Wang Jing & Co > Guangzhou, China > Firm Profile

Wang Jing & Co

China > Shipping: PRC firms Tier 1

The maritime and admiralty practice at Wang Jing & Co frequently represents traditional shipping clients, such as P&I clubs, shipowners, and insurance companies, and it has more recently expanded into supporting banking and finance institutions, as well as trading companies. The team has established itself as a go-to within the industry, frequently representing enterprises in arbitration and litigation cases. The team also includes several ocean captains who act as marine consultants, enabling the firm to offer in-depth insights to its clients. Xiangyong Chen utilises his previous experience at COSCO Shipping Corporation to handle complex maritime cases. John Wang acts for foreign and domestic vessel owners in arbitration and mediation proceedings, while Rongcun Li handles insurance, maritime, and admiralty legal affairs. Tianjian-based Zongcui Zou specialises in shipping and off-shore projects, Hui Yuan in Qingdao is an expert in ocean engineering and ship building disputes, and Jun Xu takes charge of shipping in Shanghai. ‘Dynamic lawyer' Yongli Wang is praised for his enthusiasm and skills in maritime cases.

Practice head(s):

Xiangyong Chen; John Wang; Zongcui Zou; Hui Yuan; Rongcun Li; Jun Xu; Yongli Wang; Yong Zhao; Yongdong Han; Xinwei Guo; Jianping Li; Lan Li; Changtao Zhang; Jing Zhang; Jing Qiao

Other key lawyers:

Kai Wang


‘Wang Jing & Co have masses of experience in shipping and especially in maritime arbitrations in Asia and London. They have been around a relatively long time and they are sufficiently experienced in international cases to be a reliable service provider to Chinese parties involved in shipping disputes in various jurisdictions.’

‘Xiangyong Chen and Jun Xu have rich experience in handling cases, can seek the best handling strategy from the perspective of customers, and maintain close communication with them to maximize the interests of customers.’

‘We have cooperated with Yongli Wang many times to handle maritime cases. He is an expert in this field. He is one of the most dynamic lawyers we have ever dealt with.’

‘Astute and dynamic team providing clear and concise advise in admiralty disputes. ’

‘The premier shipping firm in China with good teams in several offices. It’s capability in both wet and dry shipping is an attraction. Its partners are very experienced.’

‘Wang Jing & Co is a long-standing maritime law firm that we have always trusted in and worked with. They have a strong team of maritime lawyers who provide high-standard and high-efficiency legal services to their clients. Their partners have a sensible grasp of international and highly professional maritime cases.’

‘I highly recommend two young talented partner lawyers from Wang Jing & Co: Yongli Wang and Xinwei Guo. We have worked together many times. They have solid knowledge of maritime and insurance law and have demonstrated exemplary competence and professionalism in managing our cases. They are highly responsive and practical in their advice.

‘We would like to especially recommend Yongli Wang. He is currently the youngest senior partner of the firm. He has a solid legal background and is very energetic. He can respond to and handle various types of maritime cases in a timely manner, especially some difficult and complicated cases.’

Key clients

UK P&I Club


China National Offshore Oil Corporation


PICC Property and Casualty Company

China Pacific Property Insurance Co.

Evergreen Marine Corporation

National Chemical Carrier Co.

Berge Bulk Shipping Pte.

Quanzhou Marine Search and Rescue Center

Quanzhou Shipowner Association

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Scorpio Group and the West of England P&I Club, the insurer of the vessel ‘SBI PERSEUS’, in resolving the disputes arising from the collision between the M/V ‘SBI PERSEUS’ and the fishing vessel ‘MIN JIN YU 05119.’
  • Represented Xingtong Port Development Service Co in a case involving a claim for ecological and environmental damages arising from an incident in Quangang, which involved a significant leakage of C9.
  • Represented Kronos Shipping and Gard, the shipowner and insurer of the vessel ‘ANDROUSA’ respectively, in resolving disputes with the Yingkou government related to the isolation of a crew member who tested positive for Covid-19 and related actions.

