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Ince & Co

ALDGATE TOWER, 2 LEMAN STREET, LONDON, E1 8QN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7481 0010
Fax:
Fax 020 7481 4968
DX:
1070 LONDON CITY EC3
Web:
www.incelaw.com

Jeremy Biggs

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

Work Department

Shipping, International Trade & Commodities, Commercial Disputes

Career

Jeremy specialises in dispute resolution, with a particular focus on all aspects of shipping litigation, as well as international trade and general commercial disputes.

“HE IS COMMERCIALLY MINDED, BUT IF IT NEEDS TO BE FOUGHT, HE WILL”..."KNOWN AS A 'BRIGHT AND HARD-WORKING' ADVISER"  CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS UK 2016

Jeremy has experience of advising on, resolving and litigating numerous high value claims in these practice areas in Court and arbitration proceedings, both in London and abroad. 

“CLIENTS REPORT LONG AND PRODUCTIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH HIM, AND NOTE HIS EFFORTS TO RESOLVE MATTERS IN A PRAGMATIC WAY.”  CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS UK 2014

Jeremy is a key member of the firm’s Greece and Turkey teams having been closely involved in those market places for over ten years. He travels to Greece and Turkey several times a year on marketing trips, client visits, and cases.

Jeremy is named as a Super Lawyer for Shipping law by London Super Lawyers magazine, part of Thomson Reuters, for 2014.

“THE "IMPRESSIVE" JEREMY BIGGS IS AN "EXTREMELY ABLE LAWYER WHO IS BOTH TECHNICALLY GIFTED AND – VITALLY – QUICK TO GRASP THE UNDERLYING COMMERCIAL ISSUES," SAY SOURCES.”  CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS UK 2013

Shipping

Jeremy acts for a variety of shipping clients in a wide range of jurisdictions, including shipowners, charterers, operators, cargo Interests, shipbrokers, P&I Clubs and H&M Underwriters.

“WITH EXPERTISE SPANNING BOTH WET AND DRY SHIPPING, HE IS PRAISED FOR BLENDING TECHNICAL EXPERTISE WITH SMOOTH CLIENT SKILLS"CHAMBERS & PARTNERS UK 2011

Jeremy's wide-ranging expertise covers all aspects of dry and wet shipping encountered through the life of a vessel, from charterparty disputes to collisions, from shipbuilding to sale and purchase.  Jeremy regularly represents shipping clients in London arbitrations (LMAA, ICC, LCIA and ad-hoc arbitrations) and the English High Court, as well as in multi-jurisdictional disputes involving connected proceedings in different countries.

“STAND OUT FOR DRY SHIPPING.”  LEGAL 500 2010

Jeremy also advises clients on non-contentious issues in relation to the above areas, in particular advice and assistance with drafting of charterparty terms, shipbuilding contracts, sale and purchase, joint venture agreements, shipmanagement and shipbroking contracts, commission agreements, and pooling agreements.

 

International Trade

Jeremy acts for a number of commodity trading companies on all aspects of the sale and transportation of coal, steel, metals, soft commodities, crude oil, refined products and gas.  

“SOURCES NOTE THAT "HE UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS AND IS A TOUGH FIGHTER.”  CHAMBERS & PARTNERS 2015

He has dealt with numerous trade disputes including contamination, shortage and late delivery claims and has experience of handling international trade arbitrations.

 

Commercial Disputes

Jeremy's litigation practice extends to acting for a range of clients in relation to general commercial disputes, whether connected with the maritime/transportation business or otherwise.  

 

He has handled a variety of disputes in High Court and arbitration proceedings, including acting for private individuals, trading houses, distributers and joint venture partners.

 

Clients

Shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs, operators, cargo interests, shipbrokers, H&M Underwriters, commodity traders.

 

Recent Cases

  • Nisshin Shipping Co Ltd v Cleaves & Company Ltd [2003] APP.L.R. 11/07 – acted for successful charterparty brokers in the first ever case under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 for recovery of substantial brokerage commissions.
  • A Turtle Offshore SA v Superior Trading Inc (The A Turtle) [2008] EWHC 3034 (Admlty) – acted for Owners of the rig A Turtle in successfully defending claim for freight by tug owners, and involving ‘knock for knock’ provisions under the Towcon charter.
  • ENE Kos v. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (The Kos) [2012] UKSC 17 – acted for the successful Owners of The Kos in Court of Appeal decision on ability recover costs of providing security, and Supreme Court decision on entitlement to remuneration after termination of time charter.
  • Astipalaia vs Hanjin Shenzhen (The Astipalaia) [2014] EWHC 120 (Admlty) – acted for the successful Owners of The Astipalaia in recovery of substantial damages for loss of profits following collision.

Languages

French and Spanish


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Ince & Co is widely known for its shipping law expertise but its dispute resolution experience also covers litigation involving the insurance, construction, aviation and energy sectors, as well as employment, fraud and insolvency issues. Ben Ogden is recommended for commercial disputes, predominantly connected to the acquisition of businesses, and contentious insurance work. Jeremy Biggs specialises in dispute resolution, with a particular focus on all aspects of shipping litigation, as well as international trade and general commercial disputes.

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London: Transport

Shipping

Within: Leading individuals

Jeremy Biggs - Ince & Co

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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