Sungwook Kim > Kim & Chang > Seoul, South Korea > Lawyer Profile

Kim & Chang
SEOUL 03170
South Korea
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Work Department

Privacy Litigation, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Litigation, Product Liability & Consumer Claims, Criminal Defense Litigation, Corporate & M&A Litigation, Employment Litigation, Administrative & Public Law Litigation, Litigation


Sungwook Kim is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices in a wide range of litigation areas but primarily focuses on privacy, product liability, corporate litigation (civil & criminal), injunctive relief and labor relations litigation.

Mr. Kim has extensive experience in dealing with various types of cases from his tenure as a judge for 15 years. He has experienced all the tasks of first trial, appellate trial and appeal by the Supreme Court of Korea. He also worked as a Senior Research Judge at the Supreme Court of Korea for two years (2012-2014) and is well informed of the procedures and know-how about dealing with cases at the Supreme Court level.

After joining Kim & Chang in 2014, Mr. Kim has brought about successful outcomes in various civil and criminal cases regarding privacy, and has dealt with a variety of legal disputes on behalf of corporations, such as corporate M&A related litigations, product liability litigations, labor issues and other administrative disputes. He has also been involved in various appeal cases in the Supreme Court and provided related counsel.

Since 2001, he has also been a member of the Korea Academy of Private Case Law Studies, which is one of the most eminent law societies of Korea.


Korean and English


Admitted to bar, Korea, 1996


Harvard Law School (Visiting Scholar, 2004-2005)
Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (1998)
Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1996)
Seoul National University (LL.B., 1993)

Lawyer Rankings

South Korea > Dispute resolution: local firms

Kim & Chang has a standout reputation acting for clients in reputationally-sensitive cases of the utmost complexity and significance. In addition to fielding a first-rate team of experienced litigators, the firm is able to leverage the expertise of patent attorneys, accountants and industry experts in complex matters. The team’s strengths span multiple areas, including securities litigation, white-collar/regulatory investigations, M&A-related disputes, insurance and competition cases. Jay J. KimSang Yoon LeeSung Jin Kim and CY Chooyoun Kim are defending a company against product liability claims brought by multiple plaintiffs over injuries sustained as a result of using humidifier sanitisers. The team has also assisted with related criminal proceedings and government investigations connected with the matter. Sang Ho Han, Hye Kwang Lee, Sungwook Kim and Chul-Won Lee are representing Philip Morris Korea in a longrunning lawsuit brought by the Korean National Health Insurance Service (NHIS). NHIS first brought the damages against tobacco manufacturers in 2014 in relation to policyholders being diagnosed with lung cancer and laryngeal cancer. Sun Seong Park leads the firm’s banking litigation team. Jin Yeong Chung and Chang Beom Ryu are among many other names to note.