Maritime law firm Hill Dickinson has added three specialists to its roster: master mariner Kevin Austin, South Korean market specialist Beth Bradley, and transactional lawyer Sung Hwan Choi.
Announcing the appointments, Hill Dickinson’s global head of shipping, Julian Clark said “As a full service, legal marine practice, Hill Dickinson is committed to providing the best team able to operate throughout the entire marine sector. These important appointments further strengthen our global services.”
Experienced master mariner Kevin Austin, currently a legal director with Norton Rose, will join Hill Dickinson as a legal director in London, following a strategic rearrangement of the firm’s mariner team, which sees Joe Quain return from Singapore as a consultant in London as Ian MacLean head out to join the team in Singapore.
Julian Clark commented “Hill Dickinson now has one of world’s most significant teams of master mariners, with eight spread across our global offices, meaning we are able to deal with casualties around the world as and when needed.”
Beth Bradley joins Hill Dickinson’s London offices from Clyde & Co as a partner dedicated to working on high-profile disputes and litigations with a specific interest in the South Korean market.
Mr Clark said “Beth’s appointment strengthens and develops our existing Korean team, both in London and Singapore, and we are delighted to welcome her on board.”
Sung Hwan Choi (known as SD Choi) joins as a partner in Hill Dickinson’s Singapore office as a transactional lawyer who is dual qualified in England and Wales, the USA and the Marshall Islands.
Confirming his appointment, Julian Clark commented “The appointment of SD Choi considerably strengthens our international transactional team, particularly following the recruitment last year of Jasel Chauhan and his team into our Athens office.”
He concluded “Maritime law is now very much part of international commerce. Hill Dickinson is committed to enhancing our service provision and adapting to modern maritime needs to meet our customer requirements in this increasingly complex and technological age.”