Ian Teare, one of Singapore’s leading maritime dispute resolution lawyers, has joined the Singapore office of international law firm Wikborg Rein. Ian has been in Singapore since 2012 and, prior to joining Wikborg Rein, worked in both the London and Piraeus offices of Norton Rose Fulbright. He is part of the firm's Shipping and Offshore Group and Maritime and Offshore Emergency Response Team.
Siri Wennevik, Managing Partner of Wikborg Rein’s Singapore office, says, “We are delighted that a lawyer of Ian’s experience, reputation, and ability has joined the firm as a partner. Ian will form an essential part of the team we are developing in Asia where we offer globally recognized shipping and offshore expertise and English law capability.”
Ian specializes in shipping disputes, admiralty law, marine insurance, offshore work, as well as non-contentious shipping and offshore matters. Ian has particular expertise in collision and salvage law but his broad practice covers marine insurance, charterparty, bill of lading disputes, and contractual disputes in the offshore sector.
Ian has recently been involved in significant cases such as the grounding and total loss of the container vessel Rena off New Zealand, the collision and sinking of the carrier B. Oceania in the Malacca Straits, and advised in relation to a number of major losses including the Attalya and Brillante Virtuoso. Ian has also recently acted for Lundin Petroleum in the English High Court case of Regulus Ship Services PTE Ltd -v- Lundin Services BV  EWHC 2674 (Comm) involving a dispute arising from an ocean towage of an FPSO.
Ian is listed as a Leading Individual by Chambers and Partners: “Ian Teare has a noteworthy practice in the contentious space, advising on both wet and dry disputes across the region. Commentators report that he has ‘a good name and lots of experience’ in litigation, where particular areas of focus include cargo claims and casualties.
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