Jurisdiction - Korea
Stehenson Harwood Hires New Korea Shipping Partner.

12 February, 2014


Stephenson Harwood has appointed Michael Kim as a partner in the marine and international trade practice. He joins from DLA Piper, where he was a partner and Chief Representative of the Seoul office. Michael will be based in Stephenson Harwood’s London office initially. The firm plans to apply to open an office in South Korea, of which Michael will become Managing Partner.


Commenting on Michael Kim’s hire, Mike Phillips, head of the marine and international trade practice at Stephenson Harwood, said: “There are significant synergies between Michael’s work and that of the marine and international trade and finance practices of Stephenson Harwood both in London and in Asia. We both work for most of the biggest names in Korean shipping, ship building, finance and trade sectors and Michael’s arrival here will take the firm’s leading reputation to the next level.”


Sharon White, CEO of Stephenson Harwood added: “As the world’s twelfth largest economy and one of the largest in Asia, Korea is a key market for Stephenson Harwood. Michael’s appointment further strengthens our Korea practice and provides us with the opportunity to apply for a licence for an office in Korea, and in doing so, extends our Asia network.”


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