Jipyong LLC

Shipping Department

South Korea
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What the team is known for Wide-ranging expertise across contentious shipping and maritime matters, from cargo and insurance claims to rehabilitation and bankruptcy disputes. Additional strength in advising on accidents at sea, including collisions and explosions as well as oil pollution and other environmental issues. Frequently instructed by shipowners, charterers, cargo owners and marine insurers. Also regularly counsels major Korean and international air carriers across a range of aviation matters from cargo and baggage claims to denied boarding issues.

Strengths A client reports: "The team handled our case very well and delivered great results. They are client-oriented and knows what the client needs." The same source adds: "I am impressed with the firm's professionalism and quality of legal service."

Another source notes: "Jipyong is able to meet the various needs of its clients proactively and in timely fashion through its in-depth knowledge of the shipping and aircraft financing industry."

Work highlights Advised Hanwha Total Petrochemical on a vessel collision, oil spill and cargo recovery case.

Advised NHL Development on London-seated arbitration proceedings concrning a dispute over the early redelivery of three chartered vessels to their owner, Hyundai Glovis.

Notable practitioners

Choon Won Lee is a key partner in the maritime and aviation practice group. A market commentator characterises him as a "great lawyer" who is "diligent and consistent." He is noted for his extensive experience in handling ship collisions and other maritime accidents. Another interviewee comments: "Mr Lee seems to have encyclopaedic knowledge of Korean shipping law," adding: "He is also very responsive and able to provide very detailed advice."