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DR & AJU named Korea’s Shipping Law Firm of the Year

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Asian Legal Business shortlisted DR & AJU for three Korea Law Firm of the Year awards (International Arbitration, Overseas Practice, Shipping) and one individual (Managing Partner). The firm won for Shipping at the Nov. 16 ALB awards, beating out Kim & Chang and  three other top tier Shipping firms from Legal 500. The nominations largely stem from the Seoul Central District Court appointing Managing Partner KIM Jin Han trustee for Hanjin Shipping in February 2017. The firm is engaged in matters spanning four continents; e.g.  Chapter 15 proceedings in the US, a shareholder dispute in Bangkok, and parties filing suits across Africa. Luckily, the Maritime and Aviation Team can rely on close ties to local experts in pan-Asian and global networks. KIM Jin Han founded the AJU side of the firm in 1993 and built it into a full service, international firm after gaining acclaim in the Restructuring/Insolvency field. Handling the world’s largest bankruptcy in shipping could allow him to secure a global reputation in Shipping as well. Five recent lateral hires from Hwang Mok Park (1 partner, 1 associate), Australia’s’ Hicksons (1 partner), Barun (1 partner) and Jipyong (1 associate) show his commitment to building up the team.