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Henry Kim

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Henry Kim is a member of the energy, infrastructure and resources and international arbitration practices with a particular focus on cross-border multi-jurisdictional disputes arising out of commodities trading, shipping, energy and power infrastructure projects, with substantial experience in international arbitration proceedings under various arbitration rules including LMAA, SIAC, SCMA, ICC, LCIA, GAFTA and FOFSA.

Henry has been involved in oil and gas projects such as LNG pipelines, FLNGs, storage facilities, FSRUs and terminal facilities and ship S&P and associated financing.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kim served as a senior associate at an international law firm and worked at a major shipping company in South Korea.


  • Asia Water Council, Special Committee Member (Strategy & Policy Committee)

Speaking Engagements

  • Presentation on charter party disputes to major shipping and shipbuilding companies in Korea, 2017
  • Seminar on charter party disputes (including bunker quality and quantity disputes), 2016
  • Talk on recent arbitration / English Court cases, 2018
  • Seminar on OW Bunker issues, general maritime law issues and trade disputes, 2015
Energy and power infrastructure
  • Reviewing various oil and gas terminal storage contracts and SPAs for an international oil and gas infrastructure firm.
  • Advising an international oil and gas infrastructure firm in acquiring a newly built liquefied natural gas floating storage and regasification unit owned by an Indonesian oil and gas infrastructure / trading firm.
  • Advising a Korean shipping company in relation to a shipbuilding dispute with shipbuilders and a CP dispute with a Korean state owned gas company.
  • Advising a Korean engineering company in relation to a dispute arising from a cross border submarine cabling replacement and upgrade EPC project.
Commodities trading and shipping
  • Advising an international LNG trading firm on MSPAs and NDAs with its various contracting counterparts.
  • Advising an international LNG trading firm in relation to a 2 million SBLC dispute with an LNG buyer based in China.
  • Representing a commodities house in relation to a US$30 million GMO cargo quality dispute at GAFTA arbitration with a grain commodities trader based in Argentina.
  • Representing a dry commodities trading firm based in Singapore in relation to a 4 million trading dispute with shippers based in Philippines, Indonesian and Korean CFR buyers and a Chinese shipowner, respectively.
  • Representing an oil and gas trading firm in relation to a 12 million LPG cargo delay dispute.
  • Advising an LPG trading firm on a 1 million demurrage dispute with a Japanese gas commodities trader.
  • Advising an oil cargo owner on US$30 million GA claims.
  • Representing a ship owner and a bunker trader on a US$130 million bunker trading dispute with OW Bunker SA.
  • Advising a Korean bunker trader on a loss of US$13 million oil cargo onboard a vessel gone missing in the South Indian Ocean.
  • Advising a shipowner on a cybercrime with regard to the payment of charter hire to a third party fraudster who hacked the shipowner’s IT system.