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Ince achieve top rankings in the new Chambers and Partners Greater China Region 2022 Guide

News / / Beijing, Hong Kong

The firm maintained its high rankings in Shipping and Insurance across China and Hong Kong jurisdictions.

Two of our partners are ranked in Band 1 for shipping litigation. There are only seven Band 1 shipping litigators from six other firms, therefore Ince has the largest number of Band 1 lawyers on the list.

Our shipping and insurance practices were recognised for their strength and presence, with Chambers and Partners noting:

The team "meets its commitments and responds to requests in a timely and effective manner."
"Ince has the resources, capability and experience to handle matters in a seamless and efficient manner," observes one client, who goes on to say: "They are commercially knowledgeable, responsive and easy to work with."

Other testimonials for the notable practitioners are:

  • Rosita Lau has extensive experience in transportation-related insurance matters, and is regularly mandated by P&I clubs and aviation insurance providers to advise on claims and regulatory matters. Her expertise in high-value property and personal injury insurance claims is sought after of late. She is also is a well-respected lawyer in the field of shipping litigation, according to peers. She is widely acknowledged as a prominent figure for complex cross-border cases concerning unsafe ports disputes, cargo claims and contractual disputes.

  • Kelvin Lee is proficient in handling marine and cargo insurance claims as well as product liability claims. One grateful client comments that his advice is "practical, insightful, reasonable and considerate of the cost to the client."

  • David Beaves is a longstanding lawyer with substantial experience in the shipping finance arena. He has considerable experience in dealing with joint ventures and a broad range of sale and purchase transactions in the shipping sector.

  • Gary Wong is a seasoned practitioner who provides advice on the full gamut of shipping finance matters. He is frequently mandated by shipping companies, banks and leasing companies for matters including restructuring, loan facilities, and sale and purchase of vessels. "He is able to solve the client's legal matters with constructive suggestions," appreciates one interviewee.

  • Janice Lee often assists leasing companies, shipping companies and ship owners in matters including syndicated leasings and sale and leaseback transactions. Sources find her to be a "great lawyer" who is "good to work with or against."

  • Max Cross is recognised as a "very seasoned" lawyer by sources. He offers over 20 years of experience in shipping litigation and frequently handles mandates for banks, shipping companies and P&I clubs. One commentator notes that "he is very committed to his clients and goes all the way to ensure things are accomplished."

  • Paul Ho is the chief representative of Ince's Shanghai office and the firm's head of Greater China. He is sought after by banks and financial leasing companies and is acknowledged for his precise legal work and local expertise in disputes concerning charter parties, shipbuilding, and the sale and purchase of ships.

  • Loh Wai Yue is the chief representative of the Beijing office and joint managing director of the Singapore office. He offers notable knowledge in shipping disputes, providing representation in litigation and arbitration relating to cargoes, the trade of oil and maritime casualties. He is considered "a go-to for complex and higher-value shipping and trade matters."

  • Shirley Li offers notable strengths in liquidation, bill of lading and charter party disputes. One source finds her to be "very client-friendly," adding: "She gives me advice that I can take straight to the board."

Paul Ho

Paul Ho Head of Greater China, Partner & Chief Representative, Shanghai

Wai Yue Loh

Wai Yue Loh Partner and Chief Representative of Beijing Office, Beijing; and Partner, Hong Kong

David Beaves

David Beaves Senior Partner, Hong Kong

Rosita Lau, MH

Rosita Lau, MH Partner

Kelvin Lee

Kelvin Lee Partner

Gary Wong

Gary Wong Partner

Janice Lee

Janice Lee Partner

Max Cross

Max Cross Partner

Shirley Li

Shirley Li Partner

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