jonathan Goldfarb, who also joins from Ince & Co, specialises inenergy and trading projects across the oil and gas and renewables sectors. He advises on project tendering, vessel construction and conversion, and financing, sale and purchase and leasing arrangements for FPSOs, FSOs, FSRUs, LNGCs, FLNG, drilling units and drillships.

Jonathan also acts for international traders in relation to structured trade finance transactions and trading projects. He represents some of the world’s largest contractors and energy traders, as well as financing banks, and handles a wide variety of projects in the energy and trading sector. He has been particularly active on Floating Storage and Regasification (FSRU) projects in the LNG sector.

- We are delighted to welcome Renaud and Jonathan to our team. Their appointments continue Wikborg Rein’s policy of recruiting experienced and respected industry professionals who will strengthen still further the firm’s reputation as a leading specialist in the shipping and energy sectors, says Chris Grieveson, managing partner of Wikborg Rein’s London office.

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