WHAT WE DO / SHIPPING

“A strong and committed international player in shipping matters, with a deep bench of practitioners... in our opinion, the leading shipping lawyers.” Chambers & Partners 2014

“Ince & Co provide clients with a ‘top-class service’ that is ‘simply the best’, with ‘strong understanding of the market and the law’.”
Legal 500 2013

With over 140 years of experience, Ince & Co is known worldwide as one of the leading maritime law firms.

We count among our clients many of the world’s leading shipowners, P&I Clubs, charterers, builders, traders, banks and insurers.

Our shipping lawyers deal with the full range of legal issues affecting those involved in the shipping industry, advising on – among other things - charterparties, shipbuilding and cargo claims. They have expertise in the carriage of almost every type of cargo and associated problems. We have acted on a number of high-profile piracy cases.

Our Admiralty lawyers, many of whom are ex-mariners, assist in virtually every major maritime casualty worldwide, responding to ship fires, sinkings, groundings, collisions and pollution incidents. 

In the past five years we have acted on over 50 reported cases in Lloyd's Law Reports on a wide variety of shipping matters.

Our international emergency response team is available 24 hours a day to deal quickly and decisively with clients’ needs. 

Our ship finance lawyers represent owners and lenders, acting in all aspects of asset financing for the shipping and offshore industries around the world, including ship sale and purchase, syndicated financing, refinancing, work-outs and related advisory work.