Clark Zhou

PRC Shipping & Insurance Lawyer


Professional Qualification

Clark Zhou graduated from Shanghai Maritime University, LLB in Maritime Law He has over 14 years’ working experience in the shipping industry, including 4 years in one domestic port terminal, 10 years in Maersk Line in the capacity of Senior Claims Manager, whereby he has built up the necessary business acumen to provide clients with clear-cut & business-oriented problem solutions. In 2006 he joined Wang Jin&Co. Sollicitor (Guangdong), in 2007 became partner of AM Ocean &Co. in 2010 partner of Wintell & Co and he was appointed director.

His practice areas are, Marine casualty including ship collision, pollution, maritime personal injuries, salvage and wreck removal, Bill of lading and charterparty, Marine insurance, Shipbuilding and ship sale & purchase, International trade, Container leasing, Cargo claims, Shipping finance.

Since practicing in 2006, he has provided extensive dispute resolution services for international P&I Clubs, ship owners, trading houses, insurers and container leasing companies, in litigation, arbitration or ADR (alternative dispute resolution). He has particular strength in dealing disputes in an efficient way.

In Jan 2015, Clark Zhou founded Yatson & Co based in London, aiming at acting as sub-contractor for the London shipping and insurance market (solicitors, claims managers and recovery agents, etc) in managing their legal proceedings in China, with the vision of facilitating the understanding between London and China litigation and arbitration markets.

Mr. Clark Zhou speaks fluently, Mandarin and English.