Kyung-Han Sohn

khsohn@hwahyunlaw.com
+82-2-535-1766

Dr. Kyung-Han Sohn is a forward-looking, passionate and scholarly jurist. He first started as a lawyer focusing on cross-border transactions and then pioneered into various new areas such as intellectual property, information and communications, healthcare and medical services, science and technology, and international arbitration. He is always interested in helping clients in new fields of law. Recently he has organized and led the Forum for Blockchains and the Law joined by industry leaders, college professors, and legal practitioners.

Dr. Kyung-Han Sohn is a forward-looking, passionate and scholarly jurist. He first started as a lawyer focusing on cross-border transactions and then pioneered into various new areas such as intellectual property, information and communications, healthcare and medical services, science and technology, and international arbitration. He is always interested in helping clients in new fields of law. Recently he has organized and led the Forum for Blockchains and the Law joined by industry leaders, college professors, and legal practitioners.

Professional Experiences

  • Partner, HwaHyun (2016-Present)
  • Professor, SKK University(teaching ADR & International Business Transactions) (2007-2016)
  • Managing Partner, Aram International Law Offices (1993-2007)
  • Senior Member, Bae, Kim & Lee, P.C. (1988-1993)
  • Visiting Attorney, Vinson & Elkins, Houston, Texas and Washington, D.C. (1987) and Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, San Francisco, California and Washington, D.C. (1986)
  • Member, Central International Law Firm (1979-1988)

Activities

  • Advisor, HwaHyun (2007-2016)
  • Instructor, Samsung Global Commercial Program(teaching Construction Law including Disputes on Sharia) (2015, 2017)
  • President, Korea Private International Law Association (for International Litigation Issues) (2011-2015)
  • President, Korea International Trade Law Association (2007-2009)
  • Director for Foreign Affairs, Korea Law Center (2000-2004)
  • Director, Korea Arbitrators Society (2002-2016)
  • Director of, and Chairman for Foreign Relations Committee of, Seoul Bar Association (1997-2001)
  • Vice-President, Korea Arbitration Association (1996-1999)

Selected Work

  • Counsel for International Litigation & Arbitration including Enforcement of Foreign Judgment in Korea (Germany, US, Japan, China, Australia, Malaysia, etc.)
  • Arbitrator, ICC, KCAB, NAF & IFTA

Publications

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