Kap-You (Kevin) Kim

Managing Partner, Peter & Kim
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Kap-You (Kevin) Kim is a managing partner at Peter & Kim in Seoul. He was previously a senior partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, where he worked for the past three decades in various roles, including as the co-founder and head of the international arbitration practice and the head of the domestic and international disputes group. Over the past 30 years, Kevin has acted as counsel, presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator or sole arbitrator in many dozens of international arbitrations under all the major institutional rules. Presently, he is involved in several investment and commercial arbitrations, as well as in a litigation case. He is a vice president of the ICC Court, Advisory board member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), council member of the American Arbitration Association and chairman of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board’s (KCAB) International Arbitration Committee. He also serves in a number of other prominent positions, including, as a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of ICSID, and an editorial board member of the Global Arbitration Review. In the past, he has served as the Secretary General of the ICCA from 2010 to 2014, a court member in the LCIA Court from 2007 to 2012 and vice chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee from 2008 to 2010. Kevin holds degrees from the Seoul National University College of Law (LLB, LLM) and Harvard Law School (LLM). He has authored a number of publications on international arbitration and litigation practice.

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