Ina Lutchmiah


Ina Lutchmiah is a Partner and Managing Director of Wikborg Rein's Singapore office. She also leads the transactional practice. She has particular expertise in LNG projects and other offshore energy transactions.
Her experience includes advising on decommissioning and recycling of offshore assets and vessels in accordance with the Basel Convention regime, long-term charters for FSRU and FLNG projects, sale and purchase agreements, sale and leaseback arrangements, joint ventures and corporate structures, shareholder agreements and related documents, business acquisition due diligence, JV partner due diligence, time charters and related service agreements, shipbuilding contracts, EPC contracts, drilling contracts and towage contracts.

In addition to her transactional practice, Ina has experience in dealing with complex commercial litigation and international arbitrations.

Ina is English qualified and speaks fluent English, Bulgarian and Greek.

Work experience
2020- Partner and Managing Director of the Singapore office, Wikborg Rein, Singapore_NEWLINE_2019-2020 Specialist Counsel Solicitor (England and Wales), Wikborg Rein, Singapore_NEWLINE_2018-2019 Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, London_NEWLINE_2017-2018 Managing Associate, Ince & Co, London_NEWLINE_2010-2017 Associate Solicitor, Ince & Co, London_NEWLINE_2008-2010 Trainee Solicitor, Ince & Co, London _NEWLINE_
2007–2008 BPP Law School, LPC _NEWLINE_2006–2007 University of Southampton, Maritime Law LLM_NEWLINE_2003–2006 University of Leicester, Law LLB_NEWLINE_
Relevant experience
Advising Exmar on its agreements with YPF for the long-term employment of the Caribbean FLNG unit (to be renamed Tango FLNG) at Bahia Blanca in Argentina._NEWLINE_Advising Golar on its participation in the CI-GNL (Ivory Coast LNG) consortium, which has been awarded the rights to build and operate an LNG re-gasification terminal with an FSRU in the Ivory Coast. Reviewing and amending the draft consortium shareholders agreement and working on additional project documents relating to the supply of the project FSRU and LNG supplies for the project._NEWLINE_Advising a drilling contractor client on its proposed JV with a Nigerian partner in order to comply with local content requirements in Nigeria so that the JV company may participate in tenders for local drilling programs. Liaising with Nigerian counsel, advising on project structuring, considering partner financing options and related security arrangements, reviewing due diligence on the proposed partner and conducting an interview with the said partner._NEWLINE_Advising another drilling contractor client on its proposed JV project with a Ghanaian partner in order to comply with local content requirements in Ghana so that the JV company may participate in tenders for local drilling programs. Liaising with Ghanaian counsel, reviewing and advising on the draft term sheet, reviewing due diligence on the proposed partner and interviewing said partner._NEWLINE_Advising Shelf Drilling on the purchase of three Seadrill jack-up rigs for just over US$225 million. Reviewing and advising on the heads of terms, drafting the sale agreements, attending negotiations and assisting with closing._NEWLINE_Assisting Golar with the successful completion of an FSRU time charter with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan. Reviewing and advising on tender requirements, drafting the FSRU time charter and related security documents._NEWLINE_Advising drilling contractors and ship owners on over 50 rig recycling projects. Considering and advising on the regulatory regimes applicable to the transboundary movement of the assets designated for recycling, liaising with foreign counsel, assisting clients with the relevant notification process, advising on the financial guarantee requirements and on recycling supervision contracts._NEWLINE_Advising Golar on the successful completion of an 11-year time charter party for the provision of an FSRU and associated mooring to PT Nusantara Regas (“PTNR”) for Indonesia's first FSRU terminal in West Java. Reviewing tender requirements, advising on bid-bond requirements, attending negotiations with PTNR in Indonesia and assisting with the drafting of the time charter._NEWLINE_