Chen Xiaoling



LLM in international law from Shanghai Maritime University.

Chen was promoted to partner at Huang & Huang in 2023. She has extensive experience in marine insurance, cargo claims, charter party disputes, ship collision and offshore wind energy. She won the Guangzhou Lawyers Association Annual Achievement Awards 2020 and 2022 for her remarkable performance in case handling, and was co-lead counsel in court cases selected for Top 10 Typical Cases of the Year 2021 and Top 10 Typical Cases of the Year 2022 by Guangzhou Maritime Court.

Chen is council member of Guangdong Maritime Law Research Institute; member of Maritime and Aviation Law Committee of Guangzhou Lawyers Association; mediator at the Mediation Office of Guangzhou Maritime Court and at the Mediation Office of Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Justice. She is among the first lawyers admitted to the “Leading Lawyers in Foreign-related Matters” Talent Pool of Guangzhou and the “Rising Stars in Foreign-related Matters” Talent Pool of Guangdong Province.
Language: Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), English

1. Represented state-owned port operator in a RMB 425 million claim against a leading Chinese shipping company for breach of container leasing contract;
2. Represented the insurer of a Guangdong offshore wind power plant in a RMB2 billion matter for damage to the facility;
3. Represented shipper in a RMB730 million claim arising from fire on board an ocean-going container carrier;
4. Represented the insurer of a stevedoring company in a USD3.62 million claim for damage to high-end equipment;
5. Represented a marine consultant in a USD2.5 million claim for negligence in bunker removal operations;
6. Represented the client in claims with a combined value of RMB 9 million arising from collision between three ships;
7. Represented an international shipping line in a RMB15 million claim for container demurrage and detention;
8. Represented the operator and insurers of a Guangdong airport in a RMB22 million claim for damage to aircraft;
9. Represented interests of Japan-registered chemical carrier in a RMB720,000 claim for damage to acetone cargo (Won a complete victory for our clients throughout first-instance, second-instance and retrial proceedings; the case was selected “Top 10 Typical Maritime Cases of the Year 2021” by Guangzhou Maritime Court).