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Stuart Burrell

T: +82 2 6138 4877 M: +82 10 4799 1690 Email Stuart | Vcard Office: Seoul

Awards

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Stuart Burrell Partner

Contact details

Stuart Burrell

Stuart Burrell
Partner

T: +82 2 6138 4877 M: +82 10 4799 1690 Email Stuart | Vcard Office: Seoul

Stuart is a specialist in high-value disputes handling and international arbitration, with particular expertise in shipping, shipbuilding and offshore and onshore construction. He is based in the firm's Seoul office and focuses primarily on the Korean and Japanese markets.
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Stuart advises some of the firm's largest clients on complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation and international arbitration disputes. He is recommended for shipping and contentious matters in South Korea by Legal 500 for his "in-depth knowledge and analytical skill". His clients include major shipowners, shipbuilders, construction and EPC contractors, oil companies and insurers.

Recent highlights include advising two of Korea's largest construction companies in relation to a US$500 million nuclear power plant dispute in the UAE and a leading Korean shipowner in a US$400 million dispute concerning defects in the construction of two LNG vessels.

Stuart relocated from London in 2014 to help set up the firm's Seoul office. Since then he has played a central role in the office's achievement of Band 1 status in Chambers Asia-Pacific for "Shipping: International Firms" in South Korea in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and Tier 1 status in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for "Shipping: Foreign Firms" in South Korea in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

He is an Inter-Pacific Bar Association Shipping Committee Member / Panellist and IBA Member and regularly speaks at seminars, conferences and industry wide events in London, Seoul, Tokyo and across South East Asia.

  • International arbitration
  • Shipping litigation
  • Shipbuilding and offshore construction
  • Construction and engineering dispute resolution

US$450 million LCIA dispute re: UAE nuclear power plant 

Representing a joint venture between two of Korea's biggest chaebols in relation to the construction of APR-1400 reactor units in the UAE and pursuing claims for substantial variations under the construction sub-contract.

US$400 million LMAA arbitration re: defective LNG carriers

Advising one of Korea's largest shipping companies in a dispute with a shipbuilder concerning defective cargo containment systems.

US$270 million LMAA arbitration re: Cat D semi-submersible rigs

Representing a major Korean shipbuilder at arbitration involving a claim for substantial cost overruns and additional work.

US$180 million LMAA arbitration re: drillships

Advising a major Korean shipbuilder on its contracts for the construction of two drillships for Angolese buyers, including delay and cancellation issues.

More: International arbitration

Advice on US$185 million MV "GLOVIS SPRING" casualty

Representing Hyundai Glovis and their insurers on the merits of a substantial salvage claim following the grounding of the vessel in the South China Sea.

Advice on US$30 million MV "AUTO BANNER" casualty 

Representing insurers in relation to the recovery of claims following fire damage resulting in the total loss of the vessel at Incheon port.

LMAA arbitrations

Representing clients in various arbitrations arising out of charterparties, contracts of affreightment and bills of lading.

More: Shipping litigation

US$400 million LMAA arbitration re: defective LNG carriers

Advising one of Korea's largest shipping companies in a dispute with a shipbuilder concerning defective cargo containment systems.

US$270 million LMAA arbitration re: Cat D semi-submersible rigs

Representing a major Korean shipbuilder at arbitration involving a claim for substantial cost overruns and additional work.

US$180 million LMAA arbitration re: drillships

Advising a major Korean shipbuilder on its contracts for the construction of two drillships for Angolese buyers, including delay and cancellation issues.

More: Shipbuilding and offshore construction

 US$450 million LCIA dispute re: UAE nuclear power plant 

Representing a joint venture between two of Korea's biggest chaebols in relation to the construction of APR-1400 reactor units in the UAE and pursuing claims for substantial variations under the construction sub-contract.

Advising DSME on consortium agreement re: Wellhead Pressure Management Project

Advising Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in relation to a contract for the fabrication of modules designed to expand oil production facilities and increase production capacity at the Future Growth Project site in Kazakhstan.

Advising industrial plant constructor on US$34 million Thai contract 

Advising a large Korean construction and engineering company regarding a contractual dispute relating to a power plant being constructed in Thailand.

More: Construction and engineering dispute resolution

  • Construction and engineering
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Shipping

US$450 million LCIA dispute re: UAE nuclear power plant

Representing a joint venture between two of Korea's biggest chaebols in relation to the construction of APR-1400 reactor units in the UAE and pursuing claims for substantial variations under the construction sub-contract.

Advising DSME on consortium agreement re: Wellhead Pressure Management Project

Advising Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in relation to a contract for the fabrication of modules designed to expand oil production facilities and increase production capacity at the Future Growth Project site in Kazakhstan.

Advising industrial plant constructor on US$34 million Thai contract

Advising a large Korean construction and engineering company regarding a contractual dispute relating to a power plant being constructed in Thailand.

More: Construction and engineering

US$450 million LCIA dispute re: UAE nuclear power plant

Representing a joint venture between two of Korea's biggest chaebols in relation to the construction of APR-1400 reactor units in the UAE and pursuing claims for substantial variations under the construction sub-contract.

US$400 million LMAA arbitration re: defective LNG carriers

Advising one of Korea's largest shipping companies in a dispute with a shipbuilder concerning defective cargo containment systems.

Advising industrial plant constructor on US$34 million Thai contract

Advising a large Korean construction and engineering company regarding a contractual dispute relating to a power plant being constructed in Thailand.

More: Energy and natural resources

US$400 million LMAA arbitration re: defective LNG carriers

Advising one of Korea's largest shipping companies in a dispute with a shipbuilder concerning defective cargo containment systems.

US$270 million LMAA arbitration re: Cat D semi-submersible rigs

Representing a major Korean shipbuilder at arbitration involving a claim for substantial cost overruns and additional work.

Advice on US$185 million MV "GLOVIS SPRING" casualty

Representing Hyundai Glovis and their insurers on the merits of a substantial salvage claim following the grounding of the vessel in the South China Sea.

US$180 million LMAA arbitration re: drillships

Advising a major Korean shipbuilder on its contracts for the construction of two drillships for Angolese buyers, including delay and cancellation issues.

More: Shipping

Awards

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

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