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Tore Furnes has been appointed Managing Director in the establishment phase of Gard Marine & Energy Ltd - Escritório de Representação no Brasil Ltda.

Dimitris Giginis has joined Gard (Greece) as Claims Executive. Dimitris has a Master of Science degree in International Shipping and a Graduate Diploma from the University of Plymouth. He previously worked with Eletson Corporation as a Port Captain and served as a Master Mariner on board oil and chemical tankers.

Sarah Hamon Mathiopoulou has joined Gard (Greece) as Claims Executive. Sarah has an LLB and an LLM (Maîtrise en Droit Privé) from The University of Orleans and an LLM in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton. She previously worked with the London P&I Club in Greece.

Mikael Björklund has joined Gard as Claims Executive, Lawyer. Mikael has LLM degrees from Helsinki and Stockholm Universities and previously worked as Claims Handler, Lawyer with the Alandia Group.

Helge Stian Ødegaard has joined Gard as Claims Executive in the Marine Claims team. Helge Stian previously worked as Marine Technical Support Manager with Fugro Geoteam. Prior to that, he spent nine years working as Technical Superintendent and Fleet Manager with Wilhelmsen Ship Management. Helge also has 15 years' sea-going experience as Engineer and Chief Engineer.

Masamichi Yokoyama has joined Gard (Japan) as Claims Executive. Masamichi has a Law degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and previously worked as Claims Manager with the Japan P&I Club.

Jackie Stirling has joined Lingard Limited as Corporate Lawyer. Jackie has a Law degree from Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a Bermudian qualified Attorney and previously worked as Assistant Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Legal Advisor with Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited.