Mike McClure

LAW FIRM: Herbert Smith Freehills

COUNTRY: South Korea

PRACTICE AREAS: Dispute resolution

INDUSTRY SECTORS: Construction, Energy, Real estate, Transport

Mike McClure, the head of Herbert Smith Freehills' Seoul disputes practice, wins our October lawyer of the month award for his work on a high profile arbitration.

McClure and his team, alongside a team from Yoon & Yang advised the Government of the Republic of Korea in defending an arbitration claim brought under the Korea-US free trade agreement. This is the first arbitration award to be issued under the free trade agreement, which was signed in 2012.

Commenting on the case McClure said: "By winning the claim at this early stage, the Ministry of Justice will save considerable time and money,"