Arie Eernisse

Arie Eernisse

Foreign Attorney



Arie Eernisse is a foreign attorney in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Shin & Kim.

Arie has advocated on behalf of a diverse array of Korean and foreign clients in arbitration matters governed by the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and other institutions, as well as ad hoc arbitration matters governed by the UNCITRAL rules.

Arie has been involved in commercial and investment arbitration disputes about mergers and acquisitions, sale of goods, resource exploration, construction, oil and gas, distribution agreements, financial investments, real estate, maritime, intellectual property, military and defense procurement, tortious conduct and more.

Arie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and an active member of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). He is also an Assistant Editor (East and Central Asia) of the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

Prior to joining Shin & Kim, Arie served as a law clerk to a federal judge at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York City. At Duke University School of Law, Arie was a staff editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law.

  • 2012Duke University, School of Law (J.D./LL.M. in International & Comparative Law)
  • 2007Wesleyan University (B.A., with honors and phi beta kappa, in East Asian Studies)
Professional Career
  • 2019-PresentAssistant Editor (East and Central Asia), Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • 2018-PresentSpecialist Mediator of Singapore International Mediation Centre(SIMC)
  • 2017-PresentFellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2014-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2012-2013Law Clerk, U.S. Court of International Trade, New York, New York
Bar Admissions
  • 2013New York
  • International Bar Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Korea

English, Korean, Chinese

Professional Activities

Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist, “IBA Arb40 Workshop: Arbitrator Challenges and Conflicts of Interest” (IBA Annual Conference, Seoul, September 2019)
  • Presenter, “Time to Be More Open? Adopting a More Proactive Approach to Publication of Awards” (Inaugural CIArb Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Singapore, April 2019)
  • Discussant, “Current Mediation Developments in the Asia Pacific Region” (2nd Asia Pacific Mediation Conference, Seoul, November 2018)
  • Facilitator, “Drafting and Handling Early Dismissal Applications” (SIAC Academy, Seoul, June 2018)
  • Presenter, “To be or not to be: Publication of Arbitral Awards” (ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), Seoul, May 2018)
  • Discussant, “Investment Treaty Protections” (ISD Masterclass Seminar co-hosted by Shin & Kim LLC, Seoul, May 2018)
Community Involvement
Awards and Recognitions
  • 2016Finalist, 19th annual Kyung-Hee University Korean for Foreigners Speech Contest
  • 2016Finalist, 2nd annual Young SIAC Essay Competition
Professional Accolades
  • "Associates to watch" for Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Chambers Global/Chambers Asia, 2020
  • “Rising Star” for International Arbitration, Legal500, 2020
  • “Next Generation Lawyer” for International Arbitration, Legal500, 2018-2019


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