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Brandon Bang

Brandon Bang

Senior Foreign Attorney
Introduction

Brandon Bang is a senior foreign attorney at Shin & Kim and specializes in international arbitration, covering a broad range of industries and sectors, including construction, M&A, IP and licensing, and reinsurance.

He has conducted proceedings under a wide set of arbitration rules, including ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, LMAA, ICDR—AAA, VIAC (Vietnam) and UNCITRAL Rules, as well as ad hoc proceedings. Before moving to Korea in 2020, he was with Shearman & Sterling's International Arbitration Group in Singapore for around ten years.

In the current edition of The Legal 500 (2024), Mr. Bang has been described as “a stellar arbitration counsel. Exceptionally bright and very astute on all aspects of the legal arguments and commercial considerations”. In previous editions from 2022 to 2024, he has been listed as a "next generation partner" in The Legal 500 Asia—Pacific: South Korea—International Arbitration, which describes him as a "creative thinker who provides pragmatic solutions" and is "easy to work with". He was also recognized as "Asia 40 under 40 2021" and "Asia Super 50 Dispute Lawyers 2022" by Asian Legal Business. He is also nominated as “2024 Stand-out Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters.

While in Singapore, he was featured as a "rising star" in The Legal 500 Asia—Pacific: Singapore—International Arbitration 2020, which describes him as " highly rated". In the previous editions he was featured as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in which clients describe him as "outstanding," note that "his work product is immaculate"(2018) and that he "deals very well with Korean clients" (2019). He was also commended as "efficient and smart" in the India Business Law Journal.

Professional Career
  • 2024-PresentSenior Foreign Attorney, Shin & Kim LLC
  • 2020-2024Senior Foreign Attorney, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
  • 2011-2020Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • 2007-2010Solicitor, Chapman Tripp
Key Experience
  • Represented the Investors in a shareholder dispute with another shareholder in an ICC arbitration in Korea. The company involved is Kyobo Life Insurance Co., a major insurance conglomerate in Korea.
  • Represented a North East Asian EPC contractor in a SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore in relation to a dispute arising out of a combined-cycle gas turbine power plant project in Malaysia.
  • Represented a North East Asian insurance company in a SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore against a Thai insurance company. Seated in Thailand and subject to Thai law as the governing law.
  • Representing a North East Asian company in a VIAC (Vietnam International Arbitration Center) arbitration against a Vietnamese counterparty in a dispute relating to a real estate development project in Vietnam.
  • Represented a Korean logistics company as co-respondent in an arbitration under the rules of the Thai Arbitration Institute. Seated in Bangkok. Thai law governs
  • Represented a North East Asian EPC contractor in a SIAC arbitration in relation to a dispute arising out of a power plant project in the Philippines.
  • Represented Actozsoft in a copyright infringement dispute against WeMade Entertainment in an ICC arbitration in Singapore.
  • Represented Asiana Airlines in a dispute against Gate Gourmet Korea in an ICC arbitration in Singapore. A merits hearing took place in November 2020.
  • Represented shareholders of a target company as respondents in a post-M&A dispute against the UK buyer. ICC arbitration seated in Singapore.
  • Represented a Korean automotive part company in an ICC arbitration against a German company.
  • Represented a North-East Asian state-owned entity in a dispute with an LNG seller in connection with long-term LNG SPAs.
  • Represented a French-German consortium in a EUR 6 billion dispute subject to ICC arbitration in Stockholm against a Finnish utility company. Finnish law applies. The matter received wide coverage in GAR.
  • Represented an international contractor consortium in an ICC arbitration against a Middle Eastern State. The dispute arose from a contract for the construction of a major infrastructure project in the Middle East. The law of the Respondent State applied. Close to USD 1 billion was at stake.
  • Represented a Korean EPC contractor in a USD 175 million dispute subject to HKIAC arbitration relating to a power plant project in the Philippines. Philippines law applies
  • Represented the operator of a major infrastructure project in an Asian state in connection with a Concession Agreement and an EPC Contract, subject to ICC arbitration in Singapore. The law of the Asian State governs
  • Represented the owner of a petrochemical plant in Thailand in connection with a dispute arising out of an EPC contract subject to the ICC rules.
  • Represented an Indonesian joint venture in a dispute with an Asian contractor arising from an EPC contract for the construction of a power plant in Indonesia. The contract provides for ICC arbitration in Geneva. Swiss law applies.
  • Represented the Asian founder and the majority shareholder of a NASDAQ-listed company, as Respondents in an UNCITRAL arbitration administered by the HKIAC in Hong Kong. New York law applies. This matter received coverage in GAR.
  • Represented a NASDAQ-listed company, as Respondent in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore. The dispute arises in connection with a Share Purchase Agreement. Mauritius law applies.
  • Represented the shareholders of a major healthcare provider, as Claimants in an ICC arbitration in Singapore, involving a stockholders agreement, governed by Philippines law.
  • Represented a North East Asian shipbuilding company in an arbitration in London against a Greek owner, conducted in accordance with the London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA) Terms.
  • Represented a South East Asian marine company in an arbitration in London against a Chinese shipbuilder, conducted in accordance with the LMAA Terms.
  • Represented a global asset management company, as Claimant in a HKIAC arbitration in Hong Kong in connection with an investment in China.
Education
  • 2011University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School (LL.M.)
  • 2007University of Auckland, Faculty of Law (LL.B., Honours) and Faculty of Arts (B.A.)
Memberships
  • YSIAC (Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre) Council
Languages

Korean, English

Professional Activities
  • Arbitration Law Over Borders Comparative Guide (Co-author, The Global Legal Post, 2023)
  • Kinli Civil Engineering v. Geotech Engineering – Decision of the High Court of Hong Kong (Co-author, Jus Mundi, 2022)
  • Hong Kong High Court Judgment on the Legal Significance of the Conditions Precedent to Arbitration Proceedings - Case Note on C v D [2021] HKCFI 1474 (Co-author, Korea Law Times, 2021)
  • Construction Comparative Guides 4th edition – Dispute Avoidance And Management: Practical Tips For Contractors And Owners (The Legal 500, 2021)
  • Jurisdictions of the Korea chapter (Co-author, 1958 New York Convention Guide, 2020)
  • Equitable Claims under Section 4(9) of the Limitation Act 1950 and the Limitation Bill, New Zealand Law Review Vol. 2009 No. 4, pp. 565-604 (Legal Research Foundation Inc., 2009)
Awards
  • 2014New York
  • 2008New Zealand
Professional Accolades

  • "Leading Individual" for International Arbitration, Chambers Asia, 2024
  • “Next Generation Partner” for International Arbitration, Legal500, 2022-2024
  • "Leading Lawyer" for International Arbitration, Who's Who Legal, 2023
  • "Stand-out Lawyer", Thomson Reuters, 2023
  • "Asia Super 50 Disputes Lawyers", ALB, 2022
  • "Asia 40 Under 40", ALB, 2021

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