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Arbitration

  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor in claims for wrongful calling of bond and cross claims for defects in relation to a desalination plant in the UAE – Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC) arbitration;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor in defending claims from Korean subcontractor in relation to major Dubai infrastructure project in Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) arbitration proceedings;
  • Advising and acting for major Korean contractor on a dispute relating to the construction of a sewage system in Abu Dhabi valued at over USD 100 million;
  • Advising and acting for a Korean contractor on ADCCAC Arbitration in respect of a subcontract dispute over the construction of labour camp;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor on enforcement of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration award in UAE;
  • Representing a major Korean contractor in an ICC arbitration against Emdad, a local Qatari holding company, in various claims worth QAR 50 million;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor regarding a ratification of an arbitration award issued in the client’s favour in respect of a construction dispute of AED 19,448,254.69;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor on execution of foreign judgment for AED 52.8 million in UAE;
  • Advising a major Korean shipping company on enforcement of a London Arbitral Award in the UAE;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor on incentivisation initiative of gas project in Abu Dhabi;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor in several arbitration disputes before the Qatar International Centre for Conciliation (QICCA);
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor on arbitration case in Qatar;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor on arbitral proceedings in Kuwait;

 

Litigation

  • Advising and acting for a major Korean ICT provider on potential litigation against Dubai Health Authority before the Ruler’s Court in Dubai;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor on litigation case against Health Authority Abu Dhabi;
  • Advising and acting for a Korean contractor on subcontract dispute before Abu Dhabi Courts;
  • Advising major Korean contractor on legal notice in respect of assignment of proceeds and potential disputes before Abu Dhabi Court;
  • Advising and acting for Korean contractors on various litigation cases before Abu Dhabi Court;
  • Acting as local counsel and legal representative before courts in a number of litigious matters for a major Korean electronics company in Jordan;
  • Advising a Korean shipping company on handling of incidents of vessels;
  • Advising and acting for various Korean trading companies on commercial disputes and litigation in Dubai and Abu Dhabi;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor on claims in relation to NASR II Project in UAE;
  • Advising and acting for major Korean conglomerates on recalling products, agency disputes, constructions disputes, and long outstaying debt collections;
  • Advising and representing a Korean supplier in dispute related to supply agreement in UAE;
  • Advising a Korean contractor (SME) on potential dispute with shareholder in UAE;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean trading company on bunker supply recovery arrangements in UAE;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor on major infrastructure project disputes in Qatar;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor on disputes with employers and subcontractors in key major infrastructure and real estate projects in Qatar;
  • Representing a major Korean contractor in its dispute with an international contractor worth QAR 30 million;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on subcontract dispute in Qatar;
  • Advising major Korean contractor on drafting legal opinions on numerous aspects of Qatari law as well as opinions on particular disputes;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor on civil case regarding Hamad Medical City Project in Qatar;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor on dispute with subcontractor in Qatar;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on potential dispute with Qatar Public Works Authority;
  • Advising and acting for major Korean contractor before Saudi courts in relation to disputes with Saudi companies;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on death of shareholder in KSA;
  • Acting as Kuwait Legal Counsel for major Korean contractor in the project of the Petroleum Coke Industries Company (PCIC) and represented the company in all its legal matters along with solving litigation disputes with subcontractors of the project;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on litigation regarding Sabiya power station in Kuwait;
  • Advising a Korean manufacturer of fire-proof materials on promissory note against counterparty in Kuwait;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on construction contract dispute with local trading company in Kuwait;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor on litigation case filed by Kuwait Municipality;
  • Advising and acting for a major Korean contractor on construction contract dispute with national petroleum services company in Kuwait;
  • Advising and acting for Korean contractors on construction claims, settlement negotiations and litigation in Jordan and Oman;
  • Advising a Korean contractor on potential dispute in Bahrain;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on potential disputes in Iraq;

 

Construction & Infrastructure (Non-contentious)

  • Advising Korean contractors advising on force majeure and other contractual issues arising on oil projects in Iraq;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on notice periods for Yanbu II Project in KSA;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on the operation of an EPC JV company in KSA in conjunction with the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Saudi Arabia;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on general construction contract-related issues in the UAE;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on joint venture agreement in the UAE;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on legal opinion on the UAE’s position on Arab Boycott of Israel;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on joint venture agreement and EPC contracting for Yanbu Jeddah Rail Project in KSA;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on construction and project management in KSA;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on death of employees in Movenpick Hotels and Resorts in KSA;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on employment matters in KSA;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on the letter of award from KSA law perspective;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on EPC contract from KSA law perspective;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on working time regulations in Qatar;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on Doha Convention Center Project in Qatar;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on standard documents for building and civil engineering works in Oman;
  • Advising major Korean contractor on joint venture agreement in Bahrain;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on Bismayah New City Project in Iraq;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on Western Breakwater Project in Iraq;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on supply agreement for a project in Iraq;

 

