Dr Yunsoo Shin is a well-experienced specialist in international disputes and complex corporate matters. She is a Specialist Mediator at the Singapore International Mediation Centre, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and one of the youngest Korean arbitrators active in the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She has also acted as an international arbitrator at SIAC, HKIAC, ACICA, and KCAB and counsel in various international arbitration cases conducted under the rules of the ICC, SIAC, LCIA, HKIAC, or KCAB.
Her expertise covers both the common law and civil law traditions and a broad range of business transactions and commercial disputes involving M&As, general contract law, share purchase and asset purchase agreements, distribution agreements, construction, automobile manufacturing, OEM contracts, and license agreements, among various other subject matters. In particular, she is one of the most experienced young lawyers in Korea who has handled many multi-billion-dollar post-M&A disputes involving Korean chaebols.
The Global Arbitration Review describes Dr Shin as a “top-notch advocate that will be one to watch in the coming years at the top of the Korean market.” She received the “Female Lawyer of the Year” in Korea award by Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters) in 2023, and has been nominated as a ‘Rising Star’ under 45, a ‘Leading Lawyer’ in the field of international arbitration in Korea by the Legal Times, and a finalist for the “Female Lawyer of the Year” multiple times since 2021.
Shin is double licensed in the New York Bar and the Korean Bar, with in-depth knowledge and expertise in M&A disputes, finance, and corporate valuation. She is a graduate of Seoul National University (B.S., LL.B.), the Wharton School (MBA, in finance and business analytics), and Harvard Law School, where she earned her doctoral degree (SJD, in corporate governance and finance). Prior to joining Peter & Kim, Dr Shin practiced law at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC for 10 years, served as a fellow at Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance, and published journal articles on corporate governance and shareholder disputes in Delaware and Korea.