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Malene Wang

T: +852 2533 2763 M: +852 9729 1837 Email Malene | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Malene Wang Associate

Contact details

Malene Wang

Malene Wang
Associate

T: +852 2533 2763 M: +852 9729 1837 Email Malene | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Malene is dual-qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales (since 2014) and Hong Kong (since 2016). She joined the marine and international trade disputes team at Stephenson Harwood in 2015 after training at a well-known City maritime law firm in London. 
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She graduated with General Honours from Johns Hopkins University in the US with a B.A. in International Studies and an M.S.E. in Computer Science. She previously worked as a computer programmer in several top-tier investment banks and a hedge fund in New York and London.

Malene is natively fluent in English and Mandarin.

  • Shipping litigation
  • Marine and international trade
  • Commercial litigation
  • Marine casualty response

Malene has represented shipowners, charterers, cargo interests, P&I clubs and insurers in court proceedings and arbitrations. She regularly advises on disputes relating to charterparties, bills of lading, contracts of affreightment, demurrage, bunkers, cargoes, ship arrests, LOIs and LOUs. She has experience in cargo contamination, unsafe ports, dangerous cargoes and pollution.

Disputes arising out of the OW Bunker insolvency

Acted for numerous shipowners in claims by ING Bank N.V. and various OW Bunker companies as well as claims by physical suppliers.

Charterers’ anticipatory repudiatory breach of a time charter

Advised shipowners on time-sensitive issues relating to Charterers’ anticipatory repudiatory breach of a time charter on the basis that the charterparty had been frustrated.

Claims by shipowners in relation to fire in a container

Advised charterers of a container ship in relation to claims by shipowners due to fire in a container carried on board.

Contamination of MEG cargo

Advised shipowners on a cargo contamination claim allegedly caused by inadequate tank cleaning.

Final accounting of costs after vessel redelivery

Acted for numerous shipowners and charterers in disputes relating to the final accounting of costs after vessel redelivery pursuant to charterparties.

More: Shipping litigation

Malene has represented shipowners, charterers, cargo interests, P&I clubs and insurers in court proceedings and arbitrations. She regularly advises on disputes relating to charterparties, bills of lading, contracts of affreightment, demurrage, bunkers, cargoes, ship arrests, LOIs and LOUs. She has experience in cargo contamination, unsafe ports, dangerous cargoes and pollution.

Disputes arising out of the OW Bunker insolvency

Acted for numerous shipowners in claims by ING Bank N.V. and various OW Bunker companies, as well as claims by physical suppliers.

Contamination of MEG cargo

Advised shipowners on a cargo contamination claim allegedly caused by inadequate tank cleaning.

Seller’s breach of a nickel ore sale contract

Advised buyers in a high-value claim relating to Seller’s breach of a contract of affreightment to supply over 100,000 mt of nickel ore.

Lost original bill of lading

Advised cargo shippers on procedures to void an original bill of lading which has been lost.

More: Marine and international trade

Malene has acted in numerous high-value international disputes in the English Commercial Court, Admiralty Court and Technology and Construction Court. She regularly advises on issues such as service of proceedings abroad, conflict of laws, contractual and tortious damages, anti-suit injunctions, interpleader/stakeholder actions, settlement agreements and enforcement of judgments/awards.

Sales of aircraft components

Acted for an intermediate supplier of aircraft components in a high-value claim by an airline in relation to components that were defective or did not meet airworthiness regulations.

Recovery of debt under loan agreement secured by a mortgage

Acted for a moneylender in recovering debts owed under a loan facility agreement secured by a second mortgage on a property.

Operator’s non-acceptance of a MODU under a drilling contract

Part of a large team in a high-value dispute, acting for the rig owner in claims against an operator for anticipatory repudiatory breach of a drilling contract.

Dispute relating to a corrupt agreement made by an agent

Advised a non-UK company on the UK Bribery Act 2010, the lawfulness of an agreement made by its agent and its impact on the client’s liability to pay the agent’s fees.

More: Commercial litigation

Malene has acted for shipowners, P&I clubs and insurers in numerous admiralty cases involving groundings, collisions, general average, LOF salvage, SCOPIC and Lloyd's salvage arbitrations. She has particular experience in the assessment of damages and quantum calculations.

Lloyd’s salvage arbitration: grounding in Northern Africa

Acted for ship respondents in a Lloyd’s salvage arbitration. Advised on issues relating to Article 13 criteria, salved values of the ship and cargo, deductions and contractors’ out of pocket expenses. Instructed experts and assisted in drafting expert reports.

Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitration: grounding in China

Acted for container respondents in a Lloyd’s salvage arbitration. Advised on salved values and settlement strategy.

Collision in Southeast Asia

Advised a Japanese P&I insurer on settlement strategy and whether certain heads of loss were properly claimable under English law.

Grounding in South America

Prior to transhipment of cargo, provided time-critical advice to ship owners on non-separation agreements, Bigham clauses and the recoverability of general average costs from insurers.

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