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Ince partner Rita Al Semaani Jansen honoured with Lloyd’s List Lifetime Achievement Award

News / / Dubai

Ince is pleased to announce that partner Rita Al Semaani Jansen has been awarded the Lloyd’s List ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for her trailblazing work supporting women.


The award recognises individuals who, over the course of their career, have contributed to the well-being of the industry in a profound way. Rita has been selected from a list of nominations submitted by the Lloyd’s List editorial team, the Lloyd’s List Editorial Board and the judging panel itself.

Rita has worked at Ince since it set up in Dubai in 2006 and has over 25 years of experience in a wide range of sectors, from shipping to real estate. She currently focuses on corporate and commercial work at Ince Dubai. Rita is an active member of a number of associations and councils including the Dubai Business Women’s Council (DBWC), using her position to push for greater balance in the legal industry. She is also a prominent figure on the DBWC mentorship scheme, helping to support individuals in their professional development.

Rita is a prominent public speaker and has delivered talks on ‘Women in Leadership’ and ‘Creating Inclusive Workplaces ‘at the University of Wollongong.

Commenting on the award, Rania Tadros, Head of Ince Dubai said:

“I AM INCREDIBLY PLEASED THAT RITA HAS BEEN RECOGNISED FOR THE DEDICATION SHE HAS SHOWN TO SUPPORTING WOMEN WORKING IN THE LAW AND MARITIME INDUSTRY.”
Rita Al Semaani Jansen, Partner at Ince Dubai said:

“IT IS A GREAT HONOUR TO RECEIVE THIS AWARD AND BE ACKNOWLEDGED FOR WORK THAT I FEEL INCREDIBLY PASSIONATE ABOUT. THE LEGAL INDUSTRY IS ALWAYS EVOLVING, AND I AM PLEASED THAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GIVE GUIDANCE TO THOSE WHO ARE STARTING OUT IN THEIR CAREER. SUPPORT FROM ALL MY COLLEAGUES AT INCE HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING ME ACHIEVE ALL I HAVE STRIVED FOR.”