International law firm Ince & Co is pleased to announce the partner recruitment of Spencer Gold in its London office. Spencer joins Ince & Co today and specialises in cross-border debt financings in the shipping, energy, commodity and mining sectors.
Spencer spent the last five years at Holman Fenwick Willan where he was a senior associate. He works for banks, financial institutions, trading houses, ship owners, oil majors and mining companies. Spencer advises on structures, term sheets, loan and security documents and sale and purchase arrangements. He also drafts complex bespoke pro forma repo documentation for trade finance deals. Prior to his time at HFW, Spencer was at Norton Rose for nine years working on cross-border financings of ships, containers, aircraft and general equipment. He has also spent time on secondment on two separate occasions at The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Commercial Cards and Structured Lending teams.
, Ince & Co’s Global Head of Ship Finance, commented:
“We have identified the growth of our transactional capability in our core sectors as a key strategic priority. By doing so we will complement our leading contentious offering, which will enable us to target more work from existing and potential clients. Spencer’s experience of advising on cross-border debt financings in our core sectors will be a major benefit in this regard. His recruitment means that since June 2015 we have appointed a total of 20 new partners, 14 of whom specialise in advising clients on transactions.”
In July this year Ince & Co’s London and Piraeus offices advised Danaos Corporation on Hyundai Merchant Marine’s US$2.1 billion restructuring. The firm previously acted for the shipowners, including Danaos, on the ZIM restructuring in July 2014. The deal which was awarded Restructuring Deal of the Year 2014 at the M&A Advisor 2014 Dealmakers’ Awards.