UK: Ince & Co Announces two new Partners in Hamburg
Last Updated: 21 January 2011

International law firm Ince & Co announced the promotion of Georg Lehmann and Tim Schommer to the partnership. The promotions are in the firm’s Hamburg office and took effect from 1 January 2011, increasing the number of partners in the firm to 88, with seven in Hamburg.

Both Georg and Tim have been with Ince Hamburg since qualifying as German Rechtsanwalt and each advise on both contentious and non-contentious matters in the areas of shipping, finance, corporate and insurance. Their expertise includes:

Georg Lehmann advises German and international banks on a range of ship finance matters. He also advises on corporate law matters particularly in relation to the structuring of closed-end funds. In addition, Georg advises on the acquisition and sale of new buildings and second hand tonnage.

Tim Schommer – advises on shipbuilding, ship repair, yachting and trade disputes and on a range of both contentious and non-contentious insurance matters.

Ince & Co’s Hamburg managing partner, Jan Heuvels, commented: "We are delighted to announce the promotion of Georg and Tim to the partnership. Their capabilities enable us to enhance the services we offer in Hamburg to both our domestic and international clients. Georg and Tim each work closely with many of our clients, who I am sure will be congratulating them on their promotion."

Ince & Co senior partner, James Wilson, commented: "We are very pleased to make this double partner promotion in Hamburg. Both Georg and Tim demonstrate the high level of legal expertise, commitment and industry knowledge that our clients expect from Ince & Co. As partners, Tim and Georg will be meeting the growing needs of our clients not only in Germany but internationally. Their promotions reflect Ince & Co’s continuing commitment to the firm’s key areas of business."

For further information please contact:

Jane Biddell, Director of Marketing, Ince & Co London, tel: +44 (0)20 7481 0010, email:

Sarah Nyberg, Marketing Operations Manager, Ince & Co London, tel: +44 (0)20 7481 0010, email:

Notes to Editors

Ince & Co is an international law firm with 88 partners. Ince has offices in Hamburg, Dubai, Hong Kong, Le Havre, London, Paris, Piraeus, Shanghai and Singapore. The firm’s lawyers practise English, French, German, Greek, Hong Kong and PRC law and advise on Singaporean law in arbitrations.

Lawyers in the firm advise in seven core business areas: Aviation; Business & Finance; Commercial Disputes; Energy & Offshore; Insurance & Reinsurance; International Trade and Shipping. Teams regularly use knowledge of one sector to advise clients in another.

Ince Hamburg has over 20 lawyers advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters across the firm's core business areas. Ince Hamburg has both qualified German Rechtsanwälte along with English lawyers providing advice to both domestic clients and international clients. Ince is the only international shipping law firm in Germany to be practicing both English and German law.

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