Ince & Co expands Greater China capability by opening new office in BeijingInce & Co announced today that it has opened an office in Beijing. Ince is one of the first English maritime law firms to open a third Greater China office, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Lawyers in Ince & Co’s Beijing office provide clients with both contentious and non-contentious shipping and international trade expertise. The office is led by partner, Wai Yue Loh, who has moved from Ince’s Shanghai office, where he has been a resident lawyer since 2010. Wai Yue is supported by a multi-lingual team of lawyers providing commercial legal advice, and draws upon the expertise of lawyers in the firm’s international network of offices, particularly on cross border matters and commercial disputes.
“With many of our lawyers visiting Beijing regularly to work with our clients, I am delighted that we have now opened a permanent office in this major city. This new office boosts our ability to service our international clients’ needs in China and further develops our strong regional capability, ” Ince & Co’s senior partner James Wilson said.
“We are extremely pleased to expand our practice with our third office in Greater China. We look forward to building our presence in Beijing as we continue with our strategy of growth in the region, ” James adds.
Wai Yue comments: “A base in the business and political heart of the PRC not only provides proximity to our clients’ operations in Beijing and in northern ports such as Tianjin, Dalian and Qingdao, but also assists us in maintaining close relationships with government authorities.”
Wai Yue adds: “Having worked previously in a number of cities including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and London, I am particularly excited to lead our ambitious team as the first to offer on the ground English shipping and trade law expertise in Beijing. We will be working with our clients and colleagues throughout the region and developing new growth opportunities for the firm.”
About Ince & Co
Ince & Co is an international law firm with over 600 people including more than one hundred partners and over 180 other lawyers worldwide. The Ince & Co network includes offices in London, Beijing, Dubai, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Le Havre, Monaco, Paris, Piraeus, Shanghai and Singapore. The firm practises English, French, German, Greek, Hong Kong and PRC law. The Ince Law Alliance, with local law practice Incisive Law LLC, provides Singapore law advice.
Lawyers in the firm advise in the core business areas of shipping, international trade, aviation, business & finance, commercial disputes, energy & offshore and insurance & reinsurance. Teams regularly use knowledge of one sector to advise clients in another.
Ince & Co has had a presence in Greater China since the opening of the Hong Kong office in 1979. The Shanghai office opened in 2000. Lawyers serve the growing needs of clients based both within China and those outside of China wishing to do business in a country presenting great opportunities.