Mr. Aivin Du is a founding partner at JoinWay Law Firm, visiting professor of East China University of Political Science and Law, and arbitrator at both Shanghai International Arbitration Center, and Shanghai Financial Arbitration Court of Shanghai Arbitration Center.
Mr. Du graduated from East China University of Political Science and Law with Bachelor Degree (LL.B.), and obtained a Master Degree (MPA) degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Prior to his practice of lawyer in 1999, he worked for Shanghai Maritime Court and TNT (China) Holdings Company Ltd. and now he is the senior partner of Shanghai JoinWay Law Firm.
Mr. Du has a wide practical legal experience, specifically in foreign-related dispute settlement, in areas covering maritime law, international trade, shipping finance, insurance, foreign investment, and real estate. His exceptional understanding and familiarity with INCOTERM, international settlement, customs declaration flow, commodities inspection, and freight forwarder give him a niche on key points of the disputes and clients’ requirements.
In 2004, representing for SINOPEC Shanghai Offshore Petroleum Bureau, Mr. Du provided full legal service during the whole process of the purchase of the multi-purpose vessel named as FAR STAR in Norway. In 2008, Mr. Du provided all-round legal service on behalf of SINOPEC throughout the cooperation, which was granted by Mr. Hu Jintao, the former Chairman of PRC, and the President of Russia, Mr. Vladimir Putin, upon the multi-purpose vessel and the lease of offshore platform. Besides, in these years, Mr. Du has been participating in all the projects teamed up by SINOPEC Shanghai Offshore Petroleum Bureau for the large-scale construction, lease, and purchase of seismic research vessels, drilling platforms and supply vessels.
Moreover, Mr. Du has successfully represented for the domestic and foreign enterprises, such as Chubb Insurance, PICC, Mapei Construction Materials, China Worldbest Group, Qifan International Transportation, Huatai Insurance, Jinhong Tyre Manufacture, Orient International Holding, China National Silk Import & Export Co., Menlan Group, Artron HK, Wikborg Rein and Dongbu Hitek, Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions, in many foreign-related litigations and arbitrations where he gained their highly favorable approval.
Mr. Du provides both Chinese and English legal services.