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Hye Sung KIM Attorney

Hye Sung KIM Attorney
Hye Sung KIM Attorney

Hye Sung KIMAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1805 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.hyesung.kim@kimchang.com

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Hye Sung Kim is an attorney in the firm’s International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice and ESG Practice. Ms. Kim represents both domestic and international clients in various cross-border disputes and has extensive experience in cross-border litigations, and international arbitration cases administered by ICC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC, KCAB and AAA. 

Her recent work includes representing world’s leading companies and Korean companies in multinational disputes in litigation and arbitration involving China, Korea, Japan, UK, US, France, Netherland, Norway, Germany, Australia, Italy and Canada. The disputed matters include issues related to construction, sales, insurance, reinsurance, shipbuilding, hedge trading and intellectual property. 

Ms. Kim has been recognized by several leading legal directories, including Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific where she was named a "Future Star" in Commercial and Transactions as well as in International Arbitration for three consecutive years since 2018. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific also listed her as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in International Arbitration for two consecutive years since 2017. 

Ms. Kim received an LL.M. from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2017, and she graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2010. She received an LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 2008. She is admitted to the Korea bar (2010) and is admitted to practice in England & Wales (2018). 

Profile

Experience

Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (2021-Present) 

Executive Committee Member, Korean Council for International Arbitration (2021-Present) 

Member, KCAB INTERNATIONAL Women’s Interest Committee (2021-Present) 

Member, Young Practitioners Sub-Committee, Equal Representation in Arbitration (2020-Present) 

Sports Arbitration Lawyer for PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (2017-2018) 

Addleshaw Goddard, London Office (2017) 

Debevoise & Plimpton, London Office (2017) 

Member, Legal Advisory Panel for Outbound Small to Medium Businesses, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea (2014-Present) 

Kim & Chang (2010-Present) 

Representative Mattersshow

International Disputes
 
  • Represented Korean IT companies against Chinese companies in ICC and SIAC arbitrations with anti-arbitration/anti-suit injunction in relation to licensing disputes. 
  • Represented a Japanese manufacturing company against a Korean company in ad-hoc arbitration under Korean law in relation to a power plant dispute in Bangladesh. 
  • Represented a Korean contractor against Bangladesh companies in ICC arbitration in relation to power plant disputes in Bangladesh. 
  • Represented Korean shipbuilding companies against European companies in LMAA arbitrations in relation to the semi-submersible rigs building disputes. 
  • Represented the Korean Government against Dutch subsidiaries of a UAE state-owned company in ICSID arbitration filed under the Korea-Netherlands BIT in relation to international taxation. 
  • Represented a Canadian company against Korean companies in Korean litigation/ad-hoc arbitration under Korean law in relation to power plant disputes in Korea. 
  • Represented a Korean train manufacturer against a Taiwanese authority in ad-hoc arbitration under Taiwanese law in relation to a dispute in Taiwan. 
  • Represented a Korean contractor against an Italian subcontractor in KCAB arbitration in relation to a dispute that arose from the Iran sanctions. 
  • Represented a Korean manufacturer against a US contractor in AAA arbitration in relation to the jack-up rig building dispute in China.  
  • Advised Korean investors in relation to joint venture disputes in China involving CIETAC arbitration. 
  • Advised a French vehicle supplier against a Korean company involving KCAB mediation. 
  • Regularly advises international and Korean clients in relation to dispute resolution strategies involving ICC, LCIA, SIAC, SCMA, KCAB, CIETAC, HKIAC, JCAA, and AAA arbitration, as well as Korean dispute resolution procedures in support of arbitration. 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Dispute Resolution (Euromoney, 2022)
  • Future Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: International Arbitration (Euromoney, 2018-2021) 
  • Future Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: Commercial and Transactions (Euromoney, 2018-2021) 
  • Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: International Arbitration (Legalease, 2017-2018)

Publications/Activities
    • ESG and Human Right Due Diligence: Charm and Trap of Human Right Due Diligence (in Korean) (Co-author, Monthly Labor Law, 2021) 
    • Tackling Diverse Issues in Arbitration Agreement: Focusing on M&A, Finance, Distributorship, Technology, and Construction, Korea Arbitration Review (Issue 12) (Co-author, KCAB International, 2021) 
    • Lexis PSL Practice Note - State Immunity and Arbitration in South Korea (2019.2.) 
    • Lexis PSL Practice Note - Interim Measures in Support of Arbitration in South Korea (2019.2.) 
    • Lexis PSL Practice Note - Enforcing Arbitral Awards in South Korea (2019.2.) 
    • A Guide to International Arbitration for Korean Companies (in Korean), Revised Edition (Co-author, Ministry of Justice of Republic of Korea, 2014.12.)

