Sung Won Park

  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-6458
  • F. +82-2-3404-7307
  • E. sungwon.park@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Sung Won Park's practice focuses on shipping and insurance litigation, international arbitration, cross-border litigation, and financial affairs.

Mr. Park primarily handles disputes involving maritime accidents such as ship collision or oil pollution accidents, disputes over bills of lading and charterparty, and insurance matters. He mainly represented domestic or overseas International Group of P&I Clubs, ship owners and insurers and successfully handled the cases involving large-scale ship collision, oil pollution and cargo damage accidents, seafarer disaster, charterparty disputes and insurance.

Mr. Park earned an LL.B. from Seoul National University in 1994 and completed the 28th Judicial Research and Training Institute course. Since 2002, he had worked as an attorney specializing in maritime affairs at Law Offices Choi & Kim before joining Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in 2022.

Representative Experience

2022-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2002-2022 Law Offices Choi & Kim
1999-2002 Judge Advocate for Public Service, Ministry of Justice
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2022-Present Vice President, Korea Maritime Law Association

Representative Matters

Representing the shipowner of MV Tan Binh 127 in the case involving her sinking at a sea off Myanmar coast
Represented IOPC Funds in the case involving the MT Hebei Spirit oil pollution accident*
Represented the shipowner of MV Stella Daisy in relation to CSU collision at Gwangyang Port*
Represented the shipower of MT Wu Yi San in the case involving the oil spill accident at Yeosu Port*
Represented the shipowner of MV Hyundai Confidence in relation to its collision with MV Pacific Carrier*
Representing the shipowner of MV Tan Binh 127 in the case involving her sinking at a sea off Myanmar coast
Represented IOPC Funds in the case involving the MT Hebei Spirit oil pollution accident*
Represented the shipowner of MV Stella Daisy in relation to CSU collision at Gwangyang Port*
Represented the shipower of MT Wu Yi San in the case involving the oil spill accident at Yeosu Port*
Represented the shipower of MT Maritime Maisie in relation to its explosion accident*
Represented the shipowner of MV Hyundai Confidence in relation to its collision with MV Pacific Carrier*
* Experience prior to joining BKL

Education

2010 King's College London (LL.M.)
1999 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1994 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Legal issues arising from the Hebei Spirit oil pollution case, Journal of Korea Maritime Law Association Vol. 40 No. 2, pp. 93-149 (Korea Maritime Law Association, 2018)
Time limit for exercise a maritime lien over a foreign registered vessel, Journal of Korea Maritime Law Association Vol. 35 No. 2, pp. 55-83 (Korea Maritime Law Association, 2013)
Activity
Lecturer, Maritime Law and Maritime Insurance Law, the Overseas Experience for Korean Yong Lawyers Academy (Ministry of Justice, Korean Bar Association, 2017-2022)
Awards
Best Thesis (Korea Maritime Law Association, 2018)
Legal Times - Lawyer of the Year (2016), Leading Lawyer (2017, 2020-2022)

Qualifications

1999 Korea