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Korean Attorney

Choon Won LEE

Mr. Choon Won Lee is a partner in the Maritime & Aviation Team at Jipyong and advises and specializes in maritime, insurance and international trade. 

Mr. Lee has extensive experience in litigations and arbitrations related to carriage of cargo, chartering, shipbuilding, and investigation and handling of maritime disasters, such as collision of vessels, ship fire and oil pollution both domestically and internationally. 

Mr. Lee also possesses vast experience in dispute resolutions related to ship financing, aviation, product liability and media. He has handled various noteworthy shipping and maritime matters such as the Hyundai Fortune case, one of the largest casualty cases in the international shipping circle. In this case, he successfully persuaded the Korean court to dismiss all the claims brought against the vessel owners, including cargo claims of around USD 500 million.

Mr. Lee is a member of the Korean Bar and has a LL.M. in maritime law from the University of Southampton and a LL.B. from Korea Maritime and Ocean University.

Education Close

  • 2003University of Southampton (LL.M.)
  • 2001Graduate School, Korea Maritime University
  • 1988Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Experience Close

  • 2008-PresentPartner, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2000-2002Deliberation Commission Member, Korea Public Ethics Commission
  • 1997-2008Partner, Choi & Kim Law Offices
  • 1996-1997Special Advisor, Joongang Daily Newspaper
  • 1993-1996Associate, Lee & Ko
  • 1993Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea

Honors and Recognitions Close

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  • 2011-2022Leading Individual in Shipping, Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • 2009-2021Asialaw Leading Lawyer (Shipping & Maritime, Insurance & Reinsurance)
  • 2017, 2019-2021Leading Lawyer in Shipping Practice, Legal Times
  • 2011-2020Legal 500 Leading Individual (Shipping)
  • 2009-2019ILO Clients Choice Awards (Shipping & Transport)

Speaking Engagements and Publications Close

  • 2018The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Shipping Law 2018, Korea (Global Legal Group)
  • 2018CHAMBERS Global Practice Guides Shipping 2018 (Chambers and Partners)
  • 2014Aviation Law Review 2014, Korea
  • 2013/14Arrest and release of vessels in Korea (Shipping Finance Review)

Admissions/Qualifications Close

  • 1993Admitted in Korea

Languages Close

Korean / English