International Arbitration & Litigation

“They came up with logically strong and creative arguments on complex issues by studying the case and the opposing party's arguments deeply. It was a very difficult case but they surprised us by winning it."

- Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific


BKL was the first law firm in Korea with a fully dedicated, specialist international arbitration practice since 2002.  Now combining a globally recognized international arbitration team with our leading cross-border litigation specialists, BKL has formed a preeminent disputes practice group deeply focused on resolving some of the most complex and cutting-edge issues faced by our clients, regardless of forum, seat of arbitration, and governing law. 

Ranked every year as one of the top global arbitration practices, our arbitration team has represented hundreds of clients engaged in a range of industries in disputes across all major continents, including Asia, Europe and North America.  In addition to our broad commercial disputes practice, we differentiate ourselves in the market with specialisms in industry-focused dispute practices in construction, energy and technology.  We also handle some of the most significant investor-state disputes, having led the first ever investor-state dispute in Korea in 2012. Recognized as a “pioneer in arbitration in Asia” by Who’s Who Legal, the arbitration team continues to lead the market.

Consistent with our cross-border disputes strategy, BKL has established a team of top litigators in Korea with extensive experience in in-bound and out-bound litigation. Our litigators are former members of the Korean judiciary, former US judicial clerks and lawyers trained in a wide range of legal systems, and they bring together the depth of experience unparalleled by our peers in and outside the courtroom that our clients regularly demand and depend on as they face new challenges in both established and frontier markets across multiple jurisdictions.
When it comes to contentious matters, our bottomline is simple—we are relentless about winning for our clients.

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