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Don JEON Attorney (Admitted in New York and New Jersey)

T.+82-2-3703-1332 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Don JEON Attorney
Don JEON Attorney

Don JEONAttorney (Admitted in New York and New Jersey)

T.+82-2-3703-1332 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.don.jeon@kimchang.com

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Bio

Don Jeon is a foreign attorney in the firm’s International Arbitration & Cross Border Litigation and Engineering & Construction Disputes Practices. 

Mr. Jeon joined Kim & Chang from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP’s Dubai office from which he brings a wealth of experience in many high-profile arbitration and cross-border disputes with a particular focus on infrastructure, power, water, upstream and downstream energy, complex processing plants, hospitality and mixed purpose commercial developments construction and energy disputes, serving as counsel in ICC, LCIA, NAI, KCAB and AIAC cases, including a USD 1.2 billion independent water and power plant case arising out of Bahrain, a USD 500 million mixed-purpose development dispute arising out of Qatar, a USD 400 million major resort development in Abu Dhabi and a USD 2 billion major airport dispute in Dubai. 

In particular, Mr. Jeon specializes in addressing complex technical and quantum issues using his extensive experience working with experts from around the world, including advising on complex issues arising out of floating oil production systems and airport operations systems. Mr. Jeon also has extensive experience in advising settlement negotiations, having settled high-stakes disputes on behalf of global construction engineering companies, manufacturers and government entities in cases spanning across the globe, including settling a major processing plant dispute in Saudi Arabia, a marine refinery development in Saudi Arabia and a series of manufacturing disputes across South America, Africa and South East Asia. Leveraging his technical experience, Mr. Jeon also advises clients in other highly complex sectors, such as insurance, manufacturing and private equity, recently advising a consortium of investors in a USD 2 billion shareholder dispute involving derivative options. 

He has contributed to various publications, including International Construction and Energy Law and Korea Arbitration Review. 

Mr. Jeon received a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his B.A. from Yale University. He is admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bars. 

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (2012-2014, 2019-Present) 

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (2015-2019) 

London Court of International Arbitration (2014)

Representative Mattersshow

Arbitration & Disputes
 
  • Represented a Middle Eastern government authority in ICC arbitration with respect to a dispute arising out of the engineering, procurement and design of a USD 2.1 billion IWPP. 
  • Advised multinational JV in respect of a DIAC arbitration concerning massive cost overruns and delay arising out of a major international airport. 
  • Advised a consortium of energy supermajors in respect of a KLRCA arbitration concerning defects and delay arising out of an oil & gas production platform in Malaysia. 
  • Advised a UK global contractor in relation to a dispute arising out of a mixed-use development in Doha, Qatar. 
  • Advised a global power company in respect of correction curve adjustments in respect of a 600MW lignite thermal power plant in Romania. 
  • Advised a major Korean contractor in relation to a dispute regarding a USD 4 billion refinery marine terminal in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against the largest state-owned developer. 
  • Represented a South Korean engineering and construction company in relation to an ICC arbitration concerning the delayed construction of a 1200MW independent power project in the Middle East. 
  • Advised Special Manager to the Official Receiver on outstanding construction liabilities arising out of the Carillion insolvency. 
  • Represented a Japanese-Korean JV in respect of an ICC arbitration arising out of the construction and engineering of an ammonia and urea plant in Algeria. 
  • Advised the South Korean Government authority in respect of its participation in a consortium concerning a major road construction project in Kazakhstan. 
  • Advised a Korean electronics giant in respect of a dispute arising out of a distributorship agreement in Saudi Arabia. 
  • Represented a global heat exchanger manufacturer in quantum stage of NAI arbitration against a Dutch company in a licensing contract breach case. 
  • Represented a major Korean construction company in preparation for multibillion dollar investment treaty arbitration against post-Gaddafi Libyan government. 
 
Global Investigations
 
  • Advised a global automobile distributor in relation to allegations of bribery and corruption in multiple jurisdictions. 
  • Advised a major EPC contractor in respect of UK Serious Fraud Office investigations. 
  • Advised a Big 4 global accounting firm in respect of a Korean financial supervisory authority investigation. 

Representative Activitiesshow

Publications/Activities
    • A Note on Trends in English Case Law relating to Interpretation of FIDIC Standard Form Contracts, International Construction & Energy Law Vol. 2 (2019) 
    • Procedural Orders and Beyond: Tailoring the Arbitral Process to Maximize Efficiency, Korea Arbitration Review, 6th Edition (The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, 2017)

Education

    Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 2008) 

    Yale University (B.A., Political Science, 2005)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 2008; New Jersey, 2008

Languages

Korean and English

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Don JEON
Attorney (Admitted in New York and New Jersey)


T. +82-2-3703-1332      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Don Jeon is a foreign attorney in the firm’s International Arbitration & Cross Border Litigation and Engineering & Construction Disputes Practices. 

