“In face of international transaction disputes, I was relieved to have Innhwa Kwon’s meticulous guidance and strategic mind on my side. I am sincerely grateful for her uncompromising determination throughout the matter”Korean distributor of medical appliances and semiconductors
Innhwa Kwon is an Associate with our firm and specializes in international dispute resolution, with a focus on international commercial arbitration.
Innhwa advises clients in all aspects of commercial arbitration, and has experience in arbitral proceedings under various set of rules, including ICC, VIAC, KCAB, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. She also regularly sits as tribunal secretary in complex international disputes.
Prior to her relocation to Vienna, she qualified as an attorney at law in the Republic of Korea and acted in proceedings before the Korean courts. During her legal education (Ewha W. University; LL.B. 2010, J.D. 2013), Innhwa also gained dispute resolution experience in Korea and Hong Kong working with various law firms and an arbitral institution.
Innhwa is the Editor-in Chief of the Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration (Co-Editor-in-Chief 2017, Editor-in-Chief 2018, Senior Editor-in-Chief since 2019). Innhwa is also a member of the Editorial Board of the International Arbitration Law Review since 2019. She regularly authors publications and speaks at conferences in her field.
Innhwa is an appointed member of the National Unification Advisory Council, a constitutional organization of the Republic of Korea in its 19th term (2019-2021).
Innhwa works in English (fluent) and Korean (native), and speaks a basic German.
Highlights of Innhwa’s work include the following:
Representatin of a major Korean shipyard in arbitral proceedings against a Dutch shipbuilding conglomerate regarding a share purchase agreement (ICC).
Representation of a Korean luxury car dealer in a court proceedings against an Austrian supplier (Austrian courts).
Negotiation of a settlement agreement with Austrian seated multinational technology company for its Korean business partner (avoiding ICC proceedings).
Representation of a global leader in packaging and paper in a post M&A dispute regarding the purchase of an Asian company ( EUR 70 million, ICC/Singapore).
Representation of a North American OEM-supplier in arbitration proceedings against Central European integrator in the aerospace industry (USD 11 million, VIAC).
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Kwon (moderator), “Let’s Get Digital: Remote Hearings in the Age of COVID”, 18th Generations in Arbitration Conference of the MAA International Commercial Law and Arbitration Conference (Webinar), 24.03.2021.
Kwon (speaker), “A Practical Guide to Working Overseas”, joint webinar of the Korean Bar Association and the International Association of Korean Lawyers, 19.11.2020.
Kwon (moderator), “A Fresh Look at Conflicts of Interests – What About the Experts?”, 14th Annual Generations in Arbitration Conference, jointly organized with Hong Kong Department of Justice (part of Hong Kong Legal Week 2020), 04.11.2020.
Kwon (panelist), Yonsei Arbitration Day, 14.08.2020
Kwon (moderator), “Fireside Chat with an expert from the LCIA, Eliana Tornese (LCIA Deputy Registrar)”, XVII Annual Generations in Arbitration Conference, in the MAA International Commercial Law & Arbitration Conference, Webinar, 02.04.2020
Kwon (moderator), “Just be Clause: Asymmetry and Due Process in Arbitral Clauses”, XVII Annual Generations in Arbitration Conference, in the MAA International Commercial Law & Arbitration Conference, Webinar, 01.04.2020