Clyde & Co has announced that disputes lawyer, Nicholas Lum, will re-join the firm’s Shanghai office as partner in December 2019.

Lum is a dispute resolution specialist with particular focus on international trade and commodities, shipping and shipbuilding and general commercial disputes.

Lum will be joining from Ince & Co, where he is a partner of the firm’s Shanghai office, and formerly the head of their Singapore office’s China practice group. He had previously spent about five years working in Clyde & Co’s Shanghai office shortly upon its establishment in 2006.

Ik Wei Chong, Asia managing director, Clyde & Co, says: "We are pleased to be welcoming Nicholas back to Clyde & Co as a partner, which speaks volumes of both our firm and culture. Nicholas will spearhead our cross-border dispute resolution efforts from our China offices, and spend significant time in Singapore, working with our team across South East Asia."