Alberta is an eight-year PQE maritime lawyer specialising in non-contentious ship finance matters as well as in shipping dispute resolution. Alberta’s areas of interest include ESG and the decarbonisation of the industry. Native Italian and dual-qualified in England and Ireland, Alberta has an international focus.
Alberta frequently advises buyers and sellers in ship sale and purchase transactions, through multiple jurisdictions and time zones. Recent experience includes advising UK and international counterparties on ship sale and leaseback transactions, sale and purchase of second-hand merchant vessels, related company incorporation and management arrangements.
Alberta regularly handles disputes relating to the full range of shipping contracts, advising and acting for charterers, shipowners and trading companies, with a focus on charterparties. She also assists clients with debt recovery and enforcement actions and has acted for clients in LMAA arbitration proceedings, Commercial Court cases and mediations.
Alberta attended the Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association (ZESTA)’s ShipZero event in Glasgow during COP26, promoting rapid and large-scale uptake of Zero Emissions Ship Technology. Alberta is excited to see that this prompted a strategic collaboration between Ince and ZESTA, purporting to accelerate the transition to true zero-emissions shipping ahead of 2030. In her spare time, Alberta volunteers as a mentor to support the development of innovative projects in the field of sustainability, with a particular focus on ocean sustainability.
“My aim is to understand the clients’ needs and to provide solutions, keeping in mind the commercial context in which clients operate”
Professional associations & memberships
Royal Yachting Association
What you may not know about Alberta
Alberta is Italian, from Venice. She is a passionate skier and sailor. She enjoys rowing on the Thames as well as on the Venetian lagoon.
My matter highlights
Frequently advising on disputes concerning unpaid hire, laytime and demurrage, and assisting in related maritime arbitrations and Commercial Court trials
Assisting buyers and sellers in negotiating the purchasing and selling of second-hand tonnage
Acting for owners in a two-week LMAA arbitration following damage to a vessel during line-clearing operations when loading a cargo of palm oil
Assisting in the enforcement of arbitral awards
My recent publications
News / The IPCC Report and its impact on shipping
09-05-2022 / Maritime
In April 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the Working Group III report on “Mitigation of Climate Change”, the third instalment of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report. This follows the Working Group I report on “The Physical Science Basis” and the Working Group II report on “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability”.
News / MEPC 77 and its impact on decarbonisation of shipping
23-12-2021 / Maritime
We know that the Glasgow Climate Pact was agreed at COP 26, emphasising the urgent need for a rapid and sustained decline of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Marine Environment Protection Committee’s 77th meeting (MEPC 77), held two weeks after, was considered by many as a key test of IMO’s ability to act upon the Paris Agreement targets by delivering a number of GHG reduction measures.
Insights / COP26 and its impact on Shipping
16-11-2021 / Maritime
These are some key takeaways arising out of COP26 affecting the maritime sector
Insights / Bulletin 9: Covid-19 & Impact of the Environment on the Superyacht Industry
23-07-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts
The COVID-19 pandemic has evidenced the inextricable and delicate connection between the environment, our health and the economy. This is of paramount importance to the superyacht industry, as the enjoyment of clean seas and of unspoilt nature is the essence of the yachting experience.
News / Bulletin 6: Notaries
12-05-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts
In this week’s bulletin we look at the situation in various jurisdictions in relation to notary services.
News / Bulletin 3: Covid-19 and Force Majeure
14-04-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts
Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have increasingly been asked by our clients to advise on whether the pandemic itself or events arising out of COVID-19 amount to force majeure events, excusing one or both parties from performing all or part of their obligations under a contract. In this bulletin, we will consider how force majeure events are defined and how this is relevant to the yacht industry in the context of COVID-19, with a particular focus on yacht-building contracts and yacht charters.