Chairman of the British Korean Law Association
Philip practices in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Philip is dual qualified as an English Solicitor-Advocate and a New York attorney.
Philip has represented clients in many industries, in a wide range of fora, ranging from arbitral tribunals to the Privy Council.
Philip is regularly retained by clients in their most challenging, “bet-the-company” type disputes, which regularly involve multi-billion dollar claims, that have ranged up to US$ 6 billion in a single dispute.
Philip’s notable past cases include the KT Asia and AES arbitrations (see below for more details), both of which feature as the “Top 10 Biggest Defense Wins” in The American Lawyer’s 2015 Arbitration Scorecard.
Geographically, Philip has particular interests in Korea, Kazakhstan and the CIS where many of his clients are located.
Philip is the lead associate in the firm’s global Korea, Kazakhstan, International Arbitration and Public International Law teams and has responsibilities for business development, directory submissions and know-how management.
On the civic front, Philip serves as the Chairman of the British Korean Law Association and is a Council Member of the Law Society of England and Wales, a position which has never been held by a Far East Asian lawyer, prior to Philip’s election. Philip is also the first Korean Freeman of the City of London and served as the Senior Editor of the London Law Review.
Philip is active professionally in international arbitration circles and is a member of most major international arbitration associations. Philip has acted as a skeleton brief judge and arbitrator at the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot and as an Arbitrator at the 5th LSE Willem C. Vis Pre-Moot.