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Richard MENARD Attorney (Admitted in Virginia and Washington, D.C.)

Richard MENARD Attorney
Richard MENARD Attorney

Richard MENARDAttorney (Admitted in Virginia and Washington, D.C.)

T.+82-2-3703-1228F.+82-2-737-9091/9092E.richard.menard@kimchang.com

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Richard Menard is a senior foreign attorney in the firm’s International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice. He is a member of the Washington, D.C. and Virginia (US) bar associations, the International Bar Association, and the Certified Institute of Arbitrators.

Mr. Menard specializes in international commercial arbitration, acting for Korean and non-Korean clients in matters seated in various cities including Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, London, Paris, Zurich, Toronto, and Houston. He has led arbitral proceedings under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, and the International Center for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association. His work covers a range of industry sectors, with a focus on cases involving complex technical issues and sophisticated expert evidence.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Menard practiced complex commercial litigation at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C., with a focus on product liability and mass tort. He represented clients in a range of state and US federal court cases, from pretrial practice through to appeals. Mr. Menard also authored numerous merit briefs in state and federal trial courts and court of appeals, as well as merit and certiorari-stage briefs in the United States Supreme Court. He has conducted oral arguments before state and federal appellate courts.

Mr. Menard received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2001 and his B.A. from Yale University in 1993. He is admitted to the Virginia bar and the Washington, D.C. bar.

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (2010-Present)

Litigation Associate, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, D.C. (2002-2010)

Representative Mattersshow

International Arbitration
 
  • Successfully defended a Korean manufacturing company in an LCIA arbitration brought by a European commodities trading company, involving contracts for the sale of aluminium. 
  • Successfully represented a Korean licensee in an ICC arbitration against a Canadian licensor arising from the licensor’s wrongful termination of a pharmaceutical licensing agreement. 
  • Successfully defended a Korean manufacturing company in an ICC arbitration brought by a European manufacturer; the case involved manufacture and purchase of components for ship engines.
  • Represented a German engineering company in an ICC arbitration against a UAE customer involving an engineering and supply contract for a power plant project, resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • Representing a Korean manufacturing company in an ICDR-administered arbitration under the AAA rules against a US marine engineering company; the dispute involves contracts to supply components of offshore drilling rigs.
  • Represented a Korean shipbuilding company in ad hoc LMAA arbitrations involving oil rig construction contracts with a European purchaser, resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • Successfully represented a Korean insurance company in a KCAB arbitration against a European reinsurance company, arising from breach of the reinsurance contract by the reinsurer.
 
US Litigation
 
  • Represented a global pharmaceutical company in major nationwide multi-district product liability litigation involving a prescription pharmaceutical administered intra-operatively in heart surgery. Responsible for pleadings and briefing in federal district and appellate courts, and taking and defending depositions.
  • Represented a global pharmaceutical company in nationwide product liability litigation and related state court actions. Principally responsible for pleadings and briefing in trial and appellate courts.
  • Represented a manufacturer of industrial chemical products in consolidated product liability lawsuits in state court and related class actions in federal district courts. Responsible for legal briefing in trial and appellate courts.

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Arbitration (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Chambers and Partners, 2015-2019) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Chambers and Partners, 2015-2019)

Publications/Activities
    • Enforcement of arbitral awards in South Korea: recent developments, Arbitration News Vol. 19 No. 1 (International Bar Association, 2014.2.)
    • Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2013-2016)
    • Korean Arbitration Review - Role of Korean courts in International Arbitration (Inaugural edition) (Co-author, The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, 2012)

Education

    Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2001)

    Yale University (B.A., East Asian Studies, 1993)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Virginia, 2001; Washington, D.C., 2002

Languages

English

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Richard MENARD Attorney (Admitted in Virginia and Washington, D.C.)


T. +82-2-3703-1228      F. +82-2-737-9091/9092     


  




Richard Menard is a senior foreign attorney in the firm’s International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice. He is a member of the Washington, D.C. and Virginia (US) bar associations, the International Bar Association, and the Certified Institute of Arbitrators.

Mr. Menard specializes in international commercial arbitration, acting for Korean and non-Korean clients in matters seated in various cities including Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, London, Paris, Zurich, Toronto, and Houston. He has led arbitral proceedings under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, and the International Center for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association. His work covers a range of industry sectors, with a focus on cases involving complex technical issues and sophisticated expert evidence.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Menard practiced complex commercial litigation at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C., with a focus on product liability and mass tort. He represented clients in a range of state and US federal court cases, from pretrial practice through to appeals. Mr. Menard also authored numerous merit briefs in state and federal trial courts and court of appeals, as well as merit and certiorari-stage briefs in the United States Supreme Court. He has conducted oral arguments before state and federal appellate courts.

Mr. Menard received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2001 and his B.A. from Yale University in 1993. He is admitted to the Virginia bar and the Washington, D.C. bar.






    Kim & Chang (2010-Present)

    Litigation Associate, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, D.C. (2002-2010)






International Arbitration
 
  •   Successfully defended a Korean manufacturing company in an LCIA arbitration brought by a European commodities trading company, involving contracts for the sale of aluminium. 
  •   Successfully represented a Korean licensee in an ICC arbitration against a Canadian licensor arising from the licensor’s wrongful termination of a pharmaceutical licensing agreement. 
  •   Successfully defended a Korean manufacturing company in an ICC arbitration brought by a European manufacturer; the case involved manufacture and purchase of components for ship engines.
  •   Represented a German engineering company in an ICC arbitration against a UAE customer involving an engineering and supply contract for a power plant project, resulting in a favorable settlement.
  •   Representing a Korean manufacturing company in an ICDR-administered arbitration under the AAA rules against a US marine engineering company; the dispute involves contracts to supply components of offshore drilling rigs.
  •   Represented a Korean shipbuilding company in ad hoc LMAA arbitrations involving oil rig construction contracts with a European purchaser, resulting in a favorable settlement.
  •   Successfully represented a Korean insurance company in a KCAB arbitration against a European reinsurance company, arising from breach of the reinsurance contract by the reinsurer.
 
US Litigation
 
  •   Represented a global pharmaceutical company in major nationwide multi-district product liability litigation involving a prescription pharmaceutical administered intra-operatively in heart surgery. Responsible for pleadings and briefing in federal district and appellate courts, and taking and defending depositions.
  •   Represented a global pharmaceutical company in nationwide product liability litigation and related state court actions. Principally responsible for pleadings and briefing in trial and appellate courts.
  •   Represented a manufacturer of industrial chemical products in consolidated product liability lawsuits in state court and related class actions in federal district courts. Responsible for legal briefing in trial and appellate courts.





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Arbitration (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Chambers and Partners, 2015-2019) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Chambers and Partners, 2015-2019)

Publications/Activities

  •   Enforcement of arbitral awards in South Korea: recent developments, Arbitration News Vol. 19 No. 1 (International Bar Association, 2014.2.)
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2013-2016)
  •   Korean Arbitration Review - Role of Korean courts in International Arbitration (Inaugural edition) (Co-author, The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, 2012)





Education

    Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2001)

    Yale University (B.A., East Asian Studies, 1993)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Virginia, 2001; Washington, D.C., 2002


Languages
  •    English





International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation