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Ince & Co promotes three new partners
Friday 01 May, 2009

International law firm Ince & Co promoted three new partners on 1 May. Their appointments have not only strengthened the firm’s partner teams in Hamburg, Hong Kong and London, but have also supplemented the firm’s capabilities in delivering legal advice in the energy & offshore, international trade and commodities, marine insurance and shipping sectors. The promotions bring the number of partners in the firm to 89.

The three new partners specialise in the following areas:

Simon Hems – dispute resolution including commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular emphasis on energy and insurance. Simon represents some of the largest contractors in the oil and gas industry, particularly in technically complex construction disputes for both onshore and offshore projects all over the world (based in London).

Daniel Jones – English law shipping, trade and marine insurance lawyer. He represents clients in arbitrations and court proceedings and lectures on trade and insurance law (based in Hamburg).

Rory Macfarlane – general commercial litigation and all aspects of contentious shipping as well as general commercial litigation, mediations and arbitrations. He is qualified as a solicitor both in England & Wales and Hong Kong (based in Hong Kong).

Senior Partner, James Wilson, commented: ‘These additions to our partner team in key locations have enabled us to enhance our levels of client service. In these turbulent economic times, clients are particularly focused on quality; each of these individuals demonstrates the high level of knowledge and commitment that our clients expect. Their industry expertise, combined with an excellent grasp of commercial reality, enables them to play an important role in supporting our clients’ business.’

OSV Chartering Contract Management Middle East 2014

Date: Tuesday 29 - Wednesday 30 April, 2014
Location: The Pullman, Dubai

Ince & Co partner Rania Tadros will be chairing the two day course and speaking on “Early termination for cause”. Partner, Brian Boahene and solicitor’s Anna Fomina and Pavlo Samothrakis will be speaking at the course on “Choice of law and the implications on operations and disputes”, “Insurance issues and the allocation of risk” and “Supplytime 2005 Contract Form: Identifying the pitfalls and problem areas and exploring how best to manage them”.

BIMCO Annual Conference

Date: Tuesday 29 April, 2014
Location: The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

We are delighted to be sponsoring and participating in BIMCO’s annual conference, Perspectives in Shipping 2014 - Protecting and Developing Your Business, which takes place in Dubai on 29 April. The conference will focus on current issues impacting all shipowners, to help them to protect and develop their business.

Reinsurance Contract Wordings and Disputes

Date: Thursday 15 - Friday 16 May, 2014
Location: Hilton London Tower Bridge

London partner Carol Searle will be speaking on day one of the conference on “Choice of law clauses” , which will provide delegates with an understanding on the rules applicable to choice of law clauses and will cover the new Rome 1 Convention, incorporation of choice of law from insurance to reinsurance, the “floating” choice of law clauses and choice of law in arbitration. Partner Ben Ogden will be speaking on day two of the conference on “Dispute clauses” which will explore the options between court and arbitration, speed and cost, expert knowledge, third parties, enforcement, ADR clauses and the Arbitration Act 1996.

Sale & Purchase seminar

Date: Wednesday 11 - Friday 13 June, 2014
Location: Dexter House, London

Ince & Co partners Chris Kidd, Jonathan Elvey and Stephen Marais will be speaking at the seminar on “Arrangements for the provision of refund guarantees” and “The new role of leasing in shipping finance”. Jonathan Elvey will be hosting a workshop on “Negotiating a second-hand contract”.

OSV Chartering Contract Management London

Date: Thursday 19 - Friday 20 June, 2014
Location: One Drummond Gate, Victoria

Ince & Co solicitors will be speaking at the OSV Charterting Contract Management event. Partner Simon Hems and solicitor Anna Macdonald will be speaking on “Mexico and OSV chartering”. Senior associate Mark de la Haye will be speaking on “OSV chartering for offshore wind operations and maintenance”.

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