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Shin & Kim
SEOUL 03155
South Korea
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Shin & Kim (2005-Present). Lecturer, Seoul Bar Association(2014, 2016)


Korean and English.


Korean and Seoul Bar Associations.


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC (LL.M., 2012); Hanyang University, Graduate School of Law (2003); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea (2003-2005); Hanyang University, College of Law (LL.B., 2000).

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South Korea > Dispute resolution: local firms

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Sookmi Lee

Shin & Kim

Shin & Kim‘s litigation department has an excellent record assisting clients with their most significant ‘bet the company’ disputes. It has key specialisms in areas such as intellectual property, product liability, capital markets, labour and bankruptcy, and administrative and tax law. In 2018, Woong Cho and Sookmi Lee were the lead advisers to Korea Development Bank on its application for an injunction prohibiting the spin-off of automobile manufacturer Korea GM Company; this matter arose from parent company GM Group attempting to spin-off Korea GM into production and technology subsidiaries without consulting with the client. Jin-Jo Jeong and Se Kil Park are defending Samsung Securities in a damages action brought by eight investors over a Samsung employee issuing 2.8 billion “ghost shares” in error. Despite the company issuing a warning, circa five million shares were sold by 16 Samsung Securities’ employees, which caused financial losses to the investors. Tae Hun Kim and Jong Woo Lee, who formerly served as presiding judges at the Seoul Central District Court, are recent additions to the team. Another key arrival is Jin Tae Kim, who served as the former Public Prosecutor General. Jeong Seok Kang and Kyoung Sik Lee also have significant experience as prosecutors. Seung Soo Lee is another key figure in the team, which is jointly led by Yong Dam KimJae Yun YunSinseob Kang and Hong Il KimJong-Han Oh and Ghyo-Sun Park are also recommended.