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Una CHO Attorney (Admitted in New York)

T.+82-2-3703-1297 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Una CHO Attorney
Una CHO Attorney

Una CHOAttorney (Admitted in New York)

T.+82-2-3703-1297 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.una.cho@kimchang.com

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Una Cho is a foreign attorney in the International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice at Kim & Chang.

Ms. Cho specializes in international arbitrations and cross-border litigations, representing clients in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes of wide ranging subject matters, including aviation, construction, energy, financing, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. She has advised clients under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Center for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada and the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. She has a broad range of experience, including in proceedings related to emergency arbitration, sports arbitration, internet fraud and aviation accidents among others. She has also advised Korean and international clients on corporate cross-border merger and acquisition matters.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Ms. Cho practiced for several years in the International Arbitration Practice at White & Case LLP in New York. She also practiced in Hong Kong and Shanghai at other international law firms. She has also worked in an international entertainment company in California specializing in the production and distribution of film and television products. 

She received a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2002, an M.A. in Communications from Syracuse University in 1996, and a B.A. in Psychology from Yonsei University in 1994. Ms. Cho is admitted to the New York bar.

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (2013-Present)

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Hong Kong/Shanghai (2007-2011)

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Hong Kong (2006-2007)

White & Case LLP, New York (2002-2006)

Promark Entertainment Group, Los Angeles, CA (1996-1998)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Represented a Korean conglomerate in an ICC arbitration, including Emergency Arbitrator proceedings, seated in Geneva and governed by Swiss law against an Italian counterparty in a dispute related to the joint development of new turbine technology. 
  • Represented an international private equity investor in an ICC arbitration seated in Seoul against a Korean company in a post-M&A dispute involving breach of representations and warranties and covenants under the share purchase agreement. 
  • Represented a Korean multinational company against a Brazilian distributor regarding outstanding receivables and damages claims in multi-jurisdictional proceedings in Brazil, including arbitration in Canada-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and multiple litigations in Brazilian courts. 
  • Represented a French multinational company in ICDR arbitration proceedings against Korean parties seeking damages for breach of representations and warranties, including environmental claims, related to the purchase of Korean and Vietnamese companies. 
  • Defended a Korean multinational trading company in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore against a Chilean buyer in a dispute under a supply contract for steel products. 
  • Represented internationally ranked Korean badminton athletes in proceedings before the Badminton World Federation and in a CAS arbitration regarding charges of anti-doping rules violations arising from alleged whereabouts violations. 
  • Represented an internationally recognized sporting official in multistage proceedings against an international sporting federation regarding alleged ethical violations in which the international federation sought a ban of approximately 20 years from the sport. 
  • Represented a Korean joint venture contractor in a USD 1.4 billion ICC arbitration related to the construction of an oil refinery in Mexico. 
  • Represented a Korean corporation in an ICC arbitration related to the privatization of a Korean bank. 
  • Represented a Ukrainian manufacturer of railway wheels in an AAA arbitration related to a sales distribution contract. 
  • Represented an international oil and energy company in US securities class actions involving claims of insider trading and breach of fiduciary duty arising out of a merger transaction. 
  • Represented a major conglomerate and a bank in Korea in a dispute related to the confiscation of their investment in the renewable energy sector in Europe. 
  • Represented a major airline company and its US insurers on various liability and settlement-related issues in connection with an international aviation accident. 
  • Advised a Korean company in a dispute against its multinational supplier in an LCIA arbitration under English law involving payment fraud related to the purchase of petroleum products. 
  • Represented a Korean media conglomerate against a multinational holding company in an ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong regarding a shareholder dispute in relation to shares in one of Korea’s largest movie mega-plex operators. 
  • Defended a multinational company (supplier) in an ICC emergency arbitration proceeding brought by a distributor regarding a long term distribution agreement of products used in construction. 
  • Represented a Korean airline in an ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong and the governing law is the laws of the State of Washington, against a Chinese airline seeking termination and damages under a contract for sale and purchase of an aircraft. 
  • Representing a Korean company in an AIAC arbitration governed by Malaysian law and seated in Kuala Lumpur, against a Malaysian Government entity regarding payments (service fees and investment funds) owed under a Project Management Consulting Agreement and lost profits. 
  • Defending a Korean automobile manufacturing company in a KCAB international arbitration against a Jamaican distributor regarding alleged breach of the Distributorship Agreement for the Jamaican company’s distributorship of the Korean company’s passenger vehicles. 
  • Representing a group of investors in an ICC arbitration among the members of a consortium in a joint venture agreement against a public entity in Korea, for breach of contractual obligations. 
  • Representing a Korean IT software company in an ICC arbitration (and advising over related court proceedings) seated in Singapore and governed by Singapore law against a Chinese company. 
  • Representing a Russian national in a KCAB arbitration relating to a Joint and Several Guarantee Agreement under Korean Law against Korean financial companies managing a Russian fund. 
  • Represented a Korean company in an AIAC arbitration governed by Malaysian law and seated in Kuala Lumpur, against a Malaysian Government entity regarding payments owed under a consulting agreement. 
  • Represented a Korean automobile manufacturing company in a KCAB international arbitration against a Jamaican distributor on claims under a Distributorship Agreement. 
     

