Jennifer (Eun Kyung) Yoo is a senior associate at Peter & Kim in Seoul and is qualified as a Korean lawyer. Jennifer has represented and advised clients on a wide range of international commercial arbitration and cross-border litigation cases. In particular, she has ample experience in large-scale overseas construction disputes involving multiple claims, parties, experts and counsel.
She also frequently advises clients on international arbitration procedures, challenges and enforcement of international arbitral awards, and interim measures in respect of arbitration proceedings.
Areas of Expertise
Arbitration / Litigation
International project contracting
Private International Law
Construction & Engineering
Energy & Power
Counsel to a Korean EPC contractor against a consortium of Korea’s largest construction companies, in an LCIA arbitration seated in London and governed by English law concerning the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the UAE.
Counsel to a major Korean construction company in an ICC arbitration arising out of a joint venture partnership formed for the development of an international business district in Korea.
Counsel to a Korean steel manufacturing company in a SIAC arbitration against an Australian company, relating to steel fabrication and delivery works for a large-scale civil construction project in Sydney.
Counsel to a Korean construction company in an ad hoc arbitration concerning a major civil works construction project located in Canada, involving claims for extension of time and additional costs as well as alleged defects.
Counsel to a Korean nuclear power plant company in a KCAB arbitration concerning defective cables supplied for a nuclear power plant.
Counsel to a Korean municipal government in an ICC arbitration for a dispute relating to a comprehensive project to develop the land and public waters of a free economic zone.
Counsel to a private equity firm in a HKIAC arbitration in relation to the alleged invalid termination of a share purchase agreement.
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.
Regularly advises Korean construction companies on construction-related claims and potential disputes with subcontractors and/or employers.
Regularly advises clients on international arbitration procedures, challenges and enforcement of international arbitral awards, interim measures in respect of arbitration proceedings.
Regularly advises the Korean government on issues relating to World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes and other international trade disputes, and investor state disputes (ISD), etc.
Secondee, Clifford Chance London (2022 – Present)
Senior Associate, Peter & Kim (2019 – Present)
Associate, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, International Arbitration & Litigation Practice Group (2017 – 2019)
Associate, Lee & Ko, International Arbitration & Litigation Practice Group (2015 – 2017)
Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2022)
Seoul National University Graduate School of Law Ph.D. course completed (2020)