Shipping: Litigation (International Firms) - China
What the team is known for
Reed Smith has a comprehensive shipping practice that is well regarded in the market for its expertise in all facets of shipping finance and litigation. Continues to handle complex financings for shipping companies and lessors. Mandates include the sale and purchase of ships, leasings and restructuring mandates. Its impressive disputes practice covers cargo claims and charter party disputes, regularly acting for ship owners, charterers, insurers and P&I clubs as well as cargo owners. Respected choice for contentious wet shipping matters, including casualties, collisions and salvage.
Li Lianjun is widely acknowledged as "one of the most prominent names in the shipping world" and a top choice for complex shipping litigation mandates. One client notes: "He uses his deep expertise and experience to reach creative solutions and strategies in order to obtain the best possible result for the client."
Peter Lee is described by one interviewee as a lawyer who "makes complicated things more clear and simple." He offers well-established experience in the shipping finance sector, including sale and purchase, financing and joint ventures, recovery of distressed assets and restructuring matters.
Li Min is praised by one interviewee for being "very easy to approach with any possible issues we may have." He is sought out by shipbuilding, oil and gas, and shipping companies for contentious matters relating to contractual payments, charter parties and ship arrests.
Peter Glover is a strong litigation lawyer who has a background as a qualified mariner. He is often mandated by clients to handle charter party claims and collision disputes. One source compliments him for "providing clear advice," while another enthuses that he is "startlingly able and proficient."