David Baker joined Ince & Co as a partner in 2004 after 19 years with another law firm, working in London, Singapore and Greece.
Chambers & Partners 2012 said: ‘Group head David Baker is highly valued for his diligent and thoughtful approach, and his commercial viewpoint on transactions. He’s all about finding the right solution and solving things quickly.’
Chambers & Partners 2010 said that he is ‘not only thinking about the immediate instruction but also considering sensible alliances and partnerships in future transactions’.
Baker acts with a ‘high level of integrity’ and is ‘very knowledgeable, honest, meticulous, fair and full of tenacity and patience’, according to the Legal 500 2010.
He advises leading international banks and shipowners on ship finance transactions. He heads Ince’s Business and Finance Group.
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The Athena was a dispute about the meaning of the familiar NYPE off-hire clause (clause 15).
This paper by Harry Hirst, partner and master mariner at Ince & Co Hong Kong, examines the case against Captain Kulemesin on the narrow channel.