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Wang Jing & Co has longstanding expertise in the sector, having advised on a broad range of wet and dry shipping matters, including salvage claims and all aspects of shipbuilding. Its offices covers all the key port cities in China. Managing partner Jing Wang is praised as having ‘encyclopaedic knowledge of the relevant law’. Hongyu Wang is recommended for handling contentious matters, including disputes over ship collision, marine pollution and shipbuilding contract; Xiangyong Chen and Dihuang Song are also names to note.

Wintell & Co Law Firm has ‘one of the best teams in the country’. Its portfolio of recent work includes handling a compensation case following a ship collision, a shipbuilding contract dispute and a vessel financing. Its client roster includes insurance companies, P&I clubs, shipping companies, financial institutions and large cargo traders. Mervyn Chen heads the team, in which admiralty expert Longjie Chen and maritime insurance specialist Quanzhong Xu are recommended.

With a strong record in big-ticket mandates, Global Law Office acts for a broad range of shipping companies and banks on contentious and non-contentious matters. Practice head Yifeng Gao is representing Tianjin Guodian Shipping in a number of disputes with the shipowners before the China Maritime Arbitration Commission. Another highlight saw the team represent the respondent to a CIETAC arbitration claim arising from a series of ship equipment import contracts. Jingye Jiang is another key figure, who has experience in arbitration and litigation.

At Rolmax Law Office, founding partner Min Liu has experience in all aspects of shipping law, with particular expertise in charterparty and casualty claims, as well as the sale and purchase of vessels. The group is a popular choice for domestic shipowners and logistics companies.

Sloma & Co represents domestic and foreign clients, including logistics companies, charterparties, financial institutions and shipbuilders. Areas of expertise include ship financing and arbitration. Genrong Yu is recommended for high-profile contentious matters.

Dentons China handles a broad range of shipping work. Dengyong Tong’s track record includes successfully acting in litigation arising from a collision between two vessels, a case involving oil pollution, shipwreck removal, limitation of liability and fatal accident compensation. Henry Lee focuses on ship finance, as well as charterparty and cargo disputes.

Shanghai Kai-Rong Law Firm regularly acts for shipping companies in contentious matters. Founder Yulai Jin has experience in all phases of litigation and arbitration, as well as non-contentious matters. Yi Rao focuses on international trade and maritime law and has acted in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Zhong Lun Law Firm advises on the full spectrum of maritime transactions, as well as litigation and arbitration. Representative clients include The Swedish Club, PICC Property and Casualty Insurance, and TT Club. Chenbiao Li is the main contact.

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