Yoon & Yang employs ex-judges and prosecutors for Asia Enterprise Law Journal

Left: Lee Su Yeol; Right: Park Sang Jae

Yoon & Yang has hired two former presiding judges and a former attorney general as new partners to strengthen the trial and criminal defense practice in Seoul.

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

Lee is well versed in the procedures and legal principles of bankruptcy, M&A and corporate finance and has been a member of the Bankruptcy Law Institute of Korea since its inception.

Park is a veteran of criminal and arrest warrant cases and joins the law firm after 15 years as a judge. He has experience in corporate litigation and has dealt with criminal and enforcement proceedings in various courts.

Kim Young Hyun, a former attorney general in the Foreign Crime Division of the Seoul Central Prosecutor’s Office, has joined the firm’s criminal defense practice group. He specializes in environmental crime prosecution and specific corporate investigations, and has experience in corporate criminal law matters, including customs and foreign exchange transactions.

Yoon & Yang Seoul’s managing partner Jeong Jinsu said the firm’s litigation and criminal defense practice group now consisted of more than 70 partners, including former Supreme Court judges, with the new hires.

“We have deepened our pool of skills by hiring former presiding judges and a prosecutor,” said Jeong. “As a heavyweight in South Korea, Yoon & Yang will strive to provide the best possible solutions to the most complex legal disputes in the country.”

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