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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Korean Arbitration: An Introduction
Korean Arbitration has come a long way since the ratification of the New York Convention in 1973. The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) went from a small organization handling a handful of cases to, now, and organization handling hundred of arbitration cases each year. The number of international arbitrations is, also, on the rise. This article shall give readers the backstory of how Korean arbitration as a dispute mechanism tool has developed over the years in Korea; review the keyContinue reading
Challenging an Arbitrator at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
In our last post we discussed, at length, the benefits of arbitration in Korea over litigation in a Korean court. We shall be updating the reader of numerous issues related to arbitration over the next couple of weeks. The following posts concerns challenging of an arbitrator at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. Thus, what happens in a situation when you, as a party in a Korean arbitration, feel that the arbitrator is acting in a manner inconsistent with his orContinue reading
The Case for Arbitration over Litigation in Korea
Many of you are prospectively weighing the options of executing contracts with and without arbitration clauses in Korean contracts (aka setting yourself up for prospective litigation battles in Korean courts or resolving a dispute in Korea with the help of an arbitration panel). Thus, this article is intended to consider the option of arbitration over litigation in Korea. In most cases, IPG recommends arbitration over litigation for expat companies doing business in Korea and/or with Korean companies. While of courseContinue 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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