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Paul Ho

Partner & Head of Greater China Shanghai T +86 (0) 21 6157 1212
paulho@incegd.com

Department Commodities & trade, Maritime Qualified 1998 Education (University) University College London, City University London Languages English, Cantonese and Mandarin

Paul Ho

You, Paul Ho
& Ince, in any case

Paul heads the Ince Shanghai office. He is a graduate of both University College London and City University London and he joined the firm's Hong Kong office in 1996 as a trainee.

Paul relocated to the firm’s Shanghai office in 2002 and became a partner in 2006. Paul is dual qualified in Hong Kong and England & Wales and he has a broad practice covering many areas of the firm’s work.

He speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin and he is a keen golfer.

Shipping

Paul is familiar with all aspects of the firm’s contentious and non-contentious shipping practice. He has a strong focus on shipbuilding, offshore construction, ship repair and ship sale & purchase transactions. These include negotiation and drafting of contracts as well as handling of disputes and international arbitrations. He frequently represents major international shipowners, charterers, shipyards, banks and financial institutions.

Paul regularly advises owners and shipyards in relation to shipbuilding, offshore construction and ship repair transactions. He has given talks on Chinese shipbuilding issues in Bergen, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Mumbai, Oslo, Piraeus, Shanghai and Singapore.

Paul represents a number of large private and state-owned trading companies with a particular focus on oil and gas trading. He advises on all aspects of sale and transportation of crude oil, refined products and gas and he has also handled numerous disputes ranging from quality, shortage and late delivery to charterparty issues.

Business & Finance

Paul has extensive experience in handling international project financing, syndicated bank lending, ship and asset financing, mergers & acquisitions and foreign direct investment. He regularly represents and advises leading Chinese and foreign (non-Chinese) banks and financial institutions in various projects and asset financing projects both within and outside China. 

Paul handles all types of foreign investment projects into China on behalf of foreign (non-Chinese) companies from all over the world, including the establishment of representative offices, joint ventures or wholly foreign owned entities. He regularly conducts due diligence exercises on Chinese companies on behalf of foreign clients, engaging in multi-lingual negotiations and the drafting of the relevant merger or acquisition documentation.

International Trade

Paul represents a number of private and state-owned major international trading companies with a particular focus on oil and gas trading as well as physical commodities.

This covers a broad spectrum of work, from drafting commercial sale and delivery contracts, transportation related issues to debt recovery. Paul also handles trade related disputes ranging from contamination, shortage to late delivery.

My testimonials and accolades

Paul Ho

“Paul delivers an 'excellent service'.”

- Chambers Asia Pacific 2014

My recent publications

Insights / Asian Legal Business (ALB) Legal Guide to the Greater Bay Area 2021

21-01-2021 / Maritime

Several members of our team recently contributed to the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Legal Guide to the Greater Bay Area 2021, which has now been published.

Asian Legal Business (ALB) Legal Guide to the Greater Bay Area 2021

News / Ince bolsters Chinese presence with W&H Law Firm strategic cooperation deal

08-12-2020 /

8 December 2020, London: International legal and professional services firm, Ince, has today announced it is entering into a strategic cooperation with China based W&H Law Firm.

Ince bolsters Chinese presence with W&H Law Firm strategic cooperation deal

News / Ince Asia Team successfully held the third mock arbitration in China on 11 July in Guangzhou, with a full-house.

17-07-2019 /

The mock arbitration simulated an actual hearing of a Hong Kong international arbitration involving an international trade dispute that has shipping, trade, insurance and contract aspects, in line with one of the important roles that Hong Kong is playing under China’s Greater Bay Area initiative, that is, the role of being the legal services centre and dispute resolution centre of the world.

Ince Asia Team successfully held the third mock arbitration in China on 11 July in Guangzhou, with a full-house.

News / Ince & Co to launch major expansion in Asia

14-03-2019 /

Ince & Co Hong Kong (“Ince”), part of the Ince Gordon Dadds network, is pleased to announce its growth plans in Asia that will strengthen the firm’s core practice areas of shipping, international trade, insurance, energy and infrastructure as well as power a rapid expansion of the business with new capabilities across Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Ince & Co to launch major expansion in Asia

News / Office modernisation at Ince Co continues apace with Shanghai relocation

21-08-2018 /

International law firm Ince Co has announced today that its Shanghai office will be relocating to a brand-new office space on the 38th floor of the Sinar Mas Centre in Shanghai on 31 August, 2018 The Grade-A office tower, completed in 2017, is the tallest building located in Puxi side and reaches an impressive 320 metres in height It is also located in the heart of the business district of Puxi and benefits from excellent access to transport links and intelligent and green technologies

Office modernisation at Ince  Co continues apace with Shanghai relocation

News / Shipping E-Brief Spring 2015

01-05-2015 / Maritime

The Shipping E-brief is a quarterly publication providing you with key information on legal decisions and developments in shipping and related business areasnbspSign up here to receive the E-Brief by email each quarterOur Spring edition of the Shipping E-Brief is full of articles dealing with topical shipping issues Download the E-Brief Spring (PDF)You can also subscribe to our podcasts with iTunes

Shipping E-Brief Spring 2015

News / China: new judicial interpretation on the arrest and judicial sale of ships

20-04-2015 / Maritime

On 28 February 2015, the Chinese Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) enacted a new judicial interpretation (“the Interpretation”) on ship arrest and judicial sale of ships. This took effect as of 1 March 2015. The Interpretation aims to clarify and streamline the rules and court practice on Chinese ship arrest and judicial sale of ships. This article highlights the main changes that may be of particular interest to owners, charterers (in particular bareboat charterers) and other interested parties whose ships may call at ports in China.

China: new judicial interpretation on the arrest and judicial sale of ships

News / New CIETAC arbitration rules

13-04-2015 /

On 4 November 2014, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) adopted its new Arbitration Rules, which apply to all domestic and international arbitration references commenced on or after 1 January 2015. In this article, we set out a brief introduction to the key changes.

New CIETAC arbitration rules

News / Recent Chinese tax changes affecting the shipping industry

09-09-2014 / Maritime

On 1 August 2014, the “Provisional Measures on the Collection of Tax on Non-Resident Taxpayers Engaged in International Transportation Business” (2014 No.37 Notice, the “New Regulations”) came into force. The New Regulations could have a significant impact on owners as they seek to streamline and tighten up the regulations in respect of tax obligations on “non-resident taxpayers” engaged in “international transportation business”. The main aspects of the New Regulations are summarised briefly below.

Recent Chinese tax changes affecting the shipping industry