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Shin & Kim

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Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai

Seungmin Lee

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Shin & Kim

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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 – 2017); 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)

South Korea

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Shin & Kim attracts praise for its ability ‘to field a large team of several partners along with talented junior lawyers’; the practice is headed by Doo-Sik Kim, who is particularly active in investor-state disputes, as well as in litigation involving complex construction and finance-related matters. Kim has an ‘impressive gravitas with clients and before tribunals’; he advised Lone Star Funds in one of the largest claims in ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Korea. In addition, he and commercial arbitration specialist Jae Min Jeon are acting for Baring Private Equity Asia in a complex case involving a post-M&A transaction. Elsewhere, Seungmin Lee is highlighted for her ‘outstanding speciality and commitment’. Recently promoted partner Sang-Hoon Han is also recommended, while foreign attorney Arie Eernisse is ‘by far their best advocate’.

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Legal Developments by:
Shin & Kim

  • Essilor’s Proposed Combination with an Optical Lens Maker in Korea is Blocked

    In its press release on March 17, 2014, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (the "KFTC") blocked the proposed acquisition of 50% shares by Essilor Amera Investment Pte. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Essilor International S.A., the largest optical lens maker in the world) in Daemyung Optical Co., Ltd. (the second largest optical lens maker in Korea) citing inter alia the likely lessening effect on price competition and the probable future abuses of the enhanced market power. On top of the expressed competitive concerns, the KFTC observed that allowing foreign firms to acquire local firms and turn them into their local sub-contractors worsens the competitive market structure of the domestic optical lens industry.
    - Shin & Kim

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