Experience

Recent Appointments as Arbitrator:

  • Co-arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Seoul between German and UK parties and a Korean government entity arising out of a contract for the design, manufacture and delivery of submarines.
  • Sole arbitrator in SIAC arbitration seated in Bangalore between Singaporean and Indian parties arising out of a hotel management agreement.  
  • Co-arbitrator in KCAB arbitration seated in Seoul between Korean and US parties arising under an agreement for the supply of fuel cell plant equipment.
  • Co-arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between a Korean-led consortium and Korean government entities arising under multiple agreements related to large-scale infrastructure and urban development projects.
  • Co-arbitrator in KCAB arbitration seated in Seoul between Chinese and Korean parties arising under an online gaming license and royalty agreement.  
  • Co-arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between Australian and Korean parties arising under the terms and conditions of convertible bonds and related agreements.
  • Co-arbitrator in HKIAC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between Chinese and Korean parties arising under an agreement for the purchase of equity interest in a JV.
  • Co-arbitrator in AAA/ICDR arbitration seated in New York between Korean and US parties arising under an agreement for the construction and operation of a casino and entertainment complex.  
  • Co-arbitrator in KCAB arbitration seated in Seoul between Korean and US parties arising under a contract for the design, supply and installation of venting systems for nuclear power plants.
  • Chair in three concurrent SCMA arbitrations seated in Singapore between Dutch and Singaporean parties arising under agreements for the supply of bunker fuel.
  • Co-arbitrator in two consolidated SIAC arbitrations seated in Singapore between Hong Kong and Vietnamese parties arising under a share purchase agreement and related shareholders’ agreement.
  • Emergency Arbitrator in SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore between two Indonesian parties arising out of a technical service and consulting agreement in the mining sector.
  • Co-arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Seoul between a Korean-led consortium and a Korean government entity arising under a BTO contract for the construction of a trans-oceanic toll bridge.
  • Co-arbitrator in BAC arbitration seated in Beijing between Brazilian and Chinese parties arising under a contract for the sale and purchase of livestock.
  • Sole arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Seoul between Korean and Italian parties arising under a contract for the construction of a railway bridge.
  • Emergency arbitrator in HKIAC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between Hong Kong and Cayman Islands parties arising out of a limited partnership agreement and related investment agreements.
  • Chair in CAA arbitration seated in Taipei between Taiwanese and German parties arising under contracts for the construction and installation of electrical equipment in a public building.
  • Co-arbitrator in two consolidated SIAC arbitrations seated in Singapore between Vietnamese and Korean parties arising under multiple JV and shareholding agreements.
  • Co-arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Seoul between a consortium of Korean and Singaporean parties and a Korean government entity arising under contracts for an urban development project.
  • Chair in KCAB arbitration seated in Seoul between Korean and Jamaican parties arising under an automobile distributorship agreement.
  • Co-arbitrator in four consolidated SIAC arbitrations seated in Singapore between Indian and Korean parties arising under EPC contracts for coal-fired thermal power plants.  
  • Sole arbitrator in SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore between Singaporean and Japanese parties arising under a sub-contract for the construction of an airport terminal and adjacent buildings.
  • Co-arbitrator in HKIAC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between Chinese and Saudi Arabian parties arising under a distribution and cooperation agreement.
  • Co-arbitrator in HKIAC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between multiple Chinese parties arising under a shareholders’ agreement. 
  • Co-arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between German and Chinese parties arising under multiple purchase orders for electric vehicles. 
  • Co-arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Hawaii between US, Irish and Korean parties arising under an IP licensing agreement.
  • Sole arbitrator in four consolidated SIAC arbitrations seated in Singapore between Singaporean, UK and Chinese Parties arising under land rig bareboat charters and related guarantee agreements.  
  • Sole arbitrator in KCAB arbitration seated in Seoul between US, Taiwanese and Korean parties arising under licensing and distribution agreements. 
