Dr. Eun Young Park

Arbitrator
Nationality: Korean
Languages: Korean & English

Eun Young Park is an exceptionally highly recognised arbitrator. He has more than 25 years of experience in international commercial and investment arbitration and has served as an arbitrator under the rules of various arbitral institutions and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Prior to his career as an Independent Arbitrator, Eun Young Park was a Partner at Kim & Chang and served as the firm’s co-chair of the International Arbitration and Cross-Border Litigation Practice Group. His Arbitration Practice covers a broad legal spectrum, including merger and acquisition (M&A), finance and insurance, infrastructure, joint ventures, intellectual property, and overseas investments.

After being appointed a Court Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) in 2012, Dr Park served as President of the LCIA Asia Pacific Users’ Council and Vice-President of the LCIA Court. He also served as Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association Asia Pacific Arbitration Group. He currently serves as a Member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Court of Arbitration. He has also served on the board of the Korean Council on International Arbitration and as an Executive Member of the Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center.

Dr Park has earned numerous top rankings as one of the “Leading Lawyers” in Chambers Asia-Pacific for International Arbitration, “Litigation Stars” in Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific for International Arbitration, and “Thought Leaders” in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration. According to Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021, he is well-received as “a titan of the Korean arbitration Bar, with a fearsome reputation that precedes him.” In April 2022 he was awarded Best Lawyers in 2022 by Chosun Biz. He was awarded the Grand Prize Award in Arbitration Practice at the Annual Korea Legal Awards in June 2020, co-hosted by Money Today and the Korea In-House Counsel Association, for his innovative approach to arbitration and for his public contributions in the field. In 2018, he was officially honoured by the Republic of Korea in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of arbitration.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • ICC arbitration for a Korean company against a multinational company involving a dispute over M&A transactions, seated in London.
  • ICC arbitration for a European investor relating to a post-M&A share purchase agreement dispute.
  • ICC arbitration for a Korean company against a multinational consortium concerning M&A disputes.
  • ICC arbitration for a global manufacturer acquired by a major US automotive company, seated in Paris.
  • SIAC arbitration for a US fund in a dispute involving options and shareholders rights with regard to an insurance company.

Construction, Engineering, Energy & Infrastructure

  • Presiding arbitrator in KLRCA arbitration between Asian energy company and Malaysian government controlled company, seated in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Ad hoc arbitration under the Indian Arbitration Act for an Indian company in power plant engineering disputes, seated in Mumbai.
  • LICA arbitration for Saudi Arabian and Korean Consortium companies against a Middle Eastern company.
  • ICC arbitration for a German company against a UAE company involving engineering disputes.
  • ICC arbitration for a Luxembourg company against a Korean company over a dispute related to infrastructure.
  • ICC arbitration for a European company against Dubai and Indian companies in relation to a power generating facility, seated in London.
  • KCAB arbitration for a US company against a Korean government controlled corporation.
  • KCAB arbitration for a US company regarding design, development and supply of equipment for the control system of a nuclear power plant.
  • Arbitration at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce for a Korean company in a dispute between Consortium members against a European government entity related to infrastructure construction.

Joint Venture Disputes

  • Presiding arbitrator in KCAB arbitration between Korean companies and Chinese parties.
  • ICC arbitration for a Korean company in a dispute over interpretation and performance of a joint venture agreement and related contracts.
  • ICC arbitration for a major Korean company against multiple Latin American companies involving a joint venture dispute. (One of the largest Latin American arbitrations conducted under ICC rules).
  • ICC arbitration for a Korean company against US Petrochemical companies in a joint venture dispute.

Supply Agreements and Distributorship

  • Presiding arbitrator in SIAC arbitration between a Chinese company and a British Virgin Islands company.
  • Presiding arbitrator in SIAC arbitration between a Hong Kong company and a British Virgin Islands company.
  • Co-arbitrator in KCAB arbitration between a Korean company and a Turkish company.
  • ICC arbitration for a Korean petrochemical company in a joint venture dispute regarding a long-term supply agreement.
  • ICC arbitration for a Korean company against European companies regarding a project to co-develop and market pharmaceutical products.
  • ICC arbitration for a French company against a Korean government corporation related to a long-term supply agreement.

IP/License Agreement

  • Co-arbitrator in KCAB arbitration between a Korean company and an Austrian company.
  • SIAC arbitration for a Korean company against an Asian company involving a patent dispute.
  • ICC arbitration for a Korean software company regarding a licence agreement, seated in Singapore.
  • ICC and related emergency arbitration proceedings for a Korean engineering company against a European company involving an IP-related dispute.

