Sungjin KIM

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0125
  • F. +82-2-3404-0802
  • E. sungjin.kim@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Sungjin Kim has led the Construction and Real Estate Arbitration Group at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (BKL) for the past 25 years, which handles all areas of construction and real estate such as SOC, industrial complex, urban development, rebuilding and redevelopment, and state contract. Mr. Kim earned an LL.B. from Seoul National University and an LL.M. from the University of Washington School of Law. He also completed the 15th Judicial Research and Training Institute course. In 1995, he was admitted to the New York Bar. He served as COO from 2013 to 2014 and as managing partner from 2015 to 2020 respectively.

Representative Experience

1989-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
1986-1989 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army
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2013-2016 Non-Standing Member, Central Land Tribunal, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
2012-2019 Non-Standing Director, Jeongdong Theater
2009-2012 Member, Appraiser Disciplinary Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
2009-2012 Member, Steering Committee, Korea Specialty Contractor Financial Cooperative
2008-Present Member, Development Fund Committee, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
2005-2014 Member, Investment & Treasury Affairs Deliberation Committee, Korea Airports Corporation
2003-Present Mediator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
2003-2006 Member, Steering Committee, Korea Specialty Contractor Financial Cooperative
2002-2017 Member & Chairman, Central Construction Dispute Resolution Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

Representative Matters

Advised and represened Airport Railway Express on private investment projects
Advised clients on Urban environment renovation projects such as renovation of Sewoonn Shopping Center, Cheongjin Area, Sinmunno, etc
Advised client on Jordan power plant construction project
Advised and represened Airport Railway Express on private investment projects
Advised clients on Urban environment renovation projects such as renovation of Sewoonn Shopping Center, Cheongjin Area, Sinmunno, etc
Advised client on Jordan power plant construction project
Advised client on Seoul Metro Line 9 Project
Advised client on Gyeongin Canal Development Project
Advised client on Sangam DMC Landmark Tower Development Project
Advised and represented clients in the litigation involving the provisional disposition for suspension of bidding procedures related to selection of business operator of cutting-edge IT complex in Sangam-dong
Advised and represnted client in the lititgation involving Dongdaemun Shopping Mall Development Project
Advised and represented client in the litigation involving Yeongjong Island Condominium Development Project
Advised clients in reconstruction, redevelopment projects at about 100 sites done by Hyundai E&C, Samsung C&T Corporation, GS E&C, Lotte E&C, Hyundai Development Company, Daelim Industrial, etc
Represented client in the litigation involving the violation of the Framework Act on the Construction Industry related to bidding of Dongnam Distribution Complex
Advised client on ICC international arbitration of disputes over Busan world cup stadium construction works
Advised HDEC on ICC arbitration related to disputes over Seongsu Bridge expansion work
Advised client on the arbitration case involving Sihwa Tidal Power Plant Construction Project
Advised client on Singapore PJT disputes
Advised Inchon Songdo Newtown City on its development project
Advised client on new town development project in Hanoi, Vietnam
Advisied client on Yongsan Station Area Development Project
Advsed client on Chuncheon Legoland Complex Development Project
Advised and represented in the ligation involving Jeongsun Resort Development Project
Advised client on Busan Nort Port Redevelopment Project
Advised on acquisition of large-scale project site and development project in Phnum Penh, Cambodia

Education

1994 University of Washington School of Law (LL.M.)
1985 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1981 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Construction and Real Estate Disputes and Decision Making (2005)
Construction Appraisal Problems in the Eyes of Attorneys (Seoul District Court, 2002)
Comparative Study of Derivative Suit (1994)

Qualifications

1995 New York
1985 Korea