Shipping: Litigation (International Firms) - China
What the team is known for
Clyde & Co boasts an established international shipping practice with a solid reputation for handling shipping disputes. The group leverages an experienced team of lawyers throughout Hong Kong and Mainland China. The team frequently handles significant cargo, reparation and insurance claims arising out of ship collisions and casualties as well as salvage operations and investigations. The firm is 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.
"The leading lawyers at Clyde & Co in Shanghai not only have rich skill and knowledge regarding Chinese laws, but also have adequate capacity to handle lawsuits successfully before Chinese courts or arbitral tribunal."
"Clyde & Co provides legal advice in a very efficient way and is detail-oriented for litigation. The firm closely follows up with latest updates and offers valuable advice for commercial decision-making."
Chong Ik Wei is recognised for shipping litigation and is lauded by clients for his handling of complex and high-profile shipping cases. He is frequently sought after by insurers for high-profile disputes relating to charterparties, cargoes and casualties. "Ik Wei has a good commercial sense for the deals and issues we entrust him with. He is also very responsive."
Matthew Lam maintains a strong focus on contentious matters and has been active in cargo claims arising out of ship casualties of late. "Matthew is very professional and supportive."