Junu KIM

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0683
  • F. +82-2-3404-7306
  • E. junu.kim@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Junu Kim is a lawyer at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC and focuses on international arbitration, international litigation, and cases related to North Korea.

Mr. Kim has devoted himself mostly to international arbitration and litigation practice being involved in many domestic and international arbitrations seated in Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, Paris, Tokyo and Washington, most typically under the rules of the ICC, KCAB, SIAC, JCAA and ICSID. He particularly engaged in the disputes among shareholders and M&A, licensing, sales contract, investor-state disputes. He has extensive experience in advising on the litigation, preservative measures or corporate decision-making necessary at the stage of initial negotiation of dispute before international arbitration cases commence or at the stage of execution and performance after arbitration award is granted.

As an in-service training program of BKL, Mr. Kim attended the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School LL.M. program to learn more about different legal systems and dispute resolution environments. After graduation, he spent several months at the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP Paris office, working on various international arbitration cases, including investor-state arbitrations. Utilizing his Japanese-speaking ability, he also worked at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune in Tokyo, assisting in legal issues arising from transactions between Korean and Japanese companies. Based on this experience, Mr. Kim was intensively involved in the production of Arbitration Law of Korea: Practice and Procedure (Co-author, Juris Publishing, 2011) published by the firm's International Arbitration and Litigation Team. He also co-authored a sister volume written in Korean (Co-author, Pakyongsa, 2012).

Mr. Kim has advised clients dealing with business related to North Korea, including the companies that operate business in Kaesong Industrial Zone of North Korea, and various government agencies including the Ministry of Unification and the Ministry of Justice with respect to the laws of North Korea and unification.

Representative Experience

2011 Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Tokyo (Secondment)
2010-2011 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Paris (Secondment)
2005-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
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2022-Present Member, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration and ADR Committee

Representative Matters

Representing Korean government in an ICSID arbitration against Lone Star Fund regarding the investment in various industries including financial business
Represented Korean government in a treaty arbitration against a foreign investor regarding the shareholding investment in a manufacturing business
Represented a Korean financial holding company against an international private equity firm over a post-M&A dispute
Represented a Korean home shopping company in a shareholders' dispute over a joint-venture in China
Represented a Korean subsidiary of International Chemical Company against a Korean Conglomerate in a Post M&A dispute over a utility supply agreement
International Arbitration and International Litigation
Representing Korean government in an ICSID arbitration against Lone Star Fund regarding the investment in various industries including financial business
Represented Korean government in a treaty arbitration against a foreign investor regarding the shareholding investment in a manufacturing business
Represented a Korean financial holding company against an international private equity firm over a post-M&A dispute
Represented a Korean home shopping company in a shareholders' dispute over a joint-venture in China
Represented a Korean subsidiary of International Chemical Company against a Korean Conglomerate in a Post M&A dispute over a utility supply agreement
Represented a Korean Construction Company in an investment treaty arbitration brought by a Korean investor against a foreign state
Represented a Korean Game Company in a dispute over a game software license agreement with a Chinese company
Represented a Korean pharmaceutical company in a dispute over a license agreement for a bio-pharmaceutical product with a Japanese company
Represented an international corporate software solution company over a license agreement with a Korean company
Represented a Korean state-owned company in a dispute over a long-term supply contract with a foreign commodity supplier
Represented a Korean mid-tier construction company and a North African government in a dispute over investment
Represented a Korean optical instrument manufacturer over a distribution agreement with a European distributor
Represented a foreign private equity fund against a Korean company in a Post-M&A dispute involving breaches of a stock purchase agreement
Represented Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation in a post-M&A dispute over the sale of a prominent life insurance company in Korea
Represented SeAH Holdings Corporation regarding dispute over a joint venture agreement for investment in China with Exelvia Holdings BV and Charter PLC
Represented Avent Korea regarding a dispute over an exclusive distributorship agreement with BMS Pharmaceutical
Represented a foreign private equity fund in an ICC arbitration against a foreign private equity fund seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages regarding transfer of shares in a credit card company
Represented a Korean top electronic company regarding a dispute over a patent purchase agreement with a Japanese technology company

Education

2010 미국 University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School (LL.M.)
2005 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1997 Seoul National University (B.A.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Force Majeure and Hardship in the Asia-Pacific Region: Korea chapter (Co-author, JURIS Legal Information, 2022)
Does a Right to a Physical Hearing Exist in International Arbitration?: Republic of Korea (ICCA Project, 2021)
The Investment Treaty Arbitration Review: Res Judicata chapter, Edition 6 (Co-author, The Law Reviews, 2021)
Arbitration Law & Practice (Co-author, Pakyongsa, 2012)
Arbitration Law of Korea: Practice and Procedure (Co-author, Juris Publishing, 2012)
Awards
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Lawyer (2020)
The Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner (2019-2022)
Who's Who Legal - Leading Practitioner (2022)
Asian Legal Business - Asia Super 50 Disputes Lawyers (2021)

Qualifications

2005 Korea

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition