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Byung-Woo IM Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1375 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Byung-Woo IM Attorney
Byung-Woo IM Attorney

Byung-Woo IMAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1375F.+82-2-737-9091/9092E.bwim@kimchang.com

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Byung-Woo Im is an attorney in Kim & Chang’s International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice, International Practice, Aerospace & Defense Practice and International Trade & Customs Practice. 

Mr. Im has extensive experience representing foreign and domestic clients in numerous international commercial arbitration cases, including cases conducted under the rules of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, London Court of International Arbitration and Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. He also regularly advises clients in drafting arbitration agreements and in handling enforcement matters.

Mr. Im also advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters in all stages of overseas and domestic infrastructure and construction projects. He has participated in negotiations and drafted project documents, including shareholders agreements, concession agreements and construction contracts, on behalf of foreign and domestic clients in large infrastructure or construction projects led by the governments of South Korea, Oman, Nigeria, Algeria, Iraq and Thailand. He has also counseled various foreign and domestic clients on contentious matters in large infrastructure and construction projects carried out in South Korea, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Libya, Australia, Thailand, Pakistan and Vietnam.

As a key member of the firm’s Aerospace & Defense Practice, Mr. Im has represented American and European defense companies in procurement transactions with various Korean authorities including the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) as well as the Public Procurement Service (PPS). He has worked on contract negotiations as well as dispute resolution matters involving DAPA projects.

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Experience

Committee Member, The Society of International Construction Law (Korea) (2019-Present) 

Member of Executive Committee, The Korean Council for International Arbitration (2019-Present) 

International Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (2018-Present) 

Legal Advisory Panel, Management & Investment Forum of Korean Land & Housing Corporation (2017.7.-Present) 

Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (2016-Present) 

Working Member, Program Committee of Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center (2016-Present) 

Legal Advisory Panel, Trade Industry Forum of Korea International Trade Association (2013-Present) 

Intellectual Property Legal Advisory Panel, Ministry of Justice (2012-Present) 

Herbert Smith LLP, London office (2009-2010) 

Kim & Chang (2002-Present) 

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (1999-2002)

Representative Mattersshow

Arbitration/Dispute
 
  • Representing a German defense equipment supplier in an ICC arbitration regarding a dispute on a certain equipment supply agreement for a navy submarine 
  • Representing a Korean heavy industry company in a SIAC arbitration regarding a dispute on a certain power plant project in a south African country 
  • Representing a Korean heavy industry company in an ICC arbitration regarding a dispute on a certain power plant project in Bangladeshi 
  • Representing a Japanese supplier in a KCAB arbitration regarding a dispute on a certain turbine supply agreement for a power plant in Korea 
  • Representing a Japanese supplier in an ad-hoc arbitration regarding a dispute on an erection insurance agreement for a power plant in Korea 
  • Representing a Korean energy company in a KCAB arbitration regarding a dispute on a fuel cell equipment supply agreement 
  • Represented a Korean resort developer in a SIAC arbitration regarding a dispute on a resort design contract 
  • Represented a Canadian supplier in an ad-hoc arbitration regarding a dispute on an erection insurance agreement for a power plant in Korea 
  • Represented a Singaporean logistics company in an ICC arbitration regarding a construction contract for a large warehouse in Korea 
  • Acted as mediator regarding a large-scale chemical power plant construction project in Korea 
  • Represented a Korean trade company in a KCAB arbitration regarding a purchase agreement of Russian helicopters 
  • Represented a Korean construction company in a ICC arbitration regarding a power plant project in Qatar 
  • Represented a Korean company in a ICC arbitration regarding a long-term industrial gas supply contract for a major domestic steel mill 
  • Represented a Korean company in a ICC arbitration regarding a private investment project dispute for the construction and management of large scale bridges in Korea 
  • Represented together with UK co-counsel a Korean construction company in a LCIA arbitration regarding its claim dispute for a chemical power plant in Saudi Arabia 
  • Represented a Chinese distribution company in a KCAB arbitration regarding its exclusive distribution agreement dispute with a domestic cosmetics company 
  • Represented a Korean company in an KCAB arbitration regarding its large-scale oil tanker equipment supply contract dispute 
  • Represented a US equipment supplier in an KCAB arbitration regarding a nuclear power plant dispute against a Korean project owner 
  • Represented together with French co-counsel a French automobile part supplier in an ICC arbitration against its Korean joint venture partner 
  • Represented a Korean contractor in a KCAB arbitration against its equipment supplier 
  • Represented a Korean project company in a KCAB arbitration regarding the operation of a container terminal against operators 
  • Represented a Korean company in a Dutch arbitration regarding a technology license dispute against a Dutch company 
  • Represented a Korean shipbuilding/trading company in parallel ad hoc arbitrations in Hong Kong and Singapore 
  • Represented together with US co-counsel a subsidiary of a major Korean conglomerate against its former US distributor in an AAA arbitration conducted in Seoul with Korean law under IDRC Rules 
  • Represented a European reclamation company in an ICC arbitration against a Korean contractor 
  • Represented a US fund in a SIAC arbitration governed by Singaporean law with the seat of arbitration in Singapore, in a dispute involving the exercise of a call option over 
  • Represented a major Korean company in an ICC arbitration in New York regarding a joint venture dispute in Brazil 
 
