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Lee & Ko

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Seoul, Seoul

Sang Hoon Lee

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Lee & Ko

Work Department

Labor and Employment Group


- Partner - Labor & Employment, Labor & Employment Litigation


Lee & Ko: 1992 - Present Labor Law Practice Study Institute, Supreme Court of Korea, Member and Editor: 2005 - Present Corporate Environment Improvement Practice Commission, Ministry of Justice: 2005 Kelly, Drye & Warren, LLP, New York: 1997 - 1998


Korean and English


Admitted to bar, Korea: 1992 Admitted to bar, New York : 1998


University of Washington School of Law - LL.M.: 1997 Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea: 1992 Seoul National University Graduate School of Law - LL.M.: 1987 Seoul National University College of Law- LL B.: 1985

South Korea: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Local firms

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Sang Hoon Lee - Lee & Ko

Within: Labour and employment – Local firms

Lee & Ko handles significant labour and employment disputes for clients including Korean Air, General Motors Korea and Lotte Shopping. Sang Hoon Lee is noted for his ‘knowledge, experience and client-friendliness’; he assisted Cargill Agri Purina with internal investigations following serious allegations brought by its employees, and also advised Jimmy Choo on HR-related matters related to the opening up of its business in Korea. Chang Soo Jin co-heads the practice alongside Lee and is another well-respected figure; he and Hyun Seok Song assisted SK Telecom in relation to the labour law framework and employee status of fixed-term employees specifically hired to complete an installation project at Incheon International Airport. Jae-Hoon Choi and Yong-Moon Kim are recommended for employment agreements,  collective labor relationships and major corporate restructuring.

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South Korea: Employment & Labour Law

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to employment and labour law in  South Korea . It will cover termination of employment, procedures, protection for workers, compensation as well as ííinsight and opinion on the most common difficulties employers face and any upcoming legal changes planned.. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Employment & Labour. [Continue Reading]

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  • Korean Supreme Court Confirms Licensee’s Standing to Challenge Patent Validity

    On February 21, 2019, the Supreme Court of Korea issued an en banc decision overruling its prior precedents on the issue of whether a licensee who is continuing to make royalty payments under an existing license agreement nevertheless has standing to challenge the validity of the licensed patent. In short, the Korean Supreme Court held that absent special circumstance, a patent licensee is an “interested party” eligible for challenging the validity of a licensed patent, despite the lack of any threat or potential threat posed by the patent holder against the licensee’s right to use the patented invention. (Supreme Court En Banc Decision No. 2017Hu2819).
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