Hyomin Pak

Hyomin Pak




Attorney Pak is a partner at Shin & Kim mainly practicing in the areas of international trade, service and investment, investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) and other international economic law areas, economic security, economic sanctions, digital trade, personal data, climate change, international environment and financial regulation, money-laundering, FATF, public international law.

Attorney Pak has rich professional experience which she accumulated while delivering legal advisory services and litigation services covering national and international issues to key government departments in various areas, including international trade, international investment, economic sanctions, economic security, dispute resolution, economic cooperation, finance and administration litigations, among others.
Additionally, she has gained wide acclaim as an expert in international law, human rights and the environment sector through various research activities and awards.

Based on her in-depth practice and academic strength, she has been actively engaged in various sectors, such as international trade and investment, economic security and sanctions, and international dispute resolution. Specifically, she has been providing legal and policy advice on various global and transnational legal issues faced by global corporates and major public companies, and is responsible for relevant international disputes.

  • 2018-2020Seoul University School of Law, Graduate School (Public International Law – Ph.D. in Law Candidate)
  • 2016-2017U.S. Georgetown Law Center (International Legal Stueis, LL.M. with distinction)
  • Certificate in WTO Studies
  • U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Graduate Scholarship Awardee
  • 2001-2006Pusan National University, College of Law
Professional Career
  • 2022-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2022-PresentAssessment Member, Overseas Business Support Project, Environmental Industry, Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute
  • 2022Certificate in U.S. Export Controls Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
  • 2022-PresentMember, Academic Committee, Korean Bar Association
  • 2020-PresentMember, Research Committee, Korea Legislation Research Institute, Korean Bar Association
  • 2020-2021Yulchon LLC
  • 2017-2019Deputy Director, Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation
  • 2016-PresentResearch Fellow, Georgetown Institute of International Economic Law
  • 2016-2017Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law
  • 2013-2016Deputy Director, Industry and Energy, Ministry of Trade
  • 2012-20132nd Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 2010-2012Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
Bar Admissions
  • 2012Korea
  • Korean Bar Association
  • Korean Society of International Economic Law
  • Korean Society of Public International Law

Korean, English, Chinese

Professional Activities

  • Presenter of the Business Forum on the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act and its Impact on Companies in Korea and Canada-Korea Partnership (co-hosted by KOTRA ALC and The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea, November 2022)
  • Seminar on Key Provisions of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act and Countermeasures of Enterprises (co-hosted by Shin & Kim LLC and The Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry, September 2022)
  • U.S. Export Control System Forum on Comparison of Export Control Measures implemented by the U.S. Government against Russia and China and Forecast of the U.S. Export Control System (co-hosted by The Korean Security Agency of Trade and Industry and The Korea International Trade Association, September 2022)
  • U.S. Climate Change Response Legislation and Policy Trends and Forecasts (Presentation at 3rd Global Trade Law Seminar hosted by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, June 2022)
  • Joint Seminar on Research Institutions on Economic Security 2022 (Co-hosted by Korean Security Agency of Trade and Industry (KOSTI), Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Panel discussion, June 2022)
  • Emergency Meeting on the Impact of Sanctions Against the Russian Economy on International Contracts and Legal Countermeasures (Jointly hosted by KORCHAM-KCAB, Participated as Panel, April 2022)
  • Recent Trends and Forecasts of Key Countries’ Economic Sanctions on Russia and Trade Policies (Shin & Kim, LLC – IHCF Joint Seminar, Lecture, April 2022)
  • Key Summary and Impact of US, EU Sanctions Against Russian Following the Ukraine Incident (Shin & Kim, LLC- KORCHAM Joint Seminar, Presentation, March 2022)
  • Heads-Up for Corporates on the Recent Change in Trade Environment including Economic Sanctions (Export Control and Financial Sanctions) and Core Issue (Shin & Kim Twilight Seminar, March 2022)
  • Key Summary and Impact of US Financial Sanctions (KIF, Seminar Lecture, March 2022)
Awards and Recognitions
  • 20216th Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Thesis Award ‘Grand Prize (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Award)
  • 2021TBT High-level Research Project ‘Excellence’ Award (Korean Agency for Technology and Standards Award)
  • 20201st Korean Bar Association Academic ‘Best Thesis’ Award
Professional Accolades
  • "Rising Star" for International Commerce, Legal Times, 2022

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