Brandon Bang

  • Senior Foreign Attorney
  • T. +82-2-3404-0278
  • F. +82-2-3404-7306
  • E. brandon.bang@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Brandon Bang specializes in international arbitration, covering a broad range of industries and sectors, including construction, M&A, IP and licensing, and reinsurance. He has conducted proceedings under a wide set of arbitration rules, including ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, LMAA, ICDR—AAA, VIAC (Vietnam) and UNCITRAL Rules, as well as ad hoc proceedings. Before joining Bae, Kim & Lee LLC's International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group in 2020, he was with Shearman & Sterling's International Arbitration Group in Singapore for arounds ten years.

Mr. Bang is listed as a "next generation partner" in The Legal 500 Asia—Pacific: South Korea—International Arbitration 2022 and 2023, which describes him as a "creative thinker who provides pragmatic solutions" and is "easy to work with". He was also recognized as "Asia 40 under 40 2021" and "Asia Super 50 Dispute Lawyers 2022" by Asian Legal Business. While in Singapore, he was featured as a "rising star" in The Legal 500 Asia—Pacific: Singapore—International Arbitration 2020, which describes him as " highly rated". In the previous editions he was featured as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in which clients describe him as "outstanding," note that "his work product is immaculate"(2018) and that he "deals very well with Korean clients" (2019). He was also commended as "efficient and smart" in the India Business Law Journal.

Representative Experience

2020-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2011-2020 Senior Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Singapore
2007-2010 Solicitor, Chapman Tripp, New Zealand

Representative Matters

Representing the Investors in a shareholder dispute with another shareholder in an ICC arbitration in Korea. The company is a major insurance conglomerate in Korea
Representing Actozsoft in a copyright infringement dispute against WeMade Entertainment in an ICC arbitration in Singapore
Represented Asiana Airlines in a dispute against Gate Gourmet Korea in an ICC arbitration in Singapore. A merits hearing took place in November 2020
Representing a North East Asian EPC contractor in a SIAC arbitration in relation to a dispute arising out of a power plant project in the Philippines
Representing a North East Asian insurance company in a SIAC arbitration proceedings seated in Singapore against a Thai insurance company. Seated in Thailand and subject to Thai law as the governing law
Representing a North East Asian EPC contractor in a SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore in relation to a dispute arising out of a combined-cycle gas turbine power plant project in Malaysia
Representing a Korean automotive part company in an ICC arbitration against a German company
A French-German consortium in a €6 billion dispute subject to ICC arbitration in Stockholm against a Finnish utility company. Finnish law applies*
An Indonesian joint venture in a dispute with an Asian contractor arising from an EPC contract for the construction of a power plant in Indonesia. The contract provides for ICC arbitration in Geneva. Swiss law applies*
The Asian founder and the majority shareholder of a NASDAQ-listed company, as Respondents in a UNCITRAL arbitration administered by the HKIAC in Hong Kong. New York law applies*
A NASDAQ-listed company, as Respondent in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore. The dispute arises in connection with a Share Purchase Agreement. Mauritius law applies*
* Experience prior to joining BKL
Representing the Investors in a shareholder dispute with another shareholder in an ICC arbitration in Korea. The company is a major insurance conglomerate in Korea
Representing Actozsoft in a copyright infringement dispute against WeMade Entertainment in an ICC arbitration in Singapore
Represented Asiana Airlines in a dispute against Gate Gourmet Korea in an ICC arbitration in Singapore. A merits hearing took place in November 2020
Representing a North East Asian EPC contractor in a SIAC arbitration in relation to a dispute arising out of a power plant project in the Philippines
Representing a North East Asian insurance company in a SIAC arbitration proceedings seated in Singapore against a Thai insurance company. Seated in Thailand and subject to Thai law as the governing law
Representing shareholders of a target company as respondents in a post-M&A dispute (ICC, Singapore) against the UK buyer
Representing a Noth-East Asian state-owned entity in a dispute with an LNG seller in connection with long-term LNG SPAs
Representing a North East Asian company in a VIAC (Vietnam International Arbitration Center) arbitration against a Vietnamese counterparty in a dispute relating to a real estate development project in Vietnam

Education

2011 University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School (LL.M.)
2007 University of Auckland, Faculty of Law (LL.B., Honors)
2007 University of Auckland, Faculty of Arts (B.A.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Arbitration Law Over Borders Comparative Guide (Co-author, The Global Legal Post, 2023)
Kinli Civil Engineering v. Geotech Engineering – Decision of the High Court of Hong Kong (Co-author, Jus Mundi, 2022)
Hong Kong High Court Judgment on the Legal Significance of the Conditions Precedent to Arbitration Proceedings - Case Note on C v D [2021] HKCFI 1474 (Co-author, Korea Law Times, 2021)
Construction Comparative Guides 4th edition – Dispute Avoidance And Management: Practical Tips For Contractors And Owners (The Legal 500, 2021)
Jurisdictions of the Korea chapter (Co-author, 1958 New York Convention Guide, 2020)
Equitable Claims under Section 4(9) of the Limitation Act 1950 and the Limitation Bill, New Zealand Law Review Vol. 2009 No. 4, pp. 565-604 (Legal Research Foundation Inc., 2009)
Activity
Volunteer Associate, Wellington Community Law Centre (2009-2010)
Law tutor, Victoria University of Wellington, School of Accounting and Commercial Law (2009)
Awards
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Lawyer (2024)
The Legal 500 - Leading Lawyer (2022-2024)
Who's Who Legal - Leading Practitioner (2023)
Thomson Reuters - Stand-out Lawyers (2023)
Asian Legal Business - Asia Super 50 Disputes Lawyers (2022)
Asian Legal Business - Asia 40 Under 40 (2021)

Qualifications

2014 New York
2008 New Zealand

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition