Joe O’Keeffe

Partner, Stephenson Harwood

Joe is a Partner in the international law firm of Ince & Co, where he assumed his current position in 2000. He has worked in Ince’s offices in Asia and is now based in London.

Joe’s focus is insurance-based, where he is primarily focused on advising insurers in relation to coverage issues and disputed claims arising in the marine and energy sectors. His extensive experience in marine insurance spans hull & machinery, builders’ risk, P&I, cargo, loss of hire and marine liabilities. Joe has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of dry shipping, including drafting and reviewing charterparties, and in resolving the full range of disputes that can arise under charterparties, COAs and contracts of carriage.

Joe also has a specialist international trade practice, and has particular expertise in fossil fuels and solid biofuels. He handles both non-contentious and contentious matters arising under sale and supply contracts