Reed Smith LLP

Shipping Department

South Korea
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Korea-facing team based mainly in London, gaining increasing prominence in the region thanks to its strong litigation and international arbitration capabilities. Handles a variety of claims in both dry and wet shipping, including charter party disputes, non-delivery claims and collisions. Trusted by Korean shipbuilding companies and P&I clubs on various onshore and offshore shipping construction issues. Also acts for LNG terminals, logistics operators and ports.

Notable practitioners

"Highly respected" commercial litigation lawyer Alex Andrews is noted for his "great judgement on issues and long experience in the Korea market" by a market observer. He is based in London, and remains a popular choice of counsel for shipbuilders and P&I clubs on such contentious shipping issues as contract cancellation.