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Jong Suk Kim

T: +971 4 407 3992 M: +971 52 120 3245 +82 10 9474 4218 Email Jong Suk | vCard Office: Dubai

Jong Suk Kim Of counsel

Contact details

Jong Suk Kim

Jong Suk Kim
Of counsel

T: +971 4 407 3992 M: +971 52 120 3245 +82 10 9474 4218 Email Jong Suk | vCard Office: Dubai

Jong Suk is a lawyer based in the Dubai office. He regularly assists clients in a range of contentious and non-contentious matters which are of a cross-border nature. For over 17 years Jong Suk has advised on projects in the Middle East, CIS, Central Asia and South East Asia.
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Jong Suk has extensive experience working in senior positions, both in private practice and in-house. He has significant experience advising clients in successfully achieving some of their most strategic objectives throughout the Middle East region, particularly in relation to offshore and onshore construction disputes.

Jong Suk has been listed as a recognised legal practitioner within The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 publication, for his expertise in construction within the Middle East.

“…Senior counsel Jong Suk Kim brings expertise of senior in-house roles at Korean contractors.”

The Legal 500 EMEA – UAE 2020

  • Corporate
  • Dispute resolution
  • Shipbuilding and offshore construction
  • International arbitration

Several Korean and Japanese companies

Representing several Korean and Japanese companies on some of their strategic investment projects into South East Asia, including Indonesia, Singapore and Myanmar.

Korean company

Advising a Korean company in relation to its investment into a multi-billion dollar iron ore project located in Australia.

Korean offshore company

Representing a Korean offshore company in setting up a joint venture with a Russian company to build a shipyard in Russia. 

More: Corporate

Korean manufacturers

Representing Korean manufacturers in relation to the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award against a Turkish company.

Korean client

Representing a Korean client against a UK company in the High Courts of Justice (successfully settled).

Korean bioscience company

Representing a Korean bioscience company against a Dubai company in relation to a business dispute (successfully settled).

Leading electronic manufacturer

Advising a leading electronic manufacturer in relation to a high-profile product liability case.

More: Dispute resolution

Korean offshore manufacturer

Advised a Korean offshore manufacturer (as Claimant) in dispute with a Middle East government entity (as Respondent) under an engineering, procurement, construction installation, commissioning and start-up (EPCIC) contract.

Shipbuilder's liability

Advised on a shipbuilder's liability under a warranty clause. Buyers of a vessel claimed US$100 million in relation to losses suffered due to an incident which occurred during a vessel's maiden voyage. Achieved a successful outcome for the shipbuilder, to the extent they were only liable for the repair costs of an alleged defect of the vessel and all others claims were dismissed.

Korean shipbuilding company

Advising a Korean shipbuilding company regarding a claim made by a super major oil company relating to a technical defect on a vessel. 

More: Shipbuilding and offshore construction

Korean offshore manufacturer

Advised a Korean offshore manufacturer (as Claimant) in dispute with a Middle East government entity (as Respondent) under an engineering, procurement, construction installation, commissioning and start-up (EPCIC) contract.  The governing law was the law of the State of Libya, the seat was Paris, France with a three member tribunal subject to International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") Arbitration Rules. The dispute was valued at circa US$60 million and settled under ICC arbitration rules.

Korean manufacturer

Representing a Korean manufacturer against a UAE company in a LCIA arbitration for outstanding debt.

Joint venture company

Representing a joint venture company, consisting of two of Korea's major contractors, in relation to a US$450 million LCIA dispute regarding a construction project in the UAE and pursuing claims for substantial variations under the construction sub-contract.

More: International arbitration

  • Shipping
  • Construction and engineering

Korean shipbuilder

Representing a Korean shipbuilder on the sale of two 250-ton navy Coast Guard vessels to the Ministry of National Defence of Colombia.

Korean offshore manufacturer

Advised a Korean offshore manufacturer (as Claimant) in dispute with a Middle East government entity (as Respondent) under an engineering, procurement, construction installation, commissioning and start-up (EPCIC) contract.

Shipbuidler's liability

Advised on a shipbuilder's liability under a warranty clause. Buyers of a vessel claimed US$100 million in relation to losses suffered due to an incident which occurred during the vessel's maiden voyage. Achieved a successful outcome for the shipbuilder, to the extent they were only liable only for the repair costs of the alleged defect and all other claims were dismissed.

Korean shipbuilding company

Advising a Korean shipbuilding company regarding a claim made by a super major oil company relating to the technical defect claim on a vessel.

Korean offshore company

Representing a Korean offshore company in setting up a joint venture with a Russian company to build a shipyard in Russia.

More: Shipping

Korean offshore manufacturer

Advised a Korean offshore manufacturer (as Claimant) in dispute with a Middle East government entity (as Respondent) under an engineering, procurement, construction installation, commissioning and start-up (EPCIC) contract.

Joint venture company

Representing a joint venture company, consisting of two of Korea's biggest chaebols, in relation to a US$450 million LCIA dispute regarding a construction project in the UAE and pursuing claims for substantial variations under the construction sub-contract.

Singaporean engineering company

Representing a Singaporean engineering company against a Romanian project owner at ICC arbitration.

More: Construction and engineering

  • UAE
  • Korea

Joint venture company

Representing a joint venture company, consisting of two of Korea's biggest chaebols, in relation to a US$450 million LCIA dispute regarding a construction project in the UAE and pursuing claims for substantial variations under the construction sub-contract.

Korean bioscience company

Representing a Korean bioscience company against a Dubai company in relation to a business dispute (successfully settled).

Korean manufacturer

Representing a Korean manufacturer against a UAE company in a LCIA arbitration for outstanding debt.

More: UAE

Korean manufacturer

Representing a Korean manufacturer against a UAE company in a LCIA arbitration for outstanding debt.

Joint venture company

Representing a joint venture company, consisting of two of Korea's biggest chaebols, in relation to a US$450 million LCIA dispute regarding a construction project in the UAE and pursuing claims for substantial variations under the construction sub-contract.

Korean shipbuilding company

Advising a Korean shipbuilding company regarding a claim made by a super major oil company relating to the technical defect claim of a vessel.

Korean client

Representing a Korean client against a UK company in the High Courts of Justice (successfully settled).

Korean bioscience company

Representing a Korean bioscience company against a Dubai company in relation to a business dispute (successfully settled).

Several Korean companies

Representing several Korean companies on some of their strategic investment projects into South East Asia, including Indonesia, Singapore and Myanmar.

Korean company

Advising a Korean company in relation to its investment into a multi-billion dollar iron ore project located in Australia.

Korean offshore manufacturer

Advised a Korean offshore manufacturer (as Claimant) in dispute with a Middle East government entity (as Respondent) under an engineering, procurement, construction installation, commissioning and start-up (EPCIC) contract.

Korean shipbuilder

Representing a Korean shipbuilder on the sale of two 250-ton navy Coast Guard vessels to the Ministry of National Defence of Colombia.

More: Korea

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