KwangKyu Park is of counsel in the Litigation Practice Group, based in the London office. He has experience in a wide range of legal matters, such as shipbuilding (including oil platforms), construction and shipping. In particular, he has dealt with numerous shipbuilding disputes and projects, and has also assisted clients with (inter alia) disputes arising from international civil engineering and construction contracts.

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    • Acting for a client in ICC arbitration proceedings in relation to claims relating to a construction project in the Middle East.
    • Advising a client in respect of claims arising in relation to a construction project in the Middle East.
    • Advising and representing clients in numerous shipbuilding disputes, including those referred to below.
    • Acting for a client in a dispute under a contract for procurement of helidecks for semi-submersible drilling rigs.
    • Advising on a dispute arising from a series of contracts for procurement of drilling riser buoyancy modules for drillships.
    • Advising on a dispute over whether the vessel complied with the CSR (as to fatigue life requirements) and the SOLAS (as to permanent means of access in the double bottom areas).
    • Acting on a dispute arising from the buyer’s rejection of the vessel on the basis of the builder’s breach of the subcontracting provisions of the shipbuilding contract.
    • Advising on a dispute over whether the buyer was entitled to reject the vessel due to the fact that the boiler system of the vessel was unfit for its purpose.
    • Advising on a dispute as to whether the buyer was entitled to reject the vessel due to the fact that the vessel had been constructed using wrong types of steel.
    • Advising on a dispute arising from the force majeure provisions of the shipbuilding contract in respect of delays in the procurement of a piece of machinery which the builder said had been caused by an explosion at a Chinese port.
    • Advising on a post-delivery warranty claim brought by the buyer regarding defects in the on-board cranes.
    • Advising on a post-delivery warranty claim concerning paint coatings.
    • Dealing with disputes relating to the construction of oil platforms.
    • Advising on a dispute concerning the construction of an FPSO.
    • Advising a shipbuilder in contractual negotiations in respect of orders from Qatargas for LNG careers.
    • Acting for a Dutch company (Fugro) in contractual negotiations with a shipbuilder.
    • Advising various sellers’ credit transactions in which the vessels were delivered on the basis that part of the contract price should be paid after delivery of the vessel.
    • Dealing with numerous novation agreements relating to shipbuilding contracts.

    Education

    • Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, L.P.C., 1998
    • University of Buckingham, LL.M., 1998
    • University of Buckingham, LL.B., 1997
    • Sogang University, B.A., History, 1984

    Admissions

    • England and Wales

    Languages

    • Korean
    • English

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