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Stephenson Harwood LLP

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What the team is known for

Stephenson Harwood has a leading ship finance team, well reputed for its expertise in a range of transactions. Frequently services prominent banks and leasing companies through its offices in Hong Kong and Mainland China, particularly on complex sale and leaseback transactions, syndicated and asset-backed loans and contracts of affreightment. On the litigation side, highly sought after for cargo and contract disputes, and bill of lading and restructuring cases. Also regularly instructed by insurance companies, P&I clubs, shipping companies and financial institutions as well as offshore institutions looking for full-service shipping advice.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Rigden Green is a seasoned practitioner who has a stellar reputation for his disputes practice in the field of shipping. He frequently acts for banks, P&I clubs and ship owners on a variety of contentious matters regarding cargoes, contracts of affreightment and charter parties. He is also well equipped to handle shipping arbitration proceedings. One client appreciates that he "comes up with a plan to resolve the dispute in a very expedited manner."

Elton Chan is "highly recommended" by market commentators for his experience in ship financing matters, such as secured loan facilities for vessel acquisitions. A client notes that he is "very experienced, prompt and knowledgeable" in the shipping finance sector.

Evangeline Quek offers in-depth expertise in a wide range of matters including cross-border litigation relating to charter party disputes and cargo claims as well as lease contracts. One client values her "reliable and supportive" legal advice.

Zhou Hongkai is a department co-head who offers a wealth of experience in asset finance. He is experienced in contracts of affreightment, ship sales and leasing agreements.

Jason Toms is skilful in the shipping litigation field, especially for matters in relation to collisions, casualties and salvage.

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Shipping (International Firms)

Stephenson Harwood LLP

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18/F, United Centre

95 Queensway

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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China

Shipping: Finance (International Firms)


Elton Chan
Up and Coming
Hongkai Zhou
Band 1

Shipping: Litigation (International Firms)


Andrew Rigden Green
Band 2
Evangeline Quek
Band 3
Jason M Toms
Band 3