MIDS LL.M. Candidate
Founder and Lead Partner of Kwak & Co.

Contact

kjk@knclaw.co.kr
782214707

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Biography

Kyung Jik is the founder and lead partner of Kwak & Company, a boutique firm focused on dispute resolution, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in January, 2019. After three years of mandatory military service as a judge advocate at the Korean Air Force (captain), he was appointed as a judge at the Seoul Eastern District Court. He subsequently served as a judge at the Seoul Civil District Court and then the Seoul High Court, and as a constitutional research office at the Constitutional Court. He began to practice law as a senior partner at Bae, Kim & Lee. He studied law at Seoul National University (LL.B. and LL.M.), Judicial Research & Training Institute (two year mandatory program to get qualified), Columbia Law School (LL.M.) and Yale Law School (Visiting Fulbright Scholar). He is fond of learning (not particularly law, though) and happy to be back at school. Hiking is essential routine, and he loves places like Venice, Nantucket, where people used to sally forth into the ocean.

Nationality

South Korea

Working languages

English
Korean

Location

Switzerland
Geneva

Previous location

South Korea
Seoul

Areas of Expertise

Investment Arbitration
International Commercial Arbitration
International Dispute Settlement
Transnational Litigation
International Arbitration
Private international law
International Commercial Law
Legal theory

Bar information

1983, Korean Bar 2000, New-York Bar

MIDS LL.M. Candidate
Founder and Lead Partner of Kwak & Co.

Contact

kjk@knclaw.co.kr
782214707

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