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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

John Rhie is held in high esteem by market commentators who consider him a top name in Hong Kong for commercial and investment treaty proceedings.


John Rhie is managing partner of Quinn Emanuel’s Hong Kong office and the head of the international arbitration practice in Asia. He has extensive experience in both commercial and investment treaty arbitration, and has acted as counsel and arbitrator in all major arbitral institutions, including the ICDR, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, KCAB, LCIA, SIAC, and in ad hoc arbitrations around the world.

John is recognised as a leading expert, and is ranked by all major legal publications. Chambers and Partners says that he is “a strategic mastermind”, that “he has the rare ability to be clear and persuasive in both English and Korean”, and that he is “one of the best young arbitration lawyers in Asia”.

The Legal 500 says that the “highly sought after” John Rhie is “brilliant and lucid”. John was chosen as one of the “hot 100” figures in the Asian legal industry by Asian Legal Business and was the youngest practitioner to be named in Global Arbitration Review’s “45 under 45” leading international arbitration practitioners.

John was recently appointed to the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property Disputes, and is a member of a small task force formed by the Hong Kong government to review the arbitration ordinance in relation to the applicability of IP rights.

John has also recently been appointed as a member of the SIAC Users Council Hong Kong national committee.

John also regularly sits as an arbitrator, and was an adjunct professor at Seoul National University and at the Korean Supreme Court’s Judicial Research and Training Institute.

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