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Stephenson Harwood
South Korea

Shipping: foreign firms Tier 1

Maritime law is a core focus at Stephenson Harwood, with expert Michael Kim heading up the marine and international trade team in Seoul. The group works closely with its colleagues in Singapore, who are especially active on shipping-related restructuring and financing mandates. Contractual assistance is another key area of work. On the contentious side, the firm covers the full range of onshore and offshore disputes including shipping-related international arbitration, litigation and issues arising from shipbuilding. Kim is noted for his stellar reputation across the board and often works with associate Hannah Lee, who specialises in international arbitration and litigation arising from shipbuilding, offshore construction and shipping law.

Key clients

Hyundai Engineering and Construction

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

Korea Line Corporation

Hanwha General Insurance Co Ltd

The Korea Development Bank

The Import-Export Bank of Korea

KB Insurance Co., Ltd

Chevron International Pte Ltd

The Standard Club

Hanjin Heavy Industries

Hyundai Merchant Marine

Pan Ocean Co., Ltd

Sungdong Shipbuilding

Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd

Sinokor Merchant Marine Co.,Ltd

Japan P&I Club

SPP Shipbuilding Co., Ltd

Eukor Car Carriers. Inc

Macon Charter B.V.

SK Shipping Co., Ltd.

H-Line Shipping Co.,Ltd.

DB Insurance Co., Ltd

Feen Marine Scrubbers Inc.


Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance Co., Ltd

KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH

Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

SC Engineering Co., Ltd.

Seil Textile Co., Ltd.

You Chang Trading Corp

Department Name Email Telephone
Shipping Michael Kim
Shipping Stuart Burrell
Shipbuilding & Off-shore construction Michael Kim
Marine insurance Michael Kim
Construction Michael Kim
Construction Daehee Lee
Commercial litigation Michael Kim
Commercial litigation Stuart Burrell
International arbitration Michael Kim
Commercial dispute Michael Kim
Ship Finance Ricky Kim
Photo Name Position Profile
 Stuart Burrell  photo Stuart Burrell
 Hong Bin Choi  photo Hong Bin Choi
 Michael Kim  photo Michael Kim
 Daehee Lee  photo Daehee Lee
Number of lawyers : +500
at this office : 7
Contacts : Michael Kim (Managing partner - Seoul)