Lee & Ko
Hanjin Building 63 Namdaemun-ro
Jung-gu Seoul 100-770
Jin young JUNG joined Lee & Ko in 1995 and has been practicing in maritime, aviation, insurance, international commercial disputes and energy commodity for 15 years. He deserves competitive reputation in his practice areas from the clients as well as in the market.
Throughout his professional career, he has been involved in a number of major cases, including the ‘MV Hebei Spirit vs Samsung Barge No 1’ case, the ‘Air China Aircraft Crash at Gimhae’ case, the ‘KAL Aircraft Crash at Guam’ case and the ‘Seizure by Somali pirate of MV Bright Ruby’ case etc. He also represented many foreign/domestic clients (Hanjin Shipping, Korea Line Corporation, Britania P&I Club, Steamship Mutual P&I Club, North China Shipping, Korea Air Line, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Korea Exchange Bank, Natixis Bank, Calyon Bank etc) in the area of maritime, aviation and commercial disputes.
Further, as the lead partner of energy group at Lee & Ko, he has been also advising major energy-related companies such as KOGAS, KEPCO, Korea District Heating Corporation, POSCO, Hyundai Steel and E1 Corporation etc with in-depth knowledge and experience in the energy commodity area. Especially he represented KOGAS in Sakhalin II LNG Project and in Mexico Manzanilo LNG Terminal Project, represented POSCO in LNG Tank Storage Service Project and represented STX Energy in Renaissance Project in Alabama, USA.
He ever worked as a foreign associate at Richard Butler, London Office (2001) and at Richard Butler, H.K. Office (2002) to enhance his specialty in maritime area as well as to establish a good network with shipping-related firms in UK. He also took a secondment at Beaumont & Son to advance his competitiveness in aviation area.
He was a lecturer in maritime law at the Judicial Research and Training Institute in 2008.
Shipping Law Practice:
The maritime industry has risen to prominence in recent years with the boom in international trade following the economic growth of emerging countries and the execution of free trade agreements by Korea. The maritime industry constitutes a critical component of the international shipping of goods, which remains the leading mode of shipping to this date. In Korea, which is surrounded by sea on three sides and relies heavily on international trade, the maritime industry also presents a particularly critical component of the national economy and is a business sector that demands the highest levels of expertise and efficiency from legal service providers because of the industry’s complex customary practices, contacts with multiple jurisdictions and fast-changing environment.
Since its establishment, the Maritime & Shipping Practice Group at Lee & Ko has handled cases in virtually every area of maritime law, ranging from bill of lading (B/L) disputes, cargo claims, charter party disputes, hull & machinery insurance, vessel arrests, vessel collisions, pollution, etc., for countless domestic and overseas clients. With its unsurpassed industry knowledge and strong relationships of trust with key players, the Group continues to set market-leading standards in maritime law. We are proud to note that, with the insights gained from specializing in this practice area for more than 20 years, Lee & Ko is regarded as the most professional and reliable law firm of choice for maritime industry participants in Korea and overseas.
Lee & Ko:
Lee & Ko’s evolution as the premier law firm in Korea parallels in many ways the solid economic development of the country for more than 30 years following its founding in 1977, and has firmly established its leading position among the largest law firms in Korea. Our firm is constantly recognized for its excellence occupying top spots in many league tables and recognized in internationally respected legal publications for all of its major practice areas. We are proud for our steady advances in prominence and size.