Ince establishes Gibralter maritime practice

Firm expands service offering and appoints Hassans partner to setup the Ince Gibraltar shipping practice.


Ince Gibraltar has announced the appointment of Anne Rose as its first partner in their shipping practice. Ms Rose will join as a Partner and will work alongside Dr Jan Hungar, managing partner of Ince Germany and a director of Ince Gibraltar, to head Ince Gibraltar´s shipping team and to develop Ince Gibraltar’s shipping services offer as well with Peter Howitt, managing partner of Ince Gibraltar.

Logical move

Given Gibraltar’s position as an important hub for maritime financial services and shipping, Ince says it is only logical to support its clients and the maritime industry in that region with a strong shipping team supported by a large network covering litigation as well as transactional work. The collaboration between the offices will enable clients to receive the same industry leading service regardless of where they are in the world, in line with Ince’s ambition to offer a truly global shipping practice. Ince Gibraltar has been operational since April 2019 when The Ince Group plc completed an acquisition of Rampart Corporate Advisors Limited. Ince Gibraltar offers a wide range of corporate services in addition to this new shipping specialty. Ms Rose is an experienced lawyer who specialises in civil and commercial litigation with a specialisation in shipping and maritime law. She has extensive experience in handling shipping litigation including high-profile ship arrests.

Rich heritage

Ms Rose joins Ince Gibraltar from Hassans where she served as partner since 2017, playing a crucial role in the development of the firm’s shipping practice. Outside of her practice, she  teaches the maritime law module at the University of Gibraltar for the professional certificate of competence in Gibraltar law. Dr Hungar has been with Ince for over 15 years and advises on matters relating to the shipping industry, including commercial vessels, yachts, containers, port facilities, port and ship equipment, oil rigs and off-shore equipment. Commenting on the appointment, Adrian Biles, chief executive of Ince said “As a firm we have a rich heritage in shipping and I am thrilled that we are able to expand our service offering by appointing a partner in Gibraltar to develop the shipping practice in Gibraltar, which is the most recently established Ince office.”

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