China > Regional coverage: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou and Shenzhen Tier 3

Headquartered in Guangzhou with branches in Shenzhen and beyond, Wang Jing & Co advises clients such as P&I clubs, shipowners, insurance companies, and off-shore corporations, with a strong focus on shipping, marine insurance and other maritime law matters. Managing partner Xiangyong Chen, based in Guangzhou and Shanghai, is a maritime law veteran with expertise in shipping, international trade, and off-shore projects. John Wang’s practice in Guangzhou ranges from shipping and admiralty to banking and international trading disputes.

Practice head(s):

Xiangyong Chen (Guangzhou/Shanghai); John Wang (Guangzhou); Yongdong Han (Beijing/Guangzhou); Jianping Li (Shanghai/Guangzhou); Lan Li (Guangzhou); Jing Zhang (Guangzhou)


‘They have real knowledge of international disputes and are an excellent choice for Chinese clients facing cross-border disputes. They have experience of working with cross-border teams and of tapping legal expertise in multiple jurisdictions on complicated matters.’

‘Wang Jing & Co have extensive experience in shipping and especially in maritime arbitrations in Asia and London.’

‘Xiangyong Chen is very experienced and reliable.’

‘John Wang is an old hand and very experienced. Peng Ruizhe is incredibly hard working and really gives 110% for his clients – an incredibly hard worker who is very personally invested in the outcome of cases.’

‘Versatile and dependable, Wang Jing & Co, Guangzhou is my first choice of law firm for transport and disputes work in that city. ’

‘Wang Jing & Co. Law firm headquartered in Guangzhou is a long-standing maritime law firm that we have always trusted in and worked with. They are also adept at handling cases in the fields of insurance and international trade.’

‘Yong Zhao from Wang Jing & Co. Shenzhen office is an outstanding lawyer in insurance and maritime law. Jing Zhang from the Guangzhou office is one of the representative excellent female maritime lawyers in Southern China, with impressive professional skills and abundant experience in practice.’

‘They are very knowledgeable in shipping matters and can communicate with foreign clients perfectly well.’

Key clients

Skuld (Far East) Ltd


Steamship Mutual Management (Hong Kong) Limited

UK P&I Club

The North of England P&I Association Limited

The Swedish Club Hong Kong Ltd.


UK P&I Club

NorthStandard Limited.

China National Offshore Oil Corporation

Sinotrans Limited

PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited

China Pacific Property Insurance Co., Ltd

Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd.

National Chemical Carrier Co. Ltd.

Berge Bulk Shipping Pte. Ltd.

Quanzhou Marine Search and Rescue Center

Quanzhou Shipowner Association

China > Insurance: PRC firms

Wang Jing & Co‘s track record includes the representation of insurance companies in major insurance disputes in both China and abroad; in addition to marine insurance work, the firm covers non-marine insurance matters, such as aviation, property, liability and credit.

Established in early 1990s, Wang Jing & Co. is an elite law firm adhering to advanced management philosophy and pursuit of service excellency. Headquartered in Guangzhou, Wang Jing & Co has operating branch offices in Shanghai, Tianjin, Qingdao, Xiamen, Shenzhen and Beijing.

Wang Jing & Co. upholds the values of “Professionalism, Efficiency, Sharing and Inheritance” in the provision of excellent legal services. We service clients worldwide, including P&I Clubs, Shipowners, insurance companies, off-shore corporations, banking and financial institutions, logistic companies and trading companies. Wang Jing & Co. has ever since our founding remained a renowned professional law firm engaging in shipping, marine insurance, off-shore projects, environment and resource, banking and finance, cross-border litigations and arbitrations etc. We are also widely acclaimed  for our outstanding legal services in other practicing areas including non-marine insurance, supply chain logistics, international trade, real estate and construction, criminal, corporate and etc.

