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Wintell & Co

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Managing Partner: Paul Zhou
Number of partners: 51
Number of lawyers: 93
Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese

Firm Overview:
Wintell & Co provides full professional legal services to its clients home and abroad, specialised in Finance, Insurance, Maritime & Shipping, Real Estate & Construction, Intellectual Property, Corporate & Commerce, Capital Markets, Employment Law, etc.
Headquartered in Shanghai and with branch offices in Guangzhou, Tianjin, Ningbo and Zhoushan, Wintell & Co aims to help its clients to achieve their business goals through the professional services of the highest calibre, combining technical excellence with commercial awareness and practical, constructive approaches to solving legal issues.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Intellectual Property
Real Estate & Construction


This field is an advantaged area of Wintell & Co. Service coverage includes routine legal affairs of insurance companies, insurance claim settlement and recovery, re-insurance and various insurance litigation and arbitration affairs. Under the leadership of Paul Zhou who is also the director of Insurance committee of Shanghai Bar Association, the team members are not only professional in insurance practice but also know well about insurance business knowledge, management models and working flows of insurance companies.
Key Clients: Lloyd Insurance, PICC, CPIC, Huatai Insurance, Alltrust Insurance Company, P&I club, etc.
Contacts: Paul Zhou

Banking & Finance:
Wintell & Co has established a great tradition in providing banking and finance legal services. Diligent and well-experienced, its professionals have performed extremely well in the settlement of banking disputes and in the disposal of nonperforming assets, and enjoy high reputation in this field. With process development of Shanghai International Finance Centre, banking and finance shall continue to be one of the firm’s core practice areas.
Key Clients: China Minsheng Bank, China Construction Bank, Bank of China, Standard Chartered Bank (China), Orient Asset Management, Huarong Asset Management, etc.
Contact: Harry Wu

The team has particular strong presence in handling wet claims and provides professional legal services in solving various other maritime and shipping legal issues. It was deeply involved in most high profile shipping and maritime litigations and arbitrations in China in recent years. The partners share experience as draftsman of law and international convention, master mariner, claim executive of P&I club or shipping manager.
Key Clients: SKULD, Swedish P&I Club, Britannia P&I Club, North or England P&I Club, Steamship Mutual P&I Club etc. China P&I Club. COSCO, etc.
Contacts: Mervyn Chen

Corporate & Commerce:
Wintell & Co has extensive experience in this field. The service coverage includes legal service for routine corporation affairs and commerce, merger and acquisition. With compound and professional knowledge, the team members in this field always provide clients with professional, practical and effective solutions to their problems in corporate management and commercial transactions.
Key Clients: Brewster Wallcovering (China), Shanghai RockBund Comprehensive Development Co., Ltd. ,Tianjin Tianhai Investment, Shandong Iron & Steel Group
Contacts: Bruce Luan

Intellectual Property:
Wintell & Co is qualified to represent multinational clients in intellectual property litigation, application and invalidation procedures, ranging from court review of administrative decisions for conferring of patents and trademarks to civil litigations before the courts from district lever to superior level concerning various patent, trademark, copyright, domain name, unfair competition disputes and other IP related legal affairs.
Key Clients: Alibaba Group, Youku, Gates Corporation, SI Group, Intralox, Kadant Inc., etc.
Contact: Aaron Zhang

Employment Law:
Wintell & Co’s employment law team, comprising of a handsome number of employment law experts, is highly efficient, professional, and reputable in the market. The team has built a long-term and robust cooperation with many large state-owned enterprises, multinational companies, and Fortune 500 companies. The team’s professional quality of work and commendable working ethics has been unanimously approved by the clients.
Key Clients: Wells Fargo, IBM, Channel (China) Co., Ltd., Stanley
Contact: Liqun Xia

Real Estate & Construction:
Wintell & Co maintains a good tradition this area. Its services cover every steps from project initiation of real estate development, project financing, commercial construction project and estate management. With efficient team-work, rich experience and profound knowledge, the team is familiar with every commercial link in projects construction, investment and finance, project initiation and operation of real estates.
Key Clients: Rockefeller Group, Shanghai Construction Group, Pacific Construction Co., World Expo Shanghai Museum, etc.
Contacts: Tony Wang