"Regarding my interest in VIAC, I have recently worked on arbitration matters with Austrian clients and Austrian co-counsel involving Korean companies, and I believe that Vienna has the potential to replace Singapore and Hong Kong as the preferred neutral arbitration destination for Korean users. I look forward to contributing as much as I can to further grow VIAC’s position in Korea and Asia."
Sup-Joon Byun is a senior foreign attorney in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group and Merger & Acquisitions Practice Group of Kim & Chang.
Mr. Byun has extensive experience in international dispute resolution including international arbitrations administered by a wide array of institutions, including ICC, LCIA, SIAC and JCAA as well as ad hoc arbitrations and investment treaty arbitrations. He specializes in advising clients involved in cross-border investment and M&A-related disputes as well as investor-state disputes.
Mr. Byun’s recent works include representing multinational private equity funds in post-M&A disputes, representing a foreign investor in an investment treaty arbitration filed against the Republic of Korea, representing a major pharmaceutical company in a cross-border joint venture dispute, and representing a major telecommunications company in a dispute relating to a European public infrastructure project.
As a member of the Merger & Acquisitions Practice, Mr. Byun also has extensive experience in a wide range of cross-border transactions, including share and asset purchases and joint ventures, and has handled many high-profile transactions, advising international businesses and private equity funds in acquiring major Korean companies. He is also known for his expertise in counseling top Korean conglomerates on outbound transactions.
Prior to joining Kim & Chang in 2004, Mr. Byun was an associate in the corporate department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York.
Mr. Byun received his J.D. from Columbia University’s School of Law in 2001, and his B.A. from Duke University in 1997.