1. Mason Capital L.P. (U.S.A.) 2. Mason Management LLC (U.S.A.) v. Republic of Korea

The PCA acts as registry in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976 pursuant to the Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Korea and the United States of America of 30 June 2007

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) 1. Mason Capital L.P. (U.S.A.) 2. Mason Management LLC (U.S.A.) (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) Republic of Korea (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2018-55
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector - Other -
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Bilateral treaty]
Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Korea and the United States of America
Country A: Korea, Republic of
Country B: United States

Language of Proceeding - Other -
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) Singapore

Professor Dr. Klaus Sachs
The Rt. Hon. Dame Elizabeth Gloster
Professor Pierre Mayer

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Ms. Claudia T. Salomon
Ms. Lilia B. Vazova
Mr. Matthew C. Catalano
Latham & Watkins LLP


Ms. Sophie J. Lamb QC
Mr. Samuel M. Pape
Mr. Bryce Williams
Latham & Watkins


Mr. Wonsuk (Steve) Kang
Latham & Watkins


Mr. Eun Nyung (Ian) Lee
Mr. John M. Kim
KL Partners

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Mr. Paul Friedland
Mr. Sven Michael Volkmer
Ms. Insue Kim
White & Case LLP


Mr. Jun Hee Kim
Ms. Sebyul Lee
White & Case LLP


Mr. Moon Sung Lee
Mr. Robert Wachter
Mr. Dong Seong Nam
Mr. Kyung Chun Kim
Mr. Sang Hoon Han
Mr. Hee Woong Lee
Ms. Ayong Lim
Ms. Elizabeth Shin
Lee & Ko

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 13 September 2018
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes

Pursuant to Article 11.21.1 of the Free Trade Agreement, and with the agreement of the Parties, the PCA will make available to the public, on the present website, the below-listed information and documents:


(a) the notice of intent;

(b) the notice of arbitration;

(c) pleadings, memorials, and briefs submitted to the tribunal by a disputing party and any written submissions submitted pursuant to Article 11.20.4 and 11.20.5 and Article 11.25;

(d) minutes or transcripts of hearings of the tribunal, where available; and

(e) orders, awards, and decisions of the tribunal.


Notice of Arbitration
Notice of Arbitration and Statement of Claim
Written submission
Memorial on Preliminary Objections
Memorial on Preliminary Objections
Procedural Order
Procedural Order No. 1
Procedural Order No. 1
Procedural Order No. 2
Procedural Order No. 2
Notice of Intent

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