Robert Joiner


About Robert

Robert Joiner is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Singapore office and part of the firm's Shipping Offshore practice. He is an English qualified solicitor. Joiner deals with dry shipping disputes, mainly concerning charterparties, COA's,  bills of lading, project cargo/heavy lifts, MOA's, and commission agreements. He also advises on shipbuilding and rig contracts/guarantees, salvage, wreck removal, unsafe berths, groundings, fires, collisions, and offshore supply disputes. 
Joiner has worked on a range of insurance matters, including marine and cargo  where he advises on coverage and recovery. Additionally, he has expertise in commodities, including minerals, frozen produce, LPG and veg oils. He also has extensive experience in arbitration and litigation, and has run a large number of international arbitrations in London, Singapore and Hong Kong while based in Singapore. These range from small claims procedures to multi-million dollar disputes. Joiner also has experience with drafting contracts, guarantees and insurance policies, as well as with insurance regulation, compliance and start-up issues for company, mutual and captive insurers, including marine, P&I, and property catastrophe. He is recommended by Chambers & Partners for his "considered and comprehensive" style of practice, and Legal 500 for his "prompt, detailed advice".

Work experience
2012- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Singapore_NEWLINE_2008-2012 Partner, Kennedys Singapore_NEWLINE_2004-2008 Partner, Kennedys London_NEWLINE_2003-2004 Partner, Constant & Constant_NEWLINE_1993-2003 Partner, Rayfield Mills
1981-1984 Durham University
Relevant experience
Arbitration, commercial litigation and mediation_NEWLINE_Negotiation and drafting contracts in the shipping, offshore and international trade sectors_NEWLINE_Trading and transportation of commodities_NEWLINE_Insurance