Partner and Head of International Arbitration and Litigation

Bae Kim & Lee LLC

Seoul | Korea

Kevin Kim (1)


Kap-You (Kevin) Kim is head of Bae Kim & Lee LLC’s international arbitration and litigation practice group.

He has acted as counsel, presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator or sole arbitrator in dozens of international arbitrations, and is ranked by Chambers & Partners as Band 1 for Asia Pacific Region Arbitration, and as a Star Individual for Arbitration in South Korea.

He has authored several publications on international arbitration and litigation practice, and was general editor of Arbitration Law of Korea: Practice & Procedure (Juris Publishing, 2012), the first hornbook on arbitration in Korea written in English. He also authored Arbitration Law & Practice (Bakyoungsa, 2012), a hornbook on arbitration in the Korean language.


  • Governing Board Member and Chair of Audit Committee of the ICCA
  • Chair, International Arbitration Committee of ICC Korea
  • Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Board Member, AAA
  • Editorial Board Member, Global Arbitration Review


  • LLB, LLM, Seoul National University College of Law
  • LLM, Harvard Law School