Construction / Project
 
  • Advised a Korean heavy industry company in its claim regarding a certain power plant project in Botswana 
  • Advised a Korean heavy industry company in a negotiation project for a shipyard construction and shipbuilding project in Tanzania 
  • Advised a Korean hospital operation entity in negotiating a hospital construction and operation project in Middle East 
  • Advised a Saudi Arabian supplier in its claim regarding a certain large stadium construction project in Saudi Arabia 
  • Advised Chinese and American developers in negotiating large hotel and resort projects in Korea 
  • Advised a Korean supplier in its claims regarding a certain bridge project in Canada 
  • Advised a Korean telecommunication company in its claim dispute regarding its foreign high-speed internet network project 
  • Advised contract negotiation for a US equipment supplier in its chemical plant project in Saudi Arabia 
  • Advised a Korean industrial cable company in its claim dispute regarding its submarine power cable project in the US 
  • Advised a Korean equipment supplier in its dispute regarding its nuclear power plant project in Korea 
  • Advised a Korean construction company in its dispute regarding its chemical plant equipment supply contract in Australia 
  • Advised a Korean construction company in its claim dispute regarding its chemical plant in Saudi Arabia 
  • Advised a Korean construction company in its claim dispute regarding its oil refinery project in Iraq 
  • Advised a Korean construction company regarding its power plant project in Morocco 
  • Advised a Korean construction company in its dispute regarding its power plant project in Oman 
  • Advised a Korean construction company in its claim dispute regarding its power plant project in Thailand 
  • Advised a Korean construction company in its dispute regarding its residential complex project in Vietnam 
  • Advised a Korean construction company regarding the establishment of its US branch 
  • Advised a Korean equipment supplier in its dispute regarding its power plant project in UAE 
  • Advised a Korean construction company in its dispute regarding its power plant project in Qatar 
  • Advised a Korean construction company in its claim dispute regarding its refinery project in Kuwait 
  • Advised a US company regarding its construction contract in Korea 
  • Advised a Korean construction company regarding its bid for a power plant project in Algeria 
  • Advised a UK company regarding its construction contract in Korea 
  • Advised a Korean contractor in its claim dispute regarding a construction project in Egypt 
  • Advised a Korean equipment supplier in its dispute against a Korean contractor regarding the Oman project 
  • Advised a Korean government corporation in its water resources management system construction and operation project in Thailand 
  • Advised a Korean government cooperation in its acquisition of Hydroelectric power plant in Philippines 
  • Advised a Korean equipment supplier E&C in its power plant equipment supply project in Algeria 
  • Advised a Korean contractor in its construction of sports stadium in Philippines 
  • Advised a Korean contractor in its Crude oil refinery and trade terminal in Saudi Arabia 
  • Advised a Korean contractor in its Iraq New City Development Project 
  • Advised a Korea government corporation in its Hydroelectric power plant project in Pakistan 
  • Advised a Korean Electronic company in its plant construction project in Egypt 
  • Advised a Korean contractor in its construction of highway in India 
  • Advised a Korean contractor in its water conversion facilities in Saudi Arabia 
  • Advised a European engineering company in contract negotiation with a Korean contractor 
 