  • Co-arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between Singaporean and Philippine parties arising under a long-term distribution agreement.
  • Co-arbitrator in SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore and conducted pursuant to the SIAC-SIMC Arb-Med-Arb Protocol between two Japanese parties arising under a manufacturing service agreement for solar power modules.
  • Sole arbitrator in KLRCA arbitration between UK and Malaysian parties arising under a supply and delivery agreement for the assembly and delivery of public transport vehicles.
  • Emergency Arbitrator in SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore between Chinese and Japanese parties arising under a long-term licensing agreement for consumer electronics.
  • Sole arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between Hong Kong and Indian parties arising under a shareholders’ agreement. 
  • Co-arbitrator in arbitration governed by the ICC Rules and administered by SIAC between Korean and Chinese parties arising out of multiple sale and purchase agreements. 
  • Co-arbitrator in two consolidated HKIAC arbitrations seated in Hong Kong between Hong Kong and Korean parties arising under two share purchase agreements.
  • Emergency Arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Singapore between two Korean parties arising under a distribution agreement for construction materials.
  • Co-arbitrator in SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore between two UK parties arising out of a shareholders’ agreement relating to the exploration and production of oil and gas.
  • Chair in KCAB arbitration seated in Seoul between two Korean parties arising under an asset purchase agreement and related lease and distribution agreements.
  • Co-arbitrator in SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore between Canadian, British, Mauritius and Malaysian parties arising under a share purchase agreement and related employment agreements.
  • Sole arbitrator in SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore between Indian and Singaporean parties arising under a commodities sale and purchase agreement. 
  • Sole arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Seoul between Thai and Korean parties arising under a contract for the construction of a UHV plant and related bank guarantees.
  • Chair in VIAC arbitration seated in Hanoi between a Vietnam government entity and a Korean conglomerate arising under a contract for the construction of an expressway.
  • Co-arbitrator in KCAB arbitration between Korean and Russian parties arising out of a loan agreement and related bank guarantee.   
  • Sole arbitrator in KCAB arbitration seated in Seoul between Korean and Malaysian parties arising under an automobile distributorship agreement.
  • Chair in SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore between Chinese and Singaporean parties arising under a guarantee and related agreements.
  • Sole arbitrator in KCAB arbitration seated in Seoul between US and Korean parties arising under a contract for the sale and purchase of race cars and parts. 
  • Co-arbitrator in LMAA arbitration seated in London between Korean and Maltese parties arising under a shipbuilding contract.
  • Sole arbitrator in HKIAC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between Chinese and Hong Kong parties arising under a legal services agreement.
  • Co-arbitrator in KCAB arbitration seated in Seoul between a UK company and a Korean government entity arising out of a contract for the design, manufacture and delivery of helicopters.
  • Chair in SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore between Indian and Singaporean parties arising under a commodities sale and purchase agreement. 
  • Sole arbitrator in HKIAC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between Hong Kong and Seychelles parties arising under a share purchase agreement. 
  • Sole arbitrator in KCAB arbitration seated in Seoul between Korean and United Arab Emirates parties arising under a commodities sales and purchase agreement. 
  • Co-arbitrator in SCC arbitration seated in Stockholm between Russian and Korean parties arising under an agreement for the manufacture of components for construction of a power plant. 
  • Co-arbitrator in DIS (German Institution of Arbitration) arbitration seated in Hamburg between Singaporean, Russian and Korean parties arising under a commodities sale and purchase agreement.
  • Sole arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Manila between a regional development bank and a Chinese party arising under an agreement for the development of financial systems software.
  • Co-arbitrator in AAA/ICDR arbitration seated in Guam between two US parties arising under an international airport concession agreement.  
  • Chair in JCAA arbitration seated in Tokyo between Japanese and Saudi parties arising under multiple automobile distributorship agreements. 
