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Yongnan (John) TONG

Partner
Locations:Shanghai
Title:Partner
Tel:+86 21 5598 9888/ 9666
Fax:+86 21 5598 9898
Working Language: Chinese/ English
Mr. Yongnan Tong is specialized in the fields of international trade, trade finance, governmental regulation and compliance, and dispute resolution. He advises and represents clients in urgent, complicated, and high-stake commercial disputes. Mr. Tong has extensive experience in providing compliance and legal risk control services to a diverse base of clients, including those in the manufacturing, trade, finance and high-tech industries.
Representative Matters
  • International Commercial Arbitration

  • Represented a leading German steel manufacturer in its trade contract dispute against a large domestic trading company before the CIETAC Shanghai branch in English language, the applicable law of which is the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

  • Represented a shipbuilding company in Zhejiang Province in various London LMAA arbitrations and appeals to High Court for disputes arising out of shipbuilding contracts with buyers from Norway, Israel, Greece, etc. and successfully implemented the client's litigation strategy and objectives

  • Represented a shipyard and its parent company in Jiangsu Province to deal with serial arbitrations and litigations initiated simultaneously in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Wuhan arising out of a cooperation agreement and its corresponding ship construction contracts and guarantee letters

  • Represented a shipbuilding company in Jiangsu Province in London LMAA arbitration for disputes with a Greek shipowner arising out of shipbuilding contract and in the corresponding litigation proceedings before English Courts, including appeals to Court of Appeal and Supreme Court; won the case and realized creditor’s rights in the amount of tens of millions of USD for the client

  • Represented a marine heavy industry company in Tianjin before the ICC International Court of Arbitration for disputes with a Danish owner arising out of shipbuilding contracts

  • Represented a ship engineering company in Taizhou in serial London LMAA arbitrations for disputes with owners from Germany and South Africa arising out of shipbuilding contracts

  • Represented a ship engineering company in Zhejiang Province in Hong Kong ad hoc arbitration for disputes arising out of shipbuilding contract with a buyer from Singapore

  • Represented a ship engineering company in Nanjing in London LMAA arbitrations for disputes arising out of shipbuilding contracts with owners from Greece, Turkey, etc.

  • Domestic Commercial Arbitration and Litigation

  • Represented an international trading company in Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone before courts in Jiangsu in disputes arising out of chemicals sales contracts with an import and export group company in Jiangsu and succeeded in claiming loss of profit in the amount of tens of millions of RMB

  • Represented a financial leasing company in disputes arising out of a ship financial leasing contract with a domestic shipping company, involving arbitration before CMAC Shanghai, arrest of ship by domestic court in China, arrest of affiliated ships in South Africa, and Panamanian court injunction

  • Represented an Italian fashion brand in a dispute with its Chinese counterparty regarding the share transfer of a foreign-invested enterprise before courts in Beijing and in negotiations to terminate the license distribution agreement, which resulted in a settlement and a withdrawal plan satisfactory to the client

  • Represented a shipowner from Norway before CIETAC Shanghai for disputes with its Chinese counterparty arising out of a Sino-foreign Cooperative Joint Venture Contract

  • Represented a shipowner from Norway before CIETAC Shanghai for disputes with its Chinese counterparty arising out of termination of contracts

  • Represented a shipowner from Norway before Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre in arbitration proceedings for disputes with a trading company in Zhejiang arising out of agency agreement and personal guarantees; also in subsequent recognition and enforcement proceedings in the U.S. and China

  • General Legal Counsel and Non-Contentious Service

  • Provided general legal consultation and compliance-related specialized legal services for clients in the fields of international trade, shipbuilding and shipping, energy, high-tech, medical, car-sharing, e-commerce, private equity, and securities trading.

Education Background
  • Bachelor of Management, Nanjing University (2003)

Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in P.R. China