Firm Profile > Ince > Beijing, China

BEIJING 100025

Shipping: foreign firms Tier 1

Ince's shipping team is led by Paul Ho in Shanghai and Beijing-based Wai Yue Loh. The group covers dry shipping, admiralty, marine insurance, ship finance, corporate matters, as well as other aspects of maritime law with an international angle, including international sanctions, cyber security, regulatory and compliance issues. Also noteworthy in Shanghai are Shirley Li who advises on charterparties, carriage of goods by sea, collision, pollution, shipbuilding and ship sale and purchase; Eileen Tang who has considerable experience in shipbuilding matters, performance and refund guarantees, and the financing of projects; and managing associate Zeldar Wang.

Practice head(s):

Paul Ho; Wai Yue Loh

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is professional, efficient, diligent and has abudant social resources.’

Key clients

China Merchants Industry Holding

Dispute resolution: foreign firms Tier 6

Led by Beijing office head Wai Yue LohInce focuses almost exclusively on international arbitration; the team is widely respected for its shipping law credentials, but also advises on commercial disputes involving international trade, commodities and corporate joint ventures. The team lost Nicholas Lum to Clyde & Co LLP in October 2019.

Practice head(s):

Wai Yue Loh


The team focuses on solving problems effectively under the premise of cost control.’

One firm, in any case

With a heritage reaching back 150 years, Ince is a dynamic international legal and professional services firm, with offices in seven countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With over 500 people, including over 100 partners worldwide, Ince provides legal advice and strategic guidance to clients ranging from the world’s oldest and biggest businesses operating across numerous industries to ultra-high net worth individuals.

Ince China

The majority of our lawyers are native to China or have resided in the region for many years. The team includes lawyers trained in PRC law as well as those qualified to practice English, US, Singapore and Hong Kong law and is headed up by highly renowned senior partner, Paul Ho. The Shanghai office is particularly well known for its work in business and finance, dispute resolution, insurance, aviation, shipping and international trade.

Fluent in Mandarin and other Chinese dialects , we are well skilled in the reconciliation of Western and Chinese legal concepts and the preparation of dual language documentation required for legal transactions.

The team’s years of experience in China have produced a rich accumulation of contacts in government and legal circles throughout the country, which can be tapped to meet the needs of our clients’ business activities. The team also maintains close working relationships with local law firms throughout China.

Ince Facts

Over 500 lawyers and business services professionals, including over 100 partners.

Ince has 14 offices in 7 countries:

  • UK: London, Cardiff & Aberdeen
  • Germany: Hamburg
  • Greece: Piraeus
  • Gibraltar
  • United Arab Emirates: Dubai
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • China: Shanghai & Beijing


  • Maritime
  • Aviation & travel
  • Energy & infrastructure
  • Commodities & trade
  • TMT
  • Gaming & betting
  • Leisure, hospitality & retail
  • Insurance
  • Real estate
  • Private wealth & family


  • Consultancy
  • Dispute resolution
  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Banking & finance
  • Employment, pensions & immigration
  • Cyber security
  • Regulatory solutions
  • Licensing
  • IP/IT
  • Competition
  • Construction & engineering
  • Charities & philanthropy
Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Greater China Paul Ho
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Xu Guo  photo Mr Xu Guo
Mr Wai Yue Loh  photo Mr Wai Yue Loh
Ms Cindy Wang  photo Ms Cindy Wang
Across China : 60+