June 14 - International law firm Wikborg Rein has appointed Nick Shepherd and Mike Stewart as partners, and Mary Lindsay as senior lawyer.

Shepherd joins Wikborg Rein from Ince & Co, where he headed up the company's office in Piraeus, Greece.

He specialises in shipping law, with experience spanning charter parties, drilling contracts, logistics, casualties, marine insurance, sale and purchase, shipbuilding and ship arrest.

Stewart, who joins Wikborg Rein from K&L Gates, specialises in complex, high-value disputes arising out of major energy and infrastructure projects in emerging markets.

Meanwhile, Lindsay's practice focuses on international arbitration, with her primary focus on disputes arising out of complex construction, infrastructure and energy projects.

Clare Calnan, head of Wikborg Rein's London office and a partner in its shipping offshore practice, said: "All three will form an essential part of our practice offering global shipping and offshore and construction expertise, as well as English law capability."