Comprehensive legal advice on maritime law

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) shipping team provides comprehensive maritime law advice on both contentious and transactional matters. Our expertise covers marine contracts of all descriptions, admiralty cases and ship finance projects 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 maritime dispute arbitration.

Members of the team include some of the best-known authorities on maritime law in China. They have participated in drafting the PRC maritime law and developing international maritime conventions.

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

Our services cover

  • Arbitration
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Commercial litigation
  • Developing and refinement of legal risk prevention and control systems
  • Investigation and evidence collection
  • Crisis management
  • Drafting and reviewing commercial contracts.
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