Clyde & Co Secures Strategic Partner Hire 其礼实现延揽新合伙人战略

Published on 2019-11-04

Global law firm Clyde & Co has announced that leading disputes lawyer, Nicholas Lum, will re-join our Shanghai office as a partner in December 2019.

Nicholas is a dispute resolution specialist with particular focus on international trade and commodities, shipping and shipbuilding and general commercial disputes. He will be joining from Ince, where he is a Partner of their Shanghai office, and formerly the Head of their Singapore office’s China Practice Group. Nicholas had previously spent up to five years working in Clyde & Co’s Shanghai office shortly upon its establishment in 2006. 


Ik Wei Chong, Asia Managing Director, Clyde & Co, says:  "We are pleased to be welcoming Nicholas back to Clyde & Co as a partner, which speaks volumes of both our firm and culture. Nicholas will spearhead our cross-border dispute resolution efforts from our China offices, and spend significant time in Singapore, working with our team across South East Asia."

其礼律师事务所亚洲区执行董事张逸伟律师表示: “我们欢迎林律师回到其礼律师事务所并担任合伙人,此举充分展现了我们优良的律所运营和企业文化。林律师将常驻我们的中国办公室主导我们的跨境争议解决业务,也会经常往返新加坡,与我们的东南亚团队紧密合作。”

"Nicholas will further bolster our common-law capabilities in our China offices, while driving our outbound investment agenda under the Belt & Road Initiative and the Greater Bay Area," Mr Chong said.


"His deep understanding of the Chinese business environment and international background, combined with experience in international arbitration and complex cross-border litigation, further strengthen our offering in Asia," he added.

 “他对中国商业环境的深刻理解、其国际化背景和多元语言能力,加上在国际仲裁和复杂跨境诉讼方面的经验相结合,毋庸置疑可以进一步扩大我们在亚洲的业务范围。” 张律师补充说到。

Nicholas is recommended and recognised as a leading lawyer in various legal publications, for example, “Disputes Star in arbitration” by Benchmark Asia Pacific and “someone understanding the China market very well” by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

林律师被众多法律刊物推荐和认可为领先的律师,例如《Benchmark Asia Pacific》称其为“仲裁领域的争议解决之星”;《法律500强亚太》称其为“对中国市场有充分了解的律师”。

Nicholas' appointment follows a series of appointments, with leading marine lawyer Cornelia Kunze, Senior Associate, this year transferred to Singapore to lead the German desk. She specialises in contentious and non-contentious work, with an emphasis on commercial and dry shipping work.

林律师的任命紧随一系列其他人事任命,包括领先航运资深律师Cornelia Kunze今年被调任至新加坡,负责德国事务。Cornelia专门从事诉讼和非诉业务,侧重商业和海商法工作。

The Singapore marine team has also welcomed Paul Collier, Senior Associate, who advises clients on contentious shipping and trade disputes. He joined this October and transferred from our London office.

新加坡航运团队同时迎来资深律师Paul Collier,为客户就诉讼类航运和贸易纠纷提供咨询。他今年10月刚从伦敦办公室调任至其礼新加坡办公室。

Across Greater China and South East Asia, our marine team offers local law capabilities plus deep sector expertise.


Clyde & Co offers the largest marine practice worldwide, with over 150 lawyers across 46 offices. The marine group provides expertise to clients throughout the entire maritime industry: insurers, trading companies, owners, charterers, P&I clubs, shipbuilders, salvors, financial institutions, port authorities and governments.



For further information, please contact:

Nick Davy
APAC Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications

Joy Kot
Senior Business Development Manager, China