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Arbitration (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  • Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: International Arbitration (Legalease, 2017-2018)

Publications/Activities
    • Chambers Global Practice Guide – International Arbitration 2019: Korea chapter - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2018) 
    • GAR Guide to Post-M&A Arbitration – South Korea (Co-author, Global Arbitration Review, 2018) 
    • Speaker, “Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) - The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) Joint Seminar” (2018.12) 
    • Panelist, “Inaugural Meeting of Women in Arbitration” (2018.11.) 
    • Facilitator, “SIAC Academy 2018” (2018.6.) 
    • Speaker, “YSIAC Seoul Advocacy Workshop” (2016.10.) 
    • Sports Dispute Resolution: CAS Arbitration Procedure, Korean Forum on International Trade and Business Law, Vol. 24-2 (Co-author, Korea International Trade Law Association, 2015.12.) 
    • Speaker, “Analysis of Korean athlete cases at the Court of Arbitration for Sport,” Korea International Trade Law Association Summer Conference (2015.8.)

Education

    Columbia Law School (J.D., 2002)

    Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (M.A., 1996)

    Yonsei University (B.A., Psychology, 1994)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 2003

Languages

Korean and English

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Una CHO
Attorney (Admitted in New York)


T. +82-2-3703-1297      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Una Cho is a foreign attorney in the International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice at Kim & Chang.

Ms. Cho specializes in international arbitrations and cross-border litigations, representing clients in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes of wide ranging subject matters, including aviation, construction, energy, financing, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. She has advised clients under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Center for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada and the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. She has a broad range of experience, including in proceedings related to emergency arbitration, sports arbitration, internet fraud and aviation accidents among others. She has also advised Korean and international clients on corporate cross-border merger and acquisition matters.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Ms. Cho practiced for several years in the International Arbitration Practice at White & Case LLP in New York. She also practiced in Hong Kong and Shanghai at other international law firms. She has also worked in an international entertainment company in California specializing in the production and distribution of film and television products. 

She received a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2002, an M.A. in Communications from Syracuse University in 1996, and a B.A. in Psychology from Yonsei University in 1994. Ms. Cho is admitted to the New York bar.






    Kim & Chang (2013-Present)

    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Hong Kong/Shanghai (2007-2011)

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Hong Kong (2006-2007)

    White & Case LLP, New York (2002-2006)

    Promark Entertainment Group, Los Angeles, CA (1996-1998)






