Lee & Ko attorneys Tong Keun Seol and Jin Young Jung won the “ESG Lawyer of the Year” and “Transport Lawyer of the Year” respectively at the awards ceremony of The Asia Legal Awards 2024.

As an expert in environment and labor issues, attorney Tong Keun Seol particularly focuses his practice on climate change matters and disputes arising from environmental pollution such as establishment of corporate compliance system, emissions trading and CBAM etc., and labor law such as occupational safety and serious accidents. Recently, Mr. Seol has engaged in various cases in ESG sector such as research on CBAM policies, advice on supply chain due diligence, representation of greenwashing case related to green labels, human rights impact assessment and consultation on response to the Serious Accidents Punishment Act.

Attorney Jin Young Jung has been engaging in various tasks in the practices areas of maritime and insurance as an expert in maritime, aviation, insurance and international trade. Recently, he succeeded in winning the large-scale fleet by professionally drafting and reviewing the contract and bid documents for a consortium consisting of three Korean shipping companies and negotiating with the owner in a large-scale international bid conducted by Qatar Energy, a state-owned company in Qatar to select a shipping company using new LNG vessels. In addition, Mr. Jung won the monumental arbitral award and court judgment on the legal substance of the exclusive shipping contract for the transport of LNG and the application of short-term exclusion period to the exclusive shipping contract through the arbitration process with the largest gas wholesale company in Korea.

The Asia Legal Awards is an annual awards ceremony hosted by The Asian Lawyer, a sister magazine of the renowned American legal media “The American Lawyer (ALM),” which recognizes the best Asian lawyers and law firms, deals and in-house counsel teams across the entire field of business.


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