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Hee-Chul HWANG Attorney

Hee-Chul HWANG Attorney
Hee-Chul HWANG Attorney

Hee-Chul HWANGAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1107 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.heechul.hwang@kimchang.com

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Hee-Chul Hwang is an attorney in the Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance, Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense, Corporate Governance Practices at Kim & Chang, who also practices primarily in the areas of cross-border, multi-jurisdictional Investigation defense, criminal customs and criminal tax defense.

Mr. Hwang has vast experience in various domestic and international corporate compliance issues, especially issues related to AML, FCPA, FATCA, customs, tax, breach of trust and various sanction-related regimes. More significantly, he has comprehensive practical knowledge and acumen about the business practices in Korea.

Mr. Hwang brings to Kim & Chang more than 25 years of experience as a public prosecutor. While serving as a public prosecutor, Mr. Hwang led many high profile corporate criminal investigations. As a result, he has extensive experience and expertise on matters dealing with corporate crime, white collar crime, criminal investigative practices of prosecution service and police, and other criminal procedure law-related issues. Since he had been assigned to various positions in the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the Supreme Prosecutors' Office (SPO) during his tenure, he is well versed in all matters regarding the MOJ and the SPO. Also, he has in-depth experience and proficiency in areas regarding immigration, correction & rehabilitation, parole, and amnesty because he was in charge of these matters during his service at the MOJ.
Mr. Hwang’s legal career began as Judge Advocate in the ROK Army. In 1986, he was appointed as a prosecutor and was assigned consecutively to the Gwangju Prosecutors' Office, the Jinju Prosecutors’ Office, the Seoul Prosecutors’ Office, the International Legal Affairs Division of the MOJ Legal Affairs Bureau, and the Seoul High Prosecutors’ Office. From 1995 to 1997, he was a professor in the Judicial Research and Training Institute, and was named a panelist in the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization. In 1998, he became Director of the Special Investigation Department at the Busan Prosecutors’ Office. After he served as Chief of the Office of Criminal Intelligence of the SPO from 1999 to 2001, he was appointed as Director of the 1st Prosecution Division at the MOJ in 2001, the most aspired assignment in the prosecutorial system.

Subsequently, he was designated as Head of the Pyeongtaek Prosecutors’ Office in 2002. He then served as Deputy Chief of the Ulsan Prosecutors' Office in 2003, Chief of the Planning & Coordination Bureau of the MOJ in 2004, and 1st Deputy Chief of the Seoul Central Prosecutors' Office in 2005. In 2006, he was promoted to Chief Prosecutor and served as Director of the Planning and Coordination Bureau at the MOJ as well as Deputy Chief of the Daegu High Prosecutors’ Office. In the following year, he became Director of the Criminal Trial and Civil Litigation Department of the SPO. From 2007 to 2008, he was a member of the Sentencing Commission of the Supreme Court. He then was appointed as Chief of the Gwangju Prosecutors’ Office and the Seoul Southern Prosecutors’ Office successively. Subsequently in 2009, he was inaugurated as the 53rd Vice Minister of the MOJ and was designated both as Chairperson of the Parole Commission for Inmates and as Chairperson of the Probation & Parole Commission. For two years he served as Vice Minister, he also served as a member of the Amnesty Committee and the Government Employee Ethics Committee. In 2011, he resigned his position as Vice Minister and joined Kim & Chang.

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Experience

Kim & Chang (2011.11.-Present)

Member, Government Employee Ethics Committee (2009.8.-2011.8.)

Deputy Chair, Amnesty Committee of the Ministry of Justice (2009.8.-2011.8.)

Chair, Probation & Parole Commission of the Ministry of Justice (2009.8.-2011.8.)

Chair, Parole Commission for Inmates of the Ministry of Justice (2009.8.-2011.8.)

Vice Minister (53rd) of Ministry of Justice (2009.8.-2011.8.)

Chief Prosecutor, Seoul Southern District Prosecutors’ Office (2009.1.-2009.8.)