Government Procurement
 
  • Advised a Korean project developing company in Korea in its participation in a coal mining project in Indonesia 
  • Advised a Korean contractor in its construction of substation and transmission in Cambodia 
  • Advised a Korean shipbuilding company in its investment for City Development Project in Oman 
  • Advised a Korean contractor in its Railroad Project in Nigeria 
  • Advised a Korean contractor in its investment in Vietnam with respect to the legal environmental issues 
  • Advised a French company in its construction of Pusan New Port (Phases 2 and 3) 
  • Advised a foreign service provider company regarding a bidding for a nuclear power plant examination project in Korea 
  • Advised a Korean public enterprise regarding a bidding for a nuclear facility project in UAE 
  • Advised numerous foreign defense companies in offset program for a Korean government defense project 
  • Advised a US defense company regarding the Korean government’s acquisition of missiles 
  • Advised a European defense company in a litigation regarding submarines with the Defense Acquisition Project Administration 
  • Advised a Israeli defense company in deferred compensation dispute regarding a project with the Defense Acquisition Project Administration 
  • Advised a US defense company in its bidding for the Korean government’s acquisition of tanker aircrafts 
  • Advised a US defense company in a Korean government project for acquisition of jet-fighters 
  • Advised a US defense company in a Korean government project for upgrading jet-fighters 
  • Advised a UK equipment supplier in a Korean government agency’s bidding 
  • Advised a European company in offset program for a Korean government defense project 
  • Advised a European company regarding the PPS bidding procedure 
  • Advised a Korean defense company regarding the Korean government’s sanction of debarment 
  • Advised a US defense company in its dispute with the Korean government regarding the delay in product supply 
  • Advised various foreign defense companies in their contract negotiation with the Korean government 
  • Advised various foreign defense companies regarding the compliance issues, including use of commercial agent for government negotiation 

Representative Activitiesshow

Publications/Activities
    • Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019) 
    • The International Arbitration Review: Korea Chapter (8th-9th Edition) (Co-author, The Law Reviews, 2017-2018) 
    • European Lawyer Reference - Construction Law & Practice (First edition 2012): "Korea" chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2012) 
    • Issues for Determining the Scope of Subject Merchandise in Anti-Dumping Cases, Trade Remedy Review (Korea Trade Commission, 2006.7.)

Education

    Georgetown Law Center (LL.M., 2009)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1999)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1995)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1999; Passed the bar exam, New York, 2009

Languages

Korean, English

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Byung-Woo Im is an attorney in Kim & Chang’s International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice, International Practice, Aerospace & Defense Practice and International Trade & Customs Practice. 

Mr. Im has extensive experience representing foreign and domestic clients in numerous international commercial arbitration cases, including cases conducted under the rules of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, London Court of International Arbitration and Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. He also regularly advises clients in drafting arbitration agreements and in handling enforcement matters.

Mr. Im also advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters in all stages of overseas and domestic infrastructure and construction projects. He has participated in negotiations and drafted project documents, including shareholders agreements, concession agreements and construction contracts, on behalf of foreign and domestic clients in large infrastructure or construction projects led by the governments of South Korea, Oman, Nigeria, Algeria, Iraq and Thailand. He has also counseled various foreign and domestic clients on contentious matters in large infrastructure and construction projects carried out in South Korea, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Libya, Australia, Thailand, Pakistan and Vietnam.

As a key member of the firm’s Aerospace & Defense Practice, Mr. Im has represented American and European defense companies in procurement transactions with various Korean authorities including the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) as well as the Public Procurement Service (PPS). He has worked on contract negotiations as well as dispute resolution matters involving DAPA projects.






    Committee Member, The Society of International Construction Law (Korea) (2019-Present) 

    Member of Executive Committee, The Korean Council for International Arbitration (2019-Present) 

    International Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (2018-Present) 

    Legal Advisory Panel, Management & Investment Forum of Korean Land & Housing Corporation (2017.7.-Present) 

    Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (2016-Present) 

    Working Member, Program Committee of Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center (2016-Present) 

    Legal Advisory Panel, Trade Industry Forum of Korea International Trade Association (2013-Present) 

    Intellectual Property Legal Advisory Panel, Ministry of Justice (2012-Present) 

    Herbert Smith LLP, London office (2009-2010) 

    Kim & Chang (2002-Present) 

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (1999-2002)






