Region: Korea, Republic of

Panel ready for Korean nuclear technology dispute

British and Australian arbitrators are hearing a Seoul-seated dispute between a Korean state utility and its former US partner over rights to nuclear reactor technology.

17 August 2023

US private equity group seeks to enforce South Korea award

Texas private equity group Lone Star has asked a court in Washington, DC to enforce its ICSID award against South Korea – after a panel rejected the bulk of its US$4.7 billion claim over a delayed bank sale.

03 July 2023

Korean shipbuilder faces claim from Russian clients

A Korean shipbuilder is reportedly facing a US$890 million SIAC claim from three Russian companies after it cancelled contracts over sanctions and alleged non-payment.

02 June 2023

A&O promotes in Singapore

Allen & Overy has promoted Jae Hee Suh, who has defended Korea in investment treaty claims, to counsel in Singapore.

12 May 2023

Korean videogame awards survive Singapore challenge

A Singapore court has upheld partial awards won by Korean videogame developer WeMade in an ICC dispute over the Chinese licensing rights to a popular online game.

04 May 2023

Korea-Japan forum considers Asian arbitrator representation

The latest Korea-Japan Arbitration Forum, held in Tokyo with cherry blossom in full bloom, saw comparisons drawn between these two markets and Singapore and discussion of whether Asian arbitrators are underrepresented internationally. Lars Markert, partner at Nishimura & Asahi in Tokyo, reports.

25 April 2023

Iranian family’s second BIT claim against Korea underway

Eversheds Sutherland has taken over as co-counsel to an Iranian family in a bilateral investment treaty claim against South Korea arising from the state’s delay in paying a BIT award from an earlier arbitration.

05 April 2023

Game over in Korean technology dispute

A South Korean videogame developer says it has won a US$150 million award in an ICC dispute over the licensing rights to a popular online game.

28 March 2023

Korean centre in crisis as tensions come to the fore

The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board is “in crisis” after internal tensions are said to have led to the resignation of the highly respected chair of its international branch, Hi-Taek Shin, and other staff responsible for administering cross-border cases.

01 December 2022

Criminal conviction raises stakes in airline catering dispute

A Korean executive’s conviction last week on criminal charges relating to an airline catering contract is expected to be raised in a pending Singapore challenge to a US$1.78 billion ICC award.

23 August 2022

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