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Shin & Kim
SEOUL 03155
South Korea
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International Arbitraion




Shin & Kim (2007 – Present); Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators(2017- Present); Member, SIAC Users Council South Korea National Committee(2017 – Present); Registered Foreign Lawyer at Oon & Bazul LLP (Singapore) (2016 – Present); Regional Ambassador for Korea to the HK 45 of the HKIAC (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre) (2016 – Present); Regional Representative for Korea to the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) of the LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration) (2016 – Present);Member of the Korean Advisory Board of the International Bar Association (IBA) (2013 – Present); The National Representative for South Korea, The Young Lawyer’s Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) (2013) Counsel at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) (2010)


Korean, English, German


Korean and Seoul Ba Association; FCIArb


National University of Singapore (LL.M.,2015); Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.M.)(2005-Present); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea(2007); Seoul National University, College of Humanity (B.A.,2004)

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South Korea > International arbitration

Shin & Kim‘s practice is gaining momentum under the leadership of recently re-elected managing partner Doo-Sik Kim and Jae Min Jeon, with the firm attracting new cases, where it is typically instructed to act as the lead or sole counsel. The group features prominently in investment treaty arbitrations, where it acts for foreign investors in disputes connected with investments into Korea, as well as representing Korean clients in matters arising from outbound investments. Jeon, Youngwon YoonRockey YooArie Eernisse and others are part of the team which is acting as the lead counsel to Korea Western Power Co., Ltd in an investor-state arbitration against the Government of India, which concerns India’s change in gas allocation policy and alleged misrepresentations on the availability of domestic gas for power plants. In another matter, the firm acted as Korean counsel to Lone Star Funds, as the former majority shareholder of Korea Exchange Bank, in a $4.4bn claim against the Republic of Korea; this is one of the largest ever ICSID arbitration claims. On the commercial arbitration front, the team demonstrates strong capabilities in a full range of contentious matters, including M&A-related disputes, as well as matters connected with construction, finance and bankruptcy. Jeon led a group, which acted as the lead counsel to K-Water and JSC Nenskra Hydro (a special purpose vehicle established by K-Water) in a dispute with contractor Salini Impregilo in connection with the construction of a hydropower plant in Georgia. SeungMin Lee, who is the first Korean-qualified lawyer to be admitted as a Fellow of the CIArb, also recently became qualified to practise in England and Wales.