We are writing to you today with some exciting news, which we wanted to share with you first, as our valued clients and contacts. As of Monday, we are proud to say that the Ince Group has opened a new office in Limassol, Cyprus.
The office will be Ince’s first in the country, and sixth in Europe, with new colleagues and an opportunity to strengthen existing relationships – as well as build fresh ones.
As you may be aware, Cyprus is a key location in several jurisdictions, and the office will focus on maritime, including the full scope of shipping related matters, both commercial and disputes related, yachting transactions, as well as being well positioned to advise on private wealth, financial litigation and energy related matters.
More broadly, the new Cyprus office will naturally add to the Group’s world leading strengths in shipping and maritime, particularly in and around the Mediterranean, following the launch of Ince Gibraltar in Spring 2019. Through the opening of our new office, we will have increased access to local expertise in the area, as well as being able to strengthen our connections in the region.
The office will be headed by George Zambartas, who will lead a team of dually qualified English and Cypriot lawyers. Mr Zambartas has extensive experience in Commercial Law and Cypriot Corporate Law as well as shipping, ship financing, maritime claims and ship management. Notably, he has advised shipping companies in seeking finance from Western European banks as well as being the Special Agent in Cyprus – where he has been based for 21 years – for the Liberian Maritime Authority.
I am sure you will agree that this is an exciting new opportunity, and will ensure that you will continue to benefit from access to a global network of first class professionals, to support you finding solutions to your business challenges during this turbulent time.
If you would like an introduction to Mr Zambartas or a member of his team, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to facilitate.
If there is anything else we can do for you, please feel free to contact either of us, and we will respond swiftly.