Wikborg Rein > Shanghai, China > Firm Profile
Wikborg Rein Offices
HONG KONG NEW WORLD TOWER, SUITE 1902
NO 300 HUAI HAI MIDDLE ROAD
Wikborg Rein > The Legal 500 RankingsWikborg Rein has had a presence in China since 2002 and the firm has become a trusted partner to some of the largest players in the Chinese shipping market, including COSCO Heavy Industry shipyard and the China Merchant Industry Holding Company, as well as several international P&I clubs and offshore engineering firms. The team is also particularly notable for its offshore renewable energy expertise. The practice is headed jointly by international arbitration and litigation specialist Ronin Zong, transactional and compliance matters expert Yafeng Sun, and the offshore energy projects-focused Chelsea Chen. Claire Jiang, who regularly advises insurers and shipowners on contentious matters, is a further name to note.
Ronin Zong; Chelsea Chen; Yafeng Sun
Other key lawyers:
‘They have a good experience on maritime accidents in China, and good communication with the relevant authority which is useful to resolve the matter if the authority is involved. ’
‘Yafeng Sun is the one of the most experienced shipping lawyers in China.’
‘Yafeng Sun always informs of the important points in casualty cases with which the ship owners and insurers should be concerned.’
‘Strong confidence and professionalism, always leads client in the right direction and makes the right decision.’
China State Shipbuilding Corporation and subsidiary yards
COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd. and subsidiary yards
China Merchants Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. and subsidiary yards
China National Offshore Oil Corp (“CNOOC”) and subsidiaries
ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.
CMB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.
Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.
Norwegian Hull Club
Skuld P&I Club
- Advising CNOOC on its investment, joint venture, newbuilding and chartering with NYK and CMES LNG for another (Stage II) six newbuild LNG carriers.
- Advising and assisting Japan P&I and its members on a ship sinking accident at Taiwan Strait.
- Advising a state-owned shipyard on its offshore vessel conversion contract in HKIAC and leading the enforcement of the award in various jurisdictions including China, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as representing the shipyard in related arbitration.
Wikborg Rein > Firm Profile
Shanghai is an international business and trading hub, the financial centre of mainland China and the preferred choice of location for most international businesses who wish to establish a presence in China.
Wikborg Rein’s office in Shanghai (established in 2002) has Chinese, Norwegian and English lawyers practicing in areas covering all of China.
We primarily assist within the legal areas of maritime law, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), company law, contract and construction law, financing and leasing, tax, compliance, anti-corruption, privacy and data protection, information security, intellectual property rights, IT law, labour law, dispute resolution and international trade issues.
Our client base consists of global leaders within shipping, marine insurance, offshore, oil and gas, renewables, technology and innovation, fisheries and aquaculture, as well as sourcing, manufacturing, retail, finance leasing, banking and finance.
Our clients typically inquire on establishment and regulatory issues, audits, and legal advice required by Chinese subsidiaries of international companies, such as compliance and crisis management, participation in negotiations, as well as dispute resolution in or related to China.
In addition, we assist Chinese clients within China on outbound investment and financing matters independent on Nordic links – in English or Norwegian law.
|Energy and petroleum
|Litigation and dispute resolution
|Maritime, offshore and transport
|Foreign direct investment
|Power and utilities
|Mr Bard Breda Bjerken
|Bård is dual qualified as a Norwegian lawyer and a Solicitor of…
|Ms Chelsea Chen
|Chelsea’s main area of practice lies within the maritime, shipping and offshore,…
|Ms Claire Jiang
|Claire specialises in both contentious and non-contentious shipping and offshore matters. Claire…
|Univ Prof Dr Ronin Zong
|Ronin is the Managing Partner in Shanghai and has a broad range…
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 252 at this office : 11
LanguagesEnglish German Mandarin the Scandinavian languages Spanish
OtherContacts : Therese Trulsen Contacts : Ronin Zong Contacts : Yafeng Sun Other offices : Bergen Other offices : London Other offices : Oslo Other offices : Singapore
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