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Natalie Nielsen

Managing Associate Piraeus T +30 210 455 1000
natalienielsen@incegd.com

Department Maritime, Commercial Disputes Qualified England and Wales 2015 Education (University) Durham University, Oxford Brookes University Languages English, French (Conversational)

Natalie Nielsen

You, Natalie Nielsen
& Ince, in any case

Natalie represents ship owners, operators, brokers, charterers and P&I Clubs in charterparty, bill of lading and other shipping contract related disputes, cargo claims and debt recovery.

Natalie’s expertise extends to advising on international trade disputes, where she represents clients in arbitration proceedings and before the English Courts.

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What you may not know about Natalie

Natalie enjoys life in Athens working in Ince’s Piraeus office and often spends weekends exploring the Greek islands or, back on the mainland, kite surfing and watching ancient Greek theatre.

 

Matter highlights

  • Representing shipowners to obtain a High Court mandatory injunction requiring charterers to provide security for a cargo claim pursuant to a charterers’ Letter of Indemnity.
  • Representing cruise line owners in dispute with charterers and insurers regarding force majeure cancellation of cruise.
  • Assisting shipowners in dispute arising from allision of vessel in Bosporus.
  • Drafting standard bill of lading terms for international shipping group.
  • Assisting shipowners in defending against US$multi-million cargo claim from Jordanian receivers.
  • Advising on disputes arising from off-specification bunkers.

My recent publications

Insights / When is a shipper not a shipper?

24-06-2020 / Maritime

A party named as the shipper in a bill of lading has successfully argued that it was not the shipper under the contract of carriage and that its inclusion in the bill of lading was a mistake.

When is a shipper not a shipper?

News / No implied indemnity regarding statement of cargo’s apparent condition on loading

12-02-2020 / Maritime

Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Ltd v. Noble Chartering Inc (MV Tai Prize) [2020] EWHC 127 (Comm)

No implied indemnity regarding statement of cargo’s apparent condition on loading

News / Unnecessary strapping of cargo: Charterers pay for Master’s negligence

29-11-2018 / Maritime

Clearlake Shipping Pte Limited v. Privocean Shipping Limited (M/V Privocean) [2018] EWHC 2460 (Comm) In this case, the Master was negligent in insisting that the only safe stowage plan for the ship was one where cargo was part loaded in two holds and strapped, thereby incurring additional time and expense. In fact, the Master had been presented with an alternative stowage plan, which did not require strapping and this would have been perfectly safe, but the Master refused to use it.

Unnecessary strapping of cargo: Charterers pay for Master’s negligence

News / Cargo claims and title to sue under the bills of lading

12-06-2018 / Maritime

Sevylor v. Altfadul & SIAT (Baltic Strait) [2018] EWHC 629 (Comm) This case considers the extent of the damages that a bill of lading holder, as receiver of damaged goods, can claim from shipowners, in circumstances where the vessel’s charterers have already paid the receivers partial compensation for the cargo damage. The judgment also clarifies the applicability of sections 2(1) and 2(4) of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA) 1992 in these circumstances.

Cargo claims and title to sue under the bills of lading

News / Hull fouling on redelivery what can owners recover

15-11-2017 / Maritime

London Arbitration 2517, Lloyds Maritime Law Newsletter September 2017 This decision addresses a number of aspects that arise in practice with hull fouling claims, including whether an owner can claim for fouling on redelivery under a time charter and the extent of the losses that the owner can claim

Hull fouling on redelivery  what can owners recover

News / When an owner can sell its charterers’ cargo: an application to the English Court

07-09-2017 / Maritime

Dainford Navigation Inc. v. PDVSA Petroleo S.A. (Moscow Stars) [2017] EWHC 2150 (Comm) In this case, the Owners had exercised a contractual lien over their Charterers’ cargo on board the vessel due to failure to pay hire. The hire dispute was being resolved in arbitration proceedings but, during this time, the Owners’ vessel was effectively being used as a floating warehouse as the cargo could not be discharged into storage. The decision provides an illustration of when an owner can obtain an order for sale of cargo on board before the conclusion of arbitration proceedings, thereby releasing the vessel for other employment.

When an owner can sell its charterers’ cargo: an application to the English Court