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Ince & Co Corporate and Commercial, Commodities, and Shipping teams recognised as top tier


International law firm Ince & Co is recognised in The Legal 500 UK 2014 as a top-tier firm in Corporate and Commercial (M&A deals up to £50m), Commodities, and Shipping.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014, legal referral guide, has recommended Ince & Co as a top-tier firm for Law Firms in London in Corporate and Commercial (within M&A: smaller deals, up to £50 million), Commodities, and Shipping. The guide also recommends the Firm in 13 other practice areas as well as listing five Ince & Co lawyers as "Leading individuals" and recommending 40 lawyers throughout the guides editorial.

"Leading individuals" include:

  • Stuart Shepherd for London: Finance - Commodities.
  • Paul Herring for London: Transport - Shipping.
  • Faz Peermohamed for London: Transport - Shipping.
  • James Wilson for London: Transport - Shipping.
  • David Baker for London: Finance – Asset finance and leasing.

Top-tier recommendations:

working with both longstanding and new clients, Ince & Co advised on a number of joint ventures and acquisitions in 2013, often working alongside colleagues in the firm’s international network on cross-border deals. Stephen Jarvis leads the team; his client base mirrors the firm’s specialisms in shipping, aviation, insurance and energy     
Ince & Co is "A brilliant law firm, absolutely first rate". The "Mighty" Stuart Shepherd is "One of the best physical commodities lawyers around, and a delight to work with - he knows the commercial realities of any deal inside and out" the LEGAL 500 UK 2014, London: Finance - Commodities: physicals
The "first-rate" department at Ince & Co has an "outstanding reputation in the market", and is recommended for its "vast strength in depth". Its expertise spans disputes, ship finance, casualty matters, commercial and corporate transactions, and regulatory compliance. The department is bolstered by the firm’s "strong" energy practice The lEGAL 500 uk 2014, London: Transport - Shipping

Recommended lawyers include, in the following areas:

London: Crime, fraud and licensing - Fraud: civil: Stuart Shepherd, Ben Ogden and Michelle Linderman

London: Dispute resolution - Commercial litigation: Ben Ogden, Stuart Shepherd, Jeremy Biggs and Paul Herring

London: Dispute resolution - International arbitration: Bob Deering

London: Dispute resolution - Mediators: James Wilson

London: Finance - Asset finance and leasing: David Baker and Dean Norton.

London: Finance - Commodities: Stuart Shepherd, Will Marshall, Jonathan Goldfarb and Ted Graham

London: Insurance - Insurance and reinsurance litigation: Chris Jefferis, Joe O’Keeffe and Simon Todd

London: Insurance - Insurance: corporate and regulatory: Richard Britain 

London: Insurance - Professional negligence: Chris Jefferis, David Rutherford, Simon Cooper and Ben Ogden

London: Projects, energy and natural resources - Oil and gas: Jeremy Farr, Simon Hems and Jonathan Goldfarb

London: Real estate - Commercial property: Trevor Garrood

London: Transport - Aviation: Gillie Belsham, Hugh O’Donovan, Chris Walsh and David McInnes

London: Transport - Shipping: Paul Herring, Ian Chetwood, James Wilson, Chris Kidd and Nick Burgess.

For London: Corporate and commercial - EU and competition, Philippe Ruttley who joined Ince & Co as Head of EU and Competition Law in September 2014, is praised as "thorough and conscientious." 

For 27 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme to assess the strengths of law firms in 106 jurisdictions.

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