KaiRong Law Firm


Suite 2206-07, Golden Magnolia Plaza
No.1 DaPu Road
Shanghai, 200023

+86 (21) 53961065

+86 (21) 53961204

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Managing Partner: Yu-Lai Jin
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 13
Languages: Chinese, English
Core practices: Shipping, Aviation, Insurance, Dispute Resolution

KaiRong Law Firm, established in 1998 as one of the private partnership law firms in Shanghai, is a boutique law firm that specializes in Chinese and international commercial litigation and regulatory matters, especially in practice of shipping, aviation and insurance.

KaiRong’s attorneys have been well trained in UK / US law schools, and have experience and familiarity with international law and practices. Such education backgrounds and experiences enable them to provide clients with the highest quality and consistency of legal representation and service.

In recent years, the firm has shown its strong competition in its core practice fields: shipping, aviation, and insurance.

In the sector of shipping, the firm has been engaged in handling several important maritime cases in relating to some significant vessel collisions such as MV “XiangZhou”, MV “LongQing 1”, MV “ZheDaiYu 02611”, MV “ZheShengYuLeng 80002”and etc. In addition, the firm also successfully represented shipbuilders, insurers, and P&I Club, etc. to deal with various litigation cases in relate to carriage of goods by sea, shipbuilding contracts and disputes, tugs and towing law, salvage, LOF and SCOPIC, pollution, bunkers and the environment and so on.

In aviation, the firm continually represented Malaysian Airliens and its insurer Allianz to deal with settlements and further litigation cases between MAS and the MH370 victim families, and also helps many other international airlines such AA, White Sky, Hawaiian Airlines, Etihad Airlines, Air Niugini, etc and their insurers to handle cases with regard to air passenger and other personal claims, air cargo claim and etc.

KaiRong still makes a deep explore in the practice of insurance. The firm has been entrusted by domestic and international insurers to deal with a lot of insurance subrogation & insurance contract disputes with a huge claim amount.

KaiRong is admittedly recognized as a leading firm in the litigation of shipping, aviation, insurance in China, and consistently receives top national and international rankings such as Who’s Who Legal, Chambers, ALB, Asialaw Profile, Globe Law Experts and The Legal 500.

  • Dispute resolution 
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Banking and finance

Dispute resolution
Yu-Lai Jin

Recent case highlights
Representing X on its disputes on a commercial premises sales and purchase contract worth RMB 15 million.
Advising X on the indemnity application from the insured SEPCOIII under a trade credit insurance policy worth 400 million. Representing X on its disputes on an international sales contract worth USD 1.8 million.

  • Aviation and shipping
  • Banking and financial services
  • Insurance