This leading Korean firm has had some impressive wins recently in international arbitrations. In 2008, it successfully represented Korean conglomerate Hanwha in an ICC claim worth a projected US$3 billion. The other side, a Korean government agency, had instructed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Kim & Chang followed this as co-counsel with Shearman & Sterling in a dispute over shares in an oil refinery. The pair represented a Middle-Eastern investment fund - IPIC.
- People in Who’s Who:
- Pending cases as counsel:
- Value of pending counsel work:
- US$0.4 billion
- Treaty cases:
- No. of lawyers sitting as arbitrator:
The firm’s international arbitration practice is led by Jin Yeong Chung, BC Yoon and Eun Young Park, all based in Seoul. Yoon and Park were both recently appointed to the emergency arbitrator list at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. The firm also has a number of practitioners who are dual-qualified in foreign jurisdictions. John Rhie, who joined as a partner in May from McDermott Will & Emery in London, claims to be the only English-qualified international arbitration specialist practising in Korea.
Who’s Who nominees:
- BC Yoon & Eun Young Park