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Wonyoung (Karyn) YOO Foreign Attorney (Admitted in New York)

Wonyoung (Karyn) YOO Foreign Attorney
Wonyoung (Karyn) YOO Foreign Attorney

Wonyoung (Karyn) YOOForeign Attorney (Admitted in New York)

T.+82-2-3703-1809 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.wonyoung.yoo@kimchang.com

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Bio

Wonyoung (Karyn) Yoo is a foreign attorney in the International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice at Kim & Chang.

Ms. Yoo specializes in representing Korean and international clients in international arbitrations. She has advised Korean, European and Chinese companies, including foreign private equity firms in complex multijurisdictional disputes of various subject matters, including construction, shipbuilding, intellectual property, pharmaceuticals, and mergers and acquisitions. 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, and the London Maritime Arbitrators Association.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Ms. Yoo practiced for several years at Lee & Ko. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Yoo is a member of the bar of the State of New York and speaks Korean and English. 

Profile

Experience

Adjunct Professor, Underwood International College, Yonsei University (2020.9.-Present) 

Member, YSIAC Committee (2019-Present) 

Kim & Chang (2016-Present) 

Lee & Ko (2012-2015)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Represented a Korean company in an AAA arbitration against a UK entity over multijurisdictional sales disputes.
  • Represented a Korean company in an ad hoc arbitration seated in Singapore against an Indian company.
  • Represented a Korean shipbuilding company in an ad-hoc arbitration seated in London against an Iranian national shipping company.
  • Represented a Cambodian entity in an ICC Arbitration regarding breach and termination of land purchase agreement in Cambodia.
  • Represented a Korean subsidiary of an international software company in an ICC Arbitration regarding a license abuse case in the ICC proceeding.
  • Represented a Korean engineering company in an ICC Arbitration against a European company in an IP-related dispute and related emergency arbitration proceeding.
  • Advised a Korean IT software company in related and parallel arbitrations before ICC and SIAC against multi parties.
  • Advised a Korean shipyard in LMAA ad hoc arbitration proceedings against a Norwegian offshore oil rig operator and buyer of a semi-submersible drilling unit.
  • Representing a Korean shipbuilding company with respect to LNG carriers in multiple LMAA proceedings.
  • Representing a Korean infrastructure company in an ICC Arbitration to resolve dispute regarding the impact of the development of a competing traffic facility.
  • Representing a Korean chemical company in an ICC arbitration regarding co-development and marketing of new pharmaceutical product.

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Rising Star, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: International Arbitration (Legalease, 2020) 
  • Arbitration Award, The Third Korea National Legal Award (Money Today (Korean economic newspaper) and Korea In-house Counsel Association, 2020) 
  • 40 Under 40 in Asia (Asian Legal Business, 2019) 
  • Arbitration Award, The First Korea National Legal Award (Money Today (Korean economic newspaper) and Korea In-house Counsel Association, 2018)

Publications/Activities
    • The Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2013, Korea Chapter (Co-author, Juris Publishing, 2013) 
    • Default on Costs: A Review under the ICC Rules, Korean Arbitration Review 3rd Issue (Co-author, The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, 2013)

Education

    Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2012)

    Korea University (M.A., International Studies, 2008)

    Yonsei University (B.A., English Literature, 2005)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 2014

Languages

Korean and English

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Wonyoung (Karyn) YOO
Foreign Attorney (Admitted in New York)


T. +82-2-3703-1809      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Wonyoung (Karyn) Yoo is a foreign attorney in the International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice at Kim & Chang.

Ms. Yoo specializes in representing Korean and international clients in international arbitrations. She has advised Korean, European and Chinese companies, including foreign private equity firms in complex multijurisdictional disputes of various subject matters, including construction, shipbuilding, intellectual property, pharmaceuticals, and mergers and acquisitions. 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, and the London Maritime Arbitrators Association.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Ms. Yoo practiced for several years at Lee & Ko. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Yoo is a member of the bar of the State of New York and speaks Korean and English. 






    Adjunct Professor, Underwood International College, Yonsei University (2020.9.-Present) 

    Member, YSIAC Committee (2019-Present) 

    Kim & Chang (2016-Present) 

    Lee & Ko (2012-2015)






  •   Represented a Korean company in an AAA arbitration against a UK entity over multijurisdictional sales disputes.
  •   Represented a Korean company in an ad hoc arbitration seated in Singapore against an Indian company.
  •   Represented a Korean shipbuilding company in an ad-hoc arbitration seated in London against an Iranian national shipping company.
  •   Represented a Cambodian entity in an ICC Arbitration regarding breach and termination of land purchase agreement in Cambodia.
  •   Represented a Korean subsidiary of an international software company in an ICC Arbitration regarding a license abuse case in the ICC proceeding.
  •   Represented a Korean engineering company in an ICC Arbitration against a European company in an IP-related dispute and related emergency arbitration proceeding.
  •   Advised a Korean IT software company in related and parallel arbitrations before ICC and SIAC against multi parties.
  •   Advised a Korean shipyard in LMAA ad hoc arbitration proceedings against a Norwegian offshore oil rig operator and buyer of a semi-submersible drilling unit.
  •   Representing a Korean shipbuilding company with respect to LNG carriers in multiple LMAA proceedings.
  •   Representing a Korean infrastructure company in an ICC Arbitration to resolve dispute regarding the impact of the development of a competing traffic facility.
  •   Representing a Korean chemical company in an ICC arbitration regarding co-development and marketing of new pharmaceutical product.





Awards

  •   Rising Star, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: International Arbitration (Legalease, 2020) 
  •   Arbitration Award, The Third Korea National Legal Award (Money Today (Korean economic newspaper) and Korea In-house Counsel Association, 2020) 
  •   40 Under 40 in Asia (Asian Legal Business, 2019) 
  •   Arbitration Award, The First Korea National Legal Award (Money Today (Korean economic newspaper) and Korea In-house Counsel Association, 2018)

Publications/Activities

  •   The Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2013, Korea Chapter (Co-author, Juris Publishing, 2013) 
  •   Default on Costs: A Review under the ICC Rules, Korean Arbitration Review 3rd Issue (Co-author, The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, 2013)





Education

    Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2012)

    Korea University (M.A., International Studies, 2008)

    Yonsei University (B.A., English Literature, 2005)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 2014


Languages
  •    Korean and English





International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation