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Soo Man Park
Managing Partner

Main Practice Areas

Dispute Resolution
International Arbitration
Strategic Advisory Services




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Representative Matters

  • Advised companies to successfully resolve the management rights disputes in relation to M&A and subsequently be converted into a cooperative management control structure

  • Successfully defended against criminal charges by Public Prosecutors’ Office for CEO and CFO of a Korean corporation on the case of global accounting fraud

  • Sought and achieved the best outcome in the US Chapter 11 proceedings initiated by a large deepwater drilling contractor

  • Successfully recovered losses through creative application of criminal liability from an energy corporation in Denmark in its offshore oil project effectively mitigating the negative result of the unfavored international arbitration

  • Represented a Korean financial company to have recovered global assets in the amount of more than USD200 million on a project finance through court proceedings and arbitrations in Korea, China, Barbados and Hong Kong, informal negotiations with Chinese government ministry and through auction sale of assets

  • Led the litigation to have recovered the offshore assets in the accounting fraud and sham export trade case of a household electrical appliance manufacturer

  • Strategically leading and organizing numerous dispute resolution resources of the firm to have handled more than 100 KIKO litigation cases achieving overall successes

  • Handled cross-border disputes by investigation and discovery of forward exchange contracts executed by the Portuguese subsidiary of a Korean company and conducted fact-findings with the Portuguese banks, nullified defective transactions, and strategically filed for bankruptcy

  • Structuring and executing the first deal and following numerous deals in relation to the BBCHP transaction in Korean market and arranged various ship finance transactions for LNG carriers and other types of ships

  • Structuring and executing the first transaction and following numerous deals of offshore tax leveraged lease in the Korean market

  • Handled numerous cross-border and domestic M&A deals and the related acquisition finance transactions

  • Advised global shipbuilders and major shipping companies to lead international arbitrations and global disputes to have resolved issues arising from shipbuilding contracts, sale of ships, and charters

  • Handled a significant number of onshore and offshore NPL deals involving various types of assets

  • Structuring and executing cross-border asset-backed securitization transactions including the first of its own and following numerous deals involving the Korean jurisdiction.


  • K1 Chamber LLP, Managing Partner

  • Soo Jeong Jae Law Firm, Managing Partner

  • Kim & Chang, Partner

  • Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (Vice President / Head of Legal  Department / Advisor)

  • Clifford Chance (London Office)


  • Naval Architecture, Lloyd’s Maritime Academy (Diploma)

  • University of Michigan (Visiting Scholar)

  • Oxford University (Diploma in International Competition Law)

  • Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B.)


  • Admitted to Bar, Republic of Korea (1984)

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