Ince China hires Zhao Rong Ooi as Partner to further grow its Greater China team

News / / Hong Kong

11 February 2020, Hong Kong: International legal and professional services firm Ince has today announced the appointment of Zhao RongOoi, a seasoned commercial litigator, as a new Partner in its Hong Kong office. This appointment highlights the firm’s commitment to further expand its dispute resolution practice across the region.

Zhao Rong has amassed a wealth of experience advising Chinese state-owned enterprises and listed and private companies. His work has focused on complex cross-border litigation and arbitrations in Hong Kong, Singapore and London, as well as disputes involving British Virgin Island (BVI) laws.

He also brings with him an in-depth knowledge of working with banks, private equity funds, high-tech companies and shareholders on multi-jurisdictional and high value disputes. Prior to joining Ince, Zhao Rong worked for international and offshore law firms in Hong Kong and Singapore. He is a CEDR accredited mediator and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Zhao Rong will focus on enhancing Ince’s commercial litigation and international arbitration practice which will now cover broader areas of expertise and industry sectors, including technology, financial services, projects and infrastructure, as well as offshore markets.

Commenting on the appointment, Adrian Biles, Chief Executive of The Ince Group said:

“Ince was one of the earliest international law firms to set up a presence in Asia some 40 years ago. Today I am thrilled that our teams across the region continue to thrive and provide a huge variety of services. Zhao Rong’s appointment will help us to expand our offering while maintaining the highest levels of service to our clients.”

Paul Ho, Ince’s Head of Greater China, said: 

“We are determined to provide clients with a truly diversified range of services. Zhao Rong will be a significant addition to the team, bringing with him an impressive knowledge and expertise across a wide range of new sectors. Over the last year, Ince China has increased its revenue by 85% and with Zhao Rong’s appointment, I am confident we will drive further growth in the new year.”

Speaking on his new role, Zhao Rong said: 

I am absolutely thrilled to join Ince, a market leader in dispute resolution, shipping, energy and international trade. It has deep roots in Greater China and Asia, which is unparalleled and I look forward to working with the team as it continues to grow.”

The appointment follows successful lateral hires in Spring 2019, when Ince Hong Kong was joined by three partners and a team of over 30 lawyers and professional services staff, significantly increasing the size of the office. Ince China, which comprises of offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, has successfully expanded its service offering into banking and finance, corporate and M&A, capital markets and construction.

Zhao Rong Ooi

Zhao Rong Ooi Partner