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’s Shanghai representative office fields highly experienced Chinese, Norwegian and English lawyers. Able to leverage its Norwegian roots, a substantial amount of the work conducted from Shanghai involves oil and gas and offshore-related shipping matters, including corporate, commercial, and distressed and restructuring work. Ronin Zong has longstanding experience in dry shipping matters and the recently promoted partner Chelsea Chen specialises in the construction, purchase and sale, and financing (including financial leasing) of commercial ships and offshore units. Yafeng Sun and Claire Jiang are further names to note.
Other key lawyers:
China State Shipbuilding Corporation
COSCO Shipyard Group Co
China Merchants Holdings Co
Fujian Shipbuilding Industry Group Company
CMB Financial Leasing Co
ICBC Financial Leasing Co
Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co
Taiping & Sinopec Financial Leasing Co
China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co
Zakher Marine International
Norwegian Hull Club
Skuld P&I Club
North of England P&I
- Acting for CMB Financial Leasing on the novation of sale and leaseback arrangements involving seven dry bulk vessels.
- Assisting CNOOC CETS with its old FPSOs’ scrapping and recycling deals.
- Advising Gard AS, the hull and machinery insurer of 272-meter-long tanker ‘A Symphony’, on various matters following the latter’s collision accident.
Gaute Gjelsten; Øyvind Axe
‘Christian James-Olsen. Excellent on details and providing usable advice.’
‘The employees are knowledgeable and their advice is specific to our firm’s challenges. They are also able to attain new knowledge when appropriate. Communication with the main contact, as well as other on case to case basis, is always prompt and followed up as agreed. Strategic advice on specific cases is reliable. The people we collaborate with know our firm, what we do and how we work.’
‘The Wikborg Rein team provides everything you need – legal opinions, quality reviews, and strategic advice – always swiftly and with high quality.’
‘Morten Valen Eide is excellent in communication and strategy. His negotiation skills along with his knowledge of international business makes him a strong asset in negotiations.’
‘Incredible knowledge of the industry.’
Beerenberg Services AS
Fitjar Mekaniske Verksted AS
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier
Ulstein Verft AS
- Advising ASKO AS on the construction, purchase, delivery and domestic operation of two electric autonomous ferries.
- Assisting infrastructure group Fjord 1 ASA with its fleet renewal programme, involving multiple newbuilds from various yards in Europe.
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|