Liu will take up his new position in early November 2019 and will remain an active member of the Hill Dickinson Hong Kong marine disputes team.
He will be based in Hong Kong but cover mainland China to act as the ICS focal point for building links with government organisations and industry bodies, promoting the profile of the ICS and representing ICS positions in China.
“It is a privilege and an honour to be appointed to the ICS (China) Liaison Office as principal representative. After about 100 years of being the premier shipping organization in the world, the ICS continues to go from strength to strength by establishing its first overseas office in Hong Kong since its establishment in 1921. Together with the support from ICS headquarters, the HKSOA and Hill Dickinson, I look forward to helping steer the ICS to future success in China,” said Liu.
Liu has extensive experience in advising on maritime and commercial matters, covering both contentious and non-contentious issues. He is a co-opted member of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, a member of the Aviation Development and Three-Runway System Advisory Committee, a member of the Henan Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and a vice president of the Hong Kong and Mainland Legal Profession Association.
ICS is the principal international trade association for merchant shipowners and operators, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet.