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Hyunyang KOO

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Expertise

International Arbitration, International Litigation, Construction

Languages

Korean and English

Introduction

As a member of Lee & Ko’s International Arbitration Team, Hyunyang Koo handles a broad range of international arbitration and cross-border litigation matters involving international construction, software license agreements, military projects, international sports-related disputes, distributorship agreements and etc.

Prior to joining Lee & Ko in 2016, she worked at Samsung C&T legal team (international construction), where she handled legal affairs and advice regarding various offshore construction contracts in Australia, North America, South-East Asia, and Middle East.  In Lee & Ko, her main area of practice includes international arbitration cases at leading arbitral institutions such as ICC, LCIA, KCAB, SHIAC, CAS as well as ad hoc arbitrations and cross-border litigations.

Representative Cases

  • Represented a Korea-based construction company against an Omani company in relation to a water sewage plant project regarding delay and cost claim in an ad-hoc arbitration
  • Represented a Korea-based construction company against an Omani subcontractor in relation to a water sewage plant project regarding LD claim and cost claim in an ICC arbitration
  • Represented a Korea-based construction company against an Egyptian subcontractor regarding delay and cost claim in an ICC arbitration
  • Represented a Swiss construction company against a Korean subcontractor in relation to a plant project in Abu Dhabi regarding LD claim and cost claim in a KCAB arbitration
  • Represented an Austrian construction company against a Korean subcontractor regarding delay and cost claim in a KCAB arbitration
  • Represented a Korean electric power company against a Japanese manufacturing subcontractor regarding damage claim in a KCAB arbitration
  • Represented a Korean rolling stock company against an Indian railway manufacturing company regarding licensing agreement in an ICC arbitration
  • Represented a Korean electronics company against an American software company regarding withholding tax matter in an ICC arbitration
  • Represented a Korean telecommunication company against a global software company regarding licensing agreement in an ICC arbitration
  • Represented a Korean government-owned electric utility company against a global software company regarding licensing agreement in an ICC arbitration
  • Represented Tae Hwan Park, a Korean athlete in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in relation to a ban from participating in the Rio Olympic Games
  • Represented a Japanese short-track speed skater in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in relation to a provisional ban from participating in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games

Education

2016 Seoul National University, Graduate School of Law
2014 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
2012 College of Law, Yonsei University-LL.B

Work Experience

2016-Present Lee & Ko

2014-2016 Samsung C&T

Admissions

Admitted to Bar, Korea: 2014

Publications / Presentations

  • South Korea, in Guideposts to Third Party Funding in International Arbitration (Juris, forthcoming in 2017) (co-author)
  • The Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2018, Korea Chapter (Juris Publishing in 2018) (co-author)
  • The Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2019, Korea Chapter (Juris Publishing in 2019) (co-author)