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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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2 ranked lawyersBand 2South KoreaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Bae, Kim & Lee has an experienced legal team in South Korea, frequently instructed on wet and dry disputes, with areas of focus ranging from charter party and shipbuilding disputes to collisions and cargo claims, advising cargo owners and marine insurers. Additionally noted for vessel arrests in South Korea and advises various shipping clients on general corporate law and day-to-day vessel operations. Also acts on vessel sale and purchase matters. Its key clients include Citibank Korea, Polaris Shipping and KB Kookmin Bank.

Strengths

A client comments that Bae, Kim & Lee "has strength in handling maritime cases" and "the lawyers handle our requests with the utmost efficiency."

Work highlights

Bae, Kim & Lee acted for KB Kookmin Bank on a financing transaction related to KSS LINE's acquisition of a 50,000 DWT Medium Range tanker.

Notable practitioners

Jong Ku Kang is head of department at Bae, Kim & Lee. He continues to be active on contentious shipping matters and often handles disputes arising from lost and damaged cargo claims, oil spills and contractual breaches. He has over two decades of experience in South Korea's shipping market. A market source remarks: "He is very experienced and assured."

Yoon Jeong Park is a senior foreign attorney at Bae, Kim & Lee in South Korea, counting several P&I clubs, shipbuilders and shipping companies among her clients. She frequently handles international arbitration proceedings, arising out of both wet and dry shipping disputes.

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Overview

BKL’s Maritime Practice Group is comprised of professionals who have amassed substantial experience in both the “wet” aspects of maritime and aviation matters as well as the “dry” aspects which naturally coexist in trade and transport cases. Our maritime lawyers are acknowledged in the legal community as leaders in handling claims related to collisions, oil pollution, cargo loss and damage, hazardous cargoes, bills of lading, and personal injury to seamen or passengers.

In addition to the claims handling matters mentioned above, our maritime practice includes consulting, documentation and dispute resolution services related to insurance, trade disputes, ship financing, ship building and investment, ship arrests and release, maritime liens, auctions of cargo or vessel, and salvage. 

Our maritime group has a wide domestic and international clientele primarily consisting of shipowners, banks, insurance companies, trading companies and numerous P&I clubs. In order to provide these clients with highest quality legal service, we maintain close ties with Korean shipping-related associations and rely on several “Of Counsel” members who provide additional in-depth analysis and facilitate cost-efficient service to clients. We often draw upon the extensive network of contacts we have established with prestigious law firms overseas to jointly advise and act for clients in deals that involve foreign parties.

Members

Kang, Jong Ku (Head of Department)

An, Jong Min

Cho, Young Joon

Kim, Jaiyoung

Park, Yoon Jeong

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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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Location

Tower B, Centropolis, Ujeongguk-ro

Jongno-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

03161

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Jong Ku Kang
Band 2
Yoon Jeong Park
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