Tim Dickens is an African-British attorney who moved to South Korea in 2013. He heads DR&AJU International Law Group’s (a Seoul based Korean law firm) International Arbitration Team and the Europe and Africa desks. Tim has been an attorney since 2005 and has worked in South Africa and London prior to moving to Seoul. Tim was appointed by the Korean Ministry of Justice as a counselor to advise and support Korean SME’s doing international trade in 2014, a position which he currently still holds. Tim primarily specializes in litigation, dispute resolution, international arbitration, and cross-border transactions. Tim’s International arbitration team was shortlisted for Korea’s International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year Award by Asian Legal Business for the last four years (2016-2019). Tim regularly advises foreign companies looking to do business in Korean and also advises Korean companies looking at outbound investment. Tim regularly is asked by KOTRA, KITRA and the Korean African Foundation as a guest speaker to cover issues as regards to investment into Africa.
- International Arbitration/ Litigation
- Corporate Advising
- FDI, IT
- Member of the English Bar (2013)
- Member of the South African Bar (2005)
- London College of Law, UK (QLTT, 2010)
- University of Free State, SA (BCOMM 1998, LLB 2004)
General Legal Experience
- DR & AJU, Seoul, Korea (2013 –present)
- Linklaters, London, UK (2010-2013)
- Lovius Block, Bloemfontein, South Africa (1999-2010)
- Represented various clients in arbitration in relation to various commercial disputes, construction disputes, shipping disputes, anti-doping matters and shareholders disputes in front of the KCAB, SIAC, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA and CAS.
- Represented Hanjin Shipping in multi-jurisdictions on various litigation and arbitration matters across Asia, Europe, Africa and the North America.
- Advised New Balance, Google, Robert Bosch, eBay, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and Flextronics on data protection matters and privacy issues.
- Appointed by the Korean Ministry of Justice to advise and assist Korean mid sized industries on international legal issues.
- Advised on numerous African projects across a range of issues in South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Ghana and Tanzania and serves on the South African Chamber of commerce in Korea.
English, Afrikaans, Dutch, Intermediary Korean