John P Bang, senior partner, Peter & Kim
Bang, who is a senior partner at Peter & Kim, is an expert in international arbitration and litigation. He was named the Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year at the ALB Korea Law Awards, 2019.
He has guided his clients on various matters including representing POSCO in an arbitration (ICC, Singapore) related to the development of the $35-billion New Songdo International Business District, under development over 5.7 million square meters of land reclaimed from the Yellow Sea in the Incheon Free Economic Zone in South Korea.
Bang has also advised Mirae Asset and its affiliates in a US litigation arising from the termination of a $5.8-billion acquisition of 15 luxury hotels owned by China’s Dajia Insurance Group’s subsidiary.
Furthermore, Bang counselled Korea’s largest electric power company in a high-value arbitration involving over 20 different claims and counterclaims, arising from the construction of a major energy project in the UAE (valued at over $20 billion).
Talking about his approach to clients, Bang says that his priority is client satisfaction. “This means that client expectation, care and management are of paramount importance. To draw an analogy, if the client says “run,” the question should not be “why” or “when,” it is “how far” and “how fast.” Once transposed to the legal practice, I believe excellent client service entails responding to all the client’s needs to the best of my abilities by being proactive and offering solutions,” Bang says.
A client says: “John has great cross-examination skills and communicates the client’s position superbly to the tribunal and to us. He possesses superb oral advocacy skills and is tenacious in advancing and protecting our interests.”
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