Samuel handles a range of contentious and non-contentious shipping and commercial matters, in addition to international trade, commodities, energy, general corporate matters and arbitration and litigation.
Samuel joined Ince & Co's Shanghai office in 2011, and seconded in Ince London in 2016/17. Prior to joining the firm he worked for a leading Chinese shipping law firm in Shanghai for over three years. He qualified as a PRC lawyer in 2008. He also qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2014. Samuel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Yantai University and a Master’s Degree in International Law from East China University of Political Science and Law.
Samuel participated in the Lord Chancellor’s Training Scheme for Young Chinese Lawyers 2010/11 in London, where he undertook practical training at a leading City Firm as well as a barristers’ chambers.
My recent publications
News / Wrongful arrest in China: how relevant is the outcome of the substantive claims?
05-03-2020 / Maritime
Zhoushan Ship Agency & Forwarding Co. Ltd v. Dalian Fenghai Ocean Fishery Co. Ltd (Sheng Fu)  Zui Gao Fa Min Shen No. 6289 A key feature in arresting ships in Mainland China is that the arresting party must provide counter security for any potential liability that it may incur if the arrest is found to be wrongful. Whilst wrongful arrest of a ship provides a legal cause of action for a claim for damages, the test for wrongful arrest has not been entirely clear. Among the few previously reported cases (and Mainland China does not adopt a precedent-based judicial system), there has been a divergence of views on whether or not the result of the substantive claims would be a decisive factor (in the sense that the arrest would be considered wrongful if the arresting party/claimant ultimately lost its case in the substantive proceedings).
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
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.