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China Shipping (International Firms)
Band 4


Provided by Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma AS

The firm has an unrivalled experience in assisting Norwegian and international businesses in China in all aspects from establishment to operation to exit. We also assist a growing number of Chinese organisations with their outbound investments and international dispute resolution.

Along with the Chinese industry development, Wikborg Rein China have steadily developing their track records of representing ship owners, shipbuilders and financial institutions in ship construction, financing and operation in China.

Similar to our international practice, we are also an award winning provider of legal services in China within various industries such as offshore and shipping, inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions including investment to Norway, banking and project financing, international dispute resolution, energy, construction.

Having been physically present in Shanghai for more than 16 years Wikborg Rein has established a significant portfolio of Chinese clients. We work with state-owned companies, listed companies, private equity investors and state-owned investment funds and a large number of small and medium sized businesses.

Being present in key jurisdictions such as London, Brazil and Singapore, Wikborg Rein also has tremendous experience in assisting Chinese clients in other parts of the world and not just in Norway or the Nordics; London arbitration under English law has become a notable specialty.

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Shipping: Litigation (International Firms) - China
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What the team is known for

Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma has a noteworthy team of seasoned shipping finance and litigation specialists. Acts predominantly on behalf of financial leasing companies, and also represents shipbuilding groups, offshore companies, P&I clubs and cruise giants. Provides guidance on matters in relation to joint ventures, restructuring, and sale and leaseback transactions. Also assists with litigation and arbitration procedures concerning salvage, oil pollution and shipbuilding, as well as contractual and charter party disputes.

Notable practitioners

Zong Le (Ronin) and Chelsea Chen are the department heads and key contacts for clients.


Provided by Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma AS

Chelsea Chen

Ronin Le ZONG

Head of Department

Yafeng Sun