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Headquartered in Shanghai, Wintell & Co Law Firm has a strong presence in handling wet and dry claims. Mervyn Chen specialises in bills of lading, marine insurance, collision, pollution, shipbuilding, ship sale and purchase, while James Hu handles various complex and major disputes. In two recent highlights, Chen represented an SOE in a warehouse contract dispute and Hu is handling a damage claim relating to a major pipeline damage.

Global Law Office handles a variety of contentious and non-contentious shipping matters. The practice advises Chinese, international commercial and investment banks as well as shipowners, including Tianjin Guodian Shipping, Jiangyin China Investment and Fujian Guohang Ocean Shipping. Within the four-partner team, Yifeng Gao and Jingye Jiang handle high profile shipping litigation and arbitration, and both sit as arbitrators in various courts. 2017 saw the team handle a contract dispute between a forwarding company and an energy firm, and represent a Chinese shipping company in an arbitration at the China Maritime Arbitration Commission pertaining to a termination of a contract and the subsequent claim for damages.

King & Wood Mallesons handles complex and large-scale disputes and big-ticket transactions in the shipping sector. The team focuses on shipping and trading disputes, liquidation of shipping companies, ship financing mandates, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration award. Key contacts include Edward Ma, who has experience in all areas of shipping law including admiralty, wet and dry maritime, and Liu Xiaowen, who has particular expertise in representing domestic and foreign clients in contractual and maritime disputes including ship collisions and environmental pollution claims. Recent instructions saw the team defend a Chinese company in a high-value damages claim associated with an oil spill.

Sloma & Co is particularly recommended for its contentious capabilities, where it represents clients in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Clients include shipping companies, insurance firms and P&I clubs. Shipbuilding and ship finance mandates also feature in its recent instructions. Genrong Yu and Henry Lee are the key names to note.

Wang Jing & Co was founded by Wang Jing who is a shipping and insurance law specialist with over 30 years experience in the field, and is widely recognised as a leader in maritime and admiralty matters. The team has extensive experience representing clients following collisions, while the dry shipping practice is equally renowned for advising on the full range of shipbuilding and ship finance work. Xiangyong Chen is also a name to note, and splits his time between Guangzhou and Shanghai.

AllBright Law Offices¬†counts the world largest shipping container company, Maersk Line, and a major Chinese logistic firm, China Ocean Shipping, among its list of key clients. The team handles litigation in maritime, higher and supreme people‚Äôs courts in China, and assists companies across the transportation, insurance and financial services sectors with corporate and finance transactions in the shipping sector.¬†Cao Fang¬†‚Äėunderstands clients' requirement‚Äô and jointly heads the team with¬†Li Malin. Recent highlights include representing Nanjing Gao Peng Transport in a high profile ship collision dispute.

Dentons China handles a steady stream of acquisitions, disposals and marine insurance matters, ship registration, as well as collision and cargo claims. Ningbo-based Dengyong Tong acts for Chinese and international shipowners, P&I clubs and logistics companies.

Rolmax Law Office's recent caseload features administrative litigation and arbitration relating to collisions, personal injury and marine insurance, as well as shipping finance transactions. Highly regarded managing partner Lu Min has particular experience in maritime disputes.

Shanghai Kai-Rong Law Firm's client roster features shipping and international forwarding firms, shipbuilders, ship repairer and storage companies. The team handles shipping disputes relating to the carriage of goods by sea, forwarding business, shipping agency, charter party, ship construction, repair as well as collision, salvage and towage. Jin Yu-Lai is recommended.

Zhong Lun Law Firm's expertise lies in maritime disputes, including collisions, damage, pollution and personal injury, as well as commercial mandates such as the sale and purchase of ships, shipping finance and insurance. The team recently defended Cosco Shipping Container Lines in an insurance indemnity claim and acted for shipowners in several personal injury cases. Other clients include Hansa Meyer Global, Hapag-Lloyd AG and Sinotrans (HK) Logistics. Key names to note include Chenbiao Li, who is experienced in maritime disputes and shipping finance transactions, and senior associate Jun Fei, who focuses on P&I matters and maritime litigation.

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