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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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Beijing, Dubai, Gyeonggi-do, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong and 3 more

David MacArthur

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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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International Arbitration and Litigation


Senior Foreign Attorney (admitted in Utah, USA) specializing in international arbitration and litigation.


Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (2006-present); Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (2013-present); Neutral, World Intellectual Property Organization (2014-present); Council of International Arbitration of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. Previous: Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo, Japan (2005-2006); Parsons, Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, Utah (2003-2005).
Admitted to the Utah bar in 2003.


English, Japanese, Korean


Utah Bar Association; International Bar Association (IBA); International Council Commercial Arbitration (ICCA); American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM)


University of Utah S.J. Quinney School of Law (J.D., 2003); Florida State University (M.A., 2000); Brigham Young University (B.A., 1996)

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration

Leading firms

Within: Leading firms

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC is highly active, representing clients sharing the firm’s South Korean origins in disputes worldwide. Kap-You (Kevin) Kim, John P. Bang and Seung-Hyeon Kim are representing Kepco in an LCIA arbitration against a consortium of Korean construction companies concerning the Barakah nuclear power project in Abu Dhabi. David MacArthur and Matthew Christensen are also key US-qualified lawyers.

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South Korea

International arbitration

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David MacArthur - Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Within: International arbitration

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC’s ‘premier international arbitration practice’ handles commercial and investment treaty disputes involving construction projects, joint ventures and technology and trade mark licensing. Co-heads Kap-You Kim and John Bang have ‘vast experience in international arbitration’ and, alongside Seung-Hyeon Kim, are representing Korea Electric Power Corporation in an LCIA-arbitration against a consortium of Korea’s largest construction and engineering companies, concerning the construction of the first nuclear power station in the UAE. Bang, SH Kim and Junu Kim, who stands out for his ‘deep understanding of Korean law’, are also instructed by private equity funds and financial institutions to act on post-M&A disputes. Senior foreign attorneys David MacArthur and Matthew Christensen are also names to note.

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