Expertise

WTO and FTA Disputes

Introduction

Introduction

Widely recognized as the leading international trade law firm in Korea, our experience and achievement in WTO·FTA dispute settlement procedures are unparalleled.

Shin & Kim’s WTO and FTA Disputes Practice provides comprehensive and sophisticated representation of sovereign clients on WTO·FTA dispute settlement procedures based on a systematic understanding of public international law and multilateral trade rules. Having tried and won more WTO dispute cases than any other law firm in Korea, we are the only Korean law firm listed on the directory of external counsel at the Advisory Centre on WTO Law.

Key Services

The Practice offers the following services:

  • Representation of sovereign clients in WTO·FTA dispute settlement procedures
  • Assistance to sovereign clients on negotiation of trade agreements and other international agreements
  • Provision of legal advice on WTO·FTA-consistency of various public policies
Experiences
  • Korea – Anti-Dumping Duties on Pneumatic Valves from Japan (DS504)
  • United States – Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from Korea (DS488)
  • European Communities – Measures Affecting Trade in Commercial Vessels (DS301)
  • Korea – Measures Affecting Trade in Commercial Vessels (DS273)
  • United States – Anti-Dumping Duty on Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors (DRAMS) of One Megabit or Above from Korea (DS99)
  • United States – Anti-Dumping Duties on Imports of Color Television Receivers from Korea (DS89)
  • Korea – Taxes on Alcoholic Beverages (DS84)
  • Korea – Taxes on Alcoholic Beverages (DS75)
  • Korea-EU technical barriers regulation dispute settlement procedure
Awards and Rankings
  • Ranked Band 1 Law Firm for International Trade
    Chambers Global / Chambers Asia 2015-2019
  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year
    ALB Korea Law Awards 2018
  • Korean Trade & Customs Law Firm of the Year 2010
    Global Legal Expert
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