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BKL Partner Kap-You (Kevin) KIM Appointed as President of KCAB International Arbitration Committee

July 2017

Mr. Kap-You (Kevin) KIM, a senior partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (“BKL”), has been appointed as President of the International Arbitration Committee of the Korea Commercial Arbitration Board (“KCAB”).

In an effort to enhance the role of the International Arbitration Committee in response to the growing demand for arbitration under the KCAB International Arbitration Rules, the KCAB has chosen leading experts in international arbitration to serve as the next president and as new members of the Committee. Mr. Kap-You (Kevin) KIM was named President of the Committee while a distinguished group of international arbitrators including Mr. Christopher Lau of Singapore, Professor Doug Jones AO of Australia, Dr. Michael Moser of Hong Kong, and Professor Joongi Kim of Yonsei Law School, were appointed as new members.

Kap-You (Kevin) KIM is a globally-recognized specialist in international arbitration. A founder of BKL’s International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Kim is recognized as a pioneer of international arbitration in Korea with stellar achievements in the field. He currently serves as a Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Chair of the Audit Committee of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), a United Nations-accredited global non-governmental organization of the world’s most prominent arbitration practitioners. Mr. Kim is also listed on the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), among other notable arbitration centers around the world.

In response to his appointment, Mr. Kim commented as follows: “It is a great honor to assume the role of President of the International Arbitration Committee of the KCAB. Serving in that capacity, I will redouble my efforts to contribute to the revitalization and development of international arbitration in Korea.”

Established in 2002, BKL’s nternational Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group was the first practice group in Korea to be dedicated solely to international arbitration and litigation. Composed of approximately 30 professionals, the team has grown into the largest and most experienced international practice in Asia, representing a diverse mix of domestic and foreign clients in cross-border disputes in jurisdictions all over the world.

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