Richards Joins North P&I
North P&I Club said it has appointed David Richards as Deputy Director (Cargo), part of the group’s specialist cargo claims team.Richards, formerly a partner with Ince & Co and a Legal 500 recommended dispute resolution lawyer, is a specialist in commercial shipping and trade and brings a range of experience and expertise in dealing with commodities, bill of lading and charterparty contracts. Richards regularly lectures on all areas of shipping and trade law, as well as on litigation and arbitration generally and has a special interest in Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
Ince Law Alliance Bolsters Singapore Team
Ince Law Alliance has announced a tranche of new appointments to strengthen the scope and quality of its service offering in the shipping law hub of Singapore. The appointments return the senior team to full strength and broaden the range of expertise at the firm. The team at Ince Law Alliance, comprising Ince & Co Singapore LLP and Incisive Law LLC, now has the capability and capacity to provide dedicated support to clients across the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious matters. Edgar Chin has been appointed Joint Managing Director alongside Bill Ricquier with
Hickland Joins Tatham Macinnes
Specialist maritime solicitors Tatham Macinnes announced that James Hickland has joined the firm as a Partner. Hickland joins from Ince & Co where he has spent over 10 years developing a commercial litigation and arbitration practice, encompassing shipping contract disputes, international trade, aviation and insurance matters.
Wikborg Rein Bolsters London Team
International law firm Wikborg Rein has further strengthened its leading presence in the shipping and offshore and onshore construction sectors with the appointment of three key senior hires to its London offices. Nick Shepherd has joined as a partner from Ince & Co, where he was most recently the head of that firm’s office in Piraeus, Greece. According to Wikborg Rein, Shepherd has a reputation as an 'owner's lawyer' for the Greek shipping market, where he is the first-choice lawyer for a number of the largest shipping groups, including TMS / Dryships / Ocean Rig (George
Norwegian Hull Club CEO Stepping Down
John Wiik to step down as CEO of Norwegian Hull Club, passing the reins to Faz Peermohamed The Norwegian Hull Club announced that John Wiik will step down as CEO on January 1, 2016. Filling Wiik's role will be Faz Peermohamed, the club announced. Peermohamed, a senior partner at London's Ince & Co., is a career shipping man: he is an ex Ship's Master and a maritime lawyer. He currently holds the position of Global Head of Shipping at Ince, where he has worked for some 22 years. Wiik joined the Club in 1979, when the company was still known as Bergens Skibsassuranseforening
TT Club Appoints Claims Director
the University of Hamburg and holds an LL.M. in European and Public International law from Edinburgh University. After his traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg he worked as a Rechtsanwalt in the shipping/transport departments of first Wessing Behrenberg-Gossler (now Taylor Wessing) and then Ince & Co in Hamburg. He holds an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics from Copenhagen Business School. Robert replaces Phil Nichols who has retired after having served as claims director at the TT Club for 6 years. In his time at the TT Club Phil was involved in the development and implementation