Financial / Insurance Arbitration

  • Ad hoc arbitration for a Japanese company against multiple insurance companies involving an energy dispute.
  • Two ad hoc arbitrations for a North American company against multiple insurance companies related to a nuclear power plant dispute.
  • SIAC arbitration for a US party against Korean insurance company related to equity investment in financial institution/
  • ICC arbitration for an Asian company involved in internet-related businesses and investments.

Investment

  • ICSID arbitration for the Korean government in relation to claims filed concerning tax treatment under the Korea-Netherlands Avoidance of Double Taxation Treaty.
  • Acted for a foreign investor against China regarding breach of Barbados-China BIT.
  • Acted for a Korean investor against China in a dispute under the Korea-Poland BIT.
  • Acted for a Korean company against Poland in a dispute under the Korea-Poland BIT.
  • Acted for a Korean investor against India regarding forfeiture of investment approval under the Korea-India BIT.
  • Advised a Korean investor in a dispute against the Azerbaijani government under the Korea-Azerbaijan BIT.

Academic

  • New York University School of Law (J.S.D., 2003)
  • New York University School of Law (LL.M., 2000)
  • Seoul National University Graduate School of Law (Jur M., 1998)
  • Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1991)
  • Seoul National College of Law University (LL.B., 1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Republic of Korea, 1991
  • New York, 2003
  • Singapore International Commercial Court, 2015

Professional

  • Kim & Chang (1997 – 2022)
  • Judge, Seoul District Court (1994-1996

Present Positions

  • Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration
  • Chair, SIAC Users Council South Korea National Committee
  • Member, The Governing Council of the International Arbitration & Mediation Centre
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy

Past Positions

  • Vice-President, LCIA Court
  • Court Member, LCIA Court
  • President, LCIA Asia Pacific User’s Council
  • Member, Board of Directors, SIAC
  • Vice-Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee
  • Inaugural Co-Chair, IBA Asia Pacific Arbitration Group
  • Executive Member, Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center
  • Board Member, Korean Council for International Arbitration
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Sungkyunkwan University Law School

Publications

  • Legal Defences to Claims, The Investment Treaty Arbitration Review (Edition 6) (Co-Author, Law Business Research, 2021)
  • Tackling Diverse Issues in Arbitration Agreement: Focusing on M&A, Finance, Distributorship, Technology, and Construction, Korea Arbitration Review (Issue 12) (Co-Author, KCAB International, 2021)
  • Chambers Global Practice Guide: International Arbitration – South Korea Chapter (Co-Author, Chambers and Partners, 2019)
  • Rush to Judgement: Speed v Fairness in Emergency Arbitration, Asian Dispute Review (Co-Author, HKIAC, October 2016)
  • Appellate Review in Investor-State Arbitration, Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Journeys for the 21st Century (Brill Nijhoff, January 2015)
  • Korea, Interim Measures in International Arbitration (Co-Author, Interim Measures in International Arbitration, June 2014)
  • Appellate Review in Investor State, Reform in Investor State Dispute Settlement: In Search of A Roadmap TDM 1 (2014)
  • Reconfirming continued support for the autonomy of arbitrations: recent developments in Korea (Co-author, Arbitration News – Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division Vol. 16 No. 1, March 2011)
  • The Analysis of Iran Sanctions Act of the U.S. and the Strategy of Overseas Construction Project (Ministry of Land, Transportation, and Marine Affairs, November 2010)
  • Recent Trend of International Anti-Corruption Enforcement Regime and Its Implications to Korean Legal System, The Korean Bar Association News, Vol No. 295 (January 2010)
  • The Defense of State of Necessity in International Investment Disputes, International Investment Dispute Vol. III (Co-author, The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, 2009)
  • Getting the Deal Through – Anti-Corruption: Korea Chapter (Co-Author, Law Business Research, 2008)
  • Resolution Methods Around the Globe (Co-Author, Aspatore Books, October 2005)
  • Arbitration Clause in International Contracts, Arbitration, (Journal of Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, September 2005)
  • Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Korea, Asian Dispute Review (Co-Author, HKIAC, September, 2002)
  • Law on Preventing Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and the Corruption Round, Human Rights and Justice (Journal of the Korean Bar Association, April, 1999)
  • Corruption Round and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, Law Journal of International Trade, (Ministry of Justice, October 1998)
  • Cases, Practices, and Remedies in Tort Litigation for Car Accidents and Industrial Disasters (Co-author, The Tort and Committee of the Seoul District Court, May, 1994)

