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.

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.

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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