B.A. J.D.
Foreign Attorney

daaekim@peterandkim.com +82 2 538 2900
Bar admission
District of Columbia, 2019; New York, 2021
Korean, English


Daae Kim is a foreign attorney at Peter & Kim in Seoul and represents clients on a wide variety of international commercial and investment treaty dispute. Daae has acted as counsel in arbitrations conducted under the auspices of various institutions, including the ICC and SIAC, as wells as ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules. Her practice includes disputes involving breaches of contracts, shareholder disputes, private equity, construction, pharmaceuticals, and insurance.

In addition to her international arbitration work, Daae regularly advises clients in public international law and international trade law matters.
Daae’s previous legal experiences include working as a legal intern at the ICSID Secretariat in Washington D.C. and at Shearman & Sterling LLP where she assisted International Arbitration team in Singapore, and working as an intern to The Honorable Charles N. Brower, an independent arbitrator.

Areas of

  • Arbitration
  • Investments & BITs
  • Joint Ventures / Consortia


  • Energy & Power Icon Energy & Power
  • Construction & Engineering Icon Construction & Engineering
  • Real Estate Icon Real Estate
  • Pharmaceutical & Biotech Icon Pharmaceutical & Biotech
  • Insurance Icon Insurance
  • Counsel to a Korean municipal government in an ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong involving a dispute relating to a comprehensive project to develop the land and public waters of a free economic zone.
  • Counsel to a Korean pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration seated in Seoul involving a dispute over a license agreement for a bio-pharmaceutical product with a Japanese company.
  • Counsel to one of Korea’s most prominent publicly-listed pharmaceutical companies in an ICC arbitration seated in Tokyo involving a dispute arising from a Supply and Purchase Agreement of intravenous solution with a German medical manufacturer.
  • Counsel to a Korean company in an ICC arbitration seated in Alberta involving a dispute arising from an overseas construction project.
  • Counsel to a Korean investment fund in a US court litigation arising from a transaction involving the acquisition of 15 luxury hotels in the US net worth USD 5.8 billion.
  • Counsel to ten insurance companies in an ad hoc arbitration concerning claims for insurance proceeds in connection with the failure of a key equipment in a coal-fired power plant.
  • Counsel to in an ICC arbitration seated in London concerning claims arising from a supply contract for the delivery of feed water heaters in relation to development of a power plant in Saudi Arabia.
  • Counsel to a private equity consortium consisting of four financial institutions in a long-standing shareholders dispute involving the investors’ exercise of a put option.
  • Counsel to an engineering company in an arbitration arising out of a consortium agreement concerning the development of a coal fired steam power plant project in Indonesia in a SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore.
  • Counsel to the Republic of Korea involving investment treaty claims brought by Iranian investors under UNCITRAL Rules.
  • Regularly advises clients and the Korean Government on issues relating to investor state disputes (ISD) and international trade law matters including WTO dispute resolution.
  • Foreign Attorney, Peter & Kim (2019 – present)
  • Legal Intern, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Singapore (2019.8 – 2019.12)
  • Legal Intern, Charles N. Brower (2018.12 – 2019.6)
  • Legal Intern, International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (2018.9 – 2018.12)
  • Legal Intern, Superior Court of the District of Columbia (2018.1 – 2018.3)
  • Legal Intern, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2017.5 – 2017.8)
  • George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 2018)
  • Sogang University (B.A., cum laude, 2009)
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Auditor, Korea Human Rights Foundation (2020–Current)
  • Chair, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (2012–2014)
  • CIArb Practice Guideline on Party Non-Participation: Reflections and Practical Suggestions

    Mino Han and Daae Kim, Young Arbitration Review, 44th ed (2022), p. 26

  • “당사자 일방이 궐석인 중재에서 중재인이 유의해야 될 사항”, 중재 356호, KCAB International (2021)

    Mino Han and Daae Kim, 2021, p. 26

  • Recent Trends in ISDS Awards: with a focus on Due Process

    Kevin (Kap-You) Kim et al., 147 International Trade Law 49 (2020)

  • “Tax”

    Ara Cho and Daae Kim, Jus Mundi Wiki Note, 2020


    Charles N Brower and Daae Kim, Kaj Hobér and Stockholm. Ensuring that East and West Ever Shall Meet, 15 (Red. Eric Bylander, Anna Jonsson Cornell & Jakob Ragnwaldh ed., Uppsala: Iustus förlag 2019)