Chief Prosecutor, Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office (2008.3.-2009.1.)

Member, 2nd Sentencing Commission, Supreme Court (2007.3.-2008.3.)

Director of Criminal Trial and Civil Litigation Department, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (2007.3.-2008.3.)

Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Daegu High Prosecutors’ Office (2006.3.-2007.3.)

Director of Planning & Coordination Bureau, Ministry of Justice (2006.2.-2006.3.)

Deputy Chief Prosecutor (1st), Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office (2005.4.-2006.2.)

Director of Planning & Coordination Bureau, Ministry of Justice (2004.6.-2005.4.)

Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Ulsan District Prosecutors’ Office (2003.1.-2004.6.)

Head of Pyeongtaek Branch of Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office (2002.2.-2003.3.)

1st Director of Prosecution Bureau, Ministry of Justice (2001.6.-2002.2.)

Chief Officer (1st), Office of Criminal Intelligence Planning, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (2000.1.-2001.6.)

Chief Officer (2nd), Office of Criminal Intelligence Planning, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (1999.6.-2000.1.)

Director of Special Investigation Department, Busan District Prosecutors’ Office (1998.8.-1999.6.)

Chief Information Officer of Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (1997.3.-1998.8.)

Panelist, Dispute Settlement Body, World Trade Organization (WTO) (1995.10.-1997.9.)

Professor, Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court (1995.3.-1997.2.)

Prosecutor, Seoul High Prosecutors’ Office (1994.9.-1995.2.)

Prosecutor, Office of International Legal Afairs, Bureau of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Justice (1992.3.-1994.9.)

Prosecutor, Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office (5th Criminal Department) (1990.3.-1992.3.)

Prosecutor, Jinju Branch of Masan District Prosecutors’ Office (1988.9.-1990.3.)

Prosecutor, Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office (Special Investigation Department) (1986.9.-1988.8.)

Prosecutor Advocate, ROK Army (1983.8.-1986.8.)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Advised the Canadian manufacturer on the corruption case.
  • Advised Korean banks on the US sanction-related investigations.
  • Advised German auto parts manufacturer on the criminal tax case.
  • Advised Korean ink manufacturer on the classification revision case.
  • Advised Korean pharmaceutical companies on the criminal rebate case.
  • Advised Korean smartphone glass supplier on the criminal customs case.
  • Advised several Korean shipping companies and a shipbuiling company on the capital flight, FX-related violation and criminal customs case.
  • Advised various companies on the white collar crime investigation.
  • Advised American semi-conductor parts manufacturer on the trade secret infringement case.
  • Advised Korean display manufacturer on the trade secret case.
  • Advised American software company on the trade secret infringement case.
  • Advised Korean telecommunication company on the privacy-relatd criminal case.
  • Advised Korean trade related organization on the privacy infingement case.
  • Advised Korean defense industry company on the defense fraud case.
  • Advised American IT company on the contempt of congress case.
  • Advised other various clients on the immigration, correction & rehabilitation, parole and amnesty case.

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Yellow Stripes, Order of Service Merit (2012.6.30) 
  • Prime Minister's Citation on "Law Day" (1991)

Publications/Activities
    • Medium and Copyrights, 1st edition of the Information Law (1997)
    • International Intellectual Property Law (Co-author, Yukbubsa, 1995)
    • A Legal Study on UR Agreement (Co-author, Ministry of Justice, 1994)
    • Key note speech on the Trade Secret Law (BOE, Beijing, 2014.1.)

Education

    Advanced Management Program, Business School of the Seoul National University (2007)

    Advanced Innovative Management Program, KAIST Business School (2000)

    Kennedy School of Government Negotiation Project, Harvard University (1994)

    Advanced Judicial Development Program, Seoul National University (1992)

    University of Michigan Law School (at Ann Arbor) (LL.M., 1991)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1983)

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (1981)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1981)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1983

Languages

Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese and German

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Hee-Chul HWANG
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1107      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Hee-Chul Hwang is an attorney in the Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance, Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense, Corporate Governance Practices at Kim & Chang, who also practices primarily in the areas of cross-border, multi-jurisdictional Investigation defense, criminal customs and criminal tax defense.

