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Dana Kim

Dana (Da Won) Kim


Dana is a Partner in the Seoul office and a dispute resolution specialist focusing on cross-border disputes.  



Dana has extensive experience advising clients on cross-border disputes including arbitration, litigation, investigations and other forms of dispute resolution, particularly in the technology, energy, finance and construction sectors.

She is experienced in all of the major arbitral rules including, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, LMAA, LCIA, KCAB, DIAC, CIETAC and ICDR.  She has represented clients in arbitrations conducted in London, Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, Singapore, Korea and Dubai, and in disputes under English, New York and other common and civil law systems.   

Dana is dual-qualified in New York and England and Wales. In addition to her work as counsel, Dana also sits as arbitrator. She is the current Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of KCAB NEXT.

Dana is ranked as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in Asia Pacific Legal 500 and as an exclusive winner of the Arbitration & ADR category for South Korea in the Client Choice Awards, 2019. She was also recently named 'Korea Arbitration Future Leader' by the KCAB in December 2019. 

 “Dana Kim is one of the most responsive and client-oriented lawyers; she can provide creative and practical solutions within a very short timeframe. ” Client Choice Awards 2019

"Dana Kim is regarded by market sources as "a rising star" for her work on international arbitration and corporate investigations." Chambers Asia Pacific 2019.

Dana's experience includes: 


  • representing Hyundai Heavy Industries on its successful settlement in an ICC arbitration arising out of the US$10.3 billion Barzan gas pipeline project in Qatar
  • representing a Korean contractor in a Singapore seated SIAC arbitration in relation to a significant downstream disputes with an Australian subcontractor on a US$10 billion project
  • representing a Korean manufacturing company in an ICDR arbitration arising out of an IP dispute with an Asian engineering company
  • representing a Korean contractor in a Singapore seated arbitration concerning the improper call on a performance bond and other claims arising under a turnkey construction contract for a multi-train polyester plant in Vietnam
  • acting for Asian private equity firms in a HKIAC arbitration against another leading private equity firm, concerning the sale of its shareholding in a Korean company
  • acting for an Asian private equity firm in a HKIAC arbitration concerning a post-M&A dispute in the financial services sector
  • representing a global auto maker regarding allegations of fraud by the employees of its Korean business



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