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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
Ince, Fionna Gavin, London, ENGLAND

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Fionna Gavin

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

Work Department

Maritime, Commercial Disputes, Commodities & Trade

Position

Partner

Career

Fionna’s practice covers a wide range of shipping and trade matters. Whilst her focus is on dispute resolution in arbitration and the High Court, she also regularly advises on the drafting of contracts shipping and international sale contracts and on various regulatory matters, including sanctions and environmental regulation of shipping.

Shipping
Fionna advises on disputes under an extensive range of shipping contracts, including charterparties, bills of lading; vessel and slot sharing agreements, COAs, pool agreements and sale and purchase contracts. Her clients include ship owners, charterers, P&I Clubs and hull underwriters, whom she has represented on the recovery and defence aspects of many major casualties. She also regularly advises on jurisdiction and limitation issues, the drafting and negotiation of shipping contracts and on regulatory issues. She is a frequent author and speaker on shipping related matters and a member of the UK Government Rotterdam Rules Working Group.

International Trade
Clients include commodity traders, miners and metal producers whom she has advised on a range of issues (both contentious and non-contentious) relating to the international sale and transportation of bulk commodities, with a particular focus on mineral and ore products.

Languages

English

Education

Qualified in 1997.


London: Transport

Shipping

Within: Shipping

Ince is a ‘fantastic shipping firm’ which boasts ‘in-depth expertise’ 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 ‘fantastic experience’; 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’s admiralty and casualty response team; ‘first-rate’ 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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