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Zhiyong (Arthur) ZHANG

Tel:+86 21 5598 9830 / +86 21 5598 9888/ 9666
Fax:+86 21 5598 9898
Working Language: Chinese/ English
Practice area: Dispute Resolution| Maritime
Mr. Zhiyong Zhang is adept at maritime law, shipping, logistics, marine insurance, credit insurance, ship financing, ship trading, international trade, bankruptcy, etc. and has provided litigation, domestic and international commercial arbitration and other related services to both domestic and foreign clients.
Representative Matters
  • Represented a Chinese insurance company in handling disputes involving damages for ship collisions between m.v. “Tian Fu 22” and m.v. “Xin Long Yun 82”

  • Represented a Chinese insurance company in the compensation matter relating to the collision between m.v. “Yong An” and m.v “Shun Qiang 2” in Yangtze River which caused the deaths of 10 crew members

  • Represented a financial leasing company in certain ship financing matter (with loan amount of about RMB 200 million)

  • Represented a Chinese insurance company in handling collision of m.v. “MSC VENICE” with a port container crane (H-portainer)

  • Represented a large foreign shipping company in a series of legal actions in China for recovering stolen money by its own staff

  • Represented the hull underwriter, P&I club, and owners of m.v. “Beilun Sea Lion” in a collision accident with m.v. “Thor Energy”, which caused huge damage to both vessels

  • Represented a Chinese hull underwriter in handling the collision case of m.v. “Xu Yang 16” and m.v. “Heung-A Akita” in the Shandong Qingdao Port channel

  • Represented a state-owned bank in handling its letter of credit and loan dispute with Shanxi Haixin Iron and Steel International Trading Co., Ltd.

  • Represented a large Korean shipbuilder and advising in a series of contentious and non-contentious matters relating to the declaration of bankruptcy of its associated company STX(Dalian) Shipbuilding

  • Represented a Greek client and its P&I club for advising on a new building project which consisted of 4 bulkers with tonnage of 84,000 and would be carried out by a Chinese shipyard located in Nanjing China

  • Conducting an independent maritime accident investigation in Fiji Islands on the capsize of the tuna fishing boat “Rising No.26”

  • Advised the sale and purchase of the largest fish processing vessel “VIKTORIYA”

  • Represented the owners and hull underwriter in the collision accident between m.v. “Seiyo Star” and m.v. “Lu Rong Yu 1634”

  • Represented the owners and hull underwriter in the collision accident between m.v. “Gang Tong Hai 9” and m.v. “Pacific Garnet”

  • Represented the owners of m.v. “Long Charity” and her P&I club Gard for her grounding accident in South Africa

  • Represented a Chinese insurer in handling the grounding accident of m.v. “Long Charity” in Suez Canal

Education Background
  • Bachelor of Science, Dalian Maritime University (1996) 

  • Master of International Law, Dalian Maritime University (1999) 

Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in P.R. China

Recognitions and Affiliations
  • Chambers & Partners: “Asia-Pacific Outstanding Younger Partner 2014” 

  • Chambers & Partners: “Leading Individuals” in North China from 2014 to 2017 

  • Former director of China Maritime Law Association, executive director of Liaoning Maritime Law Research Association and director of Dalian Maritime Professional Committee of Dalian Lawyers Association 

  • Special master's practical tutor of Dalian Maritime University School of Law 

  • Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA Supporting Member)

Selected Publications
  • Research on Cross-border Research on Supply-Side Reform on Insurance Innovation Product, July 2016 (published by a CSSCI journal)

  • Research on Insurable Risks of Investments in ‘One Belt One Road’ Countries, June 2016 (published by a CSSCI journal)

  • On Relevant Legal Issues Arising from a Builder’s Bankruptcy, October 2015 

  • On The Law and Practice of Alienation Guarantee in Ship Finance, October 2015

  • On the Application Law for Fish Processing Vessel’s Operation in Disputed Boundary Waters Between Chinese EEZ and Korean EEZ, 2015

  • Case Study on Invalid Arbitration Agreements & Unenforceable Arbitration Award, 2014

  • Some Thoughts on Amendments of Marine Insurance Contract Law, 2013

  • A Summary of Some Chinese Characteristic Legal Issues in Ship Collision Cases, 2010

  • On Creditors’ Chance under Chinese Law in Shipping Company Insolvency Cases, 2009

  • On Identification of Dangerous Cargo and the Shipper’s Liability in Carriage of Goods by Sea, 2008

  • On relevant legal issues relating to BC Code, 2008.