Mayer Brown has expanded its international arbitration practice in Singapore with the arrival of Kay-Jannes Wegner as a partner. He joins from Kim & Chang in South Korea, where he was a senior member of its international and cross-border litigation practice, and head of its European arbitration desk. As an English and German qualified lawyer, Wegner practiced international arbitration at leading international law firms in London and Singapore. He has more than two decades of experience as a high-profile international arbitration practitioner, and he represents Asian and European clients across a broad spectrum of international arbitration cases, including construction and infrastructure disputes, as well as energy and defense-related arbitrations.
He also sits as an arbitrator in ICC and Korean Commercial Arbitration Board cases. In 2017, Wegner was commended by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Korea for his contributions to developing the international arbitration sector in South Korea. Between 2017 and 2022, he was appointed as the Trustee of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea. Wegner is a member of the ITA Board of country reporters as a reporter for Korea and contributes summaries of Korean court decisions and other developments that are published on Kluwer Arbitration.