Maritime Disputes - China

Comprehensive legal advice on maritime law

King & Wood Mallesons’ shipping practice provide comprehensive services in both contentious and transactional matters of maritime law. Our expertise covers marine contracts of all descriptions, admiralty cases and ship finance work as well as all other areas related to shipping and maritime laws.

We act in many high-profile cases, both in China and in other jurisdictions – regularly representing clients before PRC courts at all levels. For maritime law disputes, our lawyers also frequently represent clients in domestic and international arbitrations involving disputes under maritime law.

Members of the practice team include some of the best-known authorities on maritime law in China. Lawyers from our firm have participated in drafting Chinese maritime legislation and have also been involved in the developing the legislation for some international maritime conventions.

Our clients include major state-owned enterprises, multinational enterprises, shipping enterprises, private shipyards, shipyards of major state-owned enterprise, cargo interests, protection and indemnity clubs, steel companies, energy companies, finance leasing companies, financial investors, banks and insurance companies.

We advise them on:

  • Arbitration
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Commercial litigation
  • Formulation and refinement of legal risk prevention and control systems
  • Investigation and forensic support
  • Crisis management
  • Formulating and refining legal risk prevention and control systems
  • Drafting and reviewing commercial contracts.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

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