Shawn Kirby


Shawn Kirby is a shipping, energy and construction lawyer with a particular focus on the construction and operation of ships, rigs and offshore units, as well as a growing practice in relation to data protection issues.  

Shawn is dual-qualified as an English solicitor and as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand. His contentious work has included acting in ICC, LCIA, SIAC, LMAA and ad hoc arbitrations as well as in English court proceedings and in an advisory capacity in relation to court proceedings in other jurisdictions. His non-contentious work has involved assisting in the negotiation and drafting of energy, construction and shipbuilding contracts as well as conducting due diligence investigations into target companies and advising in relation to data protection issues.

2018- Partner, Wikborg Rein, London_NEWLINE_2016-2017 Senioradvokat, Wikborg Rein, London_NEWLINE_2014-2016 Senior Associate / Managing Associate, Ince & Co, London_NEWLINE_2008-2014 Associate, Ince & Co, London_NEWLINE_2004-2007 Lawyer, DLA Piper, Wellington
Extensive experience in arbitration, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution_NEWLINE_Construction, sale and operation of ships, rigs and offshore units
LexisNexis PSL Arbitration - Contributing Author_NEWLINE_
2004- LLB (Hons) BCom (Hons), University of Otago_NEWLINE_