Doo-Sik Kim

Doo-Sik Kim

Senior Counsel

Mr. Doo-Sik Kim is a senior counsel of Shin & Kim, and is qualified in Korea and New York. Mr. Kim’s main areas of practice include cross-border investments, general corporate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, construction and other projects, WTO/GATT & international trade law, and international litigation & arbitration.

Mr. Kim has conducted a number of international and domestic arbitrations as advocate and as arbitrator. Mr. Kim has also participated in many governmental negotiations and international trade disputes as a government lawyer or, sometimes, as a member of the Korean government delegation. He received the National Service Medal from the government of the Republic of Korea in 2007.

Mr. Kim has taught international economic law as an adjunct professor at Dong-Kuk University, Graduate School of International Information and at Seoul National University Law School. He has also written extensively on topics related to securities and M&A law, international trade 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 M&A, IFLR1000, 2011-2023
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Asialaw Profiles, 2019-2023
  • “Leading Lawyer” for Trade & Customs, Who's Who Legal, 2021-2023
  • "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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