With several major international companies now calling Seoul home and many international construction contracts choosing Seoul as the venue for arbitration, international arbitration matters are on the rise in Korea. American, Australian, British, Chinese, Indian, German have expanded their interest in the growing Korean market. International conglomerates in Korea have long understood the value of the arbitration process. Regrettably, few Korean attorneys are capable of handling international arbitration cases in the English language, because of the lack of experience inContinue reading
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International Arbitrations in Korea under the IBA Rules
Procedural Arbitration rules are key to the efficient and effective adjudication of arbitration disputes in Korea and, also, worldwide. These arbitration rules govern and set out the framework for the arbitration process. Evidence gathering and presentation are important aspects of the above procedure, and yet, institutional and ad hoc rules that provide arbitration guidelines on other matters such as the appointment of arbitrators and the nature of award and costs are, usually, silent on this point. Advantages of such aContinue reading
Mergers & Acquisition Arbitration Matters under Korean Law at the KCAB
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As) lead to disputes around the world, many of which are complex and involve money that may change substantially the future of a company, shareholders, employees and other stakeholders. Korea is no different in this respect. Korea witnessed the number of its cross-border transaction disputes explode during the 1997 IMF crisis and continue to steadily increase ever since. Many of these issues ended in arbitration and many others lead to criminal charges and into the Korean courts.Continue reading
Arbitration against Korean Government Agencies in Korea: Korean Arbitration Law Basics.
The Korean National Assembly amended the Act on Contract to Which the State is a Party, partially, on December 1, 2017. The amendment was intended to encourage the Korean Government to arbitrate more disputes with parties that have contracted with the Korean Government. To date, few cases have been resolved via Arbitration when disputes occur between the Korean Government and parties to a contract with the Korean Government. The reason stems, mainly, from realities within many Korean-based law firms, withinContinue reading
English-Speaking Arbitration Attorneys in Korea
International arbitration between Korean companies and American, Australian, British, Chinese, Indian, German and other nation companies is on the increase. Regrettably, few Korean attorneys are capable of handling international arbitration cases in the English language, because of the lack of experience in complex international arbitration and the lack of adequate English language skills. The reality is Korea has few English-speaking arbitration attorneys capable of handling complex international arbitration matters, thus, many firms have turned to foreign attorneys to fill this glaringContinue reading
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