Judith Kim


Judith has extensive experience advising governments, project companies, sponsors and lenders on transactions along the entire oil & gas value chain and is a specialist in corporates, commercial contracting and project development. 

She has advised on oil, gas and petrochemical transactions in the GCC and the wider Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australia and South America. Judith was named in the IFLR1000 Women Leaders of 2022 and awarded IFLR's Women in Business Law award for 2020, as a demonstration of her leading reputation.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2003
  • Admitted as barrister and solicitor, Ontario, Canada, 1998
Clients say "Judith is the whole package: in-depth knowledge of our sector, high-quality work product, responsive and good to deal with. She is fantastic.
Chambers Global 2022 Middle East (Projects & Energy)
Judith Kim is lauded by market commentators as "a great lawyer" who is "truly a standout." Based in Dubai, she is known as an "oil and gas expert" and noted for her in-house experience. She is recognised for her long track record in the region, having been involved in notable projects in Oman, Iraq and the UAE.
Chambers Global 2019 Middle East (Projects & Energy)


  • Named one of IFLR1000's Women Leaders 2021



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2003
Admitted as barrister and solicitor, Ontario, Canada, 1998


Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto, Ontario), 1996
Master of Arts, Philosophy, University of Toronto, 1992
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec), 1991
Allen Overy Shearman Sterling LLP (practising in the Emirate of Dubai as “Allen & Overy RLLP” pending the registration completion of the new name with the relevant UAE local authorities) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763.
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.