Seokchun Yun specializes in international arbitration and cross-border litigation, international trade, international taxation, construction and real estate litigation, and shareholder dispute with a focus on disputes with international elements, and provides legal advice on potential disputes.
Mr. Yun has successfully represented government, domestic and foreign multinational clients at all stages of international arbitrations under the major arbitration rules including ICSID, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, ICDR, JCAA, and KCAB as well as in ad-hoc arbitrations. He has also represented clients in international mediations under SIMC rules and before the WTO panel.
During his secondment at Kobre & Kim LLP in New York, Mr. Yun was involved in the enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments, asset tracing and recovery, and litigations at both federal and state levels. He has handled legal matters and issues implicating various governing laws, including those of Korea, England and Wales, the United States (federal, New York, California and Delaware), Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, as well as international instruments and norms such as the CISG, UNIDROIT Principles and WTO treaties.
Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Yun was a partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC’s international arbitration and litigation practice group and a senior attorney at Kim & Chang’s international arbitration & cross-border litigation practice. He also served as a judge advocate (military judge and prosecutor) in the Republic of Korea Navy.
Mr. Yun currently serves as director of academic affairs in the Korean Society of International Economic Law, director of research in the Korean International Law Association and director in the Korea Private International Law Association. He has taught as a lecturer at Seoul National University College of Law and actively publishes articles and authors treatises. Mr. Yun also frequently speaks at notable seminars and conferences on various topics including international arbitration and trade.
Mr. Yun received an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2017, and his LL.M. and LL.B. from Seoul National University in 2011 and 2006, respectively. He graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korean in 2007. He is admitted to the New York bar and Korean bar. Mr. Yun speaks native Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese (Mandarin). He also commands reading knowledge of German.