Ian’s core practice focuses on dry shipping, international trade, ship-building and off-shore oil & gas disputes. He also has significant non-contentious experience, in particular in relation to ship-building and off-shore construction contracts.
Prior to re-joining Ince & Co Ian (pictured) was a partner in the Singapore office of YKVN, a leading Vietnamese law firm, where he led the English law shipping and international trade practice. His experience also includes working at DLA Piper, and K&L Gates, where he was made partner in 2012. Ian was also the Managing Director of the Singapore office of Nordisk, the mutual freight, demurrage and defence (FD&D) Club.
Ince & Co opened its office in Monaco in August 2011. The rapidly growing team provides English law advice, with a particular focus on shipping, yachting, offshore energy, international trade and aviation. The majority of the office’s clients are based in Monaco, Italy, France, Switzerland, Greece, the Mediterranean, Turkey and West Africa.
Since opening, the Monaco office has more than doubled in size. In January 2015, Ince & Co announced that its Monaco office was relocating to new premises within the Gildo Pastor Centre to accommodate this growth.
Ian Cranston, Managing Partner of Ince & Co’s Monaco office, said: “I worked closely with Ian on a number of high-profile cases before he left us for pastures new in 2005. I’m very pleased to welcome him back. Ian is a first rate operator and a great addition to our team. He has strong business development and legal skills and his ability to work well within a tight-knit team will be of major benefit to us and our clients. I am also delighted to announce that, in recognition of Marco Crusafio’s commitment and dedication to the Monaco office, we have promoted him to the position of co-Gérant of the Monaco SARL with immediate effect.”
Jan Heuvels, International Senior Partner of Ince & Co, added: “Ian’s recruitment and Marco’s promotion are recent examples of the investment that we continue to make in legal talent in our core sectors of Transport, Trade, Energy & Infrastructure and Insurance. Shipping remains a key element of our firm’s Transport Sector Group and since the start of 2017 we have also opened in Marseille, with the recruitment of Laurianne Ribes and Fabien D’Haussy, and have hired Thomas Schwenke and his team in Hamburg."