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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

Shipping: foreign firms

Within: Shipping: foreign firms

Stephenson Harwood has a solid shipping finance practice with a track record of acting for major international banks as well as large Chinese finance leasing companies; it also has a growing wet shipping practice led by Guijun Wang, who is recommended for contentious multi-jurisdictional shipping cases. Among its recent highlights, Hong Kong-based Andrew Rigden Green is representing a bank in a multi-million-dollar claim against a shipowner following an insolvency, while Hongkai Zhou is acting for a financial leasing company in a sale and leaseback transaction. The team's client roster features Guodian Shipping (Hong Kong) Company,  Michharry & Company Nigeria and The People’s Insurance Company of China (Hong Kong).

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Andrew Rigden Green - Stephenson Harwood

Within: Shipping

Benefiting from 'strong knowledge of the shipping industry and the legal issues that arise within it', Stephenson Harwood provides 'practical and effective advice' to owners, P&I clubs and banks across the spectrum of litigation and commercial work. Also able to rely on the expertise of practitioners in China and Singapore, the team excels at handling multi-jurisdictional pan-Asian work and is praised for its 'good understanding of regional differences'. The 'intelligent and intuitive' Andrew Rigden Green has the 'ability to succinctly communicate complex issues' and has expertise across the spectrum of litigation including in bills of lading and charterparty disputes, as well as regularly acting for banks on the enforcement of shipping loans. Senior associate Elizabeth Sloane is 'a knowledgeable and effective litigator', and has particular expertise in handling high-profile casualties, collisions and groundings across the Asia-Pacific region.

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South Korea: Shipping

Shipping – Foreign firms

Within: Shipping – Foreign firms

Stephenson Harwood’s managing partner Michael Kim has the ‘best competency in proposing a solution-driven strategy, assuring the best outcome under the difficult circumstances’. Stuart Burrell is ‘reliable and very prompt’; he is recommended for contentious matters and construction–related issues, as is Hong-Kong based Andrew Rigden Green. Jade Park ‘is good at finding out the nub of a question’. Gregg Johnston focuses on ship finance and counts the Korea Development Bank as a long-standing client.

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Stephenson Harwood

  • Companies should plan now to minimise their pension protection levy

    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.
    - Stephenson Harwood

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