Firm Profile > Ince > Cologne, Germany


Maritime and shipping Tier 1

Ince is the result of Ince & Co and Gordon Dadds’ merger in December 2018. The ‘broadly based’ maritime and shipping law team is considered to be ‘readily available’ and has ‘an appropriate view of the economic aspects of a case’. Under the leadership of Markus Eichhorst, who specialises in contentious work, and Jan Hungar, who has a good reputation in financing and transaction matters, the team comprehensively assists national and international shipowners, ship operators, banks and insurers under German and English law. In addition to advising on major damage cases, shipbuilding and charter contracts, the practice also focuses on court and arbitration proceedings. In addition, it is also increasingly involved in the offshore energy sector. Christian Reinert, Julia Wiechell and Götz Rahne joined the partnership. Eckehard Volz, Tim Schommer and Volker Lücke joined Clyde & Co LLP at the end of 2018.

Insurance litigation Tier 5

The opening of Ince’s Cologne office in 2016, its second German office alongside Hamburg, is now bearing fruit. The ‘very well-versed and solution-oriented’ team focuses on assisting liability insurers and reinsurers with coverage matters and on liability defence work. It also has expertise in product liability matters in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and food industries as well as energy sector-related property and technical insurance issues. The practice also acts as D&O monitoring counsel.