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Sungjean SEO Foreign Attorney (Admitted in New York)

T.+82-2-3703-1214 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Sungjean SEO Foreign Attorney
Sungjean SEO Foreign Attorney

Sungjean SEOForeign Attorney (Admitted in New York)

T.+82-2-3703-1214 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.sjseo@kimchang.com

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Sungjean Seo is a senior foreign attorney in Kim & Chang’s International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice.

Ms. Seo specializes in international commercial arbitration, representing Korean and international clients in arbitrations conducted under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, ICDR, and KCAB, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. She has experience in complex disputes arising out of a range of commercial contexts including joint ventures, distributorship relationships, and intellectual property. In recent years, Ms. Seo has concentrated her practice representing clients in the construction, power projects and shipbuilding sectors, in arbitrations seated in London, Paris, and Seoul. She also regularly advises clients in connection with cross-border litigation.

Before joining Kim & Chang, Ms. Seo practiced for several years with leading firms in New York, concentrating in the areas of complex cross-border finance and securities offerings. She also taught at the Michigan State University College of Law and at the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University, Korea.

Ms. Seo received her J.D. from the School of Law at Columbia University where she served as head articles editor of the Human Rights Law Review. She is a member of the bar of the State of New York and speaks Korean and English.

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Experience

Kim & Chang (2007-Present) 

Visiting Scholar, Lecturer, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University (2006-2007) 

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, College of Law, Michigan State University (2002-2005) 

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, New York, NY (1997-1999) 

Rogers & Wells LLP, New York, NY (1993-1997)

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Awards

  • Asialaw Client Service Excellence – Dispute Resolution (Euromoney, 2020) 
  • Arbitration Award, The First Korea National Legal Award (Money Today (Korean economic newspaper) and Korea In-house Counsel Association, 2018)

Publications/Activities
    • Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Financial Service Litigation 2019: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019) 
    • Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Dispute Resolution: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019) 
    • Practical Law - Class and Collective Actions Global Guide: Class/Collective Actions in South Korea: Overview (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2019) 
    • Practical Law - Dispute Resolution Global Guide: Litigation and Enforcement in South Korea Overview (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2018, 2020) 
    • Getting the Deal Through - Dispute Resolution: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018) 
    • Getting the Deal Through - Financial Services Litigation: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2017-2018) 
    • Practical Law - Dispute Resolution Global Guide: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2017) 
    • Practical Law - Class Actions Global Guide: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2015, 2017) 
    • Chambers Global Practice Guide – Litigation: South Korea – Trends & Developments Section (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2014, 2017) 
    • The 2012 Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Structuring LBOs in Korea: Proceed with Caution (Co-author, IFLR, 2012) 
    • The 2010 Guide to Dispute Resolution: Korea Section, Kiko Contracts Survive Initial Challenges in Court (Co-author, IFLR, 2010) 
    • The 2009 Guide to Litigation, Private Equity Beware (Co-author, IFLR, 2009)

Education

    Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 1993)

    Yonsei University (B.A., 1990)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 1994

Languages

Korean and English

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Sungjean SEO
Foreign Attorney (Admitted in New York)


T. +82-2-3703-1214      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Sungjean Seo is a senior foreign attorney in Kim & Chang’s International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice.

Ms. Seo specializes in international commercial arbitration, representing Korean and international clients in arbitrations conducted under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, ICDR, and KCAB, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. She has experience in complex disputes arising out of a range of commercial contexts including joint ventures, distributorship relationships, and intellectual property. In recent years, Ms. Seo has concentrated her practice representing clients in the construction, power projects and shipbuilding sectors, in arbitrations seated in London, Paris, and Seoul. She also regularly advises clients in connection with cross-border litigation.

Before joining Kim & Chang, Ms. Seo practiced for several years with leading firms in New York, concentrating in the areas of complex cross-border finance and securities offerings. She also taught at the Michigan State University College of Law and at the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University, Korea.

Ms. Seo received her J.D. from the School of Law at Columbia University where she served as head articles editor of the Human Rights Law Review. She is a member of the bar of the State of New York and speaks Korean and English.






    Kim & Chang (2007-Present) 

    Visiting Scholar, Lecturer, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University (2006-2007) 

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, College of Law, Michigan State University (2002-2005) 

    Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, New York, NY (1997-1999) 

    Rogers & Wells LLP, New York, NY (1993-1997)






Awards

  •   Asialaw Client Service Excellence – Dispute Resolution (Euromoney, 2020) 
  •   Arbitration Award, The First Korea National Legal Award (Money Today (Korean economic newspaper) and Korea In-house Counsel Association, 2018)

Publications/Activities

  •   Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Financial Service Litigation 2019: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019) 
  •   Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Dispute Resolution: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019) 
  •   Practical Law - Class and Collective Actions Global Guide: Class/Collective Actions in South Korea: Overview (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2019) 
  •   Practical Law - Dispute Resolution Global Guide: Litigation and Enforcement in South Korea Overview (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2018, 2020) 
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Dispute Resolution: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018) 
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Financial Services Litigation: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2017-2018) 
  •   Practical Law - Dispute Resolution Global Guide: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2017) 
  •   Practical Law - Class Actions Global Guide: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2015, 2017) 
  •   Chambers Global Practice Guide – Litigation: South Korea – Trends & Developments Section (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2014, 2017) 
  •   The 2012 Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Structuring LBOs in Korea: Proceed with Caution (Co-author, IFLR, 2012) 
  •   The 2010 Guide to Dispute Resolution: Korea Section, Kiko Contracts Survive Initial Challenges in Court (Co-author, IFLR, 2010) 
  •   The 2009 Guide to Litigation, Private Equity Beware (Co-author, IFLR, 2009)





Education

    Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 1993)

    Yonsei University (B.A., 1990)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 1994


Languages
  •    Korean and English





International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation ,  Litigation ,  Construction & Engineering Disputes