Nikhil Datta

Senior Lawyer

About Nikhil Datta

Nikhil Datta is a Senior Lawyer at Wikborg Rein's London office and is a part of the firm's Shipping Offshore practice. He works on all aspects of shipping and offshore energy projects including construction, conversion, financing, sale and purchase, chartering and operational matters and has experience acting for a wide range of international clients including owners, operators, charterers, commodity trading firms and investors such as leasing companies, banks, private equity houses and investor funds.

Nikhil's contentious experience includes working for P&I clubs, owners and charterers on charterparty and bill of lading disputes and for financiers in relation to enforcement for defaults under financing arrangements.


Nikhil’s past experience also includes working in the commercial domain of the shipping industry in India, particularly in Mumbai and Gujarat.yer

Work experience
  • 2023 -

    Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, London

  • 2021 - 2022

    Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, London

  • 2019 - 2021

    Associate, Wikborg Rein, London

  • 2014 - 2019

    Associate (Shipping Group)/ Trainee Solicitor, Reed Smith LLP, London

  • 2013 - 2014

    Paralegal, Shipping Group, Reed Smith LLP, London

  • 2012 - 2013

    Legal Practice Course, University of Law London

  • 2011 - 2012

    LLM (Maritime Law), University of Southampton

  • 2008 - 2011

    LLB (Hons), University of Warwick

  • 2005 - 2008

    Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Accounting), University of Mumbai