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

News / / Dubai

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

Related sectors:

Related news & insights

News / Shipping gets smart

20-06-2022 / Maritime

On 25 November 2021, the UK Law Commission published its Advice to the UK Government on how English law currently applies to smart legal contracts. Subsequently, on 16 March 2022, the Law Commission published its report on electronic trade documents, together with draft legislation that would implement its recommendations to allow for the legal recognition of trade documents such as bills of lading and bills of exchange in electronic form.

Shipping gets smart

News / Carrier Under CMR Successful in Limiting Liability for Consignee’s Losses

14-06-2022 / Maritime

Paul Knapfield v. C.A.R.S. Ltd & others [2022] EWHC 1437 (Comm) Disputes under the Carriage of Goods by Road Act 1965, which incorporates the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road 1956 (CMR), do not come up very often. This decision is, therefore, useful in illustrating when and how the CMR applies. In this case, the Court found that the CMR limit of liability applied to the claimant’s claim, with the result that his losses far exceeded the amount he could ultimately recover from the carrier.

Carrier Under CMR Successful in Limiting Liability for Consignee’s Losses

News / CONVERSIONCON: An industry first

14-06-2022 / Maritime

BIMCO has recently published CONVERSIONCON, a new standard form contract for conversion projects. The authors of this article were honoured to be part of the drafting team tasked with developing and producing the first industry standard form contract for conversion projects.

CONVERSIONCON: An industry first

News / Taking a closer look at the biggest factors driving the progress of the UAE’s maritime sector

10-06-2022 / Maritime

As we move past the vertex of a U-shaped dip in the global shipping sector caused by supply chain restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is worthwhile to look back at the UAE maritime industry’s growth, lessons learned, and development outlook. Although international maritime trade dropped by 4.1 per cent in 2020, the UAE made significant achievements during this period, ranking third globally in the Bunker Supply Index, and fifth globally as a key competitive maritime hub.

Taking a closer look at the biggest factors driving the progress of the UAE’s maritime sector

News / Court construes scope of indemnity under Mortgagees’ Interest Insurance Policy

06-06-2022 / Insurance, Maritime

Piraeus Bank A.E. v Antares Underwriting Limited and others (The ZouZou) [2022] EWHC 1169 (Comm)

Court construes scope of indemnity under Mortgagees’ Interest Insurance Policy

News / Ince bolsters presence in Greece with seven new hires in Piraeus office

01-06-2022 / Maritime

Ince is growing its Piraeus office with the addition of three shipping litigators, three ship finance experts, and an additional mariner to the admiralty team.

Ince bolsters presence in Greece with seven new hires in Piraeus office