Leading international maritime law firm Ince & Co has opened an office in Monaco. The firm has been granted a licence to practise English law as Ince & Co Monaco SARL in matters relating to shipping and energy in the Principality.

The office provides proximity to many of the firm’s key shipping, international trade, offshore energy and yachting clients, enabling Ince’s Monaco team to provide them with an unrivalled level of service.

Partner Ian Cranston, who has advised clients in the region for over 20 years, heads up the office. Ruth Monahan, an English qualified solicitor who trained with the firm in London, joins him.

“I look forward to strengthening our association with the Chamber of Shipping,” says Cranston. “I’m very pleased our Monaco office is up and running and that our clients are able to benefit from an enhanced level of service providing ‘on the doorstep’ advice.”