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Kay-Jannes WEGNER
Attorney (Admitted in Germany (Rechtsanwalt) and England & Wales (Solicitor))

+82 2-3703-1367

+82 2-737-9091/9092


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Kay-Jannes Wegner is a senior member of Kim & Chang’s International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice and Construction & Engineering Disputes Practice, and is leading Kim & Chang’s European Arbitration Desk. He is appointed as Trustee to the Board of Directors of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea.  

Mr. Wegner represents clients in international arbitration disputes arising out of wide ranging subject matters including construction, power projects, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and joint ventures and has experience sitting as arbitrator in international disputes. He has working experience in the Middle East and in South East Asia.

Mr. Wegner is German and English qualified and appointed to the KCAB and the SHIAC panel of international arbitrators as well as to the HKIAC list of Arbitrators. He is appointed to the KCAB’s Council for International Arbitration. In March 2017, he was awarded a Commendation by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Korea in recognition of his service to the promotion of the arbitration industry in Korea.

Mr. Wegner is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and President of the Korea chapter. Mr. Wegner is a member of the ITA Board of country reporters as a reporter for Korea and contributes summaries of Korean court decisions and other developments that are published on Kluwer Arbitration. He is recognised as a leading professional in industry magazines including Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Wegner practiced international arbitration at leading firms both in London and Singapore.

  • Admitted to Germany (Rechtsanwalt), 2001; England & Wales (Solicitor), 2006
  • Second State Exam, Duesseldorf (2001)
    First State Exam, Cologne (1997)
    University of Cologne (Law, 1993-1997)
    University of Durham (Law, 1993)
    University of Wurzburg (Law, 1990-1992)
  • German and English