Corporate Commercial

  • Advising a Korean developer on their investment vehicles established in DIFC, targeting IPP and renewable energy projects in the region on management of the companies by providing deal opportunities and development advisory services;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on the establishment of an EPC JV company in KSA in conjunction with the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Saudi Arabia (as part of a US $1 billion acquisition in the EPC contractor by the KSA government);
  • Advising a Korean pharmaceutical company on establishing a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant with Kuwaiti partner in Dubai, UAE;
  • Advising Korean automotive battery manufacturer on establishing a manufacturing plant in UAE;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on the establishment of car manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia in conjunction with the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Saudi Arabia;
  • Advising a Korea Health Industry Development Institute on drafting standard contract forms (healthcare management, joint venture, franchise and consultancy agreement) to be utilised for Korean healthcare operators;
  • Advising a major Korean telecommunications company on HR handbook and the standard employment contract in compliance with UAE labour law;
  • Advising a major Korean electronics company in relation to a number of e-commerce and telecommunication matters;
  • Advising a major Korean defense company on the termination of joint venture and its restructuring in UAE;
  • Advising a Korea National Oil Corporation who takes a stake in ADNOC’s concession on the operation of its branch and a joint venture in Abu Dhabi with another Korean energy company;
  • Advising a Korea Gas Corporation on various employment issues in UAE and Iraq;
  • Advising a Korea Gas Corporation on amendments to the Arabic text of a gas production services contract in UAE;
  • Advising a major Korean automotive manufacturer on general corporate issues in UAE;
  • Conducting UAE agency search for Korean automotive manufacturer;
  • Advising various Korean contractors on local sponsorship agreements and local service agent agreements in UAE;

 

Banking & Finance

  • Advising a Korean private bank on standard agreements in the UAE;
  • Advising a Korean private bank on general corporate issues in the UAE;
  • Advising a Korean private bank on DIFC data protection;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on facility letter from the UAE law perspective;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on facility agreement from the UAE law perspective;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on transaction documents from the Qatari law perspective;
  • Advising a major Korean contractor on security documents from the Qatari law perspective;

 

Corporate Structuring

  • Advising a major Korean Contractor on the establishment of LLC in UAE;
  • Advising a Korean contractor (SME) on the establishment of an LLC in Abu Dhabi;
  • Advising a major Korean ICT company on the closing of a branch in Abu Dhabi;
  • Advising a Korean government authority on the establishment of a branch office in Abu Dhabi;
  • Advising a major Korean defence company on the establishment of an LLC in Abu Dhabi;
  • Advising a major Korean telecommunications company on setting up an LLC in Abu Dhabi;
  • Advising a major Korean automotive manufacturer on the establishment of a branch office (Quality Control Centre) in Dubai Silicon Oasis Freezone;
  • Advising a major Korean advertising company on the establishment of a subsidiary in Dubai Media City;
  • Advising a major Korean defence company on the conversion of a representative office to an operating branch in Dubai;
  • Advising a major Korean electronics company on setting up a Joint Venture in Dubai;
  • Advising a Korean cosmetics manufacturer on the establishment of freezone entity in Dubai;
  • Advising a Korean contractor on drafting MoA and LLC Nominee protection agreement in setting up an LLC in Dubai;
  • Advising a major Korean defence company on the establishment of Freezone entity in Dubai;
  • Advising a Korean private fund on Dubai Multi Commodities Cetnre restructuring;
  • Advising a Korean private hospital on setting up a hospital in Fujairah;
  • Advising a major Korean ICT company on the establishment of a joint venture company with local Saudi entity in KSA;
  • Advising a major Korean electronics company on the establishment of a scientific and technical office in KSA;
  • Advising a Korean financial institution on the establishment of a construction company in KSA;
  • Advising a major Korean defence company on establishment of Technical and Scientific Services Office (TSSO) in KSA;
  • Advising a Korean electric wire manufacturer on setting up a Joint Venture (manufacturing plant) in KSA;
  • Advising a major Korean asset management company on setting up a Joint Venture in KSA;
  • Advising a major Korean energy company on the registration of a representative office/LLC in Iraq;
  • Advising a Korean IPP developer on the establishment of a branch office in Jordan;
  • Advising a Korean IT company on the establishment of a branch office in Oman;
  • Advising a Korean contractor on the establishment of a subsidiary in Oman;
  • Advising a major electrical power equipment manufacturer on the establishment of a branch office in Bahrain;

 

Regulatory

  • Advising the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea on anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard measures in the GCC;
  • Advising and acting for Korean automotive battery manufacturer on anti-dumping investigation in KSA;
  • Advising a Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp. on classification, licensing and labelling requirements of various food products in UAE
  • Advising major Korean electronics company on various regulatory issues in UAE;
  • Advising a major Korean defence company on certified legalized invoice in UAE;
  • Advising a Korean cosmetics manufacturer on acquisition of a trademark from an Iranian owner;

 

Financial Crime 

  • Advising a Korean private equity fund on criminal investigation and prosecution matters in UAE and KSA;
  • Advising a Korean hospital on fraud, seizure of the funds, forgery and usage of an informal document in UAE

 

Intellectual Property 

  • Advising various Korean patent law firms on patent applications in UAE;
  • Advising a Korean beverage distributor on registering its trademark in UAE;
  • Representing major Korean electronics company in proceedings with criminal actions in respect of product infringement in UAE;
  • Representing a Korean tire manufacturer in trademark dispute in KSA;

 

Other Achievements 

  • Jiwon Ha:
    • Special Advisor to the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the UAE (2015 – Present)
    • Special Advisor to the Consulate General of Dubai (2017 – Present)
    • Special Advisor to Korea Health Industry Development Institute (2017 – Present)

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