Zhao Rong Ooi
Partner

Zhao Rong FCIArb, is a partner at Ince, specialising in shipping, commodities, ship sale and purchase, and international trade commercial disputes. He is a seasoned maritime arbitration practitioner, with a wealth of experience in China and Asia. He has represented various shipping companies and insurers, both state owned and private, since 2006.

 

Zhao Rong has sat as a member of a 3-arbitrator tribunal in various arbitration conducted under the auspices of HKIAC. He has also advised clients (either as a solicitor or as lead counsel) in arbitration conducted in Singapore, Hong Kong SAR, London and Mainland China.

He is a popular choice amongst clients for China related commercial and shipping arbitration disputes, given his extensive knowledge of business operations within Mainland China.

He has handled several high value, cross border and complex disputes, including the following reported judgments before Courts in different jurisdictions: -

 
Better Marine International Ltd v Zhong Shan Co Ltd [2016] HKCFI 2008, affirmed on appeal [2020] HKCA 145;

The “Ocean Victory” [2013] EWHC 2199 (Comm)

He has handled and resolved disputes relating to charterparties, bills of lading, P&I, reinsurance, shipbuilding, ship sale and purchase, commodities and international trade in litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Zhao Rong is qualified to practise law in Singapore, England & Wales, Hong Kong SAR and the British Virgin Islands. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a CEDR accredited mediator.

In addition to being on SCMA’s panel of arbitrators, Zhao Rong is also a panel arbitrator of the Shanghai International Arbitration Center.

Zhao Rong has been described as a “key lawyer” of his firm by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
 
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CONTACT

Tel: +852 2579 6968

E-mail address: zhaorongooi@incegd.com

Nationality: Singaporean

Country of Residence: Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China

Language(s): English, Mandarin, Cantonese

MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
  • CHARTERPARTIES
  • OIL & GAS
  • SHIP SALE & PURCHASE
  • BUNKERING
  • PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
    Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration

    Panel of Arbitrators of the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (also known as the Shanghai International Arbitration Center)

    Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK
     
    ADMISSIONS
  • SINGAPORE
  • ENGLAND AND WALES
  • HONG KONG SAR
  • EDUCATION
    LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore (2005)
    DIRECTORY LISTINGS
    Legal 500 Asia Pacific