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Seong-Jin Choi

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Shin & Kim (2014-Present); Officer of Forensic Science Planning, Supreme Prosecutor’s Office (2014); Chief, Criminal Department 1, Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office (2013); Head, Hongseong Branch, Daejeon District Prosecutors’ Office (2012); Dispatched to Special Prosecutor Office of Cyber Terrorism against the Central Election Management Committee (2012); Chief, Criminal Department 3, Busan District Prosecutors’ Office (2011); Chief of Review and Analysis, Financial Services Commission (2010); Digital Forensic Science Officer, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (2009); Prosecutor Professor, Legal Research and Training Institute (2008); Senior Prosecutor, Yeoju Branch, Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office (2007); Planning and Management Director, Taskforce of Criminal Justice Integrative Intelligence, Ministry of Justice (2005); Prosecutor, Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office; Researcher, Planning and Coordination Division at the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (2004); Researcher, Central Investigation Division at the Prosecutor-General´s Office (2003); Prosecutor, Northern Branch, Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office (2000); Prosecutor, Jecheon Branch, Cheongju District Prosecutors’ Office (1999); Prosecutor, Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office (1997); Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (1994 - 1997).


Korean and English.


Korean and Seoul Bar Associations.


Seoul National University, School of Law (Ph.D. coursework completed, Commercial Law, 2011); Santa Clara University, School of Law (LL.M., Property Rights, 2002); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea(1992-1994); Seoul National University, Graduate School of Law (LL.M., Administrative Law, 1992); Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1990).

South Korea: Regulatory: compliance and investigations

Regulatory: compliance and investigations – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Seong-Jin Choi - Shin & Kim

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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