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Overview

Representative Experience

1991 Visiting Attorney, Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels
1990 Visiting Attorney, P&I Club and Several Law Firms, London
1989-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
1987-1989 Associate, Central International Law Firm
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2016-Present Expert Advisor, Financial Dispute Mediation Committee, Financial Supervisory Service
2016-Present Mediator, Postal Insurance Dipuste Mediation Committee, Korea Post
2016-Present Member, Special Civil Petitions Deliberation Committee, Financial Supervisory Service
2012-Present Director & Vice President, The Korea Maritime Law Association
2011-2015 Vice Chair, International Exchanges Committee, Korean Bar Association
2011-2014 Judge, Screening Committee on the Selection of Outstanding Financial Companies in Consumer Protection, Financial Supervisory Service
2010-2015 Member, E-Commerce Dispute Mediation Committee, National IT Industry Promotion Agency
2010-2012 Member, Special Subcommittee on Revision of Commercial Act, Minstry of Justice
2009-2016 Mediator, Financial Dispute Mediation Committee, Financial Supervisory Service
2008-2010 Legal Advisor, Ministry of Strategy and Finance
2007-2013 Mediator, Dispute Mediation Committee, Korea Consumer Agency
2003-Present Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
2002-Present Mediator, Civil Mediation Committee, Seoul Central District Court
1999-2007 Advisor, Insurance Dispute Mediation Committee, Korea Consumer Agency
1999-2001 Advisor, Insurance Industry Restructuring, Financial Supervisory Service
1999-2001 Expert Advisor, Presidential Committee for Promotion of Judicial Reform
1996-1998 Advisor, Performance Audit, Board of Audit and Inspection
1994-1997 Advisor, Defense Procurement Agency, Ministry of National Defense

Representative Matters

Advised and represented companies with respect to inspection and review of sanctions by supervisory authorities for breach of the Insurance Business Act
Advised and represented in litigation and international arbitration cases companies with respect to compensation for damages relating to explosion, damage and stall of gas turbines at power generation facilities and insurance payments
Representing shipowner interests of "Stellar Daisy" with regard to liability both civil and criminal, P&I, etc. on cargo, hull & machinery and crew
Represented a Korean shipyard in LMAA and court proceedings in London in shipbuilding disputes with shipowners
Advised London reinsurers on coverage of the sinking of ferry "Sewol"
Insurance
Advised and represented companies with respect to inspection and review of sanctions by supervisory authorities for breach of the Insurance Business Act
Advised and represented in litigation and international arbitration cases companies with respect to compensation for damages relating to explosion, damage and stall of gas turbines at power generation facilities and insurance payments
Advised on an airplane crash due to a failure in the jet engine
Advised and represented a property insurance company in various disputes over insurance payment under insurance contracts including a fire in a large building
Advised and represented a property insurance company with respect to Directors & Officers Liability Insurance, Professional Liability Insurance, Banker's Blanket Bond, etc.
Advised a property insurance company on residual value insurance products for vessels and mobile phones, etc.
Represented a property insurance company in a mobile phone insurance lawsuit
Advised and represented a property insurance company in a marine pollution case
Advised and represented in litigation and an international arbitration case a property insurance company with respect to a shipbuilding contract and refund guarantee insurance
Advised foreign insurance companies on advance into Korea and Korean insurance companies on advance into foreign countries
Advised and represented companies with respect to inspection and review of sanctions by supervisory authorities and consumer disputes
Advised on issues over various administrative regulations under the Insurance Business Act
Advised and represented a life insurance company on asset management and loans to large shareholders
Advised and represented a life insurance company in a suicide case
Advised a life insurance company on various insurance products including annuity insurance
Maritime
Representing shipowner interests of "Stellar Daisy" with regard to liability both civil and criminal, P&I, etc. on cargo, hull & machinery and crew
Represented a Korean shipyard in LMAA and court proceedings in London in shipbuilding disputes with shipowners
Advised London reinsurers on coverage of the sinking of ferry "Sewol"
Advised a shipping company on joint venture with a foreign agency and introduction of vessels
Advised a shipping company on illegal management of charters by a foreign branch
Advised and represented a financial institution and a shipping company in a shipping finance fraud and illegal management case
Advised on domestic harbor and pier development projects
Represented shipping companies and creditors with respect to procedures for rehabilitation of major domestic shipping companies
Advised on marine pollution cases including the "Niaga 47", etc.
Represented a client in litigation over a marine engine explosion case
Represented a client in litigation over a fire in the "Rickermers Genoa"
Represented clients in domestic and international cases relating to letters of credit and bills of landing involving Petaco and Huron
Represented a client in International litigation involving "Halla Liberty"
Represented a client in a claim for compensation for a loss in freight charge of the "Astrochorus"
Represented a client in litigation to seek compensation for damage for collision of a ship with a crane of the Busan Container Terminal
Represented SLS Shipbuilding and other shipyards in an arbitration case in London, UK with respect to a shipbuilding contract
Represented a client in a container crane accident involving CJ Logistics
Advised on "Wu Yi San"’s collision with the jetty at Yeosu terminal and marine pollution
Advised on various P&I and vessel arrest cases
Finance
Advised and represented banks and traders on disputes with regard to x-documentary credits and demand guarantees

Education

1987 Seoul National University (LL.M.)
1986 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1982 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Warranties and Disclaimers: Limitation of Liability in Consumer-related Transactions (Co-author, Kluwer Law International, 2002)
Jurisdiction and Governing Law for Maritime Cases in Korea (2011)
Legal Position of A Freightforwarder (Korea International Trade Law Association, 1999)
Some Legal Issues on the Provisions in the Korean Commercial Code for the Liability of the Sea Carrier, pp. 69-82 (Pakyoungsa, 1997)
Arrest of Ships in Korea (1996)
Brief on Recent Korean Maritime Law Reform (1993)
Delivery of Cargo under Letters of Guarantee in Korea (1991)
Protections and Current Trends in Intellectual Property Law in the Republic of Korea (1991)
Conditional Sale of Movables (1987)
Activity
Lecturer, Graduate School of International Trade, Sungkyunkwan University (1998-2000)
Lecturer, Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea (1997)
Lecturer, Korea Insurance Institute (1994)
Awards
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Lawyer (2016-2022)
The Legal 500 - Leading Individual (2018-2021)
Asialaw - Leading Lawyer (2013-2022)
Who’s Who Legal – Leading Practitioner (2021)
Citation (Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance and Economy, 2004)

Qualifications

1986 Korea

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition