Zhao Rong Ooi

Department Dispute resolution, Corporate, Maritime, Insurance, Banking and Finance, Commodities & trade Qualified Singapore, England & Wales, Hong Kong, British Virgin Islands Education (University) National University of Singapore Languages English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Zhao Rong Ooi

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Zhao Rong is a seasoned commercial litigator with a wealth of experience in China and Asia, advising Chinese state-owned enterprises, listed and private companies in complex cross-border litigation and arbitrations in Hong Kong, Singapore, London as well as disputes involving BVI laws.

Zhao Rong covers a diverse range of sectors, including shipping and maritime, insurance, technology, financial services, projects and infrastructure, as well as offshore markets. He frequently advises banks, private equity funds, high-tech companies and shareholders and directors on multi-jurisdictional and high value disputes.

Zhao Rong is qualified to practise in Hong Kong, Singapore, England & Wales and the British Virgin Islands. Prior to joining Ince, he has worked in other leading 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.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Law Society of Singapore
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


My matter highlights

Prior to joining Ince, Zhao Rong has advised on the following matters:

  • Represented a Chinese brokerage firm before the Hong Kong High Court and the Hong Kong Court of Appeal in a claim relating to the sale of various vessels. Reported judgment: Better Marine International Ltd vs Zhong Shan Co Ltd [2016] HKCFI 2008
  • Represented a shipowner in seeking injunctive relief from the Singaporean courts in aid of a foreign seated arbitration. Reported judgment: The "Capaz Duckling" [2007] 1 SLR 629
  • Advised the majority directors (and shareholders) of a foreign-branded convenience store chain (market leader in the PRC) in resisting an application for the appointment of inspectors to examine the Company's affairs brought by the minority directors (and shareholders).
  • Advised a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and systems company in a dispute against a foreign company in relation to the supply of telecommunication equipment.
  • Advised a Chinese electrical appliance manufacturer, which is a Shenzhen listed Fortune Global 500 company, in an SIAC arbitration against a Swedish home appliance manufacturer in a dispute arising out of a distribution agreement.
  • Advised the syndicated lenders in relation to the purchase of 15 vessels by a consortium for operations on the Yamal LNG project.
  • Advised a Chinese state-owned construction and engineering conglomerate in relation to a vessel mortgage under BVI laws.
  • Advised a Chinese state-owned enterprise in relation to claims brought by foreign shipowners concerning the redelivery of vessels in an LMAA arbitration.
  • Advised a Chinese state-owned enterprise in defending the largest unsafe port claim ever brought before the English High Court. Reported judgment: The "Ocean Victory" [2013] EWHC 2199 (Comm)
  • Advised a private equity fund in a dispute with one of its former limited partners concerning a limited partnership agreement.
  • Advised a company in a claim against a global bank in relation to a breach of the mortgagee's duties under a bridging loan facility. Reported judgment: Beckkett vs Deutsche Bank [2007] SGHC 153
  • Advised a Chinese shipowner following a collision in a Japanese port.

My recent publications

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

11-02-2020 /

11 February 2020, Hong Kong: International legal and professional services firm Ince has today announced the appointment of Zhao Rong Ooi, 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.

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