Fiona Rafla

Senior Associate

About Fiona Rafla

Fiona Rafla is a Senior Associate at Wikborg Rein's London office and is part of the firm's Shipping Offshore practice. She specialises in international commercial disputes within shipping, energy, offshore, and international trade. She has a particular interest in fraud disputes. Fiona has acted for a wide range of clients including owners, charterers, traders and energy majors active in the oil and gas, metals and agricultural products markets. She has experience of substantial High Court litigation in both the Commercial Court and Court of Appeal and frequently advises on international arbitration disputes (in particular LMAA, LCIA, SIAC, GAFTA, FOSFA and LME). Fiona's wet shipping experience includes high-value casualty claims including LOF salvage and cargo disputes arising out of fires, collisions and groundings.

Fiona is listed as a "key lawyer" and recommended for shipping / offshore disputes in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories. Client testimonials refer to her as "a pleasure to deal with – very bright, hard working and enthusiastic".

Work experience
  • 2019 -

    Senior Associate (Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales), Wikborg Rein LLP, London

  • 2017 - 2019

    Associate, Wikborg Rein LLP, London

  • 2016 - 2017

    Associate, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP

  • 2014 - 2016

    Trainee, Hill Dickinson LLP

  • 2016

    Admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales

  • 2010 - 2012

    BPP (Graduate Diploma in Law & Legal Practice Course)

  • 2007 - 2010

    (BA (hons) English Literature), University of Manchester

Honor awards
  • 2021

    Recommended, Legal 500