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Ince receives another prestigious Maritime Law Award in Asia

News / 24-06-2020

Ince' Asia maritime team is extremely honoured and pleased to win once again and for the eighth time the prestigious Maritime Law Award at Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2020 on 23 June 2020. The Award recognises the law firm that can demonstrate the highest level of commitment and expertise in the maritime legal sector in Asia.

Providing services of the highest standard to our clients and be the number one choice of maritime lawyers for our clients have all along been our objective. We are committed to continue with the mission. With a history of 150 years globally and more than 40 years of presence in Asia, we are a pioneer in providing international maritime legal services in the region. Our Asia offices (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore) have been providing an all-rounded shipping practice with our highly experienced, multi-jurisdictional qualified and multilingual shipping team who deal with on a daily basis all types of both contentious maritime matters (admiralty / wet shipping matters including casualties, marine pollution, collision, salvage, grounding, wreck removal and privacy; and dry shipping matters including charterparties, bills of lading, carriage of goods by sea, shipbuilding, sanctions, regulatory compliance, ship registration, maritime insurance, insurance regulatory, personal injuries, and connected international trade) and non-contentious transactional maritime matters (including ship sale and purchase, shipping finance, ship leasing, joint venture, connected corporate transactional projects, escrow services and ship registration). 

In 2019/2020 we had made new law for the global maritime law and industry and we had lawyers who received further prestigious and unique individual awards and accolades.

This year the annual Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia is entering its 13th edition since its establishment in 2008, and Ince is the 8-times winner of the Seatrade Maritime Maritime Law Award. This is a record and strong affirmation of Ince’s market leading reputation and outstanding achievements in the maritime industry. We are truly honoured for the distinguished judges’ recognition of our competence. This is a huge encouragement for us to continue to serve the maritime industry. We are also extremely grateful to our clients and other players of the industry for their continued support and confidence in us.

The announcement of Ince winning the Maritime Law Award was made during an innovative online ceremony held on 23 June 2020 attended by numerous key industry players from around the world. At the ceremony, Ince was described by the judges as a firm which acts as a collaborative and proactive partner serving clients across Europe, the Middle East and Asia with clearly defined commitment and targets and which always provides updated topical and current information to clients.

This year’s panel of judges comprises heavyweight maritime figures who are leading and respectable professionals in their fields. They are: 

  • Mr Gerardo Borromeo, Vice Chairman and CEO, PTC Group of Companies 

  • Ms Magdalene Chew, President, WISTA and Director, Asia Legal LLC

  • Capt Subhangshu Dutt, Vice Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Singapore Branch)

  • Mr Koichi Fujiwara, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ClassNK

  • Ms Maite Klarup, General Manager, BIMCO Singapore

  • Ms Caroline Yang, President, Singapore Shipping Association

In addition to the Seatrade Maritime Maritime Law Awards, our Asia offices have been receiving many others awards over the years, including Lloyd’s List Asia Maritime Law Award, Ship Finance Team of the Year Award of Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia, Best in Dispute Resolution (Shipping) Award and Best in Dispute Resolution (Insurance) Award of Asialaw, and Best in Shipping, Best in Insurance and Best in Trade firm of China Business Law Journal. We have all along been ranked as a Tier 1 Shipping Firm by Legal 500 Asia Pacific and a Band 1 Shipping Firm by Chambers Asia Pacific. 

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