Yoon & Yang hires ex-judges, prosecutor

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Yoon & Yang hires former judges and prosecutor 
Left: Lee Su Yeol; Right: Park Sang Jae

Yoon & Yang has hired two former presiding judges and a former chief prosecutor as new partners to bolster its litigation and criminal defence practice in Seoul.

Lee Su Yeol, a former presiding judge at the Seongnam branch of the Suwon District Court, and Park Sang Jae, a former presiding judge of the Gwangju District Court, have both joined law firm’s corporate litigation practice group.

Lee is well-versed in the procedures and legal principles of insolvency, M&A and corporate finance, and has been a member of the Insolvency Law Institute of Korea since its establishment.

Park is a veteran in criminal and warrant cases, joining the law firm after 15 years as a judge. He is experienced in corporate litigation and has handled criminal trials and enforcement cases at courts of various instance.

Kim Young Hyun, a former chief prosecutor with the foreign criminal affairs department at Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office, has joined the firm’s criminal defence practice group. He specialised in prosecutions of environmental crimes, special corporate investigation cases, and is experienced in corporate criminal matters, including tariff and foreign exchange transactions.

Yoon & Yang’s managing partner in Seoul, Jeong Jinsu, said that with the new hires, the firm’s corporate litigation and criminal defence practice group now consisted of more than 70 partners, including former supreme court justices.

“We have deepened our pool of expertise with the hire of former presiding judges and a prosecutor,” said Jeong. “As a litigation heavyweight in South Korea, Yoon & Yang will strive to provide the best solutions for its clients in the country’s most complex litigation matters.”