Beatrice is a partner in the London office and a key member of our asset finance team. She focuses mainly on ship and energy finance with over 20 years’ experience in these areas but also handles other financing work, including restructuring and aviation finance.
She has particular expertise in complex sale leaseback and export credit agency-backed financings, gained from her time in-house with the UK Export Credit Agency.
Beatrice initially joined the firm’s Hamburg office in 2005 as a consultant, and relocated to London in 2012 where she has been a partner since 2015.
My testimonials and accolades
“She's great to work with.”
“Beatrice Russ is exceptional – she is a shrewd negotiator and very pragmatic which we value a lot. We trust her judgement implicitly.”
“I appreciate her extensive knowledge, her professional expertise and her ability to communicate.”
“She is extremely commercially minded and has a wide range of capabilities, including being a highly skilled negotiator.”
“Beatrice Russ is incredibly experienced, skilled and knowledgeable on ship financing matters in general and with a special expertise on sale and leaseback transactions. She excels in all practice areas, including drafting, deal structuring and negotiation with counterparties. She has great commercial insight and we trust her judgement implicitly.”
My recent publications
News / Chambers And Partners Shipping Guide 2020 by Ince
02-04-2020 / Maritime
The team at Ince recently contributed to the UK chapter of the Chambers And Partners Shipping Guide 2020, which has now been published.
News / Legal update from the Maritime team
31-03-2020 / Maritime
Last week we successfully completed the first post onset of Covid-19 mortgage amendment for one of our ship owning clients on the Marshall Islands Ship Registry.
News / Chambers Shipping Guide 2019 by Ince Gordon Dadds
29-03-2019 / Maritime
The team at Ince Gordon Dadds recently contributed the UK chapter of the Chambers Shipping Guide 2019 which has now been published and is available for download.
News / Ince Co's London finance team advises Golar LNG on landmark US960 million post-acceptance lease financing and delivery of FLNG Hilli Episeyo with CSSC Shipping
22-06-2018 / Maritime
International law firm Ince & Co LLP has advised long-standing client Golar LNG Limited on a US$960 million sale and leaseback of their converted FLNG vessel the Hilli Episeyo with CSSC (Hong Kong) Shipping Company Limited.
News / Blockchain - the answer to all your problems?
13-02-2018 / Maritime
In 2017, the maritime industry was awash with predictions of the potential for blockchain technology to enhance communication, allow transparency across the supply chain and thereby streamline traditionally paper-based trade processes. Ultimately, blockchain would be expected to combat the current fragmentation across the industry by making processes more efficient.
News / Impact of announced changes to LIBOR on loan documentation
15-11-2017 / Maritime
At the end of July, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that it will be supporting a transition from LIBOR to other benchmark rates by the end of 2021 Following the LIBOR scandal, the FCA has been trying to anchor LIBOR submissions and rates, as far as possible, to actual transactions, to ensure the rate is genuinely representative of market conditions However, market activity has been insufficient to sustain this and LIBOR is instead being arrived at by the use of expert judgment of panel banks This position is generally regarded as unsatisfactory So far, there has been no clear indication from any of the market's participants as to the reference rate that will replace LIBOR in transactions in the loan market, leading to uncertainty as to how to deal with LIBOR currently and in the future amongst lenders and borrowers alike
News / Ince Co advises Fugro on US130 million sale and lease back of two vessels
12-01-2016 / Maritime
International law firm Ince Co has announced today that it has advised Fugro on a sale and lease back agreement with ICON Investments regarding two of its geotechnical drill ships Fugro Scout and Fugro Voyager