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Yaolin Ruan



4th Floor, Building 7
18 Gongping Road
Hongkou District
Shanghai 200082
P. R. China

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Yaolin specialises in shipping, insurance and international trade, with her work experiences in these fields spanning over a decade.

She has extensive experience in dealing with various disputes of charterparties, including unsafe port claims, hire/demurrage claims, cargo damage, bunker disputes etc.

Her experience also extends to marine insurance; in particular, disputes under the policies or subrogated claims against third parties. Yaolin's capability also covers international trade and ship finance.

Prior to joining HFW, Yaolin had worked for a leading Chinese shipping law firm in Shanghai for over eight years, then she worked at an international P&I Club as a claims executive for three years. She has been named in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2019 for Shipping in China.

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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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