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Ince & Co

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Will Marshall

Work +44 20 7481 0010
Ince & Co

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International Trade and Energy groups.


Will is a trade and energy specialist and acts for a number of the world's largest ship-owners/operators, trading houses and energy contractors. He provides commercial advice on the transportation, trade and production of oil, gas and other commodities. As well as litigating energy, commodities and shipping disputes, Will advises on the negotiation and drafting of commodities’ sale contracts, joint venture and profit sharing arrangements and various derivatives products. He led the Ince team that dealt with a number of high profile pieces of FFA litigation arising out of the crash in freight rates in 2008 which have resulted in some of the leading cases on the 1992 ISDA Master Agreement. Will is also a member of the firm's LNG and offshore projects teams and assists clients with the drafting, negotiation and resolution of disputes in relation to LNG, FPSO, FSRU, FLNG and offshore drilling projects along with associated contracts such as construction and shipbuilding agreements, joint ventures and operations and maintenance agreements.


Trained at Ince & Co; qualified 2000; partner 2007.


Bristol University (LLB); Bristol University (Dip LPC).

London: Finance

Commodities: physicals

Within: Leading individuals

Will Marshall - Ince & Co

Within: Commodities: physicals

At Ince & Co, '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, former legal counsel at Trafigura Nuno Frota, 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


Within: Shipping

Ince & Co¬†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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