Henry Zhu


Henry is a partner at Wei Tu Law Firm*. A dispute resolution lawyer based in Guangzhou, China who advises and represent an extensive range of clients on international contracts, disputes, court litigation and arbitration in mainland China, with a focus on the offshore oil and gas industries.

Henry has extensive experiences in court litigation and arbitration of shipping cases. He is also regularly instructed to negotiate the formation of shipbuilding and ship financing contracts (LPG tankers, LNG tankers, VLEC), offshore pipe laying contracts, charter contracts of tanker vessels, chemical trading contracts, etc.

He is a fully licensed PRC lawyer that can represent clients before PRC courts around the country and has been elected into the Leading Talent Bank of Lawyers Handling Foreign Matters of Guangdong Province since 2018.

* Wei Tu (a PRC law firm registered in Guangzhou) and Stephenson Harwood (a law firm registered in Hong Kong) are in a CEPA association under the name “Stephenson Harwood - Wei Tu (China) Association”. CEPA (Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement) is a free trade agreement concluded between Mainland China and Hong Kong. Under CEPA, Hong Kong based law firms are permitted to operate in association with Mainland Chinese law firms to provide comprehensive legal services in Mainland China governed by Chinese and non-Chinese laws.


  • Advised owners on the purchase of a number of newbuild VLGCs/VLECs/BITUMAN CARRIERs from leading shipyards in China and Korea.

  • Advising an offshore contractor upon the pipeline laying project.

  • Advising a Chinese owner on a court dispute against a state-owned company, in respect of the construction of a FPSO.

  • Representing leading contractor in dispute of LNG onshore tank construction.

    Advising numerous transactions and disputes relating to oil, oil products, chemical trading.