Sechang prides itself on its transportation legal expertise and maritime, aviation and ship financing achievements and practice. Sechang offers fully comprehensive transportation legal service and aviation, maritime, litigation and ship finance advice to domestic and international clients. Known as a leader throughout the international legal community in the above-mentioned areas, Sechang has in the past and will in the future continue to play a major role in transportation generally and aviation, maritime and ship financing, specifically.

Sechang is legal advisor to Korea Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Fisheries, Incheon Port Authority, SK Shipping, KSS Shipping, Samsung Corporation, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, Incheon Harbor Authority, Incheon International Airport, Korea Shipping Association, Korea Oil Pollution Prevention Association, Korea International Freight Forwarders Association, Korea Tugowners' Association, Korea Pilots' Association, National Federation of Fisheries, Pan Continental Shipping, Korea Container Authorities, Daelim H&L, Namsung Express Co., Korean Society of Ship Inspection & Technology and Korea Marine Police.

We further represent United Parcel Services, GE Transportation Finance, BOT Lease, Hanjin Heavy, UK Club, Britannia, London Club, Steamship Mutual, North of England, West of England, Swedish Club, Marsh, Reclaim, Gearbulk, Senator Lines, Gard, China Shipping, Nipponkoa, Japan P&I Clubs, AIG Insurance and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance.

We have successfully represented our clients in major cases in Korea including SK Shipping v. Bredero Price, SK Shipping v. Haidong Fire, Samsung Fire & Marine v. Trans-ocean, KAMINESAN/HYUNDAI NO. 105, HYUNDAI 701/ KWANGYANG 12, and HWAPYUNG DONGNAM. Sechang has achieved much success in maritime pollution cases as well, including Clam Association v. International Pollution Fund. We have successfully defended the Korean Government ("Government") in a landmark case where the compensation for tens of million dollars was vehemently pursued by certain claimants in relation to their fishery rights. As an opposition pleading to an auction proceeding, we also were successful in Den Norske Bank v. Contichem.
Sechang in 2008 represented the Korean government in the well publicized Taean oil spill case.

Sechang's areas of expertise include: Chapter 11 rehabilitation and Chapter 7 liquidation of large shipping companies and shipbuilders: Sechang is legal counsel to the largest foreign based creditors, including all of the major container lessors, with respect to all the large shipping company and shipbuilder Chapter 11 rehabilitation and Chapter 7 liquidation cases in Korea, including Samsun Logix, Daewoo Logistics, TPC, Yanghai, Korea Line, STX PanOcean and STX Offshore and Shipbuilding and the Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 of Hanjin Shipping; Maritime: collisions, groundings, salvage, personal injury, safe port and berth disputes, towage and wreck removal, pollution and marine insurance, Ship Finance: sale and purchase, shipbuilding and repair contracts, finance for banks and owners, leasing and ship registration, Shipping Litigation and Arbitration: domestic and international litigation and arbitration, including charter parties, bills of lading, ship arrests and fraud investigation, Aviation: Defense of global parcels carrier for cargo damage claims.


Sechang & Co.
16Floor, Opulence Bldg, 254 Seocho-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06647, Korea
TEL: 822-595-7121   FAX: 822-595-9626