Shipping & Aviation

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In 2017, legal experts with extensive experience in the shipping/aviation sector joined the team from leading law firms in Korea and Australia. To this day, DR & AJU’s Shipping/Aviation Practice Group continues to provide a wide range of professional service to resolve legal disputes related to bills of lading and air waybills; letter of credit transactions; traditional maritime accidents like ship collision, fire, and sinking; loss or damage in international transport; charter contracts; ship constructions; bankruptcy of shipping/shipbuilding companies; ship financing and port affairs; and water leisure crafts.
In recognition of such specialty, DR & AJU was officially appointed as the sole domestic legal advisory group for the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, a government agency in charge of marine policy, fisheries, fishing community development, marine product distribution, shipping and ports, marine environment, oceanographic survey, marine and fisheries resource development, and maritime safety, and the Korea Coast Guard, a sub-agency responsible for maritime police work and marine pollution prevention, in 2019.

Following Managing Partner Jin Han KIM’s appointment as the Bankruptcy Trustee and International Insolvency Manager of Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. in 2017, DR & AJU was named “Shipping Law Firm of the Year” at the ALB Korea Law Awards for two consecutive years of 2017 and 2018.

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