Kwang-Myeong Moon is the founding partner of Moon & Song and brings more than 21 years of practice to the areas of shipping and marine insurance. He has expertise and experience in all aspects of shipping law, both wet and dry. During his long tenure as a maritime lawyer, he has advised on bills of lading, charterparties, contracts of affreightment and shipbuilding, and ship sale and purchase contracts. He also has extensive experience in handling marine incidents relating to fire, explosion, collision, oil pollution, salvage and wreck removal, and issues of cross-border insolvency involving international shipping companies and limitation of shipowner’s liability proceedings. He advises and represents leading shipping companies, hull and machinery underwriters and P&I Clubs in the civil courts, marine safety tribunals and arbitrations.
He is an arbitrator on the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. He is the drafter of the arbitration rules of the Seoul Maritime Arbitrators Association established in 2018. He received an LLM from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, and a PhD in law from Korea University. He has also published articles including “A Study on the Civil Liability in Connection with the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Sea” (PhD dissertation), "Bill of Lading FIOST Clause: Is It Surviving The Hague Rules” and “A Study on Recent Issues Regarding Application of Limitation of Shipowners’ Liability and Procedure for Limitation”. He has been consistently recognised as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500: Asia-Pacific, and is praised as “a straight-shooter and a very knowledgeable shipping lawyer with a very good commercial mind” by Chambers and Partners.