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Duncan Bateson

International law firm Ince & Co has strengthened its superyacht team with the recruitment of Duncan Bateson and Siobhan Silk.

Bateson is a senior lawyer with over 25 years of experience advising on superyacht and commercial shipping matters, with a particular focus on superyacht sale and purchase, new building contracts and finance. Bateson joined Ince & Co’s London office as partner on 14 December 2015 and will be joined by Silk, an experienced associate who also specialises in superyacht transactional work.

Bateson undertakes large yacht and commercial shipping work advising private and commercial owners, banks and others on the full range of work including sale and purchase, finance, new-buildings, charters, insurance, registration, management and joint ventures with related dispute resolution.

Silk has six years of experience advising high net worth individuals on the sale, purchase and new build of yachts, superyachts and commercial vessels.

Jan Heuvels, Ince & Co’s International Senior Partner, comments, “The recruitment of Duncan and Siobhan demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our clients in the shipping industry. It also provides further evidence of the progress that we are making in building our transactional capability across our chosen sectors, which is a key strategic objective of our firm.”