Stephenson Harwood LLP

Shipping (International Firms) Department

China
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Notable practitioners

Andrew Rigden Green remains a popular choice of counsel for shipping disputes. His areas of expertise cover bills of lading, charter parties and shipbuilding contract cases. A client reports: "He has an excellent and in-depth knowledge in shipping, capturing the nuances and intricacies of shipping laws and knowing how to apply them to the shipping business in a commercial context."

Up-and-coming Evangeline Quek advises P&I clubs, shipowners and cargo-side clients on restructurings, charter party disputes and liability claims, among other issues. A client says: "She always gives us timely advice, putting herself into my shoes to decide what next to do, which is always helpful for us to make the best decision."

Wang Guijun handles a broad range of maritime disputes, including salvage, marine insurance and shipbuilding contract claims. Clients appreciate his assured work, explaining he is both "very experienced" and "very fast" in his responses.

Zhou Hongkai 's client base includes leasing companies and banks as well as shipowners. His key areas of focus include ship sale and purchase, shipbuilding, finance and leasing. One interviewee is quick to highlight his strengths, stating: "He is very detailed, patient at explaining stuff, giving us solutions and suggestions regarding risks."

Vincent Xu is based in Shanghai and has over 16 years of experience in shipping. He advises clients on shipping finance, shipbuilding contracts and offshore construction matters. According to a client, he has a "good commercial mind and organises the team of senior associates well."