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Li Min is a graduate of Dalian Maritime University with a Bachelors of Engineering in International Multimodal Transportation and a Masters of Law in Maritime Law. He practised shipping law in China before moving to London to pursue his LL.M in Maritime Law at the University College London. He is dual-qualified in Hong Kong and China, specializing in international commercial dispute resolution with an emphasis on shipping and commodities litigation and arbitration. He has a wide range of experience in advising shipowners, charterers and their P&I Clubs on various issues including charterparty, bills of lading, international sales of goods, letters of credit, ship sales and purchases, ship arrest, shipbuilding, and ship finance matters. He is a partner in the shipping litigation practice of Reed Smith Richards Butler. He is fluent in Mandarin and English.


  • University of Hong Kong, 2008, Postgraduate Certificate in Laws
  • BPP Law School, London, UK, 2005, GDL
  • University College London, 2003, LL.M., Maritime Law, Faculty of Laws
  • Law School of Dalian Maritime University, 2002, Master of Laws
  • Dalian Maritime University, 1999, B.E., International Multimodal Transportation

  • Hong Kong

  • Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognised as a “Recommended Lawyer” of Asia Pacific Legal 500 2016 – “excellent for disputes involving PRC Shipping Law”
  • Recognised as a “Recommended Lawyer” of Asia Pacific Legal 500 2017 – “can explain complicated legal opinions to Chinese clients in plain Mandarin”