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David Kim

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Practice Areas

International arbitration


David Kim is a partner (senior foreign attorney) in Lee & Ko’s International Dispute Resolution Practice Group, and is highly regarded for his expertise and extensive experience in assisting clients with a broad range of international arbitration matters. He has represented multinational corporations, government entities, defense contractors, and high-profile individuals in numerous commercial disputes related to construction, shipping, military contracts, energy and natural resources, telecommunications, and investor-state matters. Mr. Kim also accepts appointments as arbitrator and is on the Panel of Arbitrators of the KCAB.

Mr. Kim has also served as an adjunct professor at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea, and is a member of the Council for International Arbitration of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB). David has been recognized as a leading practitioner by all the major legal publications including Chambers Global and Asia-Pacific, Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500, and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, and was recently named “next-generation leader in arbitration” by the KCAB, the first time the Board has awarded such a distinction.

Professional Memberships

Alberta (Canada) Bar


University of Calgary (J.D., 2005); University of Alberta (B.Sc. 2001)