C J Kim

C J Kim

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C J Kim is a founding partner of Choi & Kim, the leading maritime and insurance law firm in Korea. For over 30 years, he has handled major maritime, insurance and cross-border matters of both a contentious and non-contentious nature. A PhD holder in commercial law, he has also authored extensive articles on a variety of topics, including ‘Hanjin Shipping’s Bankruptcy’, ‘Duplicate Limitation Proceedings for Shipowners in Korea’, ‘Anti-suit Injunction in Arbitration’ and ‘Window Dressing and D&O Policy’. Mr Kim advises the IOPC Fund for the Hebei Spirit case, the largest oil spill incident in Korean history. He currently serves as a mediation commissioner for the Seoul High Court and arbitrator for the KCAB. He was also in charge of the government-initiated taskforce to investigate the Sewol Ferry incident, a tragic sinking of a passenger ferry that resulted in the deaths of over 300 people, a case that later became a political controversy in Korea.

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