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Lloyd’s List again names two Ince partners in Law Top 10
Thursday 15 December, 2011

Ince & Co is delighted to announce that two shipping partners, Stephen Askins and Jonathan Lux, are named in  the “Top Ten Law Personalities” in the new Lloyd’s List Top 100 2011. The publication is an assessment by Lloyd’s List of the top 100 most influential people in the shipping industry.

London partner Stephen Askins is ranked number four and Lloyd’s List comments: “Stephen’s first career was as a Royal Marine, now as a partner at Ince & Co in London his primary area of expertise is wet and dry shipping. Previously based in Greece, he headed the local admiralty team, acting for owners and their insurers in the aftermath of maritime incidents including salvage, wreck removal, collisions and piracy. He advises on all areas of admiralty law as well as on contractual issues arising out of charterparties and bills of lading.”

Jonathan Lux is ranked number six and is described as “an expert in shipping and commercial law with particular expertise in bunkers. He advises the major P&I Clubs, their shipowner and charterer members, and major insurers and is a council member of the International Bunker Industry Association and former co-ordinator of its working group on dispute resolutions. He has been listed in Chambers Global Directory and was voted Who’s Who Shipping and Maritime Lawyer of the Year 2010.”

Ince & Co partners Colin de la Rue and Rosita Lau received the accolade of having been named in the Lloyd’s List Top 100 last year.

The report was published today, with the Editor’s note remarking: “The Lloyd’s List newsroom offers one of the best vantage points from which to view the entire industry and our expert team of journalists and analysts pride themselves on being able offer the most accurate and complete view of the sector.”

Advanced Reinsurance Contract Wording

Date: Thursday 24 April, 2014
Location: Hilton Green Park Hotel, London

Ince & Co partner Simon Cooper will be speaking on “What’s new from the courts: latest developments affecting reinsurance”, partner Carol Searle “War risk, terrorism and political violence: wording issues” and partner Ben Ogden will be speaking on “Being prepared for reinsurance disputes: wordings and their role in dispute resolution”.

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”.

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