Attorney Steve Simms appointed to IBIA board
US-based attorney Steve Simms, a Principal of the international admiralty and maritime litigation firm Simms Showers LLP, has been appointed as a board member of IBIA. The appointment of Simms to the board brings representation in North America and valuable skills to the table.
A board vacancy opened up when Unni Einemo stepped down to join IBIA’s Secretariat in April. The board had to decide whether to leave her seat unfilled, or invite a candidate from the most recent elections to take it up for the remainder of her 3-year tenure.
Simms Showers has offices in Baltimore and Leesburg, Virginia, and it is one of the most active US firms working in the area of vessel arrest, maritime attachment, and related maritime remedies for creditors. The company has been particularly active in cases involving US bunker suppliers seeking to protect their interests in the aftermath of the OW Bunker collapse.
Simms has already put his knowledge of the OW Bunker legal proceedings and other matters to good use to support IBIA’s work.