Baptiste Weijburg

Senior Lawyer

Baptiste specialises in shipping and trade, focusing mainly on international dispute resolution arising from charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding contracts, memorandums of agreement for the sale and purchase of ships, shipmanagement agreements, commodity and supply contracts, contracts of affreightment, casualties and marine insurance. 

He assists and represents a wide range of clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation and also has particular expertise in security and enforcement actions.

Baptiste has gained practical experience through a secondment at an International Group P&I Club and has handled a wide range of P&I and Defence claims. He also spent time working in the industry.

Baptiste speaks fluent French and conversational Dutch.

2018 present: Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein LLP_NEWLINE_2015-2017 Senior Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP_NEWLINE_2009-2015 Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP_NEWLINE_2007-2009 Trainee Solicitor, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
Acting for a shipowner and insurers in a dispute with charterers arising out of a fire on board a vessel._NEWLINE_Acting for an international mining & trading group in disputes under various contracts of affreightment (and arising out of the volatility of the iron ore commodity markets in 2009). _NEWLINE_Acting for a gas & trading group in various disputes, and potential disputes, arising out of long terms time charterparties for several LNG carriers._NEWLINE_Acting for a yacht owner in a dispute against insurers arising out of an engine breakdown and subsequent refit / refurbishments._NEWLINE_Acting for insurers in a dispute arising out of an incident resulting in damage to several yachts in Spain. Limitation, recognition and enforcement actions were commenced in the High Court._NEWLINE_Acting for a yacht owner in relation to a claim against his insurers arising out of the constructive total loss of a tender to a yacht._NEWLINE_Advising a shipyard in relation to potential disputes under shipbuilding contracts for the construction and sale of crude oil carriers._NEWLINE_Acting for shipowners of heavy lift / multi purposes vessels in various matters and disputes arising out of time charters, voyage charters, contracts of affreightments and bills of lading._NEWLINE_Advising buyers in relation to disputes arising out of memorandums of agreement for the sale and purchase of vessels for onward recycling / scrapping._NEWLINE_Advising an international steel group in relation to force majeure issues and events._NEWLINE_Arresting vessels and attaching assets to secure or enforce claims in multiple jurisdictions._NEWLINE_Advising on numerous cases involving charterparties, contract of carriage, contracts of affreightments and memorandums of agreement for the sale and purchase of ships
2009 Admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales_NEWLINE_2005-2007 Graduate Diploma in Law & Legal Practice Course, The College of Law_NEWLINE_2004-2005 Master of Laws (LLM Maritime Law with Distinction), University of Southampton_NEWLINE_2001-2004 Bachelor of Laws (LLB with Honours), The University of Edinburgh