Mr Sang Hwa Lee > Moon & Song > Seoul, South Korea > Lawyer Profile

Moon & Song
SEOUL 03176
South Korea

Work Department

maritime law, shipping                                        


                                        Sang Hwa Lee has worked as a lawyer for another Korean maritime law firm Choi & Kim and joined Moon & Song as a partner in 2017.  He mainly deals with maritime law and shipping cases including oil pollution, ship collision, salvage, stranding, sinking, cargo damages, bill of lading, charterparties, marine insurance disputes and crew injury claims.  He has acted for international shipowners, major Korean shipping companies and their insurers and P&I clubs such as North of England, Britannia, Gard, UK, Steamship Mutual, Japan P&I, Korea P&I, Korea Shipping Association.  Sang Hwa Lee also has handled various shipbuilding contract disputes against Korean shipyards for refund guarantee disputes and dealt with a variety of cargo claims defending shipowners’ liability where he obtained successful outcomes.  He acted for foreign shipowners in several Korean rehabilitation proceedings of Samsun Logix, Korea Line Corporation, STX Pan Ocean and Hanjin Shipping.


Trained Judicial Research & Training Institute of Korean Supreme Court; qualified 2009; lawyer at law office Choi & Kim 2009; partner at law office Moon & Song 2017; Marine Proctor of Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal; Member of the Korea Maritime Law Association;


Korean and English.


Korean Bar.


Seoul National University law school (1999 LL.B.); Southampton University LL.M. in Maritime Law (2016)

Lawyer Rankings

South Korea > Shipping: local firms

Since it was established in 2006, Moon & Song has become a first port of call for maritime law and shipping advice among many of its clients. On the contentious side, a team including name partner Kwang Myeong MoonSang Hwa Lee and Hun Song handles a varied portfolio of work, such as charter party disputes, cargo claims and bill of lading claims, as well as a wide ambit of marine casualty matters (including those involving oil pollution incidents, ship collisions and fire). Moon and Lee are acting for Hyundai Glovis and North of England as the time charterers in a claim brought by the owners of car carrier MV Auto Banner, which was destroyed by a fire, along with used cars that had been loaded onto the vessel. Non-contentious work includes the drafting negotiating of shipbuilding contracts and ship finance transactions. The firm’s strong credentials see it act for Korean shipping companies, international shipowners and P&I clubs.