Overview

Sang Joon Park is a senior associate in the London office of Mayer Brown’s International Arbitration and Litigation practice. 

Sang Joon advises on dispute avoidance and all types of dispute resolution procedures in the construction, engineering, infrastructure and energy sectors. He focuses on substantial and complex disputes often with a cross border element and he has represented clients in a wide range of high-profile matters arising out of major projects in West Africa, the US, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South East Asia. 

Sang Joon’s predominant focus is on international arbitration and he has represented clients on disputes under the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, LCIA, SIAC and HKIAC rules. He has also handled matters in the English High Court including the Commercial Court and TCC.

Sang Joon is also part of Mayer Brown’s Korea Country Team having worked closely with several of the leading E&C, heavy industry contractors and shipyards in South Korea. 

Sang Joon joined Mayer Brown in 2021 having been a member of other leading international commercial law firms in London.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Experience

  • Advising a major shipbuilder on several contentious issues arising out of the delivery of two ultra-deepwater drillships under resale contracts including compliance with the as-built technical requirements, commissioning, defects, class requirements and delay.*
  • Advising a major international EPC contractor on issues arising out of the construction and commissioning of an LNG import terminal in the Middle East.*
  • Representing an international contractor in ICC arbitration and related proceedings in the Commercial Court in disputes concerning the termination of FIDIC (World Bank) contracts for the upgrading of motorways and restraining calls on performance securities provided pursuant to those contracts.*
  • Advising a utilities provider on substantial claims arising from a gas mains replacement project across Scotland.*
  • Acting for a Korean shipyard in LMAA arbitration concerning the supply of defective components installed onto an FPSO.*
  • Advising a Korean shipyard on issues arising out of the delayed delivery of various bespoke equipment to be installed onto a FSRU.*
  • Representing a major fabrication company on a dispute concerning the fabrication and installation of topside modules onto oil platforms in the North Sea.*
  • Acting for an offshore oil services company against a subsidiary of a publicly listed company for the non­-payment of various invoices for the installation, operation and maintenance of an early production facility in the Middle East.*
  • Acting for an independent drilling contractor against a major heavy engineering company that brought a high value claim for wrongful termination of a semi-submersible rig construction contract.*
  • Acting for a major manufacturer of azimuth thrusters in relation to a claim brought by one of the world’s largest heavy engineering companies for delay and defects in the thrusters of a semi-submersible rig.*

* experience gained prior to joining Mayer Brown

Education

University College London, LLB and LLM Law

Admissions

  • England and Wales

Activities

  • ICC YAF
  • Society of Construction Law