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 Jérôme Cohen, also from Paris.
The Commercial Court has recently handed down two decisions in the Triton Lark which, taken together, present a sensible and coherent test by which the applicability of the Conwartime 1993 clause can be determined by those seeking to rely on it in a commercial context, including masters and owners of vessels.
Ince & Co has been named Firm of the Year 2012 by Roll On Friday, the popular provider of independent news, views and gossip on the legal profession.
EU foreign ministers agreed at a meeting on Monday 23 January to impose further sanctions on Iran with a particular focus on Iranian oil. The EU Decision, published as Council Decision 2012/35/CFSP of 23 January 2012, contains a range of measures
In a Judgment delivered on 24 January 2012, the Court of Appeal (Toulson, Lloyd and Carnwath LJJ) has decided that there is power under the Arbitration Act 1996 for the Court to order Judgment to be entered in the terms of an arbitration award, where the award takes the form of a negative declaration (i.e. that the successful party has no legal liability to the other party).
Date: Monday 10 - Wednesday 12 March, 2014
Location: The Hatton, London
Ince & Co partner Fionna Gavin will be speaking at the seminar on “The bill of lading as a contract of carriage”. The conference will provide delegates with an introduction to the Hague, Hague Visby, Hamburg and Rotterdam Rules. The sessions will also explore charterparty terms and what law and jurisdiction applies.
Date: Tuesday 11 - Wednesday 12 March, 2014
Location: Grange City Hotel, London
Ince & Co partner Michelle Linderman will be speaking on day one of the conference on “Iranian Sanctions: Impact on the chemical/product tanker sector” and will also provide an update on the latest developments.
Date: Monday 31 - Tuesday 01 April, 2014
Location: The Hatton, London
Ince & Co solicitor David Richards will be providing a practical session during day one on “How to avoid falling into the laytime/demurrage trap”. David will discuss how to prevent common laytime problems and potential remedies when problems arise.
Date: Thursday 03 April, 2014
Location: Ince & Co, London
Ince & Co’s Quarterly Shipping Briefing is a series of short presentations on the current issues and a round-up of the recent significant legal developments affecting the maritime industry.
Date: Wednesday 09 - Thursday 10 April, 2014
Location: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
Ince & Co London based partner Stephen Marais will be leading the workshop on “Practical guidance for identifying and securing alternative sources of finance”. The workshop provides delegates with the knowledge to make informed decisions to successfully secure or arrange alternative ship financing.