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Asia-Pacific 2022
South Korea Shipping
Band 4

1 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Yoon & Yang LLC

Yoon & Yang’s Shipping & Maritime Practice Group provides a full range of legal advisory and dispute settlement services on all types of maritime disputes and transactions for domestic and foreign aircraft owners and ship charterers, P&I clubs (e.g., Mutual Protection and Indemnity Insurance Association), maritime insurance companies, maritime/aviation freight forwarders, government agencies, and shippers of every type. The Shipping & Maritime Practice Group consists of professionals who specialize in litigations and provision of advisory services of the highest quality relating to maritime and shipping matters. The members of the Practice Group have extensive hands-on experience and expertise in representing and advising domestic and foreign clients on a wide variety of issues in this area.

Ÿ   Yoon & Yang’s Shipping & Maritime Practice Group is headed by Sang-Pil Lee, one of the most experienced maritime attorneys in Korea. Sang-Pil Lee currently serves as a pleader at the Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal.

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Shipping - South Korea
Band 4
What the team is known for

Yoon & Yang is able to advise on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious shipping law matters in South Korea, acting for a number of P&I clubs, marine insurers and ship charterers. Acts on cargo claims, shipbuilding and charter party disputes and transactions, rehabilitation procedures and maritime law compliance matters. Its key clients include SK Shipping and Posco Plantec.


A client comments that Yoon & Yang has "the ability to provide high-quality legal services on maritime issues."

Another source commends the team's "excellent client care."

Work highlights

Yoon & Yang advised Posco Plantec on an insurance claim against Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance, in relation to damage to a bridge crane manufactured by Posco Plantec.

Notable practitioners

Sang-Pil Lee leads Yoon & Yang's shipping team and focuses his practice on maritime disputes in the Korean market. He represents shipbuilders, cargo owners, insurers and freight forwarders on a variety of matters including cargo disputes, collisions, insurance and charter party disputes. A client praises him as "an outstanding expert in shipping with longstanding knowledge and expertise."

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Sang-Pil Lee
Sang-Pil Lee
Band 3


Provided by Yoon & Yang LLC

Hae Duk Jung

Hae-Wang Jeong

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Sang-Pil Lee

Head of Department

Sung Min Lee

Yonsoo Kim


Provided by Yoon & Yang LLC

Heung Kuk Fire & Marine Insurance


Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. Ltd.

Korea Ocean Environment Management

Korea P&I

Korea Trade Insurance Corporation

Pan Ocean

Posco Plantec

Royce Cruise Co. Ltd

SK Shipping

STX Corporation

Weidong Ferry