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Shin & Kim

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Hong-Il Kim

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Shin & Kim

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Shin & Kim(2013-Present); Chief Prosecutor, Busan High Public Prosecutors’ Office(2011.8); Senior Prosecutor of Central Investigation Department, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office(2009.8); Senior Prosecutor of Narcotics and Organized Crime Investigation Department, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office(2009); Deputy President, Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court(2008); 3rd Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office(2007); 2nd Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Daegu District Prosecutors’ Office(2006); Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Dongbu Branch of Busan District Prosecutors’ Office(2005); Senior Prosecutor of Criminal Department I, Daejeon District Prosecutors’ Office(2004); Senior Prosecutor of Violent Crime Department, Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office(2003); Director of Violent Crime Department, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office(2002); Senior Prosecutor of Violent Crime Department, Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office(2001); Prosecutor, Seoul High Prosecutors’ Office(2000); Department Chief Prosecutor, Wonju Branch of Chuncheon District Prosecutors’ Office(1999); Prosecutor, Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office(1998); Professor, Institute of Justice(1997); Prosecutor, Seongnam Branch of Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office(1996); Prosecutor, Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office(1992); Prosecutor, Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office(1990); Prosecutor, Seosan Branch of Daegu District Prosecutors’ Office(1988); Prosecutor, Daegu District Prosecutors’ Office(1986).


Korean and English.


Korean and Seoul Bar Associations.


Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea(1983-1985); Chungnam National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1983).

South Korea: Regulatory: compliance and investigations

Regulatory: compliance and investigations – Local firms

Within: Regulatory: compliance and investigations – Local firms

The 'outstanding’ white-collar crime practice at Shin & Kim is comprised of highly skilled former prosecutors and judicial officials, and is regularly instructed to advise and represent executives and corporations in criminal proceedings. The firm's recently established digital forensic centre is utilised for internal investigations, corruption prevention, and compliance. Dong-Seong Myung heads the sizeable team, which includes Dong-Shin Yeom and Tak-Kyun Hong, and focuses on criminal investigations and trials. Keonjoo Lee and Doosik Lee successfully defended a key client against bribery, while Seong-Jin Choi, a specialist in financial crimes, money laundering and digital forensics, has been counsel on several high-profile criminal trials.Ok-Sook Byun and Hong-Il Kim are also names to note.

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Legal Developments by:
Shin & Kim

  • Essilor’s Proposed Combination with an Optical Lens Maker in Korea is Blocked

    In its press release on March 17, 2014, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (the "KFTC") blocked the proposed acquisition of 50% shares by Essilor Amera Investment Pte. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Essilor International S.A., the largest optical lens maker in the world) in Daemyung Optical Co., Ltd. (the second largest optical lens maker in Korea) citing inter alia the likely lessening effect on price competition and the probable future abuses of the enhanced market power. On top of the expressed competitive concerns, the KFTC observed that allowing foreign firms to acquire local firms and turn them into their local sub-contractors worsens the competitive market structure of the domestic optical lens industry.
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