C. J. Kim is a founding partner of Choi & Kim, the largest maritime law
firm in Korea. He was formerly a partner at the maritime, insurance and aviation section of Lee & Ko in Korea
and was a foreign legal consultant at Sinclair Roche & Temperley in London. He has been actively involved in a
full range of maritime, insurance and aviation practice over 30 years. In particular, he has handled various
cross-border commercial litigations and arbitrations.
J. Kim is an arbitrator at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, and a
member of the Korea Maritime Law Association as an advisor, the Korea Insurance
Law Association as an advisor, and the Korea Financial Law Association as a director.
Admitted to bar: 1981, Korea. Seoul National University
(LL.B., 1978); Graduate School of Law, Kyung Hee University (LL.M., 1999; Ph.D., 2004); Judge Advocate Officer,
Korean Air Force (1981-1984). Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, 1993-. Mediation Commissioner of
Seoul Appellate Court (2007-)
President, Korea Maritime Law Association (2008-2014)
Korea Insurance Law Association (2014-2016)
Sewol Investigation Commission (2017.4-2018.8)
Seoul Bar Association; Korean Maritime Law Association;
Insurance Law Research Group; Korean Financial Law Association.
Writings and treatise
Articles: "A Study on Legal Status of a Freight Forwarder and a Multimodal Transport Operator" (Doctoral Dissertation); "The Demise of the Time Charter? A Korean Law Perspective"; "Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims in Korea"; "Market Manipulation and BBB Policy"; "Product Liability in Korea"; " Principle of Good Faith in a Letter of Credit Transaction"; " Liquidation of Hanjin Shipping and Its Insolvency Law Implication "; and others.