Mr. Jeon joined Kim & Chang from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP’s Dubai office from which he brings a wealth of experience in many high-profile arbitration and cross-border disputes with a particular focus on infrastructure, power, water, upstream and downstream energy, complex processing plants, hospitality and mixed purpose commercial developments construction and energy disputes, serving as counsel in ICC, LCIA, NAI, KCAB and AIAC cases, including a USD 1.2 billion independent water and power plant case arising out of Bahrain, a USD 500 million mixed-purpose development dispute arising out of Qatar, a USD 400 million major resort development in Abu Dhabi and a USD 2 billion major airport dispute in Dubai. 

In particular, Mr. Jeon specializes in addressing complex technical and quantum issues using his extensive experience working with experts from around the world, including advising on complex issues arising out of floating oil production systems and airport operations systems. Mr. Jeon also has extensive experience in advising settlement negotiations, having settled high-stakes disputes on behalf of global construction engineering companies, manufacturers and government entities in cases spanning across the globe, including settling a major processing plant dispute in Saudi Arabia, a marine refinery development in Saudi Arabia and a series of manufacturing disputes across South America, Africa and South East Asia. Leveraging his technical experience, Mr. Jeon also advises clients in other highly complex sectors, such as insurance, manufacturing and private equity, recently advising a consortium of investors in a USD 2 billion shareholder dispute involving derivative options. 

He has contributed to various publications, including International Construction and Energy Law and Korea Arbitration Review. 

Mr. Jeon received a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his B.A. from Yale University. He is admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bars. 






    Kim & Chang (2012-2014, 2019-Present) 

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (2015-2019) 

    London Court of International Arbitration (2014)






Arbitration & Disputes
 
  •   Represented a Middle Eastern government authority in ICC arbitration with respect to a dispute arising out of the engineering, procurement and design of a USD 2.1 billion IWPP. 
  •   Advised multinational JV in respect of a DIAC arbitration concerning massive cost overruns and delay arising out of a major international airport. 
  •   Advised a consortium of energy supermajors in respect of a KLRCA arbitration concerning defects and delay arising out of an oil & gas production platform in Malaysia. 
  •   Advised a UK global contractor in relation to a dispute arising out of a mixed-use development in Doha, Qatar. 
  •   Advised a global power company in respect of correction curve adjustments in respect of a 600MW lignite thermal power plant in Romania. 
  •   Advised a major Korean contractor in relation to a dispute regarding a USD 4 billion refinery marine terminal in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against the largest state-owned developer. 
  •   Represented a South Korean engineering and construction company in relation to an ICC arbitration concerning the delayed construction of a 1200MW independent power project in the Middle East. 
  •   Advised Special Manager to the Official Receiver on outstanding construction liabilities arising out of the Carillion insolvency. 
  •   Represented a Japanese-Korean JV in respect of an ICC arbitration arising out of the construction and engineering of an ammonia and urea plant in Algeria. 
  •   Advised the South Korean Government authority in respect of its participation in a consortium concerning a major road construction project in Kazakhstan. 
  •   Advised a Korean electronics giant in respect of a dispute arising out of a distributorship agreement in Saudi Arabia. 
  •   Represented a global heat exchanger manufacturer in quantum stage of NAI arbitration against a Dutch company in a licensing contract breach case. 
  •   Represented a major Korean construction company in preparation for multibillion dollar investment treaty arbitration against post-Gaddafi Libyan government. 
 
Global Investigations
 
  •   Advised a global automobile distributor in relation to allegations of bribery and corruption in multiple jurisdictions. 
  •   Advised a major EPC contractor in respect of UK Serious Fraud Office investigations. 
  •   Advised a Big 4 global accounting firm in respect of a Korean financial supervisory authority investigation. 





Publications/Activities

  •   A Note on Trends in English Case Law relating to Interpretation of FIDIC Standard Form Contracts, International Construction & Energy Law Vol. 2 (2019) 
  •   Procedural Orders and Beyond: Tailoring the Arbitral Process to Maximize Efficiency, Korea Arbitration Review, 6th Edition (The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, 2017)





Education

    Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 2008) 

    Yale University (B.A., Political Science, 2005)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 2008; New Jersey, 2008


Languages
  •    Korean and English





International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation ,  International Practice ,  Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance