Kyeong (Catherine) KIM


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Ms. Kyeong (Catherine) KIM is a foreign attorney. Her practice is primarily focused on International Arbitration, Energy & Infrastructure, Cross border transactions, Africa & Middle East, and Global Compliance.
Ms. Kim has represented and advised various Korean and international clients on international arbitration matters under the ICC, KCAB, and CAS rules or ad hoc matters. Recently, since the bankruptcy of a large Korean shipping company, she has advised the company in many related international arbitration matters and has also advised manufacturers, the F&B industry, cosmetic companies, athletes, etc. She also advises clients on pre-arbitration steps such as choosing arbitration institutions or post-arbitration award steps such as recognition and enforcement.

Furthermore, Ms. Kim regularly advises Korean and non-Korean clients on cross-border commercial transactions and any related general corporate matters. In particular, when Korean and non-Korean clients are involved in cross-border projects or major domestic projects, she advises on project related risk management issues.

Since 2016, she set up our firm’s Africa Team along with Mr. Tim Dickens, the head of the Africa Team, and assisted in advising a large Korean company in its sale of shares of a resort in South Africa, a large Korean medical device company in its possible dialysis machine export and set up of operations in Zambia, and a Korean shipping conglomerate in its dispute regarding agency agreements with agents in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast. Currently, she is a Director of Corporate Relations at South African Chamber of Commerce in Korea.


      • Member, 1st Public-Private Committee for Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (2024-Present)
      • Director of Corporate Relations, South African Chamber of Commerce in Korea (2022-Present)
      • DR & AJU LLC (2015-Present)
      • Law Clerk, Boston University Office of General Counsel (2013)
      • Intern, Eversheds LLP (2013)
      • Intern, Thomas Cooper Law (2012)
      • Boston University School of Law (JD, 2014)
      • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (BA, 2010)
      • Institut Catholique de Paris (2009)
      • Admitted to Bar, New York
      • Admitted to Bar, Massachusetts
      • Korean
      • English

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