Baptiste Weijburg

Partner

About Baptiste Weijburg

Baptiste is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's London office and is part of the firm's Shipping Offshore practice. He specialises in shipping and trade, focusing mainly on international dispute resolution arising from charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding contracts, memorandums of agreement for the sale and purchase of ships, shipmanagement agreements, commodity and supply contracts, contracts of affreightment, casualties and marine insurance. 

He assists and represents a wide range of clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation and also has particular expertise in security and enforcement actions.

Baptiste has gained practical experience through a secondment at an International Group P&I Club and has handled a wide range of P&I and Defence claims. He also spent time working in the industry.

Baptiste speaks fluent French and conversational Dutch.

Work experience
  • 2020

    Partner, Wikborg Rein, London

  • 2018 - 2019

    Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, London

  • 2015 - 2017

    Senior Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

  • 2009 - 2015

    Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

  • 2007 - 2009

    Trainee Solicitor, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

Education
  • 2005 - 2007

    Graduate Diploma in Law & Legal Practice Course, The College of Law

  • 2004 - 2005

    Master of Laws (LLM Maritime Law with Distinction), University of Southampton

  • 2001 - 2004

    Bachelor of Laws (LLB with Honours), The University of Edinburgh

  • 2009

    Admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales

Selected projects
  • Acting for a gas & trading group in various disputes, and potential disputes, arising out of long terms time charterparties for several LNG carriers.

  • Acting for yacht owners and insurers in various disputes arising out of breakdowns, damage, total loss and refits / refurbishments.

  • Advising and acting for shipyards in relation to shipbuilding contract disputes.

  • Arresting vessels and attaching assets to secure or enforce claims in multiple jurisdictions.

  • Advising and acting for owners, charterers and insurers in numerous cases and disputes involving charterparties, contract of carriage, contracts of affreightments, pool agreements, management agreements and memorandums of agreement for the sale and purchase of ships.