Mr. Hwang has vast experience in various domestic and international corporate compliance issues, especially issues related to AML, FCPA, FATCA, customs, tax, breach of trust and various sanction-related regimes. More significantly, he has comprehensive practical knowledge and acumen about the business practices in Korea.

Mr. Hwang brings to Kim & Chang more than 25 years of experience as a public prosecutor. While serving as a public prosecutor, Mr. Hwang led many high profile corporate criminal investigations. As a result, he has extensive experience and expertise on matters dealing with corporate crime, white collar crime, criminal investigative practices of prosecution service and police, and other criminal procedure law-related issues. Since he had been assigned to various positions in the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the Supreme Prosecutors' Office (SPO) during his tenure, he is well versed in all matters regarding the MOJ and the SPO. Also, he has in-depth experience and proficiency in areas regarding immigration, correction & rehabilitation, parole, and amnesty because he was in charge of these matters during his service at the MOJ.
Mr. Hwang’s legal career began as Judge Advocate in the ROK Army. In 1986, he was appointed as a prosecutor and was assigned consecutively to the Gwangju Prosecutors' Office, the Jinju Prosecutors’ Office, the Seoul Prosecutors’ Office, the International Legal Affairs Division of the MOJ Legal Affairs Bureau, and the Seoul High Prosecutors’ Office. From 1995 to 1997, he was a professor in the Judicial Research and Training Institute, and was named a panelist in the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization. In 1998, he became Director of the Special Investigation Department at the Busan Prosecutors’ Office. After he served as Chief of the Office of Criminal Intelligence of the SPO from 1999 to 2001, he was appointed as Director of the 1st Prosecution Division at the MOJ in 2001, the most aspired assignment in the prosecutorial system.

Subsequently, he was designated as Head of the Pyeongtaek Prosecutors’ Office in 2002. He then served as Deputy Chief of the Ulsan Prosecutors' Office in 2003, Chief of the Planning & Coordination Bureau of the MOJ in 2004, and 1st Deputy Chief of the Seoul Central Prosecutors' Office in 2005. In 2006, he was promoted to Chief Prosecutor and served as Director of the Planning and Coordination Bureau at the MOJ as well as Deputy Chief of the Daegu High Prosecutors’ Office. In the following year, he became Director of the Criminal Trial and Civil Litigation Department of the SPO. From 2007 to 2008, he was a member of the Sentencing Commission of the Supreme Court. He then was appointed as Chief of the Gwangju Prosecutors’ Office and the Seoul Southern Prosecutors’ Office successively. Subsequently in 2009, he was inaugurated as the 53rd Vice Minister of the MOJ and was designated both as Chairperson of the Parole Commission for Inmates and as Chairperson of the Probation & Parole Commission. For two years he served as Vice Minister, he also served as a member of the Amnesty Committee and the Government Employee Ethics Committee. In 2011, he resigned his position as Vice Minister and joined Kim & Chang.






    Kim & Chang (2011.11.-Present)

    Member, Government Employee Ethics Committee (2009.8.-2011.8.)

    Deputy Chair, Amnesty Committee of the Ministry of Justice (2009.8.-2011.8.)

    Chair, Probation & Parole Commission of the Ministry of Justice (2009.8.-2011.8.)

    Chair, Parole Commission for Inmates of the Ministry of Justice (2009.8.-2011.8.)

    Vice Minister (53rd) of Ministry of Justice (2009.8.-2011.8.)

    Chief Prosecutor, Seoul Southern District Prosecutors’ Office (2009.1.-2009.8.)

    Chief Prosecutor, Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office (2008.3.-2009.1.)

    Member, 2nd Sentencing Commission, Supreme Court (2007.3.-2008.3.)

    Director of Criminal Trial and Civil Litigation Department, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (2007.3.-2008.3.)

    Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Daegu High Prosecutors’ Office (2006.3.-2007.3.)

    Director of Planning & Coordination Bureau, Ministry of Justice (2006.2.-2006.3.)

    Deputy Chief Prosecutor (1st), Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office (2005.4.-2006.2.)

    Director of Planning & Coordination Bureau, Ministry of Justice (2004.6.-2005.4.)

    Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Ulsan District Prosecutors’ Office (2003.1.-2004.6.)

    Head of Pyeongtaek Branch of Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office (2002.2.-2003.3.)

    1st Director of Prosecution Bureau, Ministry of Justice (2001.6.-2002.2.)

    Chief Officer (1st), Office of Criminal Intelligence Planning, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (2000.1.-2001.6.)

    Chief Officer (2nd), Office of Criminal Intelligence Planning, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (1999.6.-2000.1.)

    Director of Special Investigation Department, Busan District Prosecutors’ Office (1998.8.-1999.6.)

    Chief Information Officer of Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (1997.3.-1998.8.)

    Panelist, Dispute Settlement Body, World Trade Organization (WTO) (1995.10.-1997.9.)

    Professor, Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court (1995.3.-1997.2.)

    Prosecutor, Seoul High Prosecutors’ Office (1994.9.-1995.2.)

    Prosecutor, Office of International Legal Afairs, Bureau of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Justice (1992.3.-1994.9.)

    Prosecutor, Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office (5th Criminal Department) (1990.3.-1992.3.)

    Prosecutor, Jinju Branch of Masan District Prosecutors’ Office (1988.9.-1990.3.)

    Prosecutor, Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office (Special Investigation Department) (1986.9.-1988.8.)

    Prosecutor Advocate, ROK Army (1983.8.-1986.8.)






  •   Advised the Canadian manufacturer on the corruption case.
  •   Advised Korean banks on the US sanction-related investigations.
  •   Advised German auto parts manufacturer on the criminal tax case.
  •   Advised Korean ink manufacturer on the classification revision case.
  •   Advised Korean pharmaceutical companies on the criminal rebate case.
  •   Advised Korean smartphone glass supplier on the criminal customs case.
  •   Advised several Korean shipping companies and a shipbuiling company on the capital flight, FX-related violation and criminal customs case.
  •   Advised various companies on the white collar crime investigation.
  •   Advised American semi-conductor parts manufacturer on the trade secret infringement case.
  •   Advised Korean display manufacturer on the trade secret case.
  •   Advised American software company on the trade secret infringement case.
  •   Advised Korean telecommunication company on the privacy-relatd criminal case.
  •   Advised Korean trade related organization on the privacy infingement case.
  •   Advised Korean defense industry company on the defense fraud case.
  •   Advised American IT company on the contempt of congress case.
  •   Advised other various clients on the immigration, correction & rehabilitation, parole and amnesty case.





Awards

  •   Yellow Stripes, Order of Service Merit (2012.6.30) 
  •   Prime Minister's Citation on "Law Day" (1991)

Publications/Activities

  •   Medium and Copyrights, 1st edition of the Information Law (1997)
  •   International Intellectual Property Law (Co-author, Yukbubsa, 1995)
  •   A Legal Study on UR Agreement (Co-author, Ministry of Justice, 1994)
  •   Key note speech on the Trade Secret Law (BOE, Beijing, 2014.1.)





Education

    Advanced Management Program, Business School of the Seoul National University (2007)

    Advanced Innovative Management Program, KAIST Business School (2000)

    Kennedy School of Government Negotiation Project, Harvard University (1994)

    Advanced Judicial Development Program, Seoul National University (1992)

    University of Michigan Law School (at Ann Arbor) (LL.M., 1991)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1983)

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (1981)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1981)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1983


Languages
  •    Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese and German





Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance ,  Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense ,  Intellectual Property ,  Game, Resort & Entertainment ,  Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes ,  Privacy & Data Security ,  Intellectual Property Litigation ,  North Korea Investment & Consulting