UK: Clyde & Co Expands International Arbitration Group With Hire Of Leading Asian Disputes Partner
Last Updated: 24 April 2015

Clyde & Co is further expanding its international arbitration group by welcoming June (Junghye) Yeum as partner.

June's practice focuses on complex and large-scale disputes and international arbitrations. She has over 15 years' experience advising and representing blue-chip Asian companies around the world. June has represented clients from the energy, financial services and insurance sectors in cross-border disputes involving joint ventures, licensing and sales contracts and corporate governance.

Qualified in New York, June will split her time between Clyde & Co's Asian and New York offices, allowing her to act for clients globally.

Prior to joining Clyde & Co, June was co-head of the International Dispute Resolution Group at Lee & Ko and was previously a partner in the New York offices of Baker & McKenzie and Duane Morris.

Ben Knowles, board member with responsibility for international arbitration comments:

"we continue to manage an ever increasing book of complex, cross border disputes, involving a broad range of rules and arbitration centres from around the world. June provides another vital capability with her strong practice in Asia and the US."

June comments:

"I am delighted to join Clyde & Co. The firm appealed to me because of the strength of its international arbitration practice, which attracts an increasing number of very substantial cross-border disputes. The strength of the firm's global network and its investment in its international arbitration specialists were also decisive factors in my decision to join. The collegiate nature of the international arbitration group at Clyde & Co will give me the freedom and support to develop my practice."

June is recognised and ranked as a 'leading individual' and in Band 1 for Dispute Resolution by the Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories. In 2015, Chambers Global notes June is "an exceptional advocate" and Chambers Asia Pacific states that clients and spectators have described her as "a standout practitioner and fierce negotiator".

Over the past 18 months Clyde & Co has invested in its international arbitration practice on a global scale. Partner promotions in the international arbitration group effective from 1 May 2015 include Nassif BouMalhab, promoted to Senior Equity Partner and Susie Abdel Nabi and Patrick Murphy promoted to Equity Partner, all in Dubai.

Partners joining the practice recently have included:

  • Patrick Zheng, who joined the Beijing office from Clifford Chance, where he was head of China litigation and arbitration;
  • Christopher Jobson, former Eversheds' Middle East chairman, who joined  the Abu Dhabi office;
  • Brian Dunning, a Latin American specialist, who joined the New York office from Venable; and
  • Prakash Pillai, Rajah & Tann's former head of South Asia, who joined the Singapore office.

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