Wang Jing & Co. is of open, innovative and pioneering mindset . As response to China’s recent development of the Belt and Road Initiative, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone and the Hainan Free Trade Port, Wang Jing & Co. maintains a competitive edge in international dispute resolution by actively exploring opportunities for outbound legal services. Over the years we frequently represent Chinese enterprises in arbitration and litigation cases involving large engineering facilities construction, international commodity trade, infrastructure, and energy projects across London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong etc. The firm has also received notable recognition and acclaim from our clients for our achievement in dealing with non-contentious matters in areas of offshore projects, banking and financing.

Since founding, Wang Jing & Co. has handled numerous remarkable cases, many of which became accredited in the Ten Exemplary Cases of the PRC Supreme People’s Court at the Thirtieth Anniversary for Maritime Adjudication, the 30-Year Model Cases of China’s Maritime Adjudication, the Annual Typical Cases of Maritime Adjudication, and the Maritime Case Selection for Belt and Road Initiative. Wang Jing & Co. has received prestigious awards for over 20 consecutive years from Chambers and Partners, Asia Legal Business, Legal 500, China Business Law Journal and China Law & Practice. The 2018 Edition of the Asialaw Profiles Rankings rated Wang Jing & Co. as an “Outstanding” law firm.

For years, Wang Jing & Co. has accumulated rich experiences in foreign-related law practicing and international cooperation, and has maintained close connections and mutual trust with local legal practitioners in jurisdictions across the UK, the US, Europe, Japan, Singapore,  Hong Kong and Macau.  In 2016 Wang Jing & Co. became a member of the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Association (FOSFA), an international trade association serving the oilseeds, oils and fats and edible nuts industry by formulating international trade contracts and resolving disputes through arbitration procedures. Extensive collaboration with top-ranking international organizations continually improves and expands the legal service of Wang Jing & Co. on an international level, whilst also demonstrating the firm’s competitive strength in the provision of comprehensive and multidisciplinary legal services to our clients worldwide.

Department Name Email Telephone
Shipping / International Trade / Environment and Off-shore Projects / Finance and Insurance Chen Xiangyong 86 21 58878000 / 86 20 83930333
Shipping / Admiralty / Insurance / International Trade / Environment John Wang 86 20 8393 0333
Shipping / Off-shore Projects / International Trade / Corporate Zou Zongcui 86 22 5985 1616
Shipping/ Off-shore Projects / International Trade / Corporate and Family Law Yuan Hui 86 22 5985 1616
Shipping / Off-shore Projects / International Trade / Corporate and Commerce Li Rongcun 86 592 268 1376
Shipping / Finance and Insurance / Off-shore Projects / Dispute Resolution Xu Jun 86 21 5887 8000
Corporate / Finance and Insurance / International Trade / Shipping Zhao Yong 86 755 8882 8008
Shipping / International Trade and Logistics / Insurance / Corporate Han Yongdong 86 10 8523 5055
Shipping / Off-shore Projects / Insurance / Dispute Resolution Wang Yongli 86 532 6600 1668
Photo Name Position Profile
Xiangyong Chen photo Mr Xiangyong Chen Director, Managing Partner
Xinwei Guo photo Mr Xinwei Guo Partner
Jianping Li photo Mr Jianping Li partner
Lan Li photo Ms Lan Li Partner
Rongcun Li photo Mr Rongcun Li Director of Xiamen Office, Equity Partner
Jing Qiao photo Ms Jing Qiao Partner
John Wang photo Mr John Wang Executive Managing Partner, Equity Partner  
Yongli Wang photo Mr Yongli Wang Equity Partner
Jianyun Wang photo Mr Jianyun Wang Senior Partner
Hui Yuan photo Mr Hui Yuan Director of Qingdao Office, Equity Partner
Jing Zhang photo Ms Jing Zhang partner
Changtao Zhang photo Mr Changtao Zhang Partner
kai wang photo Mr kai wang partner
staff (including Guangzhou, Shanghai,Tianjin, Qingdao, Xiamen, Shenzhen and Beijing offices) : 112