Gordon Dadds acquires Ince & Co

Two London-based law firms Gordon Dadds and Ince & Co International are set to merge, after Gordon Dadds agreed to acquire the international network of Ince & Co and its affiliated entities for £34m.

The merged entity, which will be the UK’s largest listed law firm by revenue, will become a new global legal business trading under a new name of Ince Gordon Dadds LLP.

“Ince is a highly successful and well-respected business with an iconic brand and I will be delighted to welcome our new colleagues to the group. The merger will build upon the complementary strengths of the two firms in terms of industry expertise and range of services. Our management model will also allow Ince’s partners and fee earners to focus even more on providing market leading legal advice to a stellar client base,” said Adrian Biles, managing partner & CEO of Gordon Dadds. Biles will lead the new enlarged firm.

“This merger is good news as it enables us to extend our client offering and invest further in our people who provide the highest quality advice and service to clients in our chosen sectors and geographies,” commented Peter Rogan, chairman of Ince.

Ince & Co mainly focues on four core sectors – transport, trade, energy & infrastructure and insurance and operating from offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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