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Practice Area|Dispute Resolution

Maritime & Aviation

Jipyong's Maritime & Aviation Team is widely regarded as one of the best teams in Korea. Our Maritime & Aviation Team has extensive experience in representing ship owners, airlines, P&I clubs, and insurance/reinsurance companies. We conduct investigations regarding shipping accidents as well as handle marine safety proceedings, arbitration matters, and litigation in providing clients, both at home and abroad, with a comprehensive array of legal services related to all maritime, insurance, aviation, cross-border transactions and ship financing matters in conjunction with foreign law firms.

Our Maritime & Aviation Team has been recognized in Korea and abroad for its stellar track record and commitment to client service. We have been selected as the Law Firm of the Year in the Shipping, Maritime & Aviation category for Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards 2017. We were also selected as the Law Firm of the Year in Korean Maritime category in 2010 by Asian-Counsel Magazine. Especially, attorney Choon Won LEE was selected as the Leading Lawyer in the Korean Shipping & Maritime category for Asialaw Leading Lawyers consecutively from 2010 to 2021. He was also awarded the Clients Choice Awards by International Law Office (ILO) consecutively in 2010~2019, and as the Leading Individual in the Korean Shipping category by Chambers Asia-Pacific consecutively in 2011-2020.

Key Practice Areas Close

    • Marine accidents including sinking of ships and fires
    • Oil spill accidents
    • Bill of lading and cargo transportation
    • Ship charter agreements
    • Shipbuilding agreements and ship purchase agreements
    • Airplane accidents
    • Air transportation
    • International trade
    • Marine insurance
    • Insurance contracts and insurance laws
    • Product liability insurance and general long-term insurance

Experiences Close

    • Advised and represented in Hyundai Fortune explosion case
    • Represented a builder in an arbitration for a claim for damages related to LNG tank gas leak
    • Advised on oil spill accident resulting from collision between Sanchi and CF Crystal
    • Advised and represented in Seongho Pioce’s collision case
    • Advised on the oil pollution accident of Hebei Spirit, a crude carrier
    • Represented in shipbuilding contract dispute between domestic shipbuilder and foreign ship owner
    • Advised and represented Korea’s main airliners
    • Advised and represented foreign airliners including American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines, and Air Asia emd
    • Advised and represented foreign insurance companies and reinsurance companies including Hanover-Re, SCOR, RSA, JLT, and AON
    • Advised on various insurance contracts such as the product liability insurance, professional liability insurance, electronic transaction liability insurance, etc.
    • Conducted a study on the compensation for marine accidents commissioned by Ministry of Land, Transport and Marine Affairs
    • Conducted a study on the compensation for marine pollution commissioned by Ministry of Land, Transport and Marine Affairs
    • Represented lenders including Korea Finance Corporation, Korea Exchange Bank, Korea Development Bank, etc. in ship financing for new and used vessels for SK Shipping, Sinokor, Five Ocean and Unico Shipping