Ince & Co possesses a wealth of experience representing builders of ships and offshore units, repair yards and owners from around the world.

We are regularly retained by yards, buyers, financiers and insurers on new building, repair and conversion contracts and associated finance for all types of vessels, from conventional commercial ships, through to specialist vessels for the offshore industry, including drilling rigs and FPSOs.

Our expertise is such that we often participate directly in the negotiations between buyers and builders. We frequently advise on the drafting and review of contracts, together with associated documents such as performance and refund guarantees, as well as the financing and insurance of projects.

Clear and concise drafting is essential for these major projects. Our aim is to produce unambiguous contractual wordings. Our shipbuilding experts are experienced litigators. We draw on our experience of dispute resolution to anticipate and avoid potential problems.

Where substantial sums of money and important capital assets are at stake there is always scope for disputes. Whether they relate to cost overruns, delay, guarantees or other contractual issues, we are widely recognised for our work in the efficient resolution of disputes. Our lawyers have handled many major arbitrations and court actions in this field.

CASE STUDY: Gearbulk v Stocznia Gdynia