Building on multiple hires in the summer, Keystone Law continues to strengthen its Marine & Shipping and Dispute Resolution and teams with the addition of Fei Mao.
Fei is the seventh lawyer to join Keystone Law from Ince & Co in recent times following fellow Partners Hugh O’Donovan their former head of Aviation Regulatory, Philippe Ruttley their former Head of EU and Competition Law, Jennifer Donohue their former Head of Corporate Insurance, Nilam Sharma their former Head of liability Insurance and superyacht barrister Benjamin Maltby.
Fei specialises in dispute resolution with an emphasis on shipping, commodities & trade, aviation and cross-border litigation and arbitration. In Shipping, Fei often advises on charterparties, bills of lading, international sales of goods, and shipbuilding contracts and disputes. As an experienced litigator, she regularly handles litigation and arbitration in London and elsewhere and has run many international arbitrations under the auspices of LMAA, FOSFA, GAFTA, HKIAC, LCIA, ICC, etc. Fei is fluent in English and Mandarin and her clients include multi-national corporations as well as Chinese companies (in particular, PRC state-owned conglomerates).
Fei is singled out in Legal 500 for her “strong professional knowledge”, “practical approach” and “extensive experience in cross-border commercial litigation”.
Founder and CEO of Keystone Law, James Knight, commented:
“We are delighted that Fei has decided to join us. Litigation is a core practice of the Keystone offering, often involving complex international elements which cover various jurisdictions. We are constantly striving to find forward-thinking solutions and Fei will play a pivotal role in helping us to accomplish this.”
“I am excited to be joining Keystone Law as their unique business model really appealed to me. There isn’t another law firm in the marketplace with such a flexible and dynamic team, providing first-class services whilst offering so many innovative fee structures. Clients in the shipping and aviation sectors demand highly specialised legal solutions in both contentious and non-contentious advice and at Keystone I look forward to working with other highly experienced specialists to further enhance their offering in these sectors”.