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 'recommended' for shipping disputes by Legal 500.
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
2010 - 2012
BPP (Graduate Diploma in Law & Legal Practice Course)
2007 - 2010
University of Manchester (BA (hons) English Literature)
Admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales