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Stephenson Harwood

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Andrew Rigden Green

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Stephenson Harwood

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Andrew is a specialist in marine and international trade matters, including shipbuilding and construction, installation and operation of offshore structures. He is an expert in arbitration, litigation and mediation and is the head of the marine and international trade team in Hong Kong.

Andrew has a wide range of experience in dry shipping and international trade and trade finance dispute resolution.

He has represented clients in the English and Hong Kong high courts and courts of appeal, in arbitrations in London and Hong Kong and has conducted numerous mediations. He is familiar with LMAA, ICC, HKIAC and GAFTA arbitrations.

Andrew has particular experience in jurisdiction disputes and in obtaining injunctions in support of litigation and arbitration.


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China: Shipping

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

The ‘responsive and knowledgeable’ shipping practice at Stephenson Harwood significantly bolstered its China practice through the establishment of an association with Wei Tu Law Firm in Guangzhou, while major developments in the firm’s Shanghai office included the hire of Vincent Xu from Ince & Co, and the strategic relocation of Evangeline Quek from Hong Kong. Ship finance is a particular strength of the team, where senior associate Janice Lee has an active practice. Andrew Rigden Green heads the marine and international trade team from Hong Kong. Associate Brian Yoo is also recommended.

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Hong Kong


Within: Shipping

The ‘responsive and knowledgeable’ team at Stephenson Harwood handles litigation and transactional work for an eclectic mix of clients including shipowners, P&I clubs and lessors. ‘Very knowledgeable and accessible’ team head Andrew Rigden Green is well versed at handling multi-jurisdictional disputes across the spectrum of issues including charterparty and bills of lading disputes. Rigden Green is regularly involved in difficult claims in North and West Africa and recently represented Michharry and Company Nigeria (a Nigerian provider of onshore and offshore marine vessels to the oil and gas industry) on the successful tracing and recovery of in excess of $300,000 it lost as a result of a sophisticated cyber fraud. Recently promoted partner Roy Chan handles a mix of litigation and transactional/commercial work including assisting on a wide range of joint venture shipping projects. The arrival of ‘very hardworking and capable’ senior associate Elizabeth Sloane in August 2016 from HFW bolsters the team’s offering, particularly on the wet side, as a result of her experience in numerous high-profile casualties, collisions and groundings in the Asia Pacific region.

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Hong Kong: Dispute resolution


Within: Litigation

Malcolm Kemp leads Stephenson Harwood’s group, which includes Jamie Stranger, Richard Wilmot, Ivan Ng and Andrew Rigden Green. Senior associate Ian Childs is also noted and focuses on civil litigation, regulatory matters and criminal matters. The team recently achieved a win for KBC Bank (formerly Antwerp Diamond Bank) against Brink’s Hong Kong regarding a mis-delivery of certain valuable diamonds. Stranger represented Tai Ping Carpets in a breach of trust claim against a former director of one the group’s subsidiaries. Raiffeisen Bank, Comapnia Sud Americana de Vapores and Michharry and Company Nigeria are also clients.

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Stephenson Harwood

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    The amount that pension schemes have to pay to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for the year 2006/07 may have increased by as much as five times the previous year's levy. Employers who ultimately bear the cost of many pension schemes will need to make plans now to ensure the levy payable for the year 2008/09 is kept to a minimum.
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