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Kap-You (Kevin) KIM

Kap-You (Kevin) KIM



Kap - You (Kevin) Kim is a senior partner of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, who is head of the International Arbitration & Litigation Practice Group.
Kevin is a Vice President of the ICC Court and was appointed as the first LCIA Court Member from Korea in 2007 and served the position for 5 years. He is now Governing Board Member and Co-chair of Audit Committee of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), President of the ICC Korea Arbitration Committee, President of KCAB International Arbitration Committee.
He has acted as counsel, presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator or sole arbitrator in many dozens of international arbitrations under various rules including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, AAA (ICDR), SIAC, HKIAC, LMAA, JCAA, UNCITRAL and KCAB. He served as lead counsel in a case that was awarded “Arbitration Win of the Year 2010” by the Global Arbitration Review.
Kevin is serving as lead counsel for Korean government in an ICSID case where Loan Star Funds pursued USD 5 billion dollar claim against Korean government.
Chambers Asia reports that Kevin is "one of the most respected figures in the Asian arbitration space" and "the best Korean lawyer in the field of arbitration in Asia," according to clients. He is recognized by Chambers as a “Star Individual” in dispute resolution (2010-2015) and has also been repeatedly recognized in Who’s Who Legal (2006-2015) and Asia-Pacific Legal 500 (2005-2015).
  • Experience List
    2017.6.-PresentPresident, KCAB International Arbitration Committee
    2014-PresentVice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
    2014-PresentGoverning Board Member and Co-chair of Audit Committee, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
    2013-PresentPanel of Arbitrators, Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC)
    2013-PresentPanel of Arbitrators, South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SCIA)
    2013-PresentPanel of Arbitrators, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
    2013-PresentPanel of Experts, International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
    2013-PresentBoard Member, the Korea Advisory Board of the International Bar Association (IBA)
    2013-PresentBoard Member, The Korean Association of Arbitration Studies
    2011-PresentPanel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
    2011-PresentPanel of Arbitrators, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
    2011-PresentVice President, The Korean Arbitrators Association (KAA)
    2009-PresentCouncil Member, American Arbitration Association (AAA)
    2009-PresentPanel of Arbitrators, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
    2009-PresentEditorial Board Member, Global Arbitration Review
    2008-PresentPanel of Arbitrators, Japan commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA)
    2002-PresentArbitrator, Korea Commercial Arbitration Board
    2015-2016President, Korea Internationl Trade Law Association
    2012-2016Commissioner, Korea Copyright Commission (KCC)
    2012-2014Secretary General, Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center (Seoul IDRC)
    2012-2013President, Korean Council for International Arbitration (KOCIA)
    2010-2014Secretary General, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
    2009-2011Member, Drafting Subcommittee on the Revision of the ICC Rules of Arbitration
    2008-2010Vice chair, International Arbitration Committee of ICC Korea
    2008-2010Member, Subcommittee on Taking of Evidence in international Arbitration, International Bar Association (IBA)
    2008-2010Vice Chair, Arbitration Committee, International Bar Association (IBA)
    2008-2010Publication Committee Chairman, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
    2007-2012Court member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
    2006-2010Arbitrator, Korea Sports Arbitration Committee
    2004-2010Arbitrator, Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee
    2001-2003Executive Director of International Affairs, Korean Bar Association
    2001-2003Chairman of the International Committee, Korean Bar Association
  • Education List
    1994Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
    1986-1988Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea
    1988Seoul National University Law School (LL.M.)
    1984Seoul National University Law School (LL.B.)
  • Qualifications List
    1988Republic of Korea
    1995New York
  • • Co-author, "Guide to Navigating U.S. Litigation for Korean Companies", Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, 2016.10
    • “The Korean Perspective on International Arbitration Today and Tomorrow”, ICCA Congress Series No.17, Kluwer Law International, 2013. 8.
    • Co-author, “The Future of European Union Investment Policy: Navigating Between a High Level of Investment Protection and Increasing Demands for “Policy Space” – Lessons from the US, ICCA Congress Series No.17, Kluwer Law International, 2013. 8.
    • Co-author, “The Dawn of a New Age from the Perspective of Korea”, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' Journal, 2013. 8.
    • Co-author, “GLI - Litigation & Dispute Resolution Second Edition – Korea”, Global Legal Group, 2013. 8.
    • Co-author, “Arbitration Law & Practice”, Pakyongsa, 2012. 6.
    • “Korean Supreme Court Case Review: Do arbitration agreements in bills of lading reach non-signatories in the chain of transportation?”, Korean Arbitration Review Inaugural Edition, 2012. 5.
    • Co-author, “International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration”, Kluwer Law International, 2012. 3.
    • Co-author, “Arbitration Law of Korea: Practice and Procedure”, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC International Arbitration and Litigation Group, Juris Publishing, 2011. 12.
    • “Choice of the venue of arbitration and the arbitration rules in international commercial arbitrations: Guidelines for Korean companies”, Korea Private International Law Journal Vol. XVI, 2010
    • “Study on the Document Production Obligation and the Attorney-Client Privilege as an Exception thereto in International Arbitration Proceedings, Seoul National University Press Journal, September 2010
    • “Arbitration in Asia - Second Edition -”, JurisNet, LLC, 2008
    • “Main Issues on the Proposed Foreign Legal Consultant Act”, Supreme Court, 2006
    • “Enforcement of International Arbitral Award and Invalidation of Arbitration Agreement”, Korean Bar Association Case Law Study, June 2006
    • “Practical Issues in International Litigations before Korean Court”, Korea International Trade Law Association (KITLA) Journal Vol. 14 No. 2., 2005
    • “Check Point on ICC Arbitrations involving Korean Parties”, Korea Commercial Arbitration Board, May 2005
    • “Governing Law of the International Arbitration Agreement”, Korean Bar Association Journal Feb. 2004
    • “Issues and Arguments in Trade Dispute Cases against Korean Industries on Countervailing Measures” (English), Journal of Korean Law Vol. 3, Seoul National University, 2003
    • Co-author, “Commentaries on Korean Civil Law”, Korea Judicial & Administrative Association, 2002
  • Korean, Seoul and New York State Bar Associations
  • • Listed as "45 under 45 in International Arbitrations 2006";
    • Listed as a Star Individual in Korea for Dispute Resolution in Chambers Global (2010 - 2012);
    • Listed as a leading dispute resolution practitioner in Asia in Chambers Asia (2006-2019);
    • Listed as a leading Practicing litigator in Korea in Asia-Pacific Legal 500 (2005-2019);
    • Listed as a leading practicing litigator in Korea in Who’s Who Legal (2006-2019);
    • Awarded “Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession Award” at the Chambers and Partners Asia Awards (2013. 2.)
    • Awarded “Disputes Star of the Year” at Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards (2015. 9.)