  • Co-arbitrator in SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore between Chinese and Korean parties arising under a joint venture agreement for construction projects and related technical license agreement. 
  • Co-arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Geneva between Korean and Singaporean parties arising under contracts for the installation of equipment in the construction of an LNG terminal.
  • Emergency Arbitrator in SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore between Swiss and Singaporean parties arising under a hotel management agreement and related agreements.
  • Sole Arbitrator in KLRCA fast track arbitration seated in Kuala Lumpur between French and Malaysian parties arising under contracts for the construction of a combined cycle power plant.  
  • Co-arbitrator in HKIAC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between Chinese and German parties arising under a contract for the sale and installation of solar cell manufacturing equipment.
  • Co-arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between Chinese and Korean parties arising under an agricultural machinery sale and purchase agreement and related technology transfer and cooperation agreements.
  • Co-arbitrator in three related ad-hoc arbitrations seated in Stockholm between Russian and Korean parties arising under agreements for the sale and purchase of automobile parts.
  • Sole arbitrator in KCAB arbitration seated in Seoul between Korean and Chinese parties arising under a contract for the supply and installation of ship engine components for large oil tankers. 
  • Sole arbitrator in SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore between Papua New Guinean and Australian parties arising under an agency agreement for port operations and cargo services. 
  • Sole arbitrator in ICC arbitration seated in Seoul between Korean and Austrian parties arising under an agreement to jointly develop and market automobile air conditioner technology.
  • Chair in SIAC-administered UNCITRAL arbitration seated in Singapore between Chinese and Singaporean parties arising under a commodity sales agreement and related agency agreement.
  • Co-arbitrator in ad-hoc reinsurance arbitration seated in Seoul between Malaysian and Korean parties arising under multiple treaty and facultative policies. 
  • Sole arbitrator in KCAB arbitration seated in Seoul between Chinese and Korean parties arising under a contract for the sale and transport of goods.
  • Co-arbitrator in four (consolidated to two) ICC arbitrations seated in Delhi between a Korean party and an Indian government entity arising under multiple contracts for urban development projects.    
  • Co-arbitrator in HKIAC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between Chinese and US parties arising under an agreement for the manufacture and supply of telecommunications equipment.
  • Sole arbitrator in HKIAC-administered UNCITRAL arbitration seated in Hong Kong between Chinese and US/Hong Kong parties arising under agreements for the sale and purchase of a manufacturing business and related non-compete agreements.
  • Co-arbitrator in HKIAC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between a UK party and a Mongolian government entity arising under multiple aviation consulting agreements. 
  • Co-arbitrator in CIETAC arbitration seated in Beijing between Chinese and German parties arising under multiple purchase and supply contracts.
  • Sole arbitrator in six consolidated SIAC arbitrations seated in Singapore between Chinese/Hong Kong and Malaysian/Singaporean parties arising under shipbuilding project management contracts.  
  • Sole arbitrator in KCAB arbitration seated in Seoul between Korean and Chinese parties arising under a contract for the sale and shipment of industrial equipment.
  • Sole arbitrator in SIAC expedited arbitration seated in Singapore between Indonesian and Singaporean parties arising under a contract for the sale and shipment of coal.
  • Co-arbitrator in HKIAC arbitration seated in Hong Kong between Hong Kong and Canadian/Cambodian parties arising under contracts for the supply and shipment of goods.     
  • Sole arbitrator in ACICA arbitration seated in Sydney between Australian and Fijian parties arising under an agreement for the sale and purchase of an ocean vessel.
  • Chair in KCAB arbitration seated in Seoul between Korean and German parties arising under joint venture and shareholders’ agreements.
  • Sole arbitrator in KCAB expedited arbitration seated in Seoul between Chinese and Korean parties arising under multiple sales agreements and purchase orders.  

Career as Counsel:

 

Prior to launching his practice as an independent arbitrator, Benjamin acted as counsel in high-stakes arbitrations around the world and under all major arbitral rules.  He practiced arbitration at Shearman & Sterling in the United States and Singapore before returning to Seoul in the fall of 2009 to launch the international arbitration practice at Shin & Kim.  During his time at Shearman he also worked for two years in the arbitration practice of Kim & Chang, Korea's largest law firm.