Wikborg Rein appoints new shipping and energy partners

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Law firm Wikborg Rein has appointed two new partners and a senior lawyer to its Shipping, Trade, Energy & Infrastructure team in London.

Renaud Barbier-Emery, who joined Wikborg Rein as a partner from Ince & Co, focuses on the development and financing of offshore energy projects, most frequently for the publicly listed owners of large fleets of drilling units, FPSOs and LNGCs.

He recently participated as part of the Wikborg Rein team which advised Exmar on its agreement with Argentina’s YPF for the long-term deployment at Bahia Blanca of the ‘Caribbean FLNG’, since renamed ‘Tango FLNG’, to produce and export LNG from Argentina (see page 8).

Jonathan Goldfarb, who also joined as a partner from Ince & Co advises on project tendering, vessel construction and conversion, and financing, sale and purchase and leasing arrangements for FPSOs, FSOs, FSRUs, LNGCs, FLNG, drilling units and drillships.

Goldfarb has been particularly active with FSRU projects in the LNG sector.

Senior lawyer Ina Lutchmiah has also joined Wikborg Rein from Ince & Co. She has particular expertise in LNG projects and other offshore energy transactions, and her experience includes advising on the long-term charters for FSRU projects.