Yacht industry leaders are guest speakers at Ince & Co Yacht seminar
Wednesday 15 February, 2012
Ince & Co’s Yacht Group hosted its bi-annual Yacht seminar in London on 9 February. Ince hosts included the firm’s senior partner James Wilson, the Chairman for the evening Albert Levy (partner and head of the superyacht practice), Paris managing partner Andrew Charlier and partner Jérôme Cohen, also from Paris.
Topics for the seminar included:
“Sale and purchase disputes under the MYBA Form” presented by David McInnes, partner at Ince & Co
• David discussed the interplay of the MYBA clauses on the extent of compensation or damages recoverable following default by a buyer or seller as well as the importance of initiating arbitration proceedings so as to protect the deposit.
“How to make a small fortune in the Yacht business” presented by James Grazebrook OBE, Chairman of Halyard
• James described how he raised his capital and invested it in the distribution of a structure borne noise reducing product leading to investment in insulation and exhaust silencing. He provided additional insights on how to work with trade organisations to develop awareness of one’s product, including thought provoking ideas on how to deal with management buy-outs as well as the eventual sale of the company.
“Pendennis – the past and the future” presented by Mike Carr, joint MD of Pendennis Shipyard
• Mike spoke on the development of the shipyard, illustrated with photographs of iconic superyachts. He explained how they plan to expand the yard in the future. He also mentioned the Pendennis award-winning apprenticeship scheme which is an initiative to train 16-19 year olds with the skills to continue to work within the yacht/shipping industry.
Albert Levy (pictured) commented: “At our Yacht seminars we aim to provide insights from different experts within the industry and a stimulating forum for discussion on the latest developments. This seminar provided an opportunity to hear about some of the leading business, craft and design-related topics in the British yacht world.”
We were delighted to hear during the evening the news that the first British design student had just won the Seatec Abitare La Barca Concept Award in Italy. http://saltecdog.blogspot.com/2012/02/superyacht-uk-design-competition-winner.html
In addition, this year, Ince & Co is very pleased to be one of the sponsors of the Pendennis Cup, which takes place, as on the previous two occasions, in Falmouth, Cornwall 2-7 July. It will be the biggest large yacht regatta in the UK in recent years and is held every other year. 14 yachts are confirmed so far.
Date: Monday 09 December, 2013
Location: Chartered Insurance Institute London
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Date: Wednesday 11 - Thursday 12 December, 2013
Location: Hilton London Paddington, UK
Ince & Co partners Faz Peermohamed and Matthew Moore will be speaking on “Co-ordinating and co-operating to promptly locate places of refuge: achieving a common goal” and “Special compensation awards” during this conference. From these presentations delegates will understand how to draft and submit applications for a place of refuge, deal with requests for further information, deal with restrictions from other coastal states and various authorities as well as co-operating with relevant coastal states as the situation unfolds.
Date: Tuesday 28 - Wednesday 29 January, 2014
Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York
Ince & Co partner Nilam Sharma is a panellist discussing “International D&O: What does “football” mean to you?”. The panel will discuss D&O trends outside of the USA and will cover the state of securities litigation in the three most active jurisdictions; Canada, Australia and Europe. This session will examine what is driving the litigation trends and the effect on the international D&O market.
Date: Tuesday 11 - Wednesday 12 February, 2014
Location: 15 Hatfields, London
Ince & Co partner Chris Kidd and senior associate Mark de la Haye will be speaking at the conference on “How is contractual liability addressed in the installation phase of your project?”. This session aims to provide delegates with an understanding of contract risk in terms of the application of liability, how to allocate risk in contract negotiations to ensure responsibility in the event of an accident, dealing with delay and disruption claims arising in the installation phase of the project and assessing how to best protect yourself against claims without resorting to blame shifting.
Date: Wednesday 26 February, 2014
Location: London Hilton Tower Bridge
Ince & Co partners Carol Searle and Ben Ogden will be hosting a pre-conference workshop on the “Legal aspects of export credit and PRI claims”. The workshop will provide delegates with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the legal background to export credit and political risk insurance claims including a discussion of product coverage and guidance on how to establish claims, negotiate disputes and enforce recoveries.