Ian Teare

Partner

lan Teare is the Managing Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Singapore office and is part of the firm’s Shipping Offshore practice and Maritime and Offshore Emergency Response Team. He has a broad marine and offshore practice including collision and salvage, charterparty, bill of lading disputes and marine insurance matters. Teare has a degree in Nautical Studies from Plymouth University where he specialized in Naval Architecture. After a period training as a navigator with the Royal Air Force, he joined the admiralty team of a London based shipping law firm in early 1992 and specialised in the investigation of marine casualties, particularly collision and salvage matters. Teare is OPITO certified for travel offshore by helicopter and launch. Having qualified as a Solicitor in 2000, he spent five years (2000-2005) in Piraeus where he acted for a variety of ship owners, P&I Clubs and Underwriters in a broad spectrum of shipping disputes. Teare worked in the London market between 2005 and 2012 when he moved to Singapore.

2017- Managing Partner, Wikborg Rein, Singapore_NEWLINE_2012-2017 Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Singapore_NEWLINE_2005-2012 Partner (2009-2012), “Of Counsel” (2008-2009), Senior Associate (2005-2008), Norton Rose, London _NEWLINE_2000-2005 Associate, Norton Rose, Piraeus_NEWLINE_1999-2000 Associate, Norton Rose, London_NEWLINE_1992-1999 Marine Manager, Ince & Co, London
Shipping_NEWLINE__NEWLINE_Rena – Grounding and total loss of a container ship off Tauranga, in New Zealand._NEWLINE_Brillante Virtuoso - alleged pirate attack, explosion and fire on board a laden VLCC, off Aden._NEWLINE_Attalya – Engine room and accommodation fire, claim for Constructive Total Loss, off Ghana. _NEWLINE_B. Oceania – collision and subsequent sinking in the Malacca Straits, wreck removal, parallel proceedings in China and Australia._NEWLINE_"Navig8 Stealth" – collision with tug and barge combination in the Maslacca Straits. _NEWLINE_Mare Forum – Collision between a laden bulk carrier and commercial fishing vessel off Shanghai._NEWLINE_Rio Gold – grounding and LOF salvage in the Andaman Sea._NEWLINE_Eleni – collision off Vung Tau, Vietnam._NEWLINE_Pride of Bilbao – Bareboat charterparty redelivery dispute as to the condition of the vessel on redelivery._NEWLINE_Hellas Endurance – Charterparty dispute, contamination of a cargo of gasoline._NEWLINE_Teras Constantine - Towcon agreement, loss of tow and subsequent salvage_NEWLINE_Relentless - Demurrage claim, allegations surrounding discharging issues with a cargo of Low Sulphur Wax Residue Cargo._NEWLINE_Union Erwin - Collision in the East China Sea._NEWLINE_Advising in respect of coverage issues arising from the contamination of a cargo of Paraxylene._NEWLINE__NEWLINE_Offshore_NEWLINE__NEWLINE_Advising a major sea bed mining company in relation to the contracts required to procure and operate a Production Support Vessel for use in mining seabed minerals._NEWLINE_Advising the operator of a Floating Storage Unit in relation to the application of The Basel Convention in relation to the proposed recycling of the Unit in the Asiapac region._NEWLINE_Advising an oil rig operator in relation to the interpretation of contractual terms relating to costs escalation provisions in a long term rig hire contract._NEWLINE_Advising a consortium of banks in relation to matters arising from a shipbuilder's failure to perform under a ship building contract._NEWLINE_Advising a consortium of North Sea rig operators in relation to claims arising from the shut-down of nine rigs which were connected to the CATS Pipeline after the pipe was damaged by a tanker dragging its anchor across the pipe._NEWLINE_Advising an Oil Major in relation to the interpretation of contractual terms relating to pricing in a Gas Sales Agreement._NEWLINE_Advising the operator of a seismic survey vessel in relation to a dispute over payment for survey services in waters off Tanzania. Securing successful judgments in the English High Court and Court of Appeal._NEWLINE_Advising an Oil Major in relation to the interpretation of contractual terms relating to pricing in a Gas Sales Agreement._NEWLINE_Advising an oil rig operator in relation to the interpretation of contractual terms relating to costs escalation provisions in a long term rig hire contract._NEWLINE__NEWLINE_Directory Rankings_NEWLINE__NEWLINE_Chambers & Partners Directory: Singapore, Shipping: International: Litigation_NEWLINE_Ian is ranked in Band 2 with the following directory entry: “Ian Teare joined the firm (Wikborg Rein) in January 2017 from Norton Rose Fulbright. His broad shipping litigation practice covers marine insurance, maritime casualties and charter party disputes. He is "hugely diligent, fastidiously thorough and has a fantastic depth of legal knowledge," according to one source.”_NEWLINE__NEWLINE_Relevant seminar papers _NEWLINE__NEWLINE_Collisions at Sea, February 2017_NEWLINE_“Unseaworthiness or crew negligence”, November 2016_NEWLINE_“The legal framework in relation to autonomous ships”, Shipping 2030 Conference, December 2016_NEWLINE_The "Ocean Victory"- unsafe ports, delivered in Singapore, October 2015_NEWLINE_Financing Deep Sea Mining Projects, delivered in Singapore, October 2015_NEWLINE_The Maritime Labour Convention 2006, delivered in Jakarta, October 2013_NEWLINE_The Sale of Oil & Gas Cargoes- Practical Issues, delivered in Tokyo, March 2013_NEWLINE_Marine Salvage - A Claims Handler's Guide, delivered in Singapore, March 2013_NEWLINE_Management of Disputes, delivered in Tokyo, March 2013_NEWLINE_The International Safety Management Code, delivered in Singapore, October 2012_NEWLINE_The Environmental Regulatory Picture for Shipping, delivered at the Green Ship Technology Conference in Singapore, September 2012_NEWLINE_Management of a Marine Crisis, delivered in Singapore, September 2012_NEWLINE_Marine Litigation in Singapore and Malaysia, delivered in London, September 2012
Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales