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Shin & Kim

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Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai

Dong-Seong Myung

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Shin & Kim

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Senior Partner.


Shin & Kim(2009-Present); President, Legal Research & Training Institute(2009); Head, Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office (2007); Head, Gwangju High Prosecutors’ Office(2007); Head, Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office(2006); Deputy President, Judicial Research & Training Institute(2005); Head, Jeju District Prosecutors’ Office(2004); Head, Seoul Eastern District Prosecutors’ Office(2004); Head, Northern Branch of Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office(2003); Assistant Prosecutor General, Incheon District Prosecutors’ Office(2002); Assistant Prosecutor General, Central Investigation Department, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office(2001); Assistant Prosecutor General, Uijeongbu District Prosecutors’ Office(2000); Head, Mokpo Branch, Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office(1999); Senior Prosecutor, Special Dept. #3, Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office(1998); Ex Officio Member, Commission on Youth Protection(1997); Director, Protection Division, Ministry of Justice(1997); Senior Prosecutor, Criminal Dept. #4, Busan District Prosecutors’ Office(1996); Senior Prosecutor, Criminal Dept. #3, Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office(1995); Senior Prosecutor, Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office(1994); Senior Prosecutor, Violent Crime Dept., Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office(1993); Senior Prosecutor, Jeju District Prosecutors’ Office(1993); Head, Haenam Branch, Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office(1992); Prosecutor, Daegu District Prosecutors’ Office(1991); Prosecutor, Northern Branch, Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office(1987); Prosecutor, Jeongju Branch, Jeonju District Prosecutors’ Office(1986); Prosecutor, Incheon District Prosecutors’ Office(1983); Navy Judicial Officer(1980); Passed 20th Judicial Examination(1978).


Korean, English and Chinese.


Korean and Seoul Bar Associations.


Study at Law Research Center, National Taiwan University(1989); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea(1980); Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1977).

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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