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Hill Dickinson Hong Kong

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2 ranked lawyersBand 3ChinaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Hong Kong team with a solid practice acting on the full gamut of shipping disputes. Acts for prominent P&I clubs, ship owners and insurers on litigation and arbitration, including cargo claims and ship arrests, as well as maritime salvage and pollution matters. Known for advising on mandates in the distressed shipping sector and offers expertise on matters regarding sale of vessels, sanctions, security enforcement and liquidation matters.

Strengths

One client underlines the team's ability to cover various shipping litigation matters, noting: "The advice provided by them is always professional, practical, timely and customer-oriented."

Another client finds the group to be "very efficient and straight to the point on the required matters or issues at hand," adding: "They are able to revert with detailed advice within hours."

Notable practitioners

Damien Laracy is well regarded for his broad shipping litigation practice, including matters regarding sanction implications, charter party claims and cargo disputes. He is noted as a "very astute and intuitive" practitioner who "manages to compartmentalise complex legal issues into an overall commercial context, and lead outcomes in that way."

Edward Liu has made a name for himself in the shipping litigation sector. He is noted as a "very client-friendly" practitioner who offers "thoughtful and practical" advice by one client, who goes on to laud him for being "very responsive and able to provide high-quality advice in a short time period."

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Damien Laracy
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