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What the team is known for

Ince has a strong all-round shipping department, with a deep bench of lawyers offering a wealth of expertise in both disputes and finance. Operating out of Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, it handles both wet and dry cases, including high-profile cargo claims, contractual disputes and charter party claims. Notable expertise in complex admiralty matters including ship fires, casualties and collisions. Additionally assists leading financial institutions and leasing companies on loan facilities, leasing deals, and sale and leaseback transactions. Also noted for its experience handling maritime infrastructure, serving ports and terminals on different issues.

Notable practitioners

David Beaves is a longstanding lawyer with substantial experience in the shipping finance arena. He has considerable experience in dealing with joint ventures and a broad range of sale and purchase transactions in the shipping sector.

Max Cross is recognised as a "very seasoned" lawyer by sources. He offers over 20 years of experience in shipping litigation and frequently handles mandates for banks, shipping companies and P&I clubs. One commentator notes that "he is very committed to his clients and goes all the way to ensure things are accomplished."

Rosita Lau is a well-respected lawyer in the field of shipping litigation, according to peers. She is widely acknowledged as a prominent figure for complex cross-border cases concerning unsafe ports disputes, cargo claims and contractual disputes.

Loh Wai Yue is the chief representative of the Beijing office and joint managing director of the Singapore office. He offers notable knowledge in shipping disputes, providing representation in litigation and arbitration relating to cargoes, the trade of oil and maritime casualties. He is considered "a go-to for complex and higher-value shipping and trade matters."

Janice Lee often assists leasing companies, shipping companies and ship owners in matters including syndicated leasings and sale and leaseback transactions. Sources find her to be a "great lawyer" who is "good to work with or against."

Gary Wong is a seasoned practitioner who provides advice on the full gamut of shipping finance matters. He is frequently mandated by shipping companies, banks and leasing companies for matters including restructuring, loan facilities, and sale and purchase of vessels. "He is able to solve the client's legal matters with constructive suggestions," appreciates one interviewee.

Paul Ho is the chief representative of Ince's Shanghai office and the firm's head of Greater China. He is sought after by banks and financial leasing companies and is acknowledged for his precise legal work and local expertise in disputes concerning charter parties, shipbuilding, and the sale and purchase of ships.

Shirley Li offers notable strengths in liquidation, bill of lading and charter party disputes. One source finds her to be "very client-friendly," adding: "She gives me advice that I can take straight to the board."

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David J Beaves
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Max Cross
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Rosita Lau
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Wai Yue Loh
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Paul Ho
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Shirley Li
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