Twenty-two Lawyers and In-house Practitioners in Korea Join the SIMC Specialist Mediators Panel

SIMC conducted its third Korea Specialist Mediators Workshop from 4-5 October 2023 in Seoul, Korea. The rigorous two-day workshop was attended by 22 lawyers and in-house practitioners from established law firms and businesses in Korea. During the workshop, attendees had a deeper and more holistic understanding of mediation and what it takes to become an effective mediator, especially in resolving cross-border disputes.

Trainer Kit Wye

SIMC Specialist Mediator, Ms. Lum Kit-Wye conducting the SMW

Participants of the workshop were guided by a panel of experienced trainers and mediators, which include Mr. Chuan Wee Meng, CEO of SIMC, Ms. Lum Kit-Wye (SIMC International Mediator), and Mr. Francis Goh (SIMC Specialist Mediator). They bring with them a wealth of experience in mediation. Mr. Kap-You (Kevin) Kim, a board member and International Mediator of SIMC, also shared his insights into mediation during the workshop.

SIMC is privileged and would like to thank Kim & Chang for hosting the workshop at their beautiful meeting facility.


SIMC CEO Chuan Wee Meng

CEO of SIMC, Mr. Chuan Wee Meng going through the slides for the second day of the workshop

Group photo

SIMC Korea Specialist Mediators Workshop, 4-5 October 2023

Subsequent to the completion of the workshop in early October, the participants were officially empaneled as SIMC Specialist Mediators (SMs) on 31 October 2023. The empanelment ceremony was held during the Seoul ADR Festival, an event promoting various forms of alternative dispute resolutions.

The SMs will now be able to co-mediate with SIMC to gain hands-on experience with mediation. The participants received their certificate of appointment from Mr.George Lim SC, Chairman of SIMC and Mr.Kevin Kim.

Following this empanelment, the total number of SIMC Specialist Mediators is now over 275!

Empanelment Group Photo

SIMC Korea Specialist Mediators Empanelment Ceremony during Seoul ADR Festival 2023

Congratulations to our new Specialist Mediators from Korea:

  1. Byung-Chol Yoon - Kim & Chang
  2. Byungwoo Im - Kim & Chang
  3. Celine Sojin Park - ESR Kendall Square Inc.
  4. Changwan Han - BKL
  5. Cheonhak Ku - LG Energy Solution
  6. Harold Noh - Kim & Chang
  7. Hyeongjoon Choi - Yoon & Yang
  8. Hyun Ah Park - Yulchon
  9. Hyungkeun Lee - Kim & Chang
  10. Jae Hyong Woo - Yulchon
  11. James Chun - Kim & Chang
  12. Jennifer (Eunkyung) Yoo - Peter & Kim
  13. Christina Jiwon Park - Dentons Lee
  14. Joel Richardson - Kim & Chang
  15. Kyonghwa Chung - Covington & Burling
  16. Hong Suh-Young Lauren - LG Energy Solution
  17. Mino Han - Peter & Kim
  18. Philip Do Youn Kim - Watson Farley & Williams
  19. Sangchul Kim - BKL
  20. Sanghoon Han - Lee & Ko
  21. Scott Sung Kyu Lee - Kim & Chang
  22. Taejeong Kim - HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering