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Reed Smith Richards Butler

Shipping

4 ranked lawyersBand 2ChinaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Comprehensive shipping practice, well regarded in the market for its expertise in all facets of shipping finance and litigation. Continues to handle complex financings, including the sale and purchase of ships, leasings and restructuring mandates. Its impressive disputes practice covers casualties, 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 collisions and salvage.

Notable practitioners

Li Lianjun is "a capable English and Hong Kong solicitor" who is widely acknowledged as a top choice for shipping litigation mandates. One client notes: "His advice is practical and helpful with a strong commercial mind, which can assist the clients in resolving the problem promptly rather than being dragged into legal difficulties."

Li Min is considered a practitioner who is "very sensible, experienced and has a very good practice" by one interviewee. He is sought out by shipbuilding, oil and gas, and shipping companies for contentious matters relating to contractual payments, charter parties and sales of vessels.

Peter Glover is a strong litigation practitioner who has a background as a qualified mariner. He is often mandated by clients to handle charter party claims and collision disputes.

Peter Lee is described by one client as a practitioner who is "professional and knows a lot about shipping." He offers well-established experience in the shipping finance sector, including sale and purchase, financing, recovery of distressed assets and restructuring matters.

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China

Shipping: Finance (International Firms)


Peter Lee
Band 2

Shipping: Litigation (International Firms)


Lianjun Li
Band 1
Min Li
Band 4
Peter Glover
Band 4