Ince & Co opens office in Beijing
Wednesday 25 July, 2012
Ince & Co expands Greater China capability by opening new office in Beijing.
Ince & Co announced today that it has opened an office in Beijing. Ince is one of the first English maritime law firms to open a third Greater China office, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Lawyers in Ince & Co’s Beijing office provide clients with both contentious and non-contentious shipping and international trade expertise. The office is led by partner, Wai Yue Loh, who has moved from Ince’s Shanghai office, where he has been a resident lawyer since 2010. Wai Yue is supported by a multi-lingual team of lawyers providing commercial legal advice, and draws upon the expertise of lawyers in the firm’s international network of offices, particularly on cross border matters and commercial disputes.
“With many of our lawyers visiting Beijing regularly to work with our clients, I am delighted that we have now opened a permanent office in this major city. This new office boosts our ability to service our international clients’ needs in China and further develops our strong regional capability,” Ince & Co’s senior partner James Wilson said.
“We are extremely pleased to expand our practice with our third office in Greater China. We look forward to building our presence in Beijing as we continue with our strategy of growth in the region,” James adds.
Wai Yue comments: “A base in the business and political heart of the PRC not only provides proximity to our clients’ operations in Beijing and in northern ports such as Tianjin, Dalian and Qingdao, but also assists us in maintaining close relationships with government authorities.”
Wai Yue adds: “Having worked previously in a number of cities including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and London, I am particularly excited to lead our ambitious team as the first to offer on the ground English shipping and trade law expertise in Beijing. We will be working with our clients and colleagues throughout the region and developing new growth opportunities for the firm.”
For further information about Ince & Co in Greater China, please contact Wai-Yue Loh (pictured) who heads Ince & Co's Beijing office, or Paul Ho who heads Ince & Co's Shanghai office.
Date: Monday 20 - Tuesday 21 May, 2013
Location: Bonhill House, London
Ince & Co partner Chris Kidd is chairing the seminar and speaking on “Changing the price and delivery date” and “Guarantees and warranty clauses: what they need to contain”. Chris will also be hosting the interactive workshops during this seminar: “Negotiating the contract provisions to control production”, “Changing the price and delivery date, and negotiating the contract provisions” and “Negotiating guarantee and warranty clauses”.
Date: Tuesday 21 May, 2013
Location: Hilton Green Park Hotel, London
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Date: Tuesday 21 - Wednesday 22 May, 2013
Location: Windsor Atlantica Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
London partner Simon Hems is speaking at the conference on “International perspective: Standars practices in the international market and what happends when it all goes wrong”. During this session delegates will look at a comparison between key risk areas and how they are handled by interntational standardforms, e.g. BIMCO contracts, compared to the Petrobras contract and looks into the options for dispute resolution between international parties.
Date: Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 May, 2013
Location: Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel, Athens
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Location: The Hatton, London
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