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Baker McKenzie has added leading international arbitration practitioner Sunyoung Kim as a partner in Baker McKenzie & KL Partners Joint Venture Law Firm (Baker McKenzie KLP JV), effective May 20, 2024. Dual qualified in Korea and the US, Sunyoung is returning to Baker McKenzie after being an associate in the Firm’s Hong Kong office during 2009-2012. Her practice focuses on representing clients in international arbitration cases before the International Chamber of Commerce, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, and the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, as well as in ad-hoc arbitrations. Sunyoung has represented multinational corporations, government entities, defense contractors and high-profile individuals in numerous commercial disputes, as well as disputes related to cross-border joint venture and M&A matters in the construction, shipping, energy and natural resources sectors. She also advises clients on investor-state matters. Sunyoung obtained her master’s degree in law in the US from the University of California, Berkeley, and her bachelor’s degree in law in Korea from Yonsei University.

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