Speeches and Presentations

  • Speaker, “SIAC Podcast Interview Series 2021”, SIAC, Singapore (2021)
  • Speaker, “Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Asia: Theory & Practice”, SIAC Academy, Singapore (July 2021)
  • Moderator, “A Guideline for In-House Counsels: How to Draft Arbitration Clauses by Industry Sector”, KCAB International & Friends Webinar, Seoul (2020)
  • Keynote speaker, “International Arbitration in the Era of Trade Wars and Nationalism”, LCIA Symposium on International Arbitration, Seoul (2019)
  • Speaker, "Dawn of International Arbitration in the South Pacific: Anatomy of International Arbitration," Regional International Arbitration Conference, Nandi, Fiji (February 2018)
  • Speaker, "A finger on the pulse of the Asia Pacific: sharing experiences of investor-state dispute resolution in a dynamic and challenging region," IBA Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia (October 2017)
  • Panelist, "The Confluence of Civil Law and Common Law Influences in International Arbitration Practice and Procedure," SIAC Seminar, Tokyo, Japan (July 2017)
  • Moderator, "Crystal Ball Gazing into the Future of International Arbitration," SIAC Seminar, Seoul, Korea (June 2017)
  • Moderator, "Drafting Contracts: A Practitioner’s Guide for Southeast Asian Transaction and Projects," SIAC-KICA Seminar On Doing Business In Southeast Asia, Seoul (April 2017)
  • Panelist, “Drafting/negotiating/enforcing ADR clauses and the role of counsel, including in-house: from old to new?” Mediation v Arbitration: Best Friends or Best Enemies? A View from Asia, Hong Kong (December 2016)
  • Speaker, LCIA Arbitration - With a Focus on Shipbuilding and Infrastructure, Seoul (March 2016)
  • Moderator, “Regionalism: the new and future wave?” 19th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day, Shanghai (March 2016)
  • Speaker, “Structuring the Dispute Resolution Process: Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation, and Other Alternatives” Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Conference, San Francisco (January 2016)
  • Faculty, Singapore International Arbitration Academy 2015, Singapore (November 2015)
  • Moderator, “ISDS: Focus on Infrastructure Projects in the Region”, UNCITRAL-MOJ-ICC-KCAB The 4th Asia Pacific ADR Conference, Seoul (November 2015)
  • Speaker, “Pointers and Pitfalls for Younger Arbitration Practitioners”, YSIAC Conference, Singapore (June 2015)
  • Keynote speaker, “Institutional Arbitration at Work: An SIAC Perspective”, SIAC Training Video Workshop, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (May 2015)
  • Speaker, “International Enforcement of SICC Judgment”, Litigation Conference 2015, Singapore (March 2015)
  • Co-Chair, “APAG: Building an international arbitration language in the Asia Pacific”, IBA 4th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference, Singapore (March 2015)
  • Expert Guides: Commercial Arbitration (Expert Guides, 2021).
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Construction (Who’s Who Legal, 2021).
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Investigations (Who’s Who Legal, 2021 - 2022).
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Business Crime Defence & Investigations (Who’s Who Legal, 2021).
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Construction and Real Estate (Who’s Who Legal, 2021).
  • The A-List: Korea’s Top 100 Lawyers, Asia Business Law Journal (Vantage Asian, 202)
  • Leading Lawyer, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers: Dispute Resolution (Euromoney, 2021 – 2022)
  • Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: International Arbitration (Euromoney, 2021 – 2022)
  • Dispute Resolution Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: International Arbitration (Euromoney, 2020 – 2021)
  • Letter of Commendation from the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Korea (2018)
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2017 (Legal Business Research (2017)
  • Thought Leaders, Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2017 (Legal Business Research, 2017)
  • Market-Leading Lawyer, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers: Dispute Resolution & Litigation (Euromoney 2017)
  • World’s Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Construction (Legal Business Research, 2015)
  • World’s Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Investigations & Who’s Who Legal Compendium Edition & Global Investigations Review (Legal Business Research, 2015)
  • World’s Leading Practitioner Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration (Legal Business Research, 2015)
  • Leading Individual, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: International Arbitration (Legalease 2014 – 2022)
  • Leading Lawyer, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers: Dispute Resolution & Litigation (Euromoney 2014 – 2016)
  • World’s Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence (Legal Business Research 2014 – 2015)
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Chambers & Partners, 2010 – 2021)
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Chambers & Partners, 2010 – 2022)
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration (Who’s Who Legal 2009 – 2022)

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