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Ince

ALDGATE TOWER, 2 LEMAN STREET, LONDON, E1 8QN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7481 0010
Fax:
Fax 020 7481 4968
DX:
1070 LONDON CITY EC3
Email:
Web:
https://www.incegd.com

Will Marshall

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 20 7481 0010
Email:
Ince

Work Department

Maritime, Dispute Resolution, Commodities & Trade, Commercial, Energy & Infrastructure

Position

Global Head of Trade, Partner

Career

Will is a shipping, trade and offshore energy specialist. He acts for a number of the world's largest trading houses, energy contractors and ship-owners/operators. He has been a partner since 2007 and provides commercial advice on the production, trade and transportation of oil, gas (including LNG) and other commodities. His litigation expertise (both in England and internationally) is extensive with Will regularly managing major disputes in international institutional arbitrations (LCIA, ICC, SIAC, LMAA etc.) and in High Court proceedings.

As well as litigating energy, commodities and shipping disputes, Will is a key member of the firm's specialist LNG and offshore projects teams assisting clients with transactions in relation to LNG, FPSO, FSRU, FLNG and offshore drilling projects along with associated contracts such as construction, conversion and shipbuilding agreements, joint ventures and operational services agreements. He also assists clients with the negotiation and drafting of commodities’ sale contracts, joint venture and profit-sharing arrangements and various derivatives products. He is recognised as a leading lawyer by clients operating in the shipping, commodities and energy sectors in the key independent guides to the legal profession.

As well as litigating energy, commodities and shipping disputes, Will is a key member of the firm's specialist LNG and offshore projects teams assisting clients with transactions in relation to LNG, FPSO, FSRU, FLNG and offshore drilling projects along with associated contracts such as construction, conversion and shipbuilding agreements, joint ventures and operational services agreements. He also assists clients with the negotiation and drafting of commodities’ sale contracts, joint venture and profit sharing arrangements and various derivatives products.

Highlight Matters

Shipbuilding/Offshore

- Representing an international drilling contractor in defending a USD700m claim pursued by a Korean shipyard in respect of the cancellation for delay of a state of the art semi-submersible drilling rig.
- Defending a European accommodation unit owner/operator against a US$125 m delay and disruption claim pursued by a Korean shipyard following cancellation of the unit.
- Providing advice and assistance to a drilling contractor in respect of a US$375 m international arbitration with a leading shipyard concerning design obligations in relation to a series of new build semi-submersible drilling rigs.
- Advising a major FPSO owner/operator in respect of US$100m dispute arising under a long term lease agreement concluded with an Oil Major.
- Representing a drilling contractor in relation to a disputes arising under a drilling contract with the Oil Major client in respect of upgrade work and contract duration.

Commodities/Transportation

- Representing a major commodities trader in multiple LCIA arbitration and High Court proceedings in respect of a US$80m dispute relating to two cargoes of Angolan crude oil.
- Assisting a ship-owner in respect of allegations concerning the providence of the oil cargo shipped on board, resulting in a Court ordered sale of the cargo and multiple arrest and attachment proceedings in West Africa.
- Assisting a major international shipping company in connection with the termination of six long term bareboat charterparties and the US$120m claims arising.
- Advising on the work out of loans and debts in respect of a fleet of offshore support and pipe-laying vessels including the repossession of the vessels by their owners and pursuit of claims against the defaulting charterer.
- Representing an international trading company in respect of a US$15m dispute in respect of the sourcing and supply of LNG cargoes.

Languages

English


London: Finance

Commodities: physicals

Within: Leading individuals

Will Marshall - Ince

Within: Commodities: physicals

At Ince, 'the standard of service is excellent, clients are always kept informed and feedback is provided within a realistic time frame'. The firm has 'a wealth of experience in high-value commodities disputes', which are a core element of its work in London alongside shipping and insurance. Trade and energy specialist Will Marshall leads the practice and acts for many of the world's leading trading houses including Trafigura and Glencore. 'He manages a broad practice area but is still responsive to clients', remarks one client, while another describes him as 'an outstanding intellect - icy cold under fire'. He acted for Trafigura in a $12m High Court dispute with Renbrandt Limited concerning a contract for the sale and purchase of gasoil. The firm has a deep bench of talent that includes metals and mining practice head Ted Graham (who retired from his partnership on November 1st), structured finance specialist Jonathan Goldfarb and oil and gas trading expert Carl Walker. Senior associate and 'rising star' Ajay Ahluwalia</span specialises in trading disputes and relocated to London last year from the firm's office in China. He has ''.

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London: Transport

Shipping

Within: Shipping

Ince¬†is a ‚Äėfantastic shipping firm‚Äô which boasts ‚Äėin-depth expertise‚Äô across wet and dry shipping. It handles major casualties, high-profile maritime disputes, regulatory matters and transactions. The team also stands out for its yachts experience. Headline work includes advising oil tanker Alnic MC, and its owner, Energetic Tank, in connection with a major collision that occurred between it and a U.S. Navy destroyer; representing Great Eastern Shipping and North of England P&I Club in $30m proceedings in the UAE and London as a result of ¬†a collision of an LNG carrier and another tanker in the Gulf of Oman; and representing Teekay LNG Partners on a $110m case involving the termination of six long-term bare boat charters and the repossession of the vessels.¬† The team also represented Gard in a high-profile $170m unsafe port claim, the Ocean Victory. Key figures include global shipping head Faz Peermohamed, who¬†has ‚Äėfantastic experience‚Äô; Michael Volikas, who¬†handles commercial disputes for shipping sector clients; Ian Chetwood, who handles contentious wet and dry work; Christian Dwyer, who¬†is global head of the firm‚Äôs admiralty and casualty response team; ‚Äėfirst-rate‚Äô litigator Jeremy Biggs; and Will Marshall, who¬†is global head of trade. Also noted are Duncan Bateson, who advises on superyachts and commercial shipping mandates,¬†Simon Spark,¬†Fionna Gavin¬†and Chris Kidd. Paul Herring¬†has relocated to the firm's¬†Piraeus office, while¬†Kevin Cooper¬†has joined MFB, David Richards has joined The North of England P&I Association and Jonathan Elvey has left the firm.

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