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Nick Poynder



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18 Gongping Road
Hongkou District
Shanghai 200082
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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The Shanghai office specialises in all aspects of international commercial maritime and admiralty law, corporate, ship sale and purchase, new buildings, ship repair and conversion, insurance, commodities and trade.

The office conducts litigation, arbitration and mediation in several jurisdictions and advises clients trading with and within China. It also advises on joint venture and inward investment projects throughout China. Henry Fung and Patrick Yeung, Partners in our Hong Kong office, also spend much of their time in our Shanghai office, supporting our PRC practice.

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