The recent announcement by the UK Government that weapons will be allowed on UK-flagged vessels is not perhaps as revolutionary as it might first appear. Under the relevant firearms legislation, shot guns and single shot rifles were already permitted, subject to the appropriate certification having been obtained. Rather, the new government guidelines and the headlines they have generated have been about the use of previously prohibited weapons (such as fully automatic “assault” rifles) and equipment.
International law firm Ince & Co is delighted to announce the appointment of corporate partner Tanya Nash to the Business and Finance Group in London. Tanya joins the firm as a partner from SNR Denton, where she started as a trainee and was promoted to partner in 2005.
The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Report on “Piracy off the coast of Somalia”, published today, sets out the findings of the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) enquiry into the efforts of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the UK Government to combat increasing levels of piracy off the coast of Somalia.
Over the last decade high-frequency trading (HFT) has enjoyed phenomenal growth and now accounts for more than half of all the stock-trading volume in the US. Amidst signs that regulators in the US and the EU are seeking to increase their regulation of HFT, we take a brief look at what it is and its implications for insurers.
In a dispute between the buyers of a ship and the Korean banks giving a refund guarantee, the court was dismissive of suggestions that a guarantee provided by SWIFT is not binding.
Date: Monday 09 December, 2013
Location: Chartered Insurance Institute London
Ince & Co partner Stephen Askins will be speaking at the conference on “Mitigating the risk through effective crisis response”.
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.