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Press releases, news items and e-bulletins from The MECO Group.

Charlie Barnes – TRANSMARINE

After 18 years with The MECO Group, as the Transmarine Class Underwriter, Charlie Barnes has decided that the time has come to move on.   We are grateful to Charlie for what he has achieved during his time with the Group and we wish him well on his journey....

Claims Executive – Dubai Office

  The MECO Group is looking for an experienced maritime lawyer to work in their Dubai hub predominantly focusing on Charterers P&I Club claims matters.   The terms of reference for the position can be accessed by following the link below.   Terms of...

MECO SHANGHAI

19th October 2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of our Shanghai office. The last decade has been quite a journey. We had a big party planned in Shanghai, but as I write much of Europe is re-considering further lockdowns and overseas travel is becoming an ever more distant memory.

Congratulations to Cave & Co.

We were delighted to note this morning that Cave & Co., one of our longest standing commercial correspondents are celebrating its 50th anniversary of their foundation in the P&I industry.   We extend our heartiest congratulations to the Cave family and...

Shanghai Office Reopens 8 April 2020

  Good news from China. Team Shanghai returned to the office on 8 April. Danni, Mengzhen and Wei opened the office for the first time since late January as Shanghai slowly returns to a more normal environment. Ashley and Baiqui continue to work from home for the...

The MECO Group sets up new regulated entity in Dubai’s DIFC

The MECO Group is pleased to announce the launch of The MECO Group (DIFC) Ltd (“The MECO Group DIFC”), based in the Dubai International Finance Centre (‘DIFC’). On 16th March 2020 The MECO Group DIFC, was licensed by the Dubai Financial Services Authority to carry out...

Status of MECO Offices

  A brief update from MECO.   Our Shanghai office has been closed since January with all staff working from home. It looks likely that we will be able to reopen the office from early April and we will provide further updates when this occurs.   Our...

MECO London Monday 16 March

On Monday 16 March, the MECO London office will be closed and all staff will be working from home. This is to test the resilience of our systems and to ensure that our remote working practices work without interruption, given current Covid 19 issues. We fully expect...

A Day in China – February 2020

With all the coverage of the position in China our team in Shanghai have shared an insite into day to day life. We would like to share with you how we are coping day to day and showing how the government is attempting to minimize the spread and trying to eliminate the...

Mark Kmelisch – Claims Executive

We are pleased to welcome Mark Kmelisch to the team as a Claims Executive. Mark is a qualified South African lawyer and prior to joining MECO worked in practice in South Africa, for another P&I facility in Europe and most recently as Risk Manager at a Shipowner in...

International forum on Maritime Arbitration

On 18 September Carlos Vazquez participated in an international forum on Maritime Arbitration where he offered an insight into London arbitration under the Arbitration Act 1996 and the current LMAA Terms. The rest of the panel was formed of specialists from other...