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John P. Bang

John P. Bang

Foreign Attorney

John P. Bang is the head of the International Arbitration & Litigation Practice Group at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. John, together with Kevin Kim, leads a team of over 29 attorneys specializing in international arbitration and cross-border disputes. John has represented parties in well over 180 international arbitral proceedings, covering all the major international arbitration rules and institutions, and seated in jurisdictions across Asia, Europe and North America. He has also served on a number of arbitral tribunals both as a party-appointed arbitrator and as chairman or sole arbitrator. He is listed as a “Band 1” practitioner in Chambers Asia and is consistently listed in Who’s Who Legal (2007-2017) and Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2008-2016). Recently, John was awarded the “Disputes Star of the Year” at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016. In 2011, John was included in GAR’s exclusive “45 under 45” list as one of only 5 individuals included from Asia. He is a board member of the Korea Council for International Arbitration and an officer in the IBA Litigation Committee.
  • Experience List
    1998-presentBae, Kim & Lee LLC
    2016-presentPanel of Arbitrators, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
    2016-presentPanel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
    2015-presentMember of Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Users’ Council
    2013-presentOfficer, IBA Litigation Committee
    2012-presentBoard Member, KOCIA (Korea Council for International Arbitration)
    2011-presentPanel of Arbitrators, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, Chinese Arbitration Association (Taipei), etc.
    1996-1997Federal Law Clerk, The Honorable Kathryn C. Ferguson, USBJ, New Jersey
  • Education List
    1996Temple University School of Law (J.D.)
    1993University of Pennsylvania (B.A.)
  • Qualifications List
    1999New York State Bar
    1997New Jersey State Bar
  • BKL Guide to International Arbitration in Korea,1st – 5th Edition (Co-author, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, 2004 – 2014)
    Post M&A Disputes in Korea (Asia Legal Business, Issue 6.7, 2006)
    Commentary on Using Legal Experts in International Arbitration (ICCA Congress Series No.13 Kluwer Law International, 2007)
    Arbitration Law of Korea: Practice and Procedure (General Editor, Juris Publishing, 2011)
    Arbitration Law & Practice (Co-author, Pakyongsa, 2012)
    Lost in Translation (Korean Arbitration Review, 2013)
    International Litigation News - Pre-Trial Procedures and Document Production in Korea (Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, 2013)
    GLI - Litigation & Dispute Resolution –Korea (Global Legal Group, 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions)
    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 (Co-author, ICCA Congress Series No.17, Kluwer Law International, 2013)
    Dispute Resolution Law Guide 2013/14 – Korea (LexisNexis, 2014)
    International Litigation News - Deposing Willing Korean Nationals in Korea for U.S. Litigation (Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, 2014)
    ICCA Drafting Sourcebook For Logistical Matters, with the assistance of the Permanent Court of Arbitration Peace Palace, The Hague (The ICCA Reports No. 2, Ridderprint BV, 2015)
    Asia-Pacific Arbitration Reporter, Korea Chapter (Academy Publishing, 2015 & 2017)
    GAR know-how - Litigation 2016 - Korea (Global Arbitration Review, 2016)
    Guide to Navigating U.S. Litigation for Korean Companies (Co-author, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, 2016)
    The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Korea Chapter (Global Legal Group. 2016 - 2018)
  • New York & New Jersey State Bar Associations
  • Awarded a Commendation from the Minister of Justice of Korea (2018. 4.)
    Awarded “Disputes Star of the Year” at Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards (2016. 9.)
    Listed as leading International arbitration practitioner in Who’s Who Legal - Global Arbitration Review (2007-2019)
    Listed as a leading dispute resolution practitioner in Asia at Chambers Asia (2008-2019)
    Listed in Asialaw Leading Lawyers for Dispute Resolution (2008-2019)