Shawn Kirby is an energy, shipping and construction lawyer with a particular focus on the construction and operation of offshore units and ships. He assists owners, charterers, shipyards, buyers, EPCI and EPC contractors, oil companies, insurers, P&I clubs, designers and equipment suppliers in both a contentious and advisory capacity.
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, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations, as well as in English court proceedings and in an advisory capacity in relation to court proceedings in many other jurisdictions.
His non-contentious work involves assisting clients in the negotiation and drafting of energy, construction and shipbuilding contracts as well as conducting due diligence investigations into target companies.
Shawn was recognised in the 2020 Legal 500 rankings in each of the Shipping; Oil and Gas Projects; and Construction Disputes categories. Shawn is also recommended within Shipping as well as contentious construction in The Legal 500 for 2021.