Interim Measures - Chapter 8 - Arbitration Law of Korea: Practice and Procedure
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Seungwoo (Sean) Cho
Matthew J. Christensen
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Sue Hyun Lim
David W. MacArthur
Sung Woo Yang
Originally from Arbitration Law of Korea: Practice and Procedure
Interim measures1 are those measures which operate to maintain the status quo on a temporary basis or to fix a legal relationship on a provisional basis in order to facilitate the enforcement of a judgment in respect of a dispute or to prevent any losses from arising until a conclusive judgment is rendered. For instance, they may serve to preserve evidence, secure assets or prohibit certain conduct (or the cessation of certain conduct).2
A claimant can apply for either or both of the following preservation measures:
• Provisional attachment, which seizes assets owned by a party, prohibiting the disposition of those assets.
• Provisional injunction, which prohibits a party from undertaking certain actions, including disposing of assets.
Both of these measures can be applied for at any time, including before the underlying claim is filed (either in court or arbitration) or while proceedings on the underlying claim are pending.
Provisional measures are used frequently in Korea.
Parties can request interim measures from either the tribunal or a court, as explained, respectively, in Sections 8.4 and 8.5 below. Parties should be aware, however, of differences in the scope of the powers of courts and tribunals in this regard. Such differences are compared in Sections 8.6 and 8.7. In practice, parties more commonly apply to the Korean courts rather than tribunals for interim measures.
The following two subsections address in more detail the two forms of provisional relief available: attachments and injunctions, respectively.
Chapter 8 Interim Measures
8.2 Provisional Attachment
8.3 Provisional Injunction / Disposition
8.4 Interim Measures through the Courts
8.5 Interim Measures through an Arbitral Tribunal
8.6 Comparative Advantages of Court-ordered Interim Measures
8.7 Comparative Advantages of Tribunal-ordered Interim Measures