Firm Profile > Ince > Dubai, United Arab Emirates

PO BOX 123004, DUBAI
United Arab Emirates

Shipping Tier 1

Rania Tadros, who specialises in disputes, heads the team at Ince, which covers a full range of contentious and non-contentious work spanning debt recovery and vessel finance through to vessel collisions. Clients also recommend Mohamed El Hawawy.


‘Maintaining a niche practice in a small market is difficult – rather than being any port in a storm, the Ince team is simply the go-to firm for shipping matters of all types.

‘Its ability to call out issues well in advance is second to none and it is unrivalled when it comes to navigating a ship through difficult waters. The team is joined up, experienced and able to get things done.’

Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation Tier 4

Rania Tadros, Brian Boahene and the Egyptian-qualified Mohamed El Hawawy are the key litigation names at Ince, where a large proportion of mandates stem from the firm's key specialisms in the maritime and insurance sectors (and the team acts for a number of enviable clients in the latter).


Clients like the practical way that the firm approaches issues.’

Brian Boahene is frank and provides unbiased opinions which are vindicated by the courts.’

Rania Tadros is approachable but firm and clear in her reasoning which is essential in dispute matters.’

Key clients

Lamprell Energy Ltd

London Offshore Consultants

Al Sagr National Insurance Company

Union Insurance Company PSC

TT Club

Navis Claims Service (Reinsurers)

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

Ince balances a varied corporate and commercial workload; it has a strong reputation in the shipping sector, where it handles a number of corporate mandates, though it is also equipped to advise clients in the tech, energy and oil and gas sectors, among others. Rita Al Semaani Jansen and David Galea are the key partners, and managing associate Charbel Fadel is another name to note. Alastair Holland  was a new arrival in 2020 from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP.


I find the Ince team to be responsive, practical in their recommendations (and less legalistic), knowledgeable of the subjects they assist with and cost-efficient in terms of fees.

Their approach, level and quality of expertise and responsiveness.

Friendly. They build close relationships with their clients.

Charbel Fadel is very responsive, very knowledgeable, practical and straight to the point. I also appreciate how Charbel manages clients’ expectations in terms of deliverables.

Charbel Fadel is an outstanding lawyer. He is very knowledgeable in UAE laws and is very efficient in his responses. He has become our go-to lawyer in the UAE.

Key clients


BNK kSCC Holding

One firm, in any case
With a heritage reaching back 150 years, Ince is a dynamic international legal and professional services firm, with offices in seven countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With over 500 people, including over 100 partners worldwide, Ince provides legal advice and strategic guidance to clients ranging from the world’s oldest and biggest businesses operating across numerous industries to ultra-high net worth individuals.

Over 500 lawyers and business services professionals, including over 100 partners.

Ince has 14 offices in 7 countries:

  • UK: London, Cardiff & Aberdeen
  • Germany: Hamburg
  • Greece: Piraeus
  • Gibraltar
  • United Arab Emirates: Dubai
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • China: Shanghai & Beijing


  • Maritime
  • Aviation & travel
  • Energy & infrastructure
  • Commodities & trade
  • TMT
  • Gaming & betting
  • Leisure, hospitality & retail
  • Insurance
  • Real estate
  • Private wealth & family


  • Consultancy
  • Dispute resolution
  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Banking & finance
  • Employment, pensions & immigration
  • Cyber security
  • Regulatory solutions
  • Licensing
  • IP/IT
  • Competition
  • Construction & engineering
  • Charities & philanthropy
Department Name Email Telephone
Aviation and travel, commercial disputes, energy and infrastructure, yachts and superyachts Rita Al Semaani Jansen
Maritime, insurance, aviation travel Khalid Hamed
Maritime, insurance, aviation and travel Mohamed El Hawawy
Energy and infrastructure and maritime Rania Tadros
Insurance, commodities and trade Brian Boahene
International arbitration, construction disputes, energy Rabih Tabbara
Photo Name Position Profile
 Rita Al Semaani Jansen  photo Rita Al Semaani Jansen
 Brian Boahene  photo Brian Boahene
 Amaka Edomobi  photo Amaka Edomobi
 Mazin El Amin  photo Mazin El Amin
 Mohamed El Hawawy  photo Mohamed El Hawawy
 Mahmoud El-Sayed  photo Mahmoud El-Sayed
 Charbel Fadel  photo Charbel Fadel
 Khalid Hamed  photo Khalid Hamed
 Alastair Holland  photo Alastair Holland
 Monika Humphreys-Davies  photo Monika Humphreys-Davies
 Natalie Jensen  photo Natalie Jensen
 Paul Katsouris  photo Paul Katsouris
 Ruby Modare  photo Ruby Modare
 Ashraf Mohamed  photo Ashraf Mohamed
 Rabih Tabbara  photo Rabih Tabbara
 Rania Tadros  photo Rania Tadros
Number of lawyers : 500+
at this office : 18
Other offices : London
Other offices : Cardiff
Other offices : Hamburg
Other offices : Gibraltar
Other offices : Piraeus
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : Singapore