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Marine firm Ince & Co is to move into the domestic Singaporean market through an alliance with local firm Incisive Law.
The firm said the launch of Ince Law Alliance would see it offering both Singaporean and English legal advice and representing clients in both the Singapore Courts and in domestic and international arbitrations.
Ince Singapore managing partner Richard Lovell said: “Through this new alliance with Incisive Law, we’re meeting a long-standing need of our clients for English and Singapore law advice and representation under the same roof.”
The alliance will be led by partner Bill Ricquier, who specialises in non-contentious maritime and energy matters, along with partner Mohan Subbaraman.
Ince senior partner James Wilson said the move was part of a wider strategy to “offer a capability to advise not only on English law, but also on local law in those jurisdictions where this is permitted through alliances or otherwise”.
The firm opened in Singapore in 1992 with a two-man office focusing on shipping work. The offshore office has since grown to 20 lawyers offering international advice.