Rosita handles all types of charterparties and cargo carriage disputes. She acts for shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs, ports and terminal operators, freight forwarders, cargo interest and logistics operators.

Rosita is a LMAA Support Member and frequently advises the Hong Kong Government on shipping matters. Reported shipping cases include the Fan Yun 203 (a Hong Kong High Court (Admiralty Court) case) which remains the authority on identification of Mainland China beneficial but not registered shipowners.

She is popular among major metals and cement traders and represents clients in trade arbitrations including ICC and CIETAC arbitration.

Rosita won the “Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector” Award presented by Seatrade Maritime Awards in June 2019. She is the first outstanding female who received this award.

Furthermore, she was recognised as the “Maritime Lawyer of the Year” at the Lloyd’s List Asia Awards 2016, and has been ranked as one of the Top Ten maritime lawyers in the Lloyd’s List global “One Hundred” (a review of the most influential people in shipping) twice, in 2010 and 2016.


Rosita represents leading P&I Clubs and many domestic and international insurance companies. She advises on insurance policies, drafting and insurance coverage disputes.

Rosita is one of the leading solicitors in Hong Kong for insurance regulatory work and has handled a large number of P&I Clubs’, maritime insurers’ and brokers’ applications for authorisation and license to operate in Hong Kong.

Rosita has been for twelve consecutive years since 2004 till present ranked as a “World Leading Expert Lawyer in Insurance and Reinsurance” in Euromoney Legal Media Group’s international survey. She is recommended in both Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for shipping insurance work, including shipping related personal injuries cases.

Commercial Disputes

Rosita has extensive experience in Hong Kong and London arbitrations and litigations, in particular for claims arising from non-performance of contracts, misrepresentation, heavy machinery and container terminal casualties. She advises and handles cases for most of the container terminal operators in Hong Kong.

She is recommended by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as having “considerable contentious expertise” in commercial, personal injury, commodity and trade disputes, in addition to shipping and insurance disputes.

Rosita has succeeded in defending many terminal owners and operators in criminal charges for unsafe operation and in civil claims for negligence. She works with overseas lawyers in international commercial disputes.


Rosita is the lead partner in Hong Kong for aviation matters. She is one of the very few panel lawyers of the Airport Authority Hong Kong, and has been acting and advising them on both contentious and non-contentious matters involving the airport, planes, property damage, contracts, torts, and personal injuries. She also acts for insurers in aviation cargo claims. She regularly advises them on matters that involve complex legal issues, multijurisdictional claims/proceedings and invariably regulatory, contract and civil matters. Rosita has many years of litigation, arbitration and mediation experience in the aviation sector.

  • Solicitor, Hong Kong
  • Solicitor, England & Wales
  • Solicitor, Australia ACT
  • Solicitor, Singapore
Appointments / Memberships
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, Master of Law Degree
  • University of London, with a Mark of Merits
Awards & Accolades

Over the years she had won numerous heavy weight regional and international awards and accolades including:

  • Ranked by Lloyd’s List Global as one of “The World’s Top Ten Shipping Lawyers” twice, in 2010 and 2016. She is the first Hong Kong lawyer and the first Chinese lawyer who got the accolade and also the first Hong Kong lawyer and the first Chinese lawyer who got it twice,
  • Ranked by Lloyd’s List Global as one of “The 100 Most Influential Maritime Personnel of the World” twice in 2010 and 2016. She is the first Hong Kong lawyer and first Chinese lawyer who won this global ranking, and also the first Hong Kong lawyer and the first Chinese lawyer who won this ranking twice,
  • Won the “Best in Shipping” Award by Euromoney at their Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014. She is the first Hong Kong lawyer and the first Chinese lawyer to win this award,
  • In 2016, she won the Lloyd’s List Asia “Individual Maritime Lawyer of the Year” She is the first and hitherto also the only Hong Kong and Chinese lawyer to win this award,
  • In February 2017, she was elected as a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport at the commendation and nomination of the Chartered Institute on its own initiative to recognise her achievement and contribution to the transportation and logistics industry. Fellowship is the highest level of membership of the Institute,
  • In June 2019, she won the “Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector Award” presented by Seatrade Maritime Asia. She is the first and hitherto the only outstanding female who received this award,
  • She has been for consecutive years recognised as a Leading (Band 1) lawyer for Shipping litigation and insurance by Chambers Asia Pacific,
  • She has been ranked by Legal 500 Asia Pacific for 20 consecutive years, since 2000 till 2019, as a Leading Individual in Shipping, which is a record. In April 2020, when Legal 500 Asia Pacific for the first time launched its Hall of Fame accolade to recognise outstanding legal practitioners. Rosita was inducted into the Hall of Fame Accolade, being one of the five (only) shipping lawyers so ranked. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame Accolade again all along, in 2021, 2022 and 2023, and she is one of the very few lawyers in Hong Kong who won this accolade for all consecutive years since its inception,
  • Recognised by Asia Law & Practice since 2004 to present for 19 consecutive years as a Leading Lawyer in Aviation and Maritime,
  • Singled out by Who’s Who Legal – Transport for consecutive years since 2014 to present as a Leading Maritime Lawyer,
  • Named (and for 19th consecutive year since 2004 to present) as an expert in Shipping by Euromoney Shipping Expert Guide in June 2023,
  • Named (and for the 19th consecutive year since 2004 to present) as an expert in insurance and reinsurance in the 2021 Insurance & Reinsurance Expert Guides by Euromoney in June 2023,
  • Named by Asia Pacific Benchmark Litigation for consecutive years as a “Disputes Star” for Commercial Disputes and Insurance Disputes,
  • Ranked as a “Litigation Star” in Shipping by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific since 2021 to present, 2023,
  • Ranked as the top 100 elite lawyers in “The A-List” by China Business Law Journal 2019, and
  • Ranked as a “Leading Shipping Women Lawyer” by Asia Law & Practice for consecutive years.
  • Award from the Government, Medal of Honour
    In 2021, Rosita was awarded by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government the Medal of Honour because of her contribution to the development of the maritime industry and enhancing Hong Kong’s status as an international maritime centre.  She is the first and hitherto the only maritime lawyer awarded with the Medal.
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