Mino
Han

LL.B., LL.M., M.Sc
Partner

minohan@peterandkim.com +82 10 2837 9151
Bar admission
Republic of Korea, 2009; Solicitor, England & Wales, 2019.
Nationalities
Korean
Languages
Korean, German, English
Location
Seoul

PROFESSIONAL
PRACTICE

Mino Han has acted as counsel in various international arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the ICC, SIAC, KCAB or JCAA. Mino specializes in construction and engineering disputes. The relevant projects underlying the disputes were each based in the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa or Latin America and concerned the design and construction of combined cycle power plants, solar power production facilities, refineries, high-rise buildings, convention centres and infrastructure facilities. Mino has also vast experience in representing contractors in Korean court or KCAB domestic arbitration proceedings. He also regularly advises clients on issuing or defending claims arising out of standard form contracts including the FIDIC Suite of Contracts.
Mino majored in law at Seoul National University (LL.B., 2006), after which he passed the Korean Bar Exam in 2006 and qualified as Korean lawyer in 2009. He also received a Master of Laws degree in international arbitration law from Seoul National University in 2012 and a Master of Science degree for Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College London in 2018. Mino’s MSc dissertation entitled “The meaning and scope of ‘consequential loss’ exclusion clauses - A comparative law analysis between English law and Korean law” was awarded with a distinction grade. In July 2019, Mino was admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales. Mino is native in Korean and German and is also fluent in English.

Areas of
Expertise

  • Arbitration / Litigation
  • Project Finance
  • Korean Litigation
  • International project contracting
  • Joint Ventures / Consortia

Industry
Sector

  • Construction & Engineering Icon Construction & Engineering
  • Shipbuilding Icon Shipbuilding
  • Energy & Power Icon Energy & Power
  • Oil Icon Oil
  • Gas Icon Gas
  • Real Estate Icon Real Estate
  • Represented a Korean construction company in an ICC arbitration concerning a project for the construction of a combined cycle power plant in Jordan.
  • Represented a major Korean construction company in an ICC arbitration arising from a project regarding the construction of a low sulphur diesel refinery in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Represented the largest Korean telecommunications company in a dispute under the ICC Rules which involved determining the ownership of a highly sophisticated and complex telecommunications device.
  • Represented a Korean power company in an ICC arbitration against the O&M service provider of a solar power production facility in Bulgaria.
  • Represented a Korean steel supplier in a SIAC arbitration arising from a steel supply contract in connection with a major construction project in Australia.
  • Represented a major Korean construction company in a SIAC arbitration arising from a project for the construction of a high-rise building in Mongolia.
  • Represented a Korean ship engine manufacturer in a KCAB arbitration against a German / Chinese supplier.
  • Represented a major Korean construction company in a KCAB arbitration against a major German plant equipment supplier.
  • Represented a Korean steel supplier in a potential ad hoc arbitration arising from a steel supply contract in connection with a major construction project in Canada.
  • Acted as counsel for many Korean construction companies in KCAB domestic arbitrations or domestic litigation.
  • Provided legal advice to many Korean contractors for overseas projects.
  • Peter & Kim (2019. 11. – present)
  • Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (2012. 4. – 2019. 10.)
  • Secondee, CMS Germany (2019. 2. – 2019. 4.)
  • Secondee, CMS UK (2018. 9. – 2019. 1.)
  • Secondee, Atkin Chambers (2018. 6.)
  • Judge Advocate, Korean Navy (2009 – 2012)
  • King’s College London, MSc for Construction Law and Dispute Resolution (M.Sc., 2018)
  • Seoul National University Graduate School of Law (LL.M., 2012)
  • Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea (2009)
  • Seoul National University College of Law (LL.B., 2006)
  • Korean and Seoul Bar Associations
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Society of Construction Law Member
  • South Korea ups the ante with the Arbitration Promotion Act

    Co-author, “South Korea ups the ante with the Arbitration Promotion Act”, IBA Arbitration Bulletin, 2019

  • The Application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods to Manufacturing and Supply Contracts for International Construction Projects

    Co-author, “The Application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods to Manufacturing and Supply Contracts for International Construction Projects”, International Construction Law Review, 2019

  • Case study on international construction arbitration cases

    Co-author, “Case study on international construction arbitration cases”, International Construction and Energy Law Vol. 2, Park-Young-Sa, 2019

  • The meaning and scope of ‘consequential loss’ exclusion clauses-A comparative law analysis between English law and Korean law

    “The meaning and scope of ‘consequential loss’ exclusion clauses-A comparative law analysis between English law and Korean law”, King’s College London Dissertation, 2018

  • A Study on Interim Measures by Arbitral Tribunals in International Commercial Arbitration

    “A Study on Interim Measures by Arbitral Tribunals in International Commercial Arbitration”, Seoul National University Master Thesis, 2012