China: Ince & Co Boosts Beijing Office With New Senior Shipping Appointment
Last Updated: 4 March 2013

Mr Xu Guo joins Ince & Co's Beijing office bringing nearly 20 years of China experience

Embargoed until: March 4, 2013

Mr Xu Guo joins Ince & Co as a consultant based in the firm's Beijing Office. Mr Guo will work as a key member of the team providing shipping expertise in Beijing.

Mr Guo comes to Ince from the COSCO Group where he served for some 18 years, initially with COSCO's bulk shipping arm in Tianjin, before he became the head of COSCO Group's legal, insurance and claims department in Beijing.

"We are delighted to welcome Mr Guo to Ince. He brings in-depth experience to our trade and shipping practice," said head of Ince & Co's Beijing office, Wai Yue Loh. "Our clients in the region, and indeed internationally, will benefit from his knowledge and counsel."

"I am excitedabout this opportunity to be part of Ince's commitment to China, and am very much looking forward to working with Wai Yue and the team in Beijing, as well as with the Ince global network," added Mr Guo.

Mr Guo holds a legal profession qualification (PRC Law), and is a graduate of Beijing's Central University of Finance and Economics. He is fluent in Mandarin and English.

For further information about Ince & Co in Greater China, please contact Wai-Yue Loh who heads Ince & Co's Beijing office.

About Ince & Co

Ince & Co is an international law firm with over 600 people including more than a hundred partners and over 180 other lawyers worldwide.

The Ince & Co network includes offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Dubai, Hamburg, Le Havre, Monaco, Paris and Piraeus. We practise English, French, German, Greek, Hong Kong and PRC law. Ince & Co Singapore has entered into a Formal Law Alliance, the Ince Law Alliance, with local law practice Incisive Law LLC. Members of Incisive Law provide Singapore law advice and represent clients in both the Singapore Courts and in domestic and international arbitrations.

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 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.

Ince has had a presence in Greater China since the opening of the Hong Kong office in 1979. The Shanghai office opened in 2000 and Beijing in 2012. Our lawyers in the region provide legal advice both to clients based in China and to international clients with an interest in China.

Lawyers in the firm advise in the core business areas of international trade and shipping, insurance & reinsurance, business & finance, commercial disputes, aviation, energy & offshore. Teams regularly use knowledge of one sector to advise clients in another.

For further information please contact:

Wai-Yue Loh, Partner, Ince & Co Beijing, tel: +86 (0) 10 5706 9588

Paul Ho, Partner, Ince & Co Shanghai, tel: +86 (0) 21 6157 1212

Faye Lynam, Business Development and Communications Adviser, Ince & Co London,
tel: +44 (0)20 7481 0010, email:

Jane Biddell, Director of Marketing, Ince & Co London, tel: +44 (0)20 7481 0010, email:

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