B.A. LL.B.
Foreign Attorney +82 10 4900-6940
Bar admission
India, 2020
English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi


Sameer Thakur is a foreign attorney at Peter & Kim of Seoul office in the International Arbitration & Litigation Practice. Sameer’s experience as Counsel and Tribunal Secretary includes participation in over 10 international arbitrations (both commercial and investor-state) conducted under the auspices of all major arbitral institutions (ICC, ICSID, PCA, HKIAC, SIAC, KCAB). He has acted as Counsel in 5 full hearings, participating in the development of oral openings, closings & cross-examination scripts.
Sameer publishes widely in leading publications on international commercial law and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the ICC Court of Arbitration’s India Newsletter. Sameer is equally comfortable and familiar with common and civil law traditions having studied and practiced law in Korea, Germany, India, and Hong Kong.

When in law school, Sameer finished as Runners Up at the Vis (East) Moot in Hong Kong in 2017. He remains involved with the moot acting as coach and arbitrator.

Areas of

  • Arbitration / Litigation
  • Investments & BITs
  • Shareholder Agreements


  • Construction & Engineering Icon Construction & Engineering
  • Energy & Power Icon Energy & Power
  • Oil Icon Oil
  • Gas Icon Gas
  • Acting as Counsel for a leading Korean manufacturer of plastic packaging goods in an ICC Arbitration against a British multinational corporation
  • Acting as Counsel for a leading retailer of low-cost goods in a JCAA Arbitration against a major Japanese conglomerate where the value in dispute is over 1 billion USD
  • Acting as Counsel for a Korean corporation in an investment treaty dispute against a North African state being administered by the PCA
  • Acting as Counsel for a Korean corporation in a SIAC Arbitration arising from the development of a thermal power plant in the Philippines
  • Acting as Counsel for a Chinese corporation in a KCAB Arbitration arising from a supply agreement for the supply of printed circuit boards to one of the largest electronics manufacturers in the world
  • Acting as Counsel for a major automotive company in two HKIAC arbitrations arising from the sale of a subsidiary to a Chinese company
  • Peter & Kim (2021.1–present)
  • Foreign Attorney, Bae, Kim and Lee, International Arbitration Team (2020.9-2020.12)
  • Summer Intern, Skadden Arps, Hong Kong (Arbitration & Litigation Practice) (2019.6)
  • Winter Associate, Jones Day, Frankfurt (International Arbitration Practice) (2018.11)
  • Summer Associate, Bae Kim & Lee, Seoul (International Arbitration Practice) (2018.5-6)
  • Chambers of Darius Khambata, Senior Advocate (Member, SIAC Court) (2017.12)
  • BA-LLB (Hons.) NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India
  • Senior Secondary Education: The Air Force School (2015)
  • Editor, India Newsletter, Court of Arbitration of the ICC
  • Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes: An Introduction to the 2021 ICC Rules of Arbitration

    with Mr. Abhinav Bhushan, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (October 27, 2020)

  • Appointment, Independence and Impartiality and Removal of Arbitrators under the BCDR Rules

    Volume 4, Issue 2. (BCDR Arbitration Review)

  • Commencement under the CAM-CCBC Rules: A case for clarity

    Young Arbitration Review (Edition 28, January, 2018)

  • Buyer’s Obligation to Comply with Payment Regulations

    Under Article 54 of the CISG’ Vindobona Journal for International Commercial Law and Arbitration (Edition 21, November 2017).

  • 'Emergency Arbitration', a Chapter in 'The Arbitrator's Handbook'

    Research assistant (scheduled)