ZESTAs announces strategic partnership with Ince

May 24, 2022

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Ince/ZESTAs partnership set to have a significant impact on accelerating true zero-emissions shipping ahead of 2030.

ZESTAs is proud to announce its strategic collaboration with Ince, a full-service law firm with one of the most respected and longstanding shipping practices internationally.

The global drive to reduce emissions has meant that the maritime sector is under increasing legal and regulatory scrutiny.

With Ince on board, ZESTAs has a world-leading partner to assist members in navigating an increasingly complex regulatory playing field and ensure meaningful compliance.

Ince is helping ZESTAs and its members navigate a pathway to meaningful compliance assuring that:

  1. the true spirit of the regulations is upheld; and
  2. tangible benefits to the environment are ensured.

The legislative environment is changing. Green technology is also evolving. As a result, the way in which parties contract with each other for the use of vessels must also change.

As Eric Eyo, Partner at Ince states:

The green energy transition presents an opportunity for true innovators to flourish in this space.  Their time is better spent driving innovation, rather than worrying about what contractual obligations may hinder them“.

Madadh MacLaine, Secretary-General of ZESTAs said of the new partnership:

“The shipping sector is in a period of rapid transition on all fronts: regulation, technology innovations, new fuels, new ownership models and operating profiles. All of these new

developments will require new and different types of contracts. It is essential that we see a rapid and smooth transition. The Ince partnership with ZESTAs  will not only facilitate our members in being prepared for these changes, but demonstrates that Ince is on the  forward foot as these changes start coming through.”

 About ZESTAs:

Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association (ZESTAs) is an international trade association.

ZESTAs’ purpose is to promote rapid and large-scale uptake of Zero Emissions Ship Technology (ZEST). Zero Emissions means zero GHG emissions at point of use on the  vessel, with minimal upstream impacts. The association represents ZEST internationally at both industry and regulatory levels.

About Ince:

The Ince Group is a dynamic international legal and professional services business with offices in nine countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With over 700 people, the Ince Group delivers legal advice, strategic guidance and business solutions to clients ranging from the world’s oldest and biggest businesses operating across numerous industries to ultra-high net worth individuals. Through its entrepreneurial culture and “one firm” approach, the business offers its clients over 150 years of experience, insight and relationships. The Group is driven by a unique team of passionate people whose broad expertise and deep sector specialisms provide their clients with solutions to all their complex legal and strategic needs.

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