Stephenson Harwood hires in Seoul ahead of launch

February 7, 2014 Stephenson Harwood is preparing to launch in Seoul with the hire of DLA Piper’s head of Korean operations, Michael Kim.

Kim, who specialises in shipping and finance law, will be based in London initially, while the firm applies for a licence to open in Seoul.

Marine and international trade practice head Mike Phillips 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.”

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