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Saudi Maritime Congress 2023
20 - 21 September 2023
Dhahran ExpoDammam

Khurram Ali
Partner Middle East at Ince & Co.


With over 15 years of experience, Khurram advises shipowners, charterers, terminal/port operators, logistics companies, P&I Clubs, traders, and various other local and international companies, as well as governmental bodies on a wide variety of disputes. These disputes encompass debt recovery, charterparty and COA disputes, including matters related to seaworthiness, off-hire, withdrawal from hire, safe port/berth, early redelivery, off-spec bunkers, ship arrests, general average, groundings, collisions/allisions, and cargo claims.

Prior to joining Ince & Co., Khurram was a part of another leading international law firm initially based in Dubai. He later moved to Riyadh to establish and lead their shipping practice in the Kingdom. His previous experiences also involve working for a major International P&I Club, where he provided advice to their Members, primarily Korean shipowners (with whom he maintains close ties), on all aspects of FD&D and P&I claims. Additionally, Khurram served as a part-time lecturer in law at the University of Westminster.

Khurram's clients benefit from his extensive experience in handling disputes within KSA, the High Court in London, courts in the UAE, as well as international arbitrations under the LMAA, ICC, and AAA rules. He has also advised clients on issues in other GCC jurisdictions, the USA, South Africa, and various other jurisdictions worldwide.

Apart from his contentious work, Khurram assists clients in drafting, amending, and reviewing sale and purchase agreements for offshore support vessels. He has also drafted bills of lading (both house and NVOCC) for major maritime companies, along with their general terms and conditions.

Khurram is a regular presenter of papers on Maritime Law at industry events and provides customized training to clients. He holds membership in the Bar Council and Law Society of England & Wales, as well as the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn. He was awarded the Sir Thomas More Bursary by Lincoln's Inn while studying for the Bar.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Session: International Outlook | Strategic Alignment of Maritime Industry in the KSA with the Global Market