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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:
www.incegd.com
Ince, Michael Volikas, London E1, ENGLAND

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Michael Volikas

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

Work Department

Maritime

Position

Joint Managing Partner

Career

Michael is the Joint Managing Partner of the firm's London office and a shipping lawyer specialising in resolving commercial disputes on behalf of those in the shipping sector, both in court and through arbitration.

Michael works on both wet and dry shipping cases, with a strong focus on dispute resolution. He has specialist expertise in charterparties and bills of lading; sale and purchase agreements; and shipbuilding and refund guarantees. He has acted in cases that have reached the House of Lords, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, as well as in the European Court of Human Rights.

Michael forms part of our international emergency response team and advises on shipping casualties, with particular expertise in pollution and oil leakage risks and issues centred on unsafe port claims.

Clients include: Shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs, Hull and Machinery Underwriters

Recent cases
- The Prestige: high profile casualty off the coast of Spain.
- The Kos: this Supreme Court case made a significant ruling on the rights of remuneration of the owners of a time-chartered ship after the ship has been lawfully withdrawn for non-payment of hire.
- Astipalaia collision with Hanjin Shenzhen: this judgment confirms that an owner can claim damages not just for the immediate loss of use of the vessel during the period of repairs but also for further knock-on effects to the vessel’s ability to return to normal trading.

Languages

English, Greek & Norwegian (conversational)

Education

Qualified in 1991.


London: Transport

Shipping

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Volikas - Ince

Within: Shipping

Despite several high-profile departures, the team at Ince 'still provides a Rolls-Royce service'. With 'experienced practitioners for wet and dry work', the team handles a full range of shipping instructions; it handles contentious and non-contentious work. The team is 'highly regarded' for its proficiency in casualty work and it also offers offshore, regulatory and yachts expertise. Global head of shipping Faz Peermohamed is an 'incredible lawyer with heaps of experience'. Ian Chetwood, Jeremy Biggs and Michael Volikas specialise in disputes; and shipping, trade and offshore specialist Will Marshall is 'very talented'. Christian Dwyer is global head of admiralty and casualty response and represented Great Eastern Shipping and North of England P&I Club in a high value legal proceedings in the UAE and London High Court after an LNG carrier, the Al Khattiya, collided with another tanker, the Jag Laadki, in the Gulf of Oman. Recently promoted partner Jonas Adolfsson handles wet and dry matters. Simon Spark has joined MFB.

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