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Hongkou District
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P. R. China

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Nick has been based in our Shanghai office for 14 years and works principally on shipping matters, specialising in charterparty, bill of lading, MOA and shipyard disputes, acting for both Mainland Chinese and overseas clients. He has a strong international arbitration practice with cases under ICC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC and HKIAC.

Nick also regularly advises on insolvency issues and security for finance leasing matters as well as handling disputes over international trade, shipbuilding, charterparties, logistics and commercial matters.

Nick is ranked in Chambers China 2019 for Shipping Litigation. Chambers quotes one particular client as saying that "his local knowledge and his understanding of the Chinese legal system prove enormously beneficial". Nick is also listed as a Shipping expert in Who's Who Legal and named in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2019.

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We have been in Shanghai for more than 20 years, and in 2016 became only the second international law firm to secure a local association under the Shanghai FTZ rules, with Chinese firm Wintell & Co.

Our Shanghai team work seamlessly with our Hong Kong office, creating a Greater China practice of more than 85 lawyers, who advise clients on contentious and non-contentious matters across the region.

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