Doo-Sik Kim

Doo-Sik Kim

Senior Counsel

Mr. Doo-Sik Kim is a partner at Shin&Kim, mainly practicing in the field of international arbitration and international litigation, international trade law, international investment, M&A, and general corporate law.

Mr. Kim participated in inter-governmental trade negotiations as the legal advisor of the Korean government and the government representative. He published a number of papers on topics such as securities law and M&As related laws, international commerce law, and corporate law.

Professional Career
  • 2017-PresentAdvisor, Korean Arbitrators Association, Inc.
  • 2011-PresentAdjunct Professor, Seoul National University Law School
  • 2017Acting President, Sungshin University
  • 2009-2017Vice President, Korean Arbitrators Association
  • 2008-2011President, Trade Remedy Forum of Korea
  • 1999-2000Adjunct Professor, DongKuk University, Graduate School for International Information
  • 1998-2004Commissioner, Customs Deliberation Committee, Korean Customs Service
  • 1995-PresentArbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
  • 1991-1997Legal Counsel, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
  • 1988Foreign Legal Consultant, Coudert Brothers, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1987-1988Foreign Legal Consultant , Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto, U. S. A.
  • 1982-PresentShin & Kim LLC (2006 - 2013.3, 2019.3 -2021.3, Managing Partner)
  • 1980-1982Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
  • 2002-2003Columbia Law School (Visiting Scholar)
  • 1986-1987University of Chicago Law School (LL.M., 1987)
  • 1976-1980Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1980)
Bar Admissions
  • 1982Korea
  • 1988New York
  • Korean Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Economic Law Society, Korea

Korean, English, Japanese

Professional Activities
  • 2007.10.The Industrial Service Medal by the Government of the Republic of Korea
Professional Accolades


  • "Leading Individual" for International Trade, Chambers Global/Chambers Asia, 2011-2012, 2014-2023 (Band 1), 2024 (Senior Statespeople)
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Trade & Customs, Who's Who Legal, 2021-2024
  • "Leading Lawyer" for M&A, IFLR1000, 2011-2023
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Asialaw Profiles, 2019-2023
  • "Leading Individual" for M&A, Chambers Global/Chambers Asia, 2011-2012
  • "Recommended Individual", Asialaw Profiles, 2014-2018
  • "Recommended Lawyer” for Internatinal Arbitration, Legal500, 2017-2020
  • "Recommended Lawyer” for Corporate and M&A, Legal500, 2018
  • "Leading Individual” for Corporate and M&A, Legal500, 2011-2016
  • The International Who’s Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers, 2008-2015
  • “Korea’s Top 100 Lawyers”, Asia Business Law Journal, 2019

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