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Partners Rosita Lau and Max Cross recognised as "Litigation Stars" in Benchmark Litigation guide
We are proud to announce Ince is recognised as a top-tier shipping firm again in the latest edition of the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2022 guide. Additionally, partners Rosita Lau and Max Cross are named as “Litigation Stars” in Shipping.
Benchmark Litigation conducts comprehensive interviews among litigators, dispute resolution specialists and clients to distinguish leading litigators and firms. This recognition is an attestation to our lawyers’ exceptional expertise and a monument of their reputation. We appreciate our clients and peers for their support.
For more information about the rankings, please read more on the Benchmark Litigation website here.
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