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Beomsu Kim is the managing partner of KL Partners.Before establishing KL Partners, Mr Kim led the international dispute resolution practice group at Shin & Kim. He also previously served as a judge at the district courts of Korea for nine years before joining private practice.His main areas of practice are international arbitration and cross-border litigation. He is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Court of Arbitration and has served as an arbitrator in arbitration proceedings under the auspices of the ICC, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), among others.Mr Kim is the vice president of the Korean Council of International Arbitration and a member of the Management Committee of the Seoul International Dispute Resolution Centre. He also serves as an adviser to the KCAB International Committee. He is the former executive director of international relations for the Korean Bar Association.Mr Kim has consistently been chosen as a leading lawyer in the fields of international arbitration and corporate matters and has continuously received favourable reviews in leading foreign legal journals such as Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500. Mr Kim was named by Asian Legal Business as one of ‘Asia’s Best 75 Lawyers’ in 2013, considering factors such as expertise, visibility, reputation and dedicated client service.
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