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Ince & Co announces new partners


Jan Heuvels

Jan Heuvels Partner

International law firm Ince & Co announced today the promotion of three lawyers to its partnership with effect from 1 May 2015. These promotions are supplemented by the lateral hire of a new partner who joined the Firm’s London office in March.

The newly promoted partners are:

Khalid has over 25 years’ experience providing legal counsel in the Middle East for commercial organisations with national and international operations including banks, insurance, manufacturing, shipping and trading companies. He is actively involved in the handling of a wide variety of cases before all Courts of varying levels within the UAE. Khalid also advises corporate clients on a range of non-contentious matters subject to UAE law and practice in the region.

James is focused on international commercial litigation and arbitration, and related advisory work. His practice covers contract and tort issues in all of the firm's main contentious practice areas, with particular focus on the shipping and aviation industries. Many of James's cases feature proceedings in multiple jurisdictions, often in relation to arrest or freezing of assets to secure or enforce claims brought in England.

David deals with all forms of shipping cases including charterparty/bill of lading disputes and casualty work. He has a particular focus on the Asian markets and travels regularly to Japan. The majority of David’s work is in London arbitration and the Commercial Court. David also lectures on a variety of subjects in the areas of dry shipping and litigation generally.

These partner promotions are supplemented by the recent lateral hire of Anna Anatolitou:

Anna has over 15 years’ experience in the aviation sector, including two years spent in-house as GC to the Air Arabia Group. Her private practice experience includes having advised on and handled some of the most high profile and complex airline disasters over the last 15 years, including Concorde and Egypt Air. She has a particular focus on airline start-ups and advising more broadly on aviation litigation, regulatory and commercial issues. Previously based in the UAE, where she led Bird & Bird’s regional aviation practice, Anna relocated to London on joining Ince & Co. She will however maintain her strong connections in the EMEA region, which continues to increase in importance as an international aviation hub.

Jan Heuvels, International Senior Partner, commented:

“I would like to welcome Khalid, James, David and Anna to the Ince & Co partnership. Their experience and expertise builds on the excellent service that we are able to offer our clients around the world in our chosen sectors of shipping, trade, energy, aviation and insurance.”

Since last year’s partner promotions, Ince & Co also promoted Matthew Stratton to partner in corporate and recruited Philippe Ruttley to head up its EU and Competition practice.

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Jan Heuvels