10th fl., Gwanghwamun Offcia Bldg., 92, Saemunan-Ro, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, Korea, 03186
Tel: (+82 2) 732 5577
Fax: (+82 2) 735 6866
Current position: Founding Partner
Practice area/industry focus: Maritime law, Insurance, International Trade, International litigation and arbitration
Career highlights: J. H. Choi is a founding partner of Choi & Kim, the largest maritime law firm in Korea. He was formerly a partner at the maritime section of Kim & Chang and was a foreign legal consultant at Holman Fenwick & Willan in London.
He has been actively involved in all aspects of maritime, marine insurance, and international litigation and arbitration practice over 30 years since 1984 and has personally handled most of the major marine casualties in Korea. He has represented major P&I Clubs, foreign and domestic shipping and insurance companies, and International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund. He has contributed to the establishment of precedents and practical standards with regard to the long-debated issues.
He was the president of the Korea Maritime Law Association. He was a professor at Yonsei University, College of Law specialized in Maritime Law and Commercial Law and a lecturer at the Judicial Training Institute of Korean Supreme Court on maritime and insurance law.
Mr. Choi received his LLB from Seoul National University (1978), LLM from University of Michigan Law School (1990), and Ph. D. from Seoul National University (2001) and is admitted to practice in Korea and New York.
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