Foreign Attorney +82 2 538 2900
Bar admission
District of Columbia, 2013
Korean, English


Dongsuk Shin is a Foreign Attorney at Peter & Kim in Seoul and is a member of District of Columbia bar. Dongsuk has acted as counsel in international commercial/investment arbitrations under most arbitral institutions and rules, including the ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, UNCITRAL, and SIAC.

Prior to joining Peter & Kim in Seoul, Dongsuk worked as a Foreign Registered Lawyer at the Hong Kong office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP and as a Junior Associate at the Geneva office of Peter & Kim, where he specialized in international arbitration.
Dongsuk also worked as an in-house counsel at Kolon Industries, Inc. for about five years, where he performed a wide range of corporate advisory and compliance work and gained extensive experience in international disputes, including cross-border trade secret litigation and related criminal proceedings.

Dongsuk is native in Korean and also fluent in English.

Areas of

  • Arbitration / Litigation
  • Investments & BITs
  • Financial Disputes
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sport Law


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  • Acted for a Korean steel conglomerate against a Kazakhstan state-owned company in an ICC arbitration
  • Acted in a London seated LCIA arbitration for a Korean construction conglomerate against a Kuwaiti company
  • Acted for a Swiss company in an investment treaty arbitration against the Republic of Korea administered by the PCA
  • Acted for one of the largest private equity firms in Asia against the founder of an acquired company in relation to breach of non-compete obligations in an arbitration administered by HKIAC
  • Acted for a Hong Kong hedge fund in 18 concurrent HKIAC arbitrations against a Korean investment company in relation to a winding-up petition in Jersey
  • Acted for a major private equity firm in a US$1+ billion ICC arbitration involving a post-M&A dispute, including a breach of warranty claim against a major retail chain
  • Acted in an ICC arbitration between a Central Asia mining conglomerate and a contractor, with more than US$ 500 million in dispute
  • Acted in an arbitration under UNCITRAL rules arising out of a dispute between a Canadian company and two mainland Chinese companies in relation to a gas project in China
  • Acted for a French professional football club, and one of its players in their appeal to the CAS against a decision by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body
  • Foreign Attorney, Peter & Kim (2023 – present)
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Hong Kong SAR (2021 – 2023)
  • Junior Associate, Peter & Kim, Geneva, Switzerland (2019 – 2020)
  • Internship Trainee, Morgan Sports Law, Lausanne, Switzerland (2019)
  • Senior Associate Counsel, Kolon Industries, Inc. (2013 – 2018)
  • Legal Intern, Paul Hastings LLP (2013)
  • The Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (LL.M., 2020)
  • Handong International Law School (M.A., 2012)
  • Korea University (BPE, 2007)
  • The District of Columbia Bar