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Meet the Seatrade Maritime 20 Under 40: Leaders of Tomorrow – Natalie Jensen and Paul Katsouris

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We are delighted to announce that Natalie Jensen, Partner and Paul Katsouris, Managing Associate, from our Dubai office have been recognised as 20 under 40 winners, announced on Tuesday 14 December! This is an amazing accomplishment and we as a team are extremely proud of Natalie and Paul for their achievements.

As part of Seatrade Maritime Middle East, the largest in-person exhibition and conference taking place during UAE Maritime Week, an exciting new initiative was introduced called ‘The 20 Under 40 Awards’, which celebrates the top 20 industry professional leaders under the age of 40 spearheading the development of maritime markets in the Middle East region. Points to be considered as part of the judging process were the achievements of each nominee and evidence demonstrating their leadership, ambition, and commitment to the industry.

Natalie was nominated for a “20 under 40” award due to her technical excellence and reputation for delivering first-class legal services to her clients. Her innovative approach to case management and team leadership has led to both multiple wins for clients (including ground-breaking judgments which are the first of their kind) and respect and support from her team at Ince. Natalie’s outstanding legal knowledge and ability to build strong client relationships both in the region and internationally have resulted in her appointment as Partner. Natalie is understood to be the only female maritime Partner in Dubai under the age of 40. She is an outstanding team player and passionate about the development of the maritime industry, particularly with regard to the next generation of lawyers whom she takes an active role in mentoring and supporting both within Ince and the wider maritime and legal industry. 

Paul was nominated for a “20 under 40” award due to his reputation for having exceptional knowledge of the maritime industry, and his ability to handle the most complex matters in an entrepreneurial, methodical, and effective manner with a focus on achieving the best possible results for his clients. His loyal client following includes local and international companies who commend his ability to identify and simplify key legal issues and guide them through all the stages of a matter.

Paul is particularly noted for his work on fleet expansion projects, having recently advised a client on an aggressive growth strategy which led to the client being recognised for ‘Deal of the Year’ at prominent maritime events in the UAE. At such a young age, he has established himself as a leader in his field, having been recognised as such in the past by Seatrade, Legal500, and the DIFC.

If you have any maritime related queries, please feel free to reach out to Natalie and Paul.

Paul Katsouris

Paul Katsouris Managing Associate

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