Dongdoo Choi (최동두)

Dongdoo Choi (최동두)

Shareholder

Dongdoo Choi is a shareholder in our International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, focusing on international disputes and arbitration. He has handled cases under most major institutional rules and ad-hoc UNCITRAL Rules. His dispute resolution experience involves a wide range of subject matters including M&A, joint ventures, intellectual property, shipbuilding, infrastructure, foreign investment, commodity transactions, and sports. He also often handles litigation matters in the United States and represents clients in negotiations in their strategic corporate projects and government investigations.

Dongdoo authored several published papers on international arbitration, which have been cited and referenced as authority in procedural disputes in international arbitration.

Concentrations

  • International disputes and arbitration
  • Investment treaty arbitration
  • Business litigation

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented a subcontractor in a construction dispute under the ICC Rules.°
  • Represented the controlling shareholder in a joint venture dispute under the HKIAC Rules.°
  • Represented the shipbuilder in a shipbuilding dispute arbitration under the LMAA Rules.°
  • Represented the buyer in a commodity sale and purchase dispute under the HKIAC Rules.°
  • Represented the buyer in a post-M&A dispute under the SIAC Rules.°
  • Represented athletes in an anti-doping rules related sports arbitration under the CAS Rules.°
  • Represented as the lead in-house counsel a Korean conglomerate in the United States International Trade Commission §337 Investigation over IP infringement claims.°
  • Represented the corporate employer in a wrongful termination dispute in the California state court.°
  • Represented Korean funds against U.S. borrowers over a real estate development project in the California state court.°
  • Managed acquisition of a Japanese electronics parts maker by a Korean °
  • Managed setting up of a JVC between a Korean company and a Swedish company.°
  • Managed divestiture of client’s overseas manufacturing subsidiaries.°
  • Represented Korea’s largest infrastructure fund in Korea in Project Finance Deal of the Year by IFLR (Pusan New Port Project).°
  • Represented Korea’s largest ship fund in several ship financing projects.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Choi prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Global Law Experts, “International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year” in Korea
  • Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Arbitrator, The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
  • Member, The User’s Council of Singapore International Arbitration Center
  • Legal Advisor, The Badminton Asia

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., New York University
  • J.D., Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Admissions
  • Foreign Legal Consultant – Republic of Korea
  • California
As a Foreign Legal Consultant Office, the practice in Seoul is limited to legal advice regarding U.S. law, treaties with the U.S., and universally recognized customary international law. We may not render legal advice on Korean law matters.
Languages
  • Korean, Native