Partner, Kim & Chang
Byung-Woo Im is a partner in Kim & Chang’s international arbitration and cross-border litigation practice, outbound practice, and aerospace and defence practice. Mr Im has extensive experience representing foreign and domestic clients in numerous international arbitration cases under the rules of the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, LCIA and KCAB. He also regularly advises clients on drafting arbitration agreements and on enforcement matters. Mr Im also has extensive experience in advising and representing foreign and domestic clients in overseas construction and infrastructure projects focusing on Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iraq, Algeria, Oman, Egypt and Nigeria at various stages of such projects, including all contentious and non-contentious matters, and in representing foreign and domestic clients in international construction arbitration cases. Mr Im is a leading expert in this area, and clients value his deep understanding and expertise in the construction industry in general, in particular his experience in dealing in foreign jurisdictions where Korean construction companies have been active, as well as his keen and precise analysis of the complex legal issues involved in cross-border construction disputes. Mr Im has represented American and European defence companies in procurement transactions with various Korean authorities, including the Defense Acquisition Program Administration and the Public Procurement Service.