12 Dec 2019

Chambers success for the Seoul office


We are delighted to announce that for the sixth consecutive year since its foundation the Seoul office has been ranked as Band 1 by Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 for Shipping: International Firms in South Korea. Michael Kim has been ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 as Band 1 for a ranked lawyer for the sixth consecutive year as well.

Clients commented that the team “Have a commercial awareness and are well aware of dynamics among various parties in shipping market." Another praised the team's foresight and proactiveness, saying: "From the outset they provided very intuitive advice on the case as a whole with remarkable precision, and as the case developed they also pinpointed issues to consider beforehand, so that we could be ahead of the counterparties."

Michael Kim, Stephenson Harwood's managing partner in Seoul is noted for his "Abundant amount of experience in the field and provides profound expertise in addition to his precise legal advice.”

Our Seoul office has been advising Korean clients on their key business decisions since the late 1970s. The majority of our work involves cross-border transactions and multi-jurisdictional disputes with international parties. Our global reach and local presence makes us one of the largest law firm practices in the Asia Pacific region, enabling us to provide a full service offering to our clients.

Our top tier ranking in the legal referral guides is owed to our valued and dedicated client support and peer comments, for which we are always extremely grateful.

We thank our clients and peers for taking part in various surveys and research interviews throughout the year, and look forward to bringing together our unique skills, collective strength and dedication to the legal and shipping industries and most especially to our clients in the region.

View the full write up by Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 for Shipping: International Firms in South Korea please see here.



Michael Kim

Michael Kim
Seoul office managing partner

T:  + 82 2 6138 4888 M:  + 82 10 2005 1690 Email Michael | Vcard Office:  Seoul