Education

    London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M., 2017)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2010)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 2008)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2010; England & Wales (Solicitor), 2018

Languages

Korean, English and Chinese

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Hye Sung KIM
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1805      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Hye Sung Kim is an attorney in the firm’s International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice and ESG Practice. Ms. Kim represents both domestic and international clients in various cross-border disputes and has extensive experience in cross-border litigations, and international arbitration cases administered by ICC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC, KCAB and AAA. 

Her recent work includes representing world’s leading companies and Korean companies in multinational disputes in litigation and arbitration involving China, Korea, Japan, UK, US, France, Netherland, Norway, Germany, Australia, Italy and Canada. The disputed matters include issues related to construction, sales, insurance, reinsurance, shipbuilding, hedge trading and intellectual property. 

Ms. Kim has been recognized by several leading legal directories, including Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific where she was named a "Future Star" in Commercial and Transactions as well as in International Arbitration for three consecutive years since 2018. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific also listed her as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in International Arbitration for two consecutive years since 2017. 

Ms. Kim received an LL.M. from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2017, and she graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2010. She received an LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 2008. She is admitted to the Korea bar (2010) and is admitted to practice in England & Wales (2018). 






    Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (2021-Present) 

    Executive Committee Member, Korean Council for International Arbitration (2021-Present) 

    Member, KCAB INTERNATIONAL Women’s Interest Committee (2021-Present) 

    Member, Young Practitioners Sub-Committee, Equal Representation in Arbitration (2020-Present) 

    Sports Arbitration Lawyer for PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (2017-2018) 

    Addleshaw Goddard, London Office (2017) 

    Debevoise & Plimpton, London Office (2017) 

    Member, Legal Advisory Panel for Outbound Small to Medium Businesses, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea (2014-Present) 

    Kim & Chang (2010-Present) 






International Disputes
 
  •   Represented Korean IT companies against Chinese companies in ICC and SIAC arbitrations with anti-arbitration/anti-suit injunction in relation to licensing disputes. 
  •   Represented a Japanese manufacturing company against a Korean company in ad-hoc arbitration under Korean law in relation to a power plant dispute in Bangladesh. 
  •   Represented a Korean contractor against Bangladesh companies in ICC arbitration in relation to power plant disputes in Bangladesh. 
  •   Represented Korean shipbuilding companies against European companies in LMAA arbitrations in relation to the semi-submersible rigs building disputes. 
  •   Represented the Korean Government against Dutch subsidiaries of a UAE state-owned company in ICSID arbitration filed under the Korea-Netherlands BIT in relation to international taxation. 
  •   Represented a Canadian company against Korean companies in Korean litigation/ad-hoc arbitration under Korean law in relation to power plant disputes in Korea. 
  •   Represented a Korean train manufacturer against a Taiwanese authority in ad-hoc arbitration under Taiwanese law in relation to a dispute in Taiwan. 
  •   Represented a Korean contractor against an Italian subcontractor in KCAB arbitration in relation to a dispute that arose from the Iran sanctions. 
  •   Represented a Korean manufacturer against a US contractor in AAA arbitration in relation to the jack-up rig building dispute in China.  
  •   Advised Korean investors in relation to joint venture disputes in China involving CIETAC arbitration. 
  •   Advised a French vehicle supplier against a Korean company involving KCAB mediation. 
  •   Regularly advises international and Korean clients in relation to dispute resolution strategies involving ICC, LCIA, SIAC, SCMA, KCAB, CIETAC, HKIAC, JCAA, and AAA arbitration, as well as Korean dispute resolution procedures in support of arbitration. 





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Dispute Resolution (Euromoney, 2022)
  •   Future Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: International Arbitration (Euromoney, 2018-2021) 
  •   Future Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: Commercial and Transactions (Euromoney, 2018-2021) 
  •   Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: International Arbitration (Legalease, 2017-2018)

Publications/Activities

  •   ESG and Human Right Due Diligence: Charm and Trap of Human Right Due Diligence (in Korean) (Co-author, Monthly Labor Law, 2021) 
  •   Tackling Diverse Issues in Arbitration Agreement: Focusing on M&A, Finance, Distributorship, Technology, and Construction, Korea Arbitration Review (Issue 12) (Co-author, KCAB International, 2021) 
  •   Lexis PSL Practice Note - State Immunity and Arbitration in South Korea (2019.2.) 
  •   Lexis PSL Practice Note - Interim Measures in Support of Arbitration in South Korea (2019.2.) 
  •   Lexis PSL Practice Note - Enforcing Arbitral Awards in South Korea (2019.2.) 
  •   A Guide to International Arbitration for Korean Companies (in Korean), Revised Edition (Co-author, Ministry of Justice of Republic of Korea, 2014.12.)





Education

    London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M., 2017)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2010)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 2008)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2010; England & Wales (Solicitor), 2018


Languages
  •    Korean, English and Chinese





International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation ,  Antitrust & Competition ,  China