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C.J. Kim

C.J. Kim

  • Firm: Choi & Kim
  • Practice Area: Shipping & Maritime
  • Country: Korea (South)
  • Email: [email protected]
  • 10th Floor Gwanghwamun Officia Bldg., 92, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul.

About C.J. Kim

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.
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 30 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”;
  • ” Liquidation of Hanjin Shipping and Its Insolvency Law Implication “; and others.

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