Duncan Bateson and Siobhan Silk joining Ince & Co


Andrew Charlier, head of yachts and superyachts, Ince & Co

Duncan Bateson and Siobhan Silk are joining law firm Ince & Co in London.

“We are delighted to welcome Duncan and Siobhan to the firm. Their arrival in London builds on our established superyacht transactional capability in the UK, France and Germany,” says Andrew Charlier, global head of yachts and superyachts at Ince & Co (pictured). “Duncan’s excellent market reputation and track-record will be of significant interest to our superyacht clients looking for specialist transactional advice from an experienced London-based yacht team.”

Bateson, who joins as partner has advised on superyacht transactions for more than 25 years. He specializes in superyacht sales and purchases, new building contracts and finance. Bateson is joining from law firm TLT where he was head of marine. His clients include owners, banks and others.

Silk, who is a senior associate, has specialized in superyachts and shipping for six years. She joins from Hill Dickinson.

“The recruitment of Duncan and Siobhan demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our clients in the shipping industry,” said Jan Heuvels, international senior partner at Ince & Co. “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.”