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Deok Il SEO Attorney (Admitted in New York)

T.+82-2-3703-1186 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Deok Il SEO Attorney
Deok Il SEO Attorney

Deok Il SEOAttorney (Admitted in New York)

T.+82-2-3703-1186F.+82-2-737-9091/9092E.diseo@kimchang.com

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Deok Il Seo, who joined the firm in 2002 after a ten-year career in government, is a senior foreign attorney of Kim & Chang's Labor & Employment Practice, advising on all employment and labor-related matters. 

He concentrates his practice on cross-border transactions, mainly representing corporate clients in mergers and acquisitions, especially regarding employee benefits strategies and other human resources law issues for multinational employers. He analyzes labor and employment issues related to corporate transactions, including due diligence, “acquired rights” issues, and post-merger HR integration planning, advising on reductions-in-force and restructuring issues. He negotiates drafts, and reviews incentive compensation and executive compensation plans and documents including employment agreements, severance plans, non-compete/solicit, confidentiality and separation agreements. 

He advises clients on managing multiple-jurisdiction employment law compliance initiatives including global handbooks, codes of conduct, hotlines, HR policies, employee equity plans, expatriate and data privacy laws affecting global human resource systems.

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Kim & Chang (2002-Present)

Vice President, Korea Association of Fair Economy (KAFE) (2018-Present)

Vice President, Korea Labor and Employment Relations Association (KLERA) (2016-Present)

Member of advisory committee on Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training (KRIVET) (2012-2017)

Deputy Director of International Department, National Intelligence Service (1998-2001)

Assistant Secretary to the President, Office of the President (1993-1998)

Administrative Official, Secretariat of the National Assembly (1992-1993)

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Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Labour & Employment (Who’s Who Legal, 2019)
  • Outstanding Practitioner: South Korea, Asialaw Regional Awards 2019 (Asialaw, 2019)
  • Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Labour & Employment (Euromoney, 2016-2018)
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Employment (Chambers and Partners, 2016-2018)

Publications/Activities
    • Speaker, “The Continuing Evolution of ‘Ordinary Wage,’”18th International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress (2018)

Education

    University of Washington, School of Law (Visiting Scholar, 2002)

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1991; Researcher, 1992)

    College of Law, Sungkyunkwan University (LL.B., 1989)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 2002

Languages

Korean, English

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Deok Il SEO Attorney (Admitted in New York)


T. +82-2-3703-1186      F. +82-2-737-9091/9092     


  




Deok Il Seo, who joined the firm in 2002 after a ten-year career in government, is a senior foreign attorney of Kim & Chang's Labor & Employment Practice, advising on all employment and labor-related matters. 

He concentrates his practice on cross-border transactions, mainly representing corporate clients in mergers and acquisitions, especially regarding employee benefits strategies and other human resources law issues for multinational employers. He analyzes labor and employment issues related to corporate transactions, including due diligence, “acquired rights” issues, and post-merger HR integration planning, advising on reductions-in-force and restructuring issues. He negotiates drafts, and reviews incentive compensation and executive compensation plans and documents including employment agreements, severance plans, non-compete/solicit, confidentiality and separation agreements. 

He advises clients on managing multiple-jurisdiction employment law compliance initiatives including global handbooks, codes of conduct, hotlines, HR policies, employee equity plans, expatriate and data privacy laws affecting global human resource systems.






    Kim & Chang (2002-Present)

    Vice President, Korea Association of Fair Economy (KAFE) (2018-Present)

    Vice President, Korea Labor and Employment Relations Association (KLERA) (2016-Present)

    Member of advisory committee on Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training (KRIVET) (2012-2017)

    Deputy Director of International Department, National Intelligence Service (1998-2001)

    Assistant Secretary to the President, Office of the President (1993-1998)

    Administrative Official, Secretariat of the National Assembly (1992-1993)






Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Labour & Employment (Who’s Who Legal, 2019)
  •   Outstanding Practitioner: South Korea, Asialaw Regional Awards 2019 (Asialaw, 2019)
  •   Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Labour & Employment (Euromoney, 2016-2018)
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Employment (Chambers and Partners, 2016-2018)

Publications/Activities

  •   Speaker, “The Continuing Evolution of ‘Ordinary Wage,’”18th International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress (2018)





Education

    University of Washington, School of Law (Visiting Scholar, 2002)

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1991; Researcher, 1992)

    College of Law, Sungkyunkwan University (LL.B., 1989)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 2002


Languages
  •    Korean, English





Labor & Employment ,  Foreign Direct Investment ,  Mergers & Acquisitions