China - Wang Yun Joins Stephenson Harwood Wei Tu.
Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - China - Dispute Resolution - Shipping Maritime & Aviation
8 March, 2018
Wang Yun has joined Wei Tu, Stephenson Harwood’s associated firm in Guangzhou, China, as a consultant.
Ms. Wang is a litigation and arbitration specialist, with a particular focus on shipping matters including disputes on bill of lading, charterparty, marine insurance, collision and salvage. She brings more than 30 years of experience advising public and private clients, including government agencies and global shipping companies.
"Wang Yun's expertise in litigation and arbitration, combined with her extensive experience advising Chinese companies, will be a real asset to Wei Tu and to our associated firm, Stephenson Harwood," said Xiangman Shen, senior partner, Wei Tu. "She joins at a time of real growth in the maritime market in South China, with local authorities in Guangzhou keen to take advantage of the development opportunities in the region. With Wang Yun's insight into this fast-paced market, we will be better placed than ever to advise clients on maritime disputes in the region."
"Since Wei Tu was launched four years ago, expanding the team, and enabling it to offer full practice capabilities, has been a priority," said Voon Keat Lai, Stephenson Harwood's Greater China Managing Partner. "Wang Yun's arrival demonstrates a commitment to provide the highest standards of PRC law support to Chinese clients and international clients doing business in China."
Ms. Wang joins Stephenson Harwood Wei Tu (China) from Rolmax Law Office, Guangzhou where she has been a partner for ten years.
Wei Tu was established in 2014 by former colleagues of Stephenson Harwood and Stephenson Harwood Wei Tu (China) was launched in 2016 under the CEPA* arrangements. The full practice association allows Stephenson Harwood to offer Hong Kong, English and PRC law advice to clients.
* Wei Tu (a PRC law firm registered in Guangzhou) and Stephenson Harwood (a law firm registered in Hong Kong) are in a CEPA association under the name 'Stephenson Harwood Wei Tu (China)'. CEPA (Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement) is a free trade agreement between Mainland China and Hong Kong. Under CEPA, Hong Kong based law firms are permitted to operate in association with Mainland Chinese law firms to provide comprehensive legal services in Mainland China governed by Chinese and non-Chinese laws.