  •   Represented a Korean conglomerate in an ICC arbitration, including Emergency Arbitrator proceedings, seated in Geneva and governed by Swiss law against an Italian counterparty in a dispute related to the joint development of new turbine technology. 
  •   Represented an international private equity investor in an ICC arbitration seated in Seoul against a Korean company in a post-M&A dispute involving breach of representations and warranties and covenants under the share purchase agreement. 
  •   Represented a Korean multinational company against a Brazilian distributor regarding outstanding receivables and damages claims in multi-jurisdictional proceedings in Brazil, including arbitration in Canada-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and multiple litigations in Brazilian courts. 
  •   Represented a French multinational company in ICDR arbitration proceedings against Korean parties seeking damages for breach of representations and warranties, including environmental claims, related to the purchase of Korean and Vietnamese companies. 
  •   Defended a Korean multinational trading company in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore against a Chilean buyer in a dispute under a supply contract for steel products. 
  •   Represented internationally ranked Korean badminton athletes in proceedings before the Badminton World Federation and in a CAS arbitration regarding charges of anti-doping rules violations arising from alleged whereabouts violations. 
  •   Represented an internationally recognized sporting official in multistage proceedings against an international sporting federation regarding alleged ethical violations in which the international federation sought a ban of approximately 20 years from the sport. 
  •   Represented a Korean joint venture contractor in a USD 1.4 billion ICC arbitration related to the construction of an oil refinery in Mexico. 
  •   Represented a Korean corporation in an ICC arbitration related to the privatization of a Korean bank. 
  •   Represented a Ukrainian manufacturer of railway wheels in an AAA arbitration related to a sales distribution contract. 
  •   Represented an international oil and energy company in US securities class actions involving claims of insider trading and breach of fiduciary duty arising out of a merger transaction. 
  •   Represented a major conglomerate and a bank in Korea in a dispute related to the confiscation of their investment in the renewable energy sector in Europe. 
  •   Represented a major airline company and its US insurers on various liability and settlement-related issues in connection with an international aviation accident. 
  •   Advised a Korean company in a dispute against its multinational supplier in an LCIA arbitration under English law involving payment fraud related to the purchase of petroleum products. 
  •   Represented a Korean media conglomerate against a multinational holding company in an ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong regarding a shareholder dispute in relation to shares in one of Korea’s largest movie mega-plex operators. 
  •   Defended a multinational company (supplier) in an ICC emergency arbitration proceeding brought by a distributor regarding a long term distribution agreement of products used in construction. 
  •   Represented a Korean airline in an ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong and the governing law is the laws of the State of Washington, against a Chinese airline seeking termination and damages under a contract for sale and purchase of an aircraft. 
  •   Representing a Korean company in an AIAC arbitration governed by Malaysian law and seated in Kuala Lumpur, against a Malaysian Government entity regarding payments (service fees and investment funds) owed under a Project Management Consulting Agreement and lost profits. 
  •   Defending a Korean automobile manufacturing company in a KCAB international arbitration against a Jamaican distributor regarding alleged breach of the Distributorship Agreement for the Jamaican company’s distributorship of the Korean company’s passenger vehicles. 
  •   Representing a group of investors in an ICC arbitration among the members of a consortium in a joint venture agreement against a public entity in Korea, for breach of contractual obligations. 
  •   Representing a Korean IT software company in an ICC arbitration (and advising over related court proceedings) seated in Singapore and governed by Singapore law against a Chinese company. 
  •   Representing a Russian national in a KCAB arbitration relating to a Joint and Several Guarantee Agreement under Korean Law against Korean financial companies managing a Russian fund. 
  •   Represented a Korean company in an AIAC arbitration governed by Malaysian law and seated in Kuala Lumpur, against a Malaysian Government entity regarding payments owed under a consulting agreement. 
  •   Represented a Korean automobile manufacturing company in a KCAB international arbitration against a Jamaican distributor on claims under a Distributorship Agreement. 
     





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Arbitration (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  •   Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: International Arbitration (Legalease, 2017-2018)

Publications/Activities

  •   Chambers Global Practice Guide – International Arbitration 2019: Korea chapter - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2018) 
  •   GAR Guide to Post-M&A Arbitration – South Korea (Co-author, Global Arbitration Review, 2018) 
  •   Speaker, “Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) - The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) Joint Seminar” (2018.12) 
  •   Panelist, “Inaugural Meeting of Women in Arbitration” (2018.11.) 
  •   Facilitator, “SIAC Academy 2018” (2018.6.) 
  •   Speaker, “YSIAC Seoul Advocacy Workshop” (2016.10.) 
  •   Sports Dispute Resolution: CAS Arbitration Procedure, Korean Forum on International Trade and Business Law, Vol. 24-2 (Co-author, Korea International Trade Law Association, 2015.12.) 
  •   Speaker, “Analysis of Korean athlete cases at the Court of Arbitration for Sport,” Korea International Trade Law Association Summer Conference (2015.8.)





Education

    Columbia Law School (J.D., 2002)

    Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (M.A., 1996)

    Yonsei University (B.A., Psychology, 1994)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 2003


Languages
  •    Korean and English





International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation ,  Mergers & Acquisitions