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Lianjun Li (M.Sc., LLM, FCIArb) has been a partner since 2004 and is a leading lawyer in the shipping team in Hong Kong. He qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales in 2002. He has extensive experience in international trade and commodity disputes, documentary credit issues, shipping disputes (charterparty problems, ship purchase and sale disputes, bill of lading and cargo claims, P&I matters, ship casualties), ship finance and sale and purchase, international commercial and shipping arbitration and in practical and legal aspects of doing business, negotiation and litigation in China.


  • Dalian Maritime University, 1984, Bachelor of Science
  • Dalian Maritime University, 1989, Postgraduate in International Economic Law
  • World Maritime University, 1990, Master of Science in Maritime Administration
  • Stockholm University, 1993, Master of Comparative Laws
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, 1999, Postgraduate Diploma in Law, (Common Professional Examination)
  • University of Hong Kong, 2000, Postgraduate Certificate in Laws

  • Hong Kong
  • Inglaterra y Gales

  • Supreme Court - Hong Kong
  • Supreme Court - England and Wales

  • Arbitration Centre Across the Straits – Panel Arbitrator
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Fellow
  • China International Economic Arbitration Commission - Panel Arbitrator
  • China Maritime Arbitration Commission - Panel Arbitrator
  • China Maritime Law Association – Council Member / Director
  • Dalian Maritime University - Visiting Professor
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre – Listed Arbitrator
  • Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board – Member
  • Jimei University – Visiting Professor
  • Korea University – Visiting Professor
  • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration – Panel Arbitrator
  • London Maritime Arbitrators Association – Supporting Member and a member of the LMAA Supporting Members Liaison Committee (Asia Pacific)
  • Qingdao Arbitration Commission – Panel Arbitrator
  • Rizhao Arbitration Commission – Panel Arbitrator
  • Shanghai Maritime University – Visiting Professor
  • Singapore Chambers of Maritime Arbitration – Panel Arbitrator and Member of SCMA Procedure Committee
  • South China Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration) – Panel Arbitrator
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong - Transportation and Logistics Committee - Member
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong - Panel Arbitrator
  • Wuhan Arbitration Commission - Panel Arbitrator
  • Xiamen Arbitration Commission - Panel Arbitrator

  • Mandarin
  • English

Premios y reconocimientos

  • Ranked in Chambers Global for Global-wide Shipping: Litigation and China Shipping: Litigation (International Firms), 2020 
  • Listed as a Leading Lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for Hong Kong Shipping, 2019-2020 
  • Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific for China Shipping: Litigation (International Firms), 2020
  • Ranked as Band 1 in Shipping Litigation (China) by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018
    • Li Lianjun wins the acclaim of clients, who report: "He has good commercial sense; he knows when to settle and when to fight." Applauded by further interviewees for his "practical and helpful advice," he regularly advises leading shipowners, charterers and P&I clubs on high-profile disputes, including cargo and charter party disputes.
  • Ranked as Band 1 in Shipping Litigation (China) by Chambers Asia – Pacific 2017
    • Chambers Asia- Pacific 2017 states that “clients say that his advice is practical and helpful, and he has a strong commercial mind. In a highlight, he represented Top Gains Minerals Macao Commercial Offshore in a sales agreement dispute, successfully maintaining the client's Mareva injunction against TL Resources.”
    • Chambers Asia- Pacific 2016 states that “He is applauded for his focus on client service and also receives particular acclaim for his Greater China practice. He recently represented China National Chartering in a case involving unsafe ports.”
    • Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 states that “Clients praise Li Lianjun for his "very constructive and helpful advice." He is also admired as an "experienced, professional, dedicated and responsive" practitioner. He acts on a number of the firm's major matters and his recent highlights include advising China National Chartering on a USD190 million charter party dispute.”
  • Listed as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018
    • The firm’s excellent reputation for admiralty work should not however detract from its very solid offering across dry shipping matters including charterparty and bills of lading disputes. In this respect, Lianjun Li has vast experience in the market across a range of disputes and recently represented China National Chartering in a landmark case, which ended up before the Supreme Court in the UK, relating to the issue of unsafe ports and safe port warranties.
  • Listed as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 Asia- Pacific 2017
    • Legal 500 Asia – Pacific 2017 states that “Lianjun Li is ‘one of the best maritime lawyers in Hong Kong’”
    • Legal 500 Asia – Pacific 2016 states that Lianjun is ‘particularly good and able to explain complicated legal opinions to Chinese clients in Mandarin’;
    • Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2015 states that the team lead by Lianjun is an excellent team which provides professional and efficient service to P&I clubs, charterers, shipowners and shipbuilders.