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Matthew Christensen is a senior foreign attorney in the international arbitration and cross-border litigation practice group of Kim & Chang in Seoul, Korea.
Matthew is the immediate past chair of the International Construction Projects Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and regularly acts for clients in large and complex construction and energy disputes.
He is listed as a Thought Leader in construction by Who’s Who Legal, where it is said that he ‘commands the highest respect not just as an arbitrator but as a person’. He is also recognised as one of the top dispute resolution practitioners in Korea in, among other ranking directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners (Band 1), where he receives ‘outstanding feedback for his work in construction disputes’ and is noted for his ‘strong advocacy and effective cross-examination style’.
A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Matthew was honoured for his contributions to the practice of international arbitration in Korea by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in 2015.
Matthew received his law degree from Harvard Law School and also holds an AM degree in east Asian regional studies from Harvard University and a BA in English (with honours) from the University of Utah. He speaks Korean fluently and has a working knowledge of Japanese.
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