Pool of Arbitrators

Joongi Kim

Professor at Yonsei Law School, 7th President of the Korea Council for International Arbitration

Joongi (dʒun-ɡi) is a professor, arbitrator, and mediator focused on art law, international investment and trade, and commercial law. He is the author of a treatise INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION IN KOREA (OUP) that received the 11th Simdang International Trade and Business Research Award. Joongi is a frequent speaker and has published extensively on issues related to international dispute resolution.

Joongi’s research and experience has included arbitration and/or mediation at both the domestic and international level in a wide range of art law and commercial and investment disputes. He has served as a presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator, and co-arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc proceedings under the rules of the GGGI, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, JCAA, KCAB, LMAA, QICCA, SIAC, UNCITRAL, and VIAC. A Member of the ICC Court, he also serves on the panel of arbitrators for the ICSID, Korea-EU Free Trade Agreement, Korea-US Free Trade Agreement and GGGI, in addition to AIAC, CAA, CIETAC, CRCICA, DIAC, eBRAM, HIAC, HKIAC, JCAA, KCAB, PIAC, RIMA, SCCA, SCIA, SHIAC, SIAC, and VIAC, and the panel of mediators of HIAC International Mediation Center, SIMC, and VMC. He was appointed to the Arbitration and Mediation pools of CAfA in November 2022.

In 2019, he was selected as International Arbitrator of the Year by KCAB International and the Korea Economic Daily and received the Top 10 Arbitrators in Asia Pacific Award by the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center.
The 7th President of the Korean Council for International Arbitration (KOCIA), he serves as a Council Member for the ICC Institute of World Business and an Academic Council Member of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration. He also sits on the editorial board of International Investment Law and Arbitration (Brill), Asian Journal of Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press), Dispute Resolution International (IBA) and Korean Arbitration Review.

Joongi has been a visiting professor at ESADE, Georgetown, Keio, the National University of Singapore, National Law School of India University (Bangalore), University of Florida and University of Hong Kong.

His educational background includes Georgetown (JD), Yonsei (MA), Columbia (BA).

Jurisdiction: Republic of Korea