CHOI & KIM

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Partners

  • J.H. Choi

    82-2-734-6370 jhchoi@choikim.com

    Mr. Choi is one of the renowned and representative maritime lawyers in Korea. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in maritime law focusing on oil pollution. He has been involved in the major matters of maritime, insurance and international trade disputes for over 30 years since 1984. He has contributed to the establishment of precedents and practical standards with regard to the long-debated issues.

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     J. H. Choi is a founding partner of Choi & Kim, the largest maritime law firm in Korea. He was formerly a partner at the maritime section of Kim & Chang in Korea and was a foreign legal consultant at Holman Fenwick & Willan in London. 

     

    He has been actively involved in all aspects of maritime, marine insurance, and international litigation and arbitration practice over 25 years since 1984 and has personally handled most of the major marine casualties in Korea. He has represented most of the major P&I Clubs, foreign and domestic shipping companies and insurance companies, and International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund.

    J. H. Choi is a member of the Korea Maritime Law Association as an advisor, and the Korea Insurance Law Association as a director. He was a professor at Yonsei University, College of Law specialized in Maritime Law and Commercial Law and a lecturer at the Judicial Training Institute of Korean Supreme Court on maritime and insurance law. 

     

     

    Career 

     

    Admitted to bar: 1981, Korea; 1991, New York. Seoul National University (LL.B., 1978; Ph.D., 2001); University of Michigan, Law School (LL.M., 1990); Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, 1996-; Mediator, Korean Financial Supervisory Service (Insurance Disputes, 2009-2013); Legal Counsel for Korean Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (1999). Member: Korean Bar Association; Seoul Bar Association; New York Bar Association; 

     

     

    Writings and treatise  

     

    Articles: "A Study on the Civil Liability and Compensation for Pollution Damage Caused by Ships" (Doctoral Dissertation); "Arrest of Vessels in Korea"; "Validity of Identity of Carrier Clause"; "Auction Sale of Cargo", "Limitation of Liability of Shipowners", "Validity of Unknown Clause", "Abandonment in Marine Insurance", "General Principles of Marine Insurance", and others.​

  • C.J. Kim

    82-2-734-6374 cjkim@choikim.com

    Mr. Kim is one of the renowned and representative maritime lawyers in Korea. He obtained his Ph.D. degree with his studies on multi-modal transportation. He has been involved in the major matters of maritime, insurance and international trade disputes for over 30 years since 1984. He has contributed to the provision of new perspectives in the maritime law by finding hidden issues and applying them in resolving disputes.

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    C. J. Kim is a founding partner of Choi & Kim, the largest maritime law firm in Korea. He was formerly a partner at the maritime, insurance and aviation section of Lee & Ko in Korea and was a foreign legal consultant at Sinclair Roche & Temperley in London. He has been actively involved in a full range of maritime, insurance and aviation practice over 20 years. In particular, he has handled various cross-border commercial litigations and arbitrations. 


    C. J. Kim is an arbitrator at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, and a member of the Korea Maritime Law Association as an advisor, the Korea Insurance Law Association as an advisor, and the Korea Financial Law Association as a director. 

     

    Career


    Admitted to bar: 1981, Korea. Seoul National University (LL.B., 1978); Graduate School of Law, Kyung Hee University (LL.M., 1999; Ph.D., 2004); Judge Advocate Officer, Korean Air Force (1981-1984). Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, 1993-. Mediation Commissioner of Seoul Appellate Court (2007-) 

    Vice President, Korea Maritime Law Association (2008-2014)

    President, Korea Insurance Law Association (2014-2016)

    Chairman, Sewol Investigation Commission (2017.4-2018.8)

    Seoul Bar Association; Korean Maritime Law Association; Insurance Law Research Group; Korean Financial Law Association.

     

    Writings and treatise


    Articles: "A Study on Legal Status of a Freight Forwarder and a Multimodal Transport Operator" (Doctoral Dissertation); "The Demise of the Time Charter? A Korean Law Perspective"; "Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims in Korea"; "Market Manipulation and BBB Policy"; "Product Liability in Korea"; " Principle of Good Faith in a Letter of Credit Transaction"; and others.  

  • S. W. Park

    82-2-735-6860 swpark@choikim.com

    He joined CHOI & KIM in 2002. He mainly handles marine casualties, bill of lading and charterparty disputes and insurance matters

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    He joined CHOI & KIM in 2002. He mainly handles marine casualties, bill of lading and charterparty disputes and insurance matters. He was named the ‘maritime lawyer of the year 2016’ by Legal Times. 

     

     

    Career


    Admitted to bar: 1999, Korea. Seoul National University (B.A. 1994); Judicial Research and Training Institute, Korean Supreme Court (1997-1999). Member: Korean Bar Association; Seoul Bar Association.
    King's College London(LLM) Director of Korean Maritime Law Association
    Legal Counsel for Korea Shipping Association

  • J.H. Shin

    82-2-730-6145 jhshin@choikim.com

    He joined CHOI & KIM in 2013. He mainly handles marine casualties, bill of lading and charterparty disputes and international trade.

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    He joined CHOI & KIM in 2013. He mainly handles marine casualties, bill of lading and charterparty disputes and international trade. 

     

     

    Career
     

    Admitted to bar: 2005, Korea. Seoul National University (B.A. 1998)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute, Korean Supreme Court (2005-2008).

    Member: Korean Bar Association; Seoul Bar Association.​