In a move that recognises the ambitions of international legal firm Ince & Co to grow its yacht and superyacht activities, Andrew Charlier, who heads up the company's yacht team, has been relocated from London to Monaco.

In a statement Ince says: “Andrew Charlier, global head of yachts and superyachts, has relocated to its Monaco office with immediate effect. Andrew’s relocation is part of the continued expansion and growth of Ince & Co’s yacht practice.”

The firm opened its Monaco office in 2011, providing legal advice to a wide range of local and international clients operating in this strategically important hub. Ince & Co is recognised as being a leading international yacht practice and its presence in Monaco is seen as being natural for the mass of yachting business undertaken in the principality.

Charlier has over 25 years’ experience, and he has a strong international reputation as a professional transactional lawyer specialising in yachts and superyachts, business aviation and general business and finance.

He commented: “I am very pleased to be relocating to our Monaco office where I have spent a considerable amount of time over the years. I know the local market well and this opportunity gives me the chance to work even more closely with existing and new clients and it will provide a strong platform for further growth of our global yacht practice.”

Ian Cranston, Monaco head of office for Ince & Co, says: ”I am delighted that Andrew is joining the Monaco office. His relocation is the latest example of the firm’s commitment to internationalise our business and focus on sectors of strategic importance to clients with interests in the region.”