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Stephenson Harwood’s managing partner Michael Kim has the ‘best competency in proposing a solution-driven strategy, assuring the best outcome under the difficult circumstances’. Stuart Burrell is ‘reliable and very prompt’; he is recommended for contentious matters and construction–related issues, as is Hong-Kong based Andrew Rigden Green. Jade Park ‘is good at finding out the nub of a question’. Gregg Johnston focuses on ship finance and counts the Korea Development Bank as a long-standing client.

Norton Rose Fulbright has strengthened its offering with the recruitment of asset and project finance counsel Sung-Hwan Choi. The Singapore-based shipping team is headed by Ben Rose.

Reed Smith LLP’s expertise spans shipping and offshore and onshore construction work, disputes and claims involving collisions, groundings and fires as well as a niche specialism in trade and commodities. Team head Alex Andrews leads in contentious matters and competition partner Marjorie Holmes is experienced in advising transportation sector clients.

Goh Mei Lin at Watson Farley & Williams has extensive expertise in ship finance and has recently advised several agents in relation to a large-scale restructuring of SK Shipping Co. Madeline Leong and Christoforos Bisbikos are also recommended for cross-border asset and project finance matters.

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