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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

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What the team is known for

Bae, Kim & Lee has an internationally renowned arbitration practice with a deep bench of seasoned players. Works on disputes seated across Asia, Europe and North America and is well equipped to handle arbitrations held under a wide variety of institutional rules. Recognised for advising on commercial disputes in engineering, construction and energy, and offers additional expertise in investment treaty arbitration. Also experienced in handling emergency arbitrator proceedings. Multilingual team, representing clients from both the public and private sectors.

Strengths

One client remarks: "I'm very impressed with BKL's expertise, diverse experience, organic problem-solving ability and speed."

"We are thoroughly satisfied with BKL’s performance. Its team has benefited from handling many investment arbitrations previously. They work seamlessly with all concerned government officials and are very familiar with the Korean government’s organisational practices," comments one client.

Work highlights

Bae, Kim & Lee acted as co-counsel for the Republic of Korea as the state respondent in the first-ever investment treaty-based arbitration brought by Lone Star Funds under the ICSID rules, arising out of an eight-year-long disputed sale process.

Notable practitioners

Hongjoong Kim enters the rankings after receiving endorsements from clients for his commercial arbitration capabilities. One impressed client comments: "He is a very calm practitioner who is precise in his decision-making."

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Overview

BKL was the first law firm in Korea with a fully dedicated, specialist international arbitration practice since 2002. Now combining a globally recognized international arbitration team with our leading cross-border litigation specialists, BKL has formed a preeminent disputes practice group deeply focused on resolving some of the most complex and cutting-edge issues faced by our clients, regardless of forum, seat of arbitration, and governing law.

Ranked every year as one of the top global arbitration practices, our arbitration team has represented hundreds of clients engaged in a range of industries in disputes across all major continents, including Asia, Europe and North America. In addition to our broad commercial disputes practice, we differentiate ourselves in the market with specialisms in industry-focused dispute practices in construction, energy and technology.

Consistent with our cross-border disputes strategy, BKL has established a team of top litigators in Korea with extensive experience in in-bound and out-bound litigation. They bring together the depth of experience unparalleled by our peers in and outside the courtroom that our clients regularly demand and depend on as they face new challenges in both established and frontier markets across multiple jurisdictions. When it comes to contentious matters, our bottomline is simple—we are relentless about winning for our clients.

Members

Bang, Brandon

Kang, Tony Dongwook

Kim, Hongjoong

Kim, Hongjoong

Kim, Junu

Kim, Sejin

Kim, Seung-Hyeon (Alex)

Kim, Woojae

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Bank

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Retail

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

firm
Location

Tower B, Centropolis, Ujeongguk-ro

Jongno-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

03161

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

South Korea

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration


Hongjoong Kim
Band 4