Seohyung acts as an advocate and adviser in a broad range of commercial litigation and arbitration disputes. Her areas of expertise include commercial litigation/international arbitration, civil fraud, energy, construction, professional negligence, public international law and sports law. She acts for a wide range of clients, from multinational corporations, international organisations, and government and public bodies to private individuals.
She has particular experience in international arbitration having worked at both Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s international arbitration team in Paris and Fietta LLP in London before coming to the bar. She is familiar with many of the institutional rules, including ICC, ICSID, LCIA and UNCITRAL, and is frequently instructed as junior counsel in high-profile, high-value disputes, involving English law, foreign law and international law. She is a native Korean speaker with the ability to read in French and Spanish and is well placed to deal with any domestic litigation or international arbitration where her language skills can be used.
Prior to joining Chambers, Seohyung was a judicial assistant to Lord Justice David Richards in the Court of Appeal where she assisted in the preparation of a number of high-profile appeals.
Seohyung studied Maths and Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Outstanding Achievement Award), a Masters in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford (Distinction, highest mark of the year for dissertation), and an LLM at Harvard Law School.