Rachel Hiyoung SON

Partner, Focus Law Asia


Rachel is a Partner in Focus Law Asia’s Korea Practice.

Rachel is an experienced professional in finance, banking law and cross-border investment. She has advised in financial matters not only for major South Korean maritime companies and aviation companies but also for international companies from Japan, Switzerland, USA, Hong Kong and Singapore.

After her licence was granted to serve as a public accountant in the USA, Rachel was in charge of foreign investment and trade as an advisory at a major South Korean commercial bank. She handled foreign exchange matters for trade business and also reviewed the financial status of a number of company credit applicants.

She also has experience in international arbitration and mediation. She represented a Chinese chemical company under the KCAB Rules governed by Korean law against Korean construction company concerning a technology transfer agreement. She managed and reviewed a number of international arbitration and mediation cases at Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. She also completed Cross-border Mediation Course provided by Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy.

Rachel graduated from Singapore Management University and Indiana University Maurer School of Law and obtained Master of Laws degrees. She is a member of the Korean Bar Association, the Seoul Bar Association, the Korean Intellectual Property Office, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.