Jongno-gu, Seoul 03176, Korea
Current position: Managing Partner
Practice area/industry focus: Shipping, Insurance, International Trade, Aviation, Cross-border Insolvency, International Arbitration, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Career highlights: K. M. Moon is the founding partner of Moon & Song. Mr. Moon has handled a variety of cases including charterparty / BL disputes, fire, explosion, collision, groundings, salvage, oil pollution, cross-border insolvency, shipbuilding disputes and limitation proceedings. Since 1999, Mr. Moon has regularly acted for international shipowners, charterers, forwarders, commercial traders, H&M underwriters and P&I Clubs. In the Hebei Spirit oil pollution case, the largest oil spill incident in the history of Korea, he acted as the legal adviser to the Korean government.
Mr. Moon has been an arbitrator on the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board since 2018. He is the drafter of the arbitration rules of the Seoul Maritime Arbitrators Association established in 2018. Mr. Moon received an LL.M. from University of Texas at Austin, School of Law in 2005 and a Ph.D. in law degree from Korea University in 2019. He has authored various publications, including "Bill of Lading FIOST Clause: Is It Surviving The Hague Rules”. Also, he has been consistently recognized as a “Leading” lawyer by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and is praised for “a straight-shooter and a very knowledgeable shipping lawyer with a very good commercial mind” by Chambers and Partners.
Asialaw Distinguished Practitioner 2020 in Shipping