Korea: Mediation 2019

In this chapter we highlight the top five mediators in the Korean market. They have been chosen for their experience and expertise handling commercial proceedings for clients across a large variety of sectors.

Barun IP & Law’s Ho-Hyun Nahm is acclaimed by sources as "an excellent mediator in the space" who is a patent and trademark specialist in the science and technology fields.

Sae Youn Kim at Yulchon is described by peers in the market as “a leader” with “very good management skills that brings the team together”.  She co-chairs the international dispute resolution practice and focuses her practice on international commercial disputes.

Matthew Christensen of Bae Kim & Lee is a “very impressive” practitioner. Market commentators highlight his “smart and persuasive” qualities as well as his significant experience resolving disputes as both mediator and arbitrator.   

Joel Richardson with Kim & Chang is a much-respected name in the Korean mediation market. He is considered “strong in oral advocacy”, and specialises in cross-border international disputes.

The “brilliant” Sue Hyun Lim at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board is “extremely smart, knowledgeable, and great with clients", and has extensive experience handling post-M&A, construction and licence disputes.

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