Joongi Kim

Member Profile - The Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association (CIDRA)

Position:  Professor of Law, Yonsei Law School, Seoul, Korea
Education:  J.D. Georgetown; M.A. Yonsei University; B.A. Columbia University
ADR Experience:  Presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator, mediator or counsel concerning domestic and international disputes under the rules of the ICC, JAMS, KCAB, LMAA, UNCITRAL and ad hoc proceedings; Panel of Arbitrators, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Chinese Arbitration Association, Dubai International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, Kuala  Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Member, Australasian Forum for International Arbitration
General Experience:  Private practice at Foley & Lardner in Washington, D.C.; Commissioner, KOSDAQ Dispute Resolution Commission; Scholar-in-Residence, WilmerHale, International Arbitration Group, London; Director, Korean Arbitrator’s Association, Korean Council for International Arbitration; Member, New York State Bar, District of Columbia Bar
Teaching Experience:  Assistant Professor of Law, Hongik University; Visiting professor, Georgetown, University of Florida, National University of Singapore, and University of Hong Kong
Lectures:  “Korea’s Position in Investment Arbitration: A Strategic Perspective,” Workshop on Enhancing Arbitration, Ministry of Justice, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, Korean Council for International Arbitration, Dec. 10, 2012; “Investment Arbitration under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: A Comparison with ICSID,” Asia-Pacific Perspectives on International Commercial Investment Arbitration, UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Ministry of Justice, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, November 22-23, 2012; “The Future of Korean Investment Arbitration,” ICSID Brown Bag Series, June 7, 2012;  Panelist, “Effective Advocacy,” International Arbitration Seminar, Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings, Feb. 20, 2012; Moderator, “Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration in the Middle East and East Asia,”; Symposium: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration, American University Center on International Commercial Arbitration, Nov. 16, 2011; Panelist, “The Arbitral Award Closing Oral Statement – Deliberations and Issuance of an Arbitral Award,” Eighth Annual Seminar How to Handle Distribution and Agency Issues in International Commercial Arbitration Washington, DC, AAA/ICDR, ICSID, ICC, American University Center on International Commercial Arbitration, Oct. 11-13, 2011; “How International Agreements Are Help Shaping Korea’s Resource Policy,” University of Technology Sydney & University of Sydney, Sydney, July 29, 2011; “The Future of Arbitration in Korea,” WilmerHale, London, July 13, 2011
Publications:  Publishes widely on international dispute resolution, international trade law, corporate governance and related topics. Work has appeared in the Journal of International Economic Law, Journal of World Trade, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business and Asian Journal of Comparative Law. Recent publications include “A Pivot to Asia in Investor-State Arbitration: The Coming Emergence of Asian Claimants,” ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal, Vol. 27. No. 2 (2012) and The Evolution of Korea's Modern Investment Treaties and Investor-State Dispute Settlement Provisions, Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia, ed., Vivienne Bath and Luke Nottage (Routledge 2011). Editor, Korean Arbitration Review, International Trade Review, Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law and Corporate Control
Areas of Expertise:  Corporate Law, Banking, Financial Services, Shipbuilding, Construction, Mergers & Acquisitions, Agency & Distributorships, Real Estate, Insurance, Conflicts of Law, Enforcement & Recognition, Escrow Agents, Technology, Competition, Joint Ventures, Insurance, Technology, Commercial Law
Languages:  English, Korean, Japanese (reading proficiency), Chinese (characters)
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