Dentons Lee launches new insurance practice with senior hires

Dentons Lee launches new insurance practice
From left: Christina Jiwon Park, John JungKyum Kim

Korean law firm Dentons Lee has established a new insurance and reinsurance team with the hiring of specialists John JungKyum Kim and Christina Jiwon Park as the co-heads and senior attorneys.

The pair bring combined experience of more than 40 years in international legal advocacy, and they will also take key roles in the global dispute resolution, finance and the corporate team at the firm.

Kim moved from Shin & Kim, where he was a partner and co-head, and international lead of the insurance and reinsurance practice group for almost three years. He was also previously a partner at leading Korean law firms, Lee & Ko and Kim & Chang, after taking roles as in-house counsel at various insurance companies.

As a veteran lawyer, Kim has more than 25 years of experience advising leading multinational companies in South Korea and abroad. He is also currently a co-chair of the Insurance Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce of Korea and serves as the trustee and executive committee member of the British Chamber of Commerce of Korea.

Park was most recently a senior legal counsel at reinsurer Korean Re for more than six years. She specialises in finance, insurance and reinsurance as well as dispute resolution.