James Wilson

Ince & Co’s four new partners - all trained with the firm
Wednesday 31 March, 2010

International law firm Ince & Co announced today the promotion of four solicitors to the partnership effective 1 May 2010, increasing the number of partners from 86 to 90.

The new partners are:

  • Jeremy Biggs (London)
  • Brian Boahene (Dubai)
  • Fionna Gavin (London)
  • John Simpson (Singapore)

The four new partners advise in the following areas:

Jeremy Biggs – Jeremy specialises in dispute resolution with a particular focus on shipping litigation, as well as international trade and insurance & reinsurance. He has experience handling high value claims in court and arbitration proceedings, both in London and abroad (based in London).

Brian Boahene – Brian’s practice covers the breadth of the firm’s contentious and non-contentious areas. He acts in all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration for clients with interests in shipping, aviation, energy, insurance and construction. On non-contentious matters he advises on company establishment, share sale and purchase agreements, joint ventures, insurance issues and real estate transactions (based in Dubai).

Fionna Gavin – Fionna specalises in shipping and insurance dispute resolution both in the High Court and arbitration. She has been heavily involved in the recovery aspects of a number of major shipping casualties and regularly advises on jurisdiction and limitation issues. She has spent time on secondment with a large international insurer and a P&I Club (based in London).

John Simpson - John specialises in dispute resolution in the fields of shipping and international trade. He has extensive experience in London High Court proceedings and arbitrations in London and Singapore. He regularly advises on shipping derivatives, having been involved in a large number of high value disputes in this area (based in Singapore).

Ince & Co Senior Partner, James Wilson, commented: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of four of our solicitors to the partnership. All four trained with the firm so they are steeped in the Ince tradition of providing prompt and commercially realistic advice. Each has demonstrated a high level of industry knowledge, legal expertise and commitment throughout his or her career with the firm. These appointments also reflect our continuing development of the firm’s key areas of business and the international network.” 

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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