International Law Firm Recognises LLM Student’s Achievements

Ince logoThe renowned international law firm Ince & Co that has offices in most of the major shipping countries of the world hosted a prize giving ceremony on 23rd June 2015 at their London offices for Mr Georgios Charalampidis the winner of the annual Ince & Co prize for the Swansea student that has achieved the best marks in Part I of the LLM course.

George hails from Greece and enrolled on the Swansea LLM programme in Maritime Law after completing his undergraduate law degree at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. George achieved a distinction in all of the four modules that he studied at Swansea, namely, Admiralty Law, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air, Charterparties:law and Practice and Marine Insurance and received congratulations and a cheque in the sum of £1,000 from Jan Heuvels, Ince & Co’s International Senior Partner. The event was attended by Ince & Co partners and associates, Swansea tutors and members of George’s family and friends.

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Mr Charalampidis receiving his award from Mr Jan Heuvels, Ince & Co. International Senior Partner

Speaking at the event, Professor Richard Williams who is a former senior partner at the firm, said:

“Many congratulations to Georgios for an outstanding achievement. The Swansea LLM programme is very grateful to Ince & Co. for continuing to make such a worthwhile prize available to our students. Ince & Co has been a stalwart and much valued supporter of the Swansea LLM programme in many ways for many years.  This is not surprising since there is a happy synergy of aims and ambition between the two organisations, namely the desire to teach and practise the law relating to international trade, carriage and insurance, and the appreciation that this should be done both with intellectual rigour and in a manner that meets the commercial needs of the market place. I strongly believe that such co-operation has been of mutual benefit to both organisations and I look forward to many more years of similar continued co-operation.”

Leading Commercial Law Firm Shows Its Admiration for Swansea LLM Degrees

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Recognising the quality of Swansea LLM students, the Firm has recently introduced three awards: the Holman Fenwick Willan Prize for the best student performance in Carriage of Goods by Land, Sea and Air (awarded to Mr Jack Lavalett in 2015); the Holman Fenwick Willan Prize for best student performance in Admiralty Law (awarded to Mr Sebastian Trigub in 2015); and the Holman Fenwick Willan Prize for best student performance in Oil and Gas Law (awarded to Ms Ayodele Ikhaghe in 2015).

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 Richard Neylon (Partner, HFW) and Professors Soyer and Williams with Mr Sebastian Trigub, Ms Ayodele Ikhaghe and Mr Jack Lavalette‌ 

 Speaking at the Award Ceremony which was held at the London headquarters of the firm on 23 June, Richard Neylon, HFW Partner, said: "We are extremely proud to support the future generation of shipping and trade lawyers through these awards. We have strong ties with Swansea and hold the LLM degrees they offer in highest esteem. I am happy to confirm that Holman Fenwick Willan will continue to sponsor these awards for the 2015-16 academic year"