International Litigation and Arbitration

HwaHyun boasts a team of experienced litigators, former judge, and industry experts who have successfully resolved numerous cross-border disputes involving, among others, corporate, M&A, construction, intellectual property, international business transaction, maritime, and restructuring & insolvency.

HwaHyun prides in offering one of the highest level of international litigation and arbitration services in Korea. Dr. Kyung-Han Sohn of our International Litigation & Arbitration Group is internationally known as counsel as well as arbitrator and maintains a strong record of success in numerous international dispute cases over the years.


We provide the full range of legal services in this practice area, including the following:

  • Pre-litigation/arbitration analysis and strategic advice
  • Interim measures and emergency arbitration
  • Negotiation for amicable settlement
  • Representation before courts and administrative tribunals
  • Representation before international arbitration tribunals
  • Enforcement proceeding of foreign judgment and arbitral award

Selected Cases

  • Automotive industry: Represented an European automotive company in an arbitration of disputes over international distributorship
  • Construction industry: Represented in arbitrations of various construction disputes between owner and contractors & between prime contractor and sub-contractors
  • Maritime industry: Represented in arbitrations of various maritime transportation disputes
  • Software industry: Represented an U.S.-based software company in an arbitration over issues concerning executive compensation
  • Others: Represented foreign clients in litigations of various corporate, finance, investment, trade, technology, labor, and other disputes with Korean parties


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