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International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation, International Trade & Customs, Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance, Criminal Defense Litigation


Eun Young Park is an attorney at Kim & Chang, who serves as the co-chair of the International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice. He also practices in anti-corruption and regulatory compliance, and international trade and customs.

He concentrates his practice on international arbitration proceedings as well as court proceedings in multiple jurisdictions, including international arbitrations under the rules of the renowned arbitral institutions and also sits as an arbitrator in international arbitration cases with a wide range of areas. Dr. Park has actively played a role in the development of international arbitration. He is currently serving as the Vice President of LCIA Court and the member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration. He is also on the board of Korean Council of International Arbitration and Executive Member of Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center. He was the Vice Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee and the inaugural Co-Chair of the IBA Asia Pacific Arbitration Practice.

He also represents his clients in government investigations related to white-collar crimes including foreign bribery statutes, securities and corporate fraud before various government agencies, and regularly advises his clients on trade sanctions and disputes.

He has recently published “Appellate Review in Investor State Arbitration, Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Journeys for the 21st Century.” He also published “The Analysis of the Iran Sanctions Act of the United States and the Strategy of the Overseas Construction Project” and “The Defense of Necessity in International Investment Dispute,” and regularly co-authors the Arbitration and Anti-Corruption sections for Law Business Research. He has also co-authored the book “Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods around the Globe.” He has earned numerous top rankings as one of the “leading attorneys” in Chambers Asia-Pacific for international arbitration, Expert Guide and The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration.

Dr. Park has served as a judge in the Seoul District Court and teaches at law schools in Korea.

He received a doctorate degree (J.S.D.) and an LL.M. from the NYU School of Law after graduating from the Seoul National University (M.Jur. & B.Jur.). He is admitted to the New York bar and Korea bar.


Korean and English


Admitted to bar, Korea, 1991; New York, 2003; Singapore International Commercial Court, 2015


NYU School of Law (J.S.D., 2003)
NYU School of Law (LL.M., 2000)
Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (Jur.M., 1998)
Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1991)
College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1988)

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration

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Korean heavyweight Kim & Chang’s Seoul office handles work not just in engineering, but also concerning M&A disputes, global projects and investment disputes. Chul-Won Lee is representing a Korean shipyard in a $500m dispute with an offshore drilling contractor, with other key lawyers in the team including Byung-Chol Yoon and Eun Young Park. Foreign attorneys of note include Joel Richardson and Kay-Jannes Wegner – the former is admitted in the District of Columbia, the latter in England and Germany; Richardson and Byung-Woo Im represent a Korean industrial company in a dispute concerning oil pipelines in the GCC region.

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Kim & Chang ‘consistently delivers an extremely high level of service' in the most complex international disputes, particularly within M&A, construction and shipping sectors. The practice jointly led by Byung-Chol Yoon  and Eun Young Park; Yoon ‘manages the client interface and client meetings very well’ and is highly experienced in cross-border disputes; he and Sungjean Seo successfully defended a Korean shipbuilder in a London-based ad hoc arbitration. Meanwhile, Park, Byung-Woo Im and Joel Richardson represented the claimant, a Korean subsidiary of a French industrial gases supplier, in ICC arbitration over the termination of a supply agreement. Kay-Jannes Wegner is ‘one of the best advocates in Korea’; he regularly acts in cases involving European interests. Richard Menard and Chul-Won Lee are also recommended. Liz Kyo-Hwa Chung has joined Microsoft Korea as head of corporate, external and legal affairs.

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