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Choon-Won Lee, widely known as CW Lee, is a Korean lawyer
who is winning recognition for his outstanding performance
in the fields of maritime, insurance and international trade law.
His practice involves all aspects of shipping, admiralty,
insurance, reinsurance, aviation, shipbuilding and ship finance
law. He represents most of the major protection and indemnity
clubs and numerous shipowners, including large Korean
shipping companies. He has also worked on numerous cases
with insurers and aviation industry leaders, both in Korea and
internationally.
Mr Lee has handled various noteworthy shipping and
maritime matters. These include the
Hyundai Fortune
case,
one of the largest casualty cases in international shipping –
the total amount in dispute was approximately $1.5 billion,
including cargo claims of $500 million. In the above case,
Mr Lee successfully persuaded the Korean court to dismiss
all claims against the owners of the vessel and obtained a nil
assessment decision in the limitation proceeding.
When the international shipping market began to fluctuate
in late 2008, Mr Lee became actively engaged in charterparty
disputes and the rehabilitation or bankruptcy of shipping
companies. More recently, his practice has focused on
shipbuilding and collision matters.
Mr Lee received his BA from the Seoul National University
School of Law in 1988 and an LLM from the University of
Southampton in England in 2003. He began his career at Lee
& Ko in 1993 and worked for Choi & Kim for about 12 years.
He is now a partner in one of the most respected maritime
teams in Korea.
Jipyong & Jisung Attorneys
at Law
45 Namdaemunro 4-ga,
Jung-gu
Seoul
100743
Korea
T
+82 2 6200 1910
F
+82 2 6200 0802
Lee, Choon-Won
Jipyong & Jisung Attorneys at Law – Partner
cwlee@jipyong.com | www.jipyong.com
Winner – Shipping & Transport, Korea
What clients said
“He provides his clients with accurate, brief and
clear advice. In addition, since he is always ready to
advise his clients at any time, they can obtain his
legal advice within the timeframes that they want.”
“I am very impressed by his ability to concentrate
on a case and to point out the key issues from
the case.”
“He gives his clients an optimal guideline on how
to proceed in the future.”
“We can confidently say that we are fully satisfied
with his service and would be willing to appoint
Mr Lee for future cases.”