In this chapter, we recognise 26 leading arbitration specialists in Korea. They are distinguished for their experience in international arbitrations as counsel and arbitrator under a wide range of institutional rules and on ad hoc basis.
Most Highly Regarded
Kim & Chang excels in our guide with five practitioners listed for their expertise in arbitration.
BC Yoon is a “leading practitioner” and is “great on strategy and management”. He is a “standout at the firm”.
Eun Young Park is “well known” among peers and is widely considered a “leading practitioner” in international arbitration proceedings.
Kay-Jannes Wegner draws praise from market commentators as the “anchor of his team” and “one of the best in Korea” for international arbitration.
Una Cho is a “rising partner in the Korean market” who matches her “very good teamwork skills” with “excellent client management”.
Joel Richardson is “very well known in the market” for his tremendous understanding of arbitral procedure.
Matthew Christensen has “excellent cross-examination skills”, and is “very organised” with “excellent knowledge of construction disputes”.
Bae Kim & Lee performs well in this chapter with two leading individuals listed.
David MacArthur is widely regarded as an “experienced arbitrator”, as well as a “very knowledgeable and active practitioner in the community”.
John Bang is a “excellent team leader” who comes “highly recommended” by peers and clients alike for his expertise handling disputes under various arbitral rules around the world.
Yulchon sees three practitioners highlighted here.
Yun-Jae Baek is “an expert in domestic arbitration” and is “highly experienced in Korean litigation” also.
Hyung Keun Lee has “great experience in the area of international dispute resolution” and has a “wide knowledge” of international arbitration proceedings.
Sae Youn Kim is recognised as an “outstanding” arbitration expert and a distinguished “leader of the firm’s team”.
Lee & Ko’s Robert Wachter is “leading a rising team at Lee & Ko”, according to sources who laud him as an “excellent operator”.
David Kim is widely acknowledged as an “outstanding advocate” with a great “ability to understand complex issues”.
Hi-Taek Shin at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) is the “go-to choice when clients need an arbitrator” and is “very well respected internationally”.
Sue Hyun Lim is an “excellent lawyer with a tireless work ethic”. He is well regarded by peers and considered a “great ambassador of the KCAB”.
Kap-You (Kevin) Kim of Peter & Kim is a “big name in the market” and is considered “brilliant at arbitration”.
Joongi Kim of Yonsei University is a “leading arbitrator in the market” and is “well revered and respected” by peers and clients alike.
Seungmin Lee of Shin & Kim “provides a very dedicated service” to clients and has “excellent communication skills”.