Clyde & Co LLP

Shipping Department

China
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What the team is known for Established international shipping practice with a solid reputation for handling shipping disputes. Leverages an experienced team of lawyers throughout Hong Kong and Mainland China. Frequently handles significant cargo and insurance claims, collisions, maritime salvage, casualties and reparation claims. Regularly entrusted by leading P&I clubs, charterers, leasing companies and ship owners, and advises clients from its Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai offices to give comprehensive Greater China coverage.

Strengths One client notes: "Clyde & Co is outstanding in the marine field, especially in international marine cases, with high-level expertise and skill, and a worldwide legal service network which can provide stable and trustworthy legal service."

Another client highlights that the team is "very experienced with marine policy advice and cargo recovery," adding: "The team's professionalism and strategic experience in dealing with shipping disputes in China have been most impressive."

Notable practitioners


Anthony Woo
is a well-established practitioner who offers substantial knowledge in contentious matters in the shipping sector. He is regularly mandated by insurers and ship managers to assist with disputes regarding fire incidents, casualties and cargo claims.


Chong Ik Wei
is recognised as "one of the best lawyers" in the shipping litigation area and lauded for his "excellent knowledge about the shipping industry, versatile legal skills and multilingual competency" by clients. He is frequently sought after by insurers for disputes relating to charter parties, cargoes and casualties.


Matthew Lam
maintains a strong focus on contentious matters in relation to charter party, bill of lading and cargo claims. One client highlights: "Matthew is very knowledgeable in shipping matters and has the added advantage of criminal law experience, which is a rarity in the industry."