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Yaolin Ruan



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

Office Telephone: +86 21 2080 1000
Office Fax: +86 21 2080 1177

Direct Dial (Shanghai): +86 21 2080 1063 Download VCard

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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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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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