Ince & Co, led by Stuart Shepherd (pictured), represented the claimants, Russian ship operators Sovcomflot and Novoship. Today in the High Court (Commercial Court) in London, Mr Justice Andrew Smith gave judgment in the case brought by the claimants Fiona Trust & Holding Corporation & Others, together with Intrigue Shipping Inc & Others, both now part of the SCF Group (Sovcomflot) against, amongst others: Mr Yuri Nikitin (the Principal of Standard Maritime Limited); Mr Dimitry Skarga (former Director General of Sovcomflot); and Mr Tagir Izmaylov (former President of JSC Novorossiysk Shipping Company).
In a Judgment handed down on 27 October 2010, the Supreme Court unanimously held that, when construing a contract between two parties, evidence of facts within their common knowledge is admissible where those facts have a bearing on the meaning that should be given to the words of the contract EVEN if the knowledge of those facts is conveyed by one party to the other in the course of negotiations that are ‘without prejudice’.
Ince & Co partner Jonathan Lux continues as Contributing Editor for ‘Getting the Deal Through – Shipping 2011’, which provides information and analysis on key areas of maritime law. Ince & Co contributed four chapters to this edition, covering England & Wales, Greece, Hong Kong and UAE.
The UK's new wide-ranging anti-bribery legislation, the Bribery Act 2010, will come into force in April 2011.
Ince & Co partner Colin de la Rue has now climbed seven of the eight peaks that form "Eight Up", in which he aims to climb eight mountains in aid of eight charitable causes.
Date: Tuesday 21 - Wednesday 22 May, 2013
Location: Windsor Atlantica Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
London partner Simon Hems is speaking at the conference on “International perspective: Standars practices in the international market and what happends when it all goes wrong”. During this session delegates will look at a comparison between key risk areas and how they are handled by interntational standardforms, e.g. BIMCO contracts, compared to the Petrobras contract and looks into the options for dispute resolution between international parties.
Date: Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 May, 2013
Location: Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel, Athens
Ince & Co partners Robin Parry, Vincent Xu, Stephen Jarvis along with senior associate Ronan Le Du are hosting a pre-conference workshop on 29 May. This one-day session, themed “Global finance for shipping today” will provide an opportunity to gain a broader and in-depth understanding of the issues relating to global financing market.
Date: Tuesday 11 - Wednesday 12 June, 2013
Location: The Hatton, London
Ince & Co partners Colin de la Rue and Christian Dwyer will be speaking at the seminar on “A review of current global regulatory issues” and “Oil spills from offshore activities”. Colin will also be participating in the industry focus session: The Erika judgment, where the panel will analyse the impact that the judgement may have on the maritime industry.
Date: Tuesday 25 - Thursday 27 June, 2013
Location: Bonhill House, London
Ince & Co partner Fionna Gavin is speaking during the spotlight session on “The Hague-Visby Rules in context: what are the types of carriage covered by the Rules?”. This session will look into the Rules and whether they apply to the contract of carriage, cargo, voyage or stage of the voyage; the application of the Rules by agreement and the most important aspects of the Rules.
Date: Thursday 27 June, 2013
Location: The President Wilson Hotel, Geneva
Ince & Co's international trade and ship finance partners will be speaking at the Marine Money Geneva Forum to be held on 27 June 2013, at The President Wilson Hotel, Geneva. Ince partners will be speaking about finance to the shipping industry and legal issues with Letters of Credit.