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Kap-You (Kevin) Kim

Kap-You (Kevin) Kim

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Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Kap-You (Kevin) Kim “is a key figure in the Korean arbitration market” who has built “a strong network of arbitrators and practitioners” and is widely considered “a statesman in the market”.

Biography

Kap-You (Kevin) Kim is a senior partner at Peter & Kim in Seoul. He was previously a senior partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, where he was the co-founder and head of the firm’s international arbitration practice and the head of its domestic and international disputes group. Under his supervision, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC’s international arbitration practice was listed in the GAR30 list of top arbitration practices worldwide in 2011, and was listed among the GAR 30 – 40 in 2018 and 2019.

In 2019, Kevin, together with co-founder Wolfgang Peter of Switzerland, founded the law firm of Peter & Kim with the aim of establishing the first ever transcontinental arbitration boutique. 

Kevin has been actively involved in international arbitration for the past three decades and has amassed a wealth of experience both as counsel and arbitrator. He has been involved in arbitrations conducted under all the major rules and seated in all the prominent arbitration venues. He is presently involved in a number of investment and commercial arbitrations as counsel and arbitrator, and is also serving as the president of an ICSID ad-hoc annulment committee.

He is considered a market leader in international arbitration by various industry rankings, with Chambers Asia reporting that clients consider Kevin to be "one of the most respected figures in the Asian arbitration space" and Who’s Who Legal listing him as one of its “Global Elite Thought Leaders” for international arbitration in 2020.

Among other positions that he holds, Kevin is presently a vice president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, advisory board member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), council member of the American Arbitration Association (AAA/ICDR) and chairman of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board’s (KCAB) international arbitration committee.

In the past, Kevin has served as secretary general of ICCA (2010–2014), member of the LCIA Court (2007–2012) and vice chair of the IBA arbitration committee (2008–2010).

Kevin holds degrees from the Seoul National University College of Law (LLB, LLM) and Harvard Law School (LLM). He has authored a number of publications on international arbitration and litigation practice and was general editor of Arbitration Law of Korea: Practice & Procedure (Juris Publishing, 2012), the first hornbook on arbitration in Korea written in English. He also authored Arbitration Law & Practice (Bakyoungsa, 2012), a hornbook on arbitration in the Korean language. Kevin is licensed to practise in Korea and New York, and speaks Korean (native), English (fluent) and Japanese (conversational).

Construction 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Kap-You (Kevin) Kim is an arbitration specialist renowned for his adept handling of high-value construction disputes.

Biography

Kap-You (Kevin) Kim is a senior partner at Peter & Kim in Seoul. He was previously a senior partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, where he was the co-founder and head of the firm’s international arbitration practice and the head of its domestic and international disputes group. Under his supervision, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC’s international arbitration practice was listed in the GAR30 list of top arbitration practices worldwide in 2011, and was listed among the GAR 30 – 40 in 2018 and 2019.

In 2019, Kevin, together with co-founder Wolfgang Peter of Switzerland, founded the law firm of Peter & Kim with the aim of establishing the first ever transcontinental arbitration boutique. 

Kevin has been actively involved in international arbitration for the past three decades and has amassed a wealth of experience both as counsel and arbitrator. He has been involved in arbitrations conducted under all the major rules and seated in all the prominent arbitration venues. He is presently involved in a number of investment and commercial arbitrations as counsel and arbitrator, and is also serving as the president of an ICSID ad-hoc annulment committee.

He is considered a market leader in international arbitration by various industry rankings, with Chambers Asia reporting that clients consider Kevin to be "one of the most respected figures in the Asian arbitration space" and Who’s Who Legal listing him as one of its “Global Elite Thought Leaders” for international arbitration in 2020.

Among other positions that he holds, Kevin is presently a vice president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, advisory board member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), council member of the American Arbitration Association (AAA/ICDR) and chairman of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board’s (KCAB) international arbitration committee.

In the past, Kevin has served as secretary general of ICCA (2010–2014), member of the LCIA Court (2007–2012) and vice chair of the IBA arbitration committee (2008–2010).

Kevin holds degrees from the Seoul National University College of Law (LLB, LLM) and Harvard Law School (LLM). He has authored a number of publications on international arbitration and litigation practice and was general editor of Arbitration Law of Korea: Practice & Procedure (Juris Publishing, 2012), the first hornbook on arbitration in Korea written in English. He also authored Arbitration Law & Practice (Bakyoungsa, 2012), a hornbook on arbitration in the Korean language. Kevin is licensed to practise in Korea and New York, and speaks Korean (native), English (fluent) and Japanese (conversational).

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
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