Arbitration/Dispute
 
  •   Representing a German defense equipment supplier in an ICC arbitration regarding a dispute on a certain equipment supply agreement for a navy submarine 
  •   Representing a Korean heavy industry company in a SIAC arbitration regarding a dispute on a certain power plant project in a south African country 
  •   Representing a Korean heavy industry company in an ICC arbitration regarding a dispute on a certain power plant project in Bangladeshi 
  •   Representing a Japanese supplier in a KCAB arbitration regarding a dispute on a certain turbine supply agreement for a power plant in Korea 
  •   Representing a Japanese supplier in an ad-hoc arbitration regarding a dispute on an erection insurance agreement for a power plant in Korea 
  •   Representing a Korean energy company in a KCAB arbitration regarding a dispute on a fuel cell equipment supply agreement 
  •   Represented a Korean resort developer in a SIAC arbitration regarding a dispute on a resort design contract 
  •   Represented a Canadian supplier in an ad-hoc arbitration regarding a dispute on an erection insurance agreement for a power plant in Korea 
  •   Represented a Singaporean logistics company in an ICC arbitration regarding a construction contract for a large warehouse in Korea 
  •   Acted as mediator regarding a large-scale chemical power plant construction project in Korea 
  •   Represented a Korean trade company in a KCAB arbitration regarding a purchase agreement of Russian helicopters 
  •   Represented a Korean construction company in a ICC arbitration regarding a power plant project in Qatar 
  •   Represented a Korean company in a ICC arbitration regarding a long-term industrial gas supply contract for a major domestic steel mill 
  •   Represented a Korean company in a ICC arbitration regarding a private investment project dispute for the construction and management of large scale bridges in Korea 
  •   Represented together with UK co-counsel a Korean construction company in a LCIA arbitration regarding its claim dispute for a chemical power plant in Saudi Arabia 
  •   Represented a Chinese distribution company in a KCAB arbitration regarding its exclusive distribution agreement dispute with a domestic cosmetics company 
  •   Represented a Korean company in an KCAB arbitration regarding its large-scale oil tanker equipment supply contract dispute 
  •   Represented a US equipment supplier in an KCAB arbitration regarding a nuclear power plant dispute against a Korean project owner 
  •   Represented together with French co-counsel a French automobile part supplier in an ICC arbitration against its Korean joint venture partner 
  •   Represented a Korean contractor in a KCAB arbitration against its equipment supplier 
  •   Represented a Korean project company in a KCAB arbitration regarding the operation of a container terminal against operators 
  •   Represented a Korean company in a Dutch arbitration regarding a technology license dispute against a Dutch company 
  •   Represented a Korean shipbuilding/trading company in parallel ad hoc arbitrations in Hong Kong and Singapore 
  •   Represented together with US co-counsel a subsidiary of a major Korean conglomerate against its former US distributor in an AAA arbitration conducted in Seoul with Korean law under IDRC Rules 
  •   Represented a European reclamation company in an ICC arbitration against a Korean contractor 
  •   Represented a US fund in a SIAC arbitration governed by Singaporean law with the seat of arbitration in Singapore, in a dispute involving the exercise of a call option over 
  •   Represented a major Korean company in an ICC arbitration in New York regarding a joint venture dispute in Brazil 
 
