Robert Joiner

Partner

About Robert Joiner

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

  • 2008 - 2012

    Partner, Kennedys Singapore

  • 2004 - 2008

    Partner, Kennedys London

  • 2003 - 2004

    Partner, Constant & Constant

  • 1993 - 2003

    Partner, Rayfield Mills

Education
  • 1984 - 1985

    College of Law London

  • 1981 - 1984

    Durham University