International law firm Wikborg Rein has recruited Joe McGladdery as a partner in its London office.
McGladdery joins from Qatar Gas Transport Company Limited (Nakilat) where he acted as the company's General Counsel and as a board member for a number of its subsidiary companies and joint ventures. He was responsible for developing Nakilat’s legal and insurance department and formed part of the senior management team which oversaw the expansion of the company into the world’s leading operator of LNG ships.
Before joining Nakilat, McGladdery worked as a shipbroker for H Clarkson & Co in London and Hong Kong before practising law at Simmons & Simmons and thereafter at Curtis Davis Garrard. He specialises in non-contentious shipping matters, and companies which he has successfully represented include Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, Novorossiysk Shipping Company, Marathon Oil, and Sovcomflot.