Construction / Project
 
  •   Advised a Korean heavy industry company in its claim regarding a certain power plant project in Botswana 
  •   Advised a Korean heavy industry company in a negotiation project for a shipyard construction and shipbuilding project in Tanzania 
  •   Advised a Korean hospital operation entity in negotiating a hospital construction and operation project in Middle East 
  •   Advised a Saudi Arabian supplier in its claim regarding a certain large stadium construction project in Saudi Arabia 
  •   Advised Chinese and American developers in negotiating large hotel and resort projects in Korea 
  •   Advised a Korean supplier in its claims regarding a certain bridge project in Canada 
  •   Advised a Korean telecommunication company in its claim dispute regarding its foreign high-speed internet network project 
  •   Advised contract negotiation for a US equipment supplier in its chemical plant project in Saudi Arabia 
  •   Advised a Korean industrial cable company in its claim dispute regarding its submarine power cable project in the US 
  •   Advised a Korean equipment supplier in its dispute regarding its nuclear power plant project in Korea 
  •   Advised a Korean construction company in its dispute regarding its chemical plant equipment supply contract in Australia 
  •   Advised a Korean construction company in its claim dispute regarding its chemical plant in Saudi Arabia 
  •   Advised a Korean construction company in its claim dispute regarding its oil refinery project in Iraq 
  •   Advised a Korean construction company regarding its power plant project in Morocco 
  •   Advised a Korean construction company in its dispute regarding its power plant project in Oman 
  •   Advised a Korean construction company in its claim dispute regarding its power plant project in Thailand 
  •   Advised a Korean construction company in its dispute regarding its residential complex project in Vietnam 
  •   Advised a Korean construction company regarding the establishment of its US branch 
  •   Advised a Korean equipment supplier in its dispute regarding its power plant project in UAE 
  •   Advised a Korean construction company in its dispute regarding its power plant project in Qatar 
  •   Advised a Korean construction company in its claim dispute regarding its refinery project in Kuwait 
  •   Advised a US company regarding its construction contract in Korea 
  •   Advised a Korean construction company regarding its bid for a power plant project in Algeria 
  •   Advised a UK company regarding its construction contract in Korea 
  •   Advised a Korean contractor in its claim dispute regarding a construction project in Egypt 
  •   Advised a Korean equipment supplier in its dispute against a Korean contractor regarding the Oman project 
  •   Advised a Korean government corporation in its water resources management system construction and operation project in Thailand 
  •   Advised a Korean government cooperation in its acquisition of Hydroelectric power plant in Philippines 
  •   Advised a Korean equipment supplier E&C in its power plant equipment supply project in Algeria 
  •   Advised a Korean contractor in its construction of sports stadium in Philippines 
  •   Advised a Korean contractor in its Crude oil refinery and trade terminal in Saudi Arabia 
  •   Advised a Korean contractor in its Iraq New City Development Project 
  •   Advised a Korea government corporation in its Hydroelectric power plant project in Pakistan 
  •   Advised a Korean Electronic company in its plant construction project in Egypt 
  •   Advised a Korean contractor in its construction of highway in India 
  •   Advised a Korean contractor in its water conversion facilities in Saudi Arabia 
  •   Advised a European engineering company in contract negotiation with a Korean contractor 
 
Government Procurement
 
  •   Advised a Korean project developing company in Korea in its participation in a coal mining project in Indonesia 
  •   Advised a Korean contractor in its construction of substation and transmission in Cambodia 
  •   Advised a Korean shipbuilding company in its investment for City Development Project in Oman 
  •   Advised a Korean contractor in its Railroad Project in Nigeria 
  •   Advised a Korean contractor in its investment in Vietnam with respect to the legal environmental issues 
  •   Advised a French company in its construction of Pusan New Port (Phases 2 and 3) 
  •   Advised a foreign service provider company regarding a bidding for a nuclear power plant examination project in Korea 
  •   Advised a Korean public enterprise regarding a bidding for a nuclear facility project in UAE 
  •   Advised numerous foreign defense companies in offset program for a Korean government defense project 
  •   Advised a US defense company regarding the Korean government’s acquisition of missiles 
  •   Advised a European defense company in a litigation regarding submarines with the Defense Acquisition Project Administration 
  •   Advised a Israeli defense company in deferred compensation dispute regarding a project with the Defense Acquisition Project Administration 
  •   Advised a US defense company in its bidding for the Korean government’s acquisition of tanker aircrafts 
  •   Advised a US defense company in a Korean government project for acquisition of jet-fighters 
  •   Advised a US defense company in a Korean government project for upgrading jet-fighters 
  •   Advised a UK equipment supplier in a Korean government agency’s bidding 
  •   Advised a European company in offset program for a Korean government defense project 
  •   Advised a European company regarding the PPS bidding procedure 
  •   Advised a Korean defense company regarding the Korean government’s sanction of debarment 
  •   Advised a US defense company in its dispute with the Korean government regarding the delay in product supply 
  •   Advised various foreign defense companies in their contract negotiation with the Korean government 
  •   Advised various foreign defense companies regarding the compliance issues, including use of commercial agent for government negotiation 





Publications/Activities

  •   Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019) 
  •   The International Arbitration Review: Korea Chapter (8th-9th Edition) (Co-author, The Law Reviews, 2017-2018) 
  •   European Lawyer Reference - Construction Law & Practice (First edition 2012): "Korea" chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2012) 
  •   Issues for Determining the Scope of Subject Merchandise in Anti-Dumping Cases, Trade Remedy Review (Korea Trade Commission, 2006.7.)





Education

    Georgetown Law Center (LL.M., 2009)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1999)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1995)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1999; Passed the bar exam, New York, 2009


Languages
  •    Korean, English





International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation ,  Construction & Engineering Disputes ,  International Practice ,  International Trade & Customs ,  Aerospace & Defense ,  Vietnam