International Arbitration



International Arbitration

Our International Dispute Resolution Practice has represented both Korean and foreign clients in international arbitrations in Asia, Europe and the United States, under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, AAA/ICDR, HKIAC, LCIA, SIAC and the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, as well as ad-hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules.

We are experienced in all aspects of international arbitration, including drafting submissions, selecting arbitrators, dealing with threshold procedural issues, carrying out factual investigations and discovery, engaging in witness preparation and examination, conducting oral advocacy, and enforcing arbitral awards in court. This comprehensive expertise enables us to achieve favorable results for our clients, regardless of the governing law or applicable rules of procedure.

Above all, our team of experts strives to understand our clients' business in order to resolve disputes in a manner that truly addresses their concerns and advances their commercial and strategic objectives. The Practice is committed to meeting and exceeding our clients' highest expectations for service, professionalism and integrity.


Chambers Asia 2018
"They are fast and detail-oriented."
"They are one of the key players among the Korean arbitration practices."

Asia Pacific Legal 500 2018
“Shin & Kim handles high-profile mandates. . . . The practice also benefits from the firm’s strength in the corporate field, where it is representing clients in various M&A-related disputes.”

Chambers Global 2016
"Shin & Kim provided us with very professional and highly specialised services."
"They are very easy to understand and made me feel very comfortable."

Asia Pacific Legal 500 2016
Shin & Kim's practice is noteworthy for its ‘team spirit and quality Korean-law advice.’ The team ‘manages cases and clients very well’

Chambers Global 2015
"Their performance is excellent. The level of professionalism and carefulness showed in their fact-finding greatly impressed me."
"They are developing quite a unique arbitration practice in Korea. They have a lot of very active counsel."

International Litigation
Shin & Kim’s International Litigation Practice advises clients on cross-jurisdictional litigation matters. Our team of experts has worked tirelessly to protect the rights and interests of its international clients when they are forced to litigate in the Korean courts. In addition, our team has a strong network that includes preeminent litigators around the globe. We understand that litigation costs involving multiple jurisdictions can escalate. Through experience, our team provides efficient strategies to address clients’ concerns about costs. We regularly represent both Korean and foreign clients in international litigation before the Korean courts, assist with foreign litigation in Korea in the form of interim measures such as preliminary attachments or injunctions, and advise foreign and Korean clients on the implications in Korea of legal action taken in other jurisdictions.

Awards and Rankings
  • Recognized and included in the GAR100
    Global Arbitration Review 2010-2018
  • Ranked Tier 1 Law Firm for Dispute Resolution
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2015
  • Leading Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Law Firm 2011
    Asia Legal Business
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