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"Leading shipping firm Ince has a well-respected yachts practice, which draws on the firm's wider experience in the maritime industry. 'They have an excellent reputation'"  
Chambers HNW 2018


Ince & Co is a leading international law firm which has been providing specialist advise to the maritime industry for over 140 years. Our dedicated yacht and superyacht lawyers specialise in providing a full range of services to yacht owners, charterers, managers, lenders, insurers, brokers, designers and builders. We can advise you on everything from new building projects, the sale and purchase of new and second-hand yachts, financing and VAT/customs issues to crewing and chartering. With 13 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

“They are, without doubt, the premier maritime firm, but at the same time they are very client-oriented.”
Chambers & Partners


We are recognised as the “choice for clients across the globe” by Chambers and Partners.

London | Hamburg | Beijing | Cologne | Le Havre | Monaco | Marseille Paris | Piraeus | Dubai | Hong Kong | Shanghai | Singapore


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Contact:
Tel / Fax: +44 (0) 20 7481 0010  /  +44 (0) 20 7481 4968
Email Address: duncan.bateson@incelaw.com
Website: http://www.incelaw.com/en/ourpeople/duncan-bateson
Contact:
Tel / Fax: +377 93 25 85 80  /  +377 93 25 85 89
Email Address: andrew.charlier@incelaw.com
Website: http://www.incelaw.com/en/ourpeople/andrew-charlier
Contact:
Tel / Fax: +49 (0) 40 38 0860  /  +49 (0) 40 380 86 100
Email Address: julia.wiechell@incelaw.com
Website: http://www.incelaw.com/en/ourpeople/julia-wiechell
Contact:
Tel / Fax: +33 (0)1 53 76 91 00  /  +33 (0) 1 53 76 91 26
Email Address: vy-loan.huynh-olivieri@incelaw.com
Website: https://www.incelaw.com/en/ourpeople/vy-loan-huynh-olivieri

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Reverse-charging VAT on imports as an alternative to the French commercial exemp    
Thu, 29 Mar 2018
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Ince Co has just received official confirmation from the Central Office of the French customs authority confirming that the reverse-charge mechanism on import is available to commercial yachts. What does this mean? Non-EU flagged commercial vessels must be imported in order to be able to operate ...

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Yacht owners : Implementing Order for French social security decree    
Thu, 06 Apr 2017
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An Implementing Order of 28 March 2017 was published on 4 April 2017 in the Official Journal of the French Republic, setting out further details on the operation of the French Decree of 9 March 2017. The Implementing Order states that: • the amount of the deposit payable ...

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Brokers beware; protect your commission    
Thu, 11 Jun 2015
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http://incelaw.com/en/knowledge-bank/publications/brokers-beware-protect-your-commission Speed read Yacht brokers who invest time and money working towards a potential yacht sale expect to be rewarded for their efforts by receiving a commission when the deal completes. If the sale is not...

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What 'as is where is' really means in yacht sale contracts    
Thu, 11 Jun 2015
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http://incelaw.com/en/knowledge-bank/publications/what-as-is-where-is-really-means-in-yacht-sale-contracts Speed read The commercial understanding of the phrases “as is” or “as is where is” has always been that a buyer must take a yacht in the condition in which she is found at the t...

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A good claim can be invalidated by passing false information to the insurer    
Thu, 11 Jun 2015
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http://incelaw.com/en/knowledge-bank/publications/a-good-claim-can-be-invalidated-by-passing-false-information-to-the-insurer Speed read In a 2014 judgment of considerable significance ( Versloot Dredging BV v. HDI Gerling and others (DC Merwestone), the English Court of Appeal has ...

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Building a yacht in Germany: your choice of law may not be as simple as you t...    
Thu, 11 Jun 2015
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http://incelaw.com/en/knowledge-bank/publications/building-a-yacht-in-germany-your-choice-of-law-may-not-be-as-simple-as-you-think Speed read Newbuild contracts for yachts are often subject to English law, which is commonly chosen to govern cross-border commercial contracts. While Eng...

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Ince and Co in the News

ENIM releases guidelines on French social security legislation More Details

The update confirms a complete exemption for non-resident crew on yachts undergoing refits in France

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Reverse-charging as VAT alternative to French commercial exemption More Details

Ince Co receives confirmation from French customs authority that reverse-charging mechanism is applicable

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EC opens infringement procedures against Cyprus, Greece and Malta More Details

The European Commission has sent a letter to various legislators outlining how their approach to VAT is not in line with European Union law

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Update on French social security obligations More Details

The law may be modified to allow seafarers in France to choose their own social security regime

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Pregnancy on board superyachts More Details

What are the realities for female crew when they become pregnant while working on a superyacht?

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Superyachts and cyber insurance More Details

Superyachts and the business that work within the superyacht industry are becoming increasingly aware of the risk cybercrime poses, but has this been reflected in their insurance policies?

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From yacht manager to recruitment agent More Details

If a crewmember's employment is terminated, should the superyacht's management company find that crewmember their next job?

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Proving UK Jurisdiction More Details

For UK crew, it’s important to understand your rights and if you are covered by UK judicial law.

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Decree puts further pressure on employers in France More Details

The French government has published a decree that makes social security registration mandatory for crew working on non-French flagged vessels who reside in France

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Crewmembers seeking termination suits in France More Details

Superyacht owners are at risk of paying undue fees to crewmembers if they do not follow French termination procedures.

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The Insurance Act and superyacht warranties More Details

How has the Insurance Act 2015 changed the warranty landscape and what, if anything, can be done to account for these changes?

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Gibraltar expresses hope to remain in the EU More Details

While concerns circulate that 'Brexit' will have serious implications for those Red Ensign members within the EU, could the solution for Gibraltar be to opt to remain in the EU?

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