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Jung Keol SUH Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1051 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Jung Keol SUH Attorney
Jung Keol SUH Attorney

Jung Keol SUHAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1051 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.jksuh@kimchang.com

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Jung Keol Suh is an attorney at Kim & Chang’s Finance and Derivatives Litigation, Product Liability and IT/Privacy Litigation, Compliance and FCPA, and White Collar Criminal Defense Practices.

Mr. Suh has worked extensively in cross-border litigation, compliance and criminal defense matters in complex securities, finance, product liability, IT and compliance-related disputes. As an experienced trial/defense lawyer with transactional experience, Mr. Suh is uniquely positioned to advise clients in complex commercial disputes as well as criminal/regulatory and internal investigations. Mr. Suh has also served as a legislative advisor with respect to restructuring-related legislation and associated studies.

His recent work includes advising and representing major US and German investment banks in complex criminal defense and civil litigation, successfully defending a UK client in a landmark case in which a foreign fund was indicted in Korea for the first time for alleged market manipulation, successfully defending major Korean banks in one of the largest derivatives-related disputes in Korea, as well as defending multinational companies in major trade secret-related disputes. Mr. Suh has also successfully advised and defended various foreign and domestic clients in the finance and IT industries in major civil litigation and criminal investigations concerning privacy laws, regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering and anti-bribery laws (including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act).

Mr. Suh co-authored various publications including “Legal Economics of Insolvency System: Suggestions for Integration of Three Insolvency-related Laws” and “International Commercial Arbitration in Asia.”

Mr. Suh has been consecutively named as one of the “Leading Individuals” in South Korea by Chambers Asia-Pacific since 2013 in the field of Dispute Resolution: Litigation.

Mr. Suh received an LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1989 and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1999. He graduated the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1991, where he received the Chief Justice Award for his outstanding performance.

He is admitted to the New York bar and the Korean bar.

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Experience

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, International Lawyers Program (1999)

Kim & Chang (1994-Present)

Judge, Seoul Criminal District Court (1993-1994)

Judge, Seoul Civil District Court (1991-1993)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Represented major US and German investment banks in complex criminal defense and civil litigation. 
  • Defended a UK client in a landmark case against allegations of market manipulation. 
  • Defended major Korean banks in one of the largest derivatives-related disputes in Korea. 
  • Represented multinational companies in major trade secret or privacy law-related disputes. 
  • Represented major Korean banks in various criminal defense matters and investigations conducted by foreign authorities. 
  • Defended a major chemical company in one of the largest product liability litigation in Korea. 
  • Represented a major Korean IT company in its dispute against foreign investors involving corporate governance issues. 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Dispute Resolution Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019: Commercial and Transactions (Euromoney, 2019) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Global: Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Chambers and Partners, 2012-2019) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific: Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Chambers and Partners, 2012-2020) 
  • Chief Justice Award, Judicial Research and Training Institute (1991)

Publications/Activities
    • Chambers Global Practice Guide - Litigation: Korea Chapter - Law & Practice (Edition 2) (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) 
    • Chambers Global Practice Guide - Litigation: Korea Chapter - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) 
    • Legal Economics of Insolvency System: Suggestions for Integration of Three Insolvency-related Laws (Co-author, 2003) 
    • Philip J. McConnaughay, etc. International Commercial Arbitration in Asia (Co-author, 2001) 
    • Lecture in Specialized Legal Areas, Insolvency Law: M&A of Reorganization Companies, Reorganization Plans (Seoul National University)

Education

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1999)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1991)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1989)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1991; New York, 1999

Languages

Korean and English

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Jung Keol SUH
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1051      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Jung Keol Suh is an attorney at Kim & Chang’s Finance and Derivatives Litigation, Product Liability and IT/Privacy Litigation, Compliance and FCPA, and White Collar Criminal Defense Practices.

Mr. Suh has worked extensively in cross-border litigation, compliance and criminal defense matters in complex securities, finance, product liability, IT and compliance-related disputes. As an experienced trial/defense lawyer with transactional experience, Mr. Suh is uniquely positioned to advise clients in complex commercial disputes as well as criminal/regulatory and internal investigations. Mr. Suh has also served as a legislative advisor with respect to restructuring-related legislation and associated studies.

His recent work includes advising and representing major US and German investment banks in complex criminal defense and civil litigation, successfully defending a UK client in a landmark case in which a foreign fund was indicted in Korea for the first time for alleged market manipulation, successfully defending major Korean banks in one of the largest derivatives-related disputes in Korea, as well as defending multinational companies in major trade secret-related disputes. Mr. Suh has also successfully advised and defended various foreign and domestic clients in the finance and IT industries in major civil litigation and criminal investigations concerning privacy laws, regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering and anti-bribery laws (including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act).

Mr. Suh co-authored various publications including “Legal Economics of Insolvency System: Suggestions for Integration of Three Insolvency-related Laws” and “International Commercial Arbitration in Asia.”

Mr. Suh has been consecutively named as one of the “Leading Individuals” in South Korea by Chambers Asia-Pacific since 2013 in the field of Dispute Resolution: Litigation.

Mr. Suh received an LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1989 and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1999. He graduated the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1991, where he received the Chief Justice Award for his outstanding performance.

He is admitted to the New York bar and the Korean bar.






    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, International Lawyers Program (1999)

    Kim & Chang (1994-Present)

    Judge, Seoul Criminal District Court (1993-1994)

    Judge, Seoul Civil District Court (1991-1993)






  •   Represented major US and German investment banks in complex criminal defense and civil litigation. 
  •   Defended a UK client in a landmark case against allegations of market manipulation. 
  •   Defended major Korean banks in one of the largest derivatives-related disputes in Korea. 
  •   Represented multinational companies in major trade secret or privacy law-related disputes. 
  •   Represented major Korean banks in various criminal defense matters and investigations conducted by foreign authorities. 
  •   Defended a major chemical company in one of the largest product liability litigation in Korea. 
  •   Represented a major Korean IT company in its dispute against foreign investors involving corporate governance issues. 





Awards

  •   Dispute Resolution Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019: Commercial and Transactions (Euromoney, 2019) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Global: Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Chambers and Partners, 2012-2019) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific: Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Chambers and Partners, 2012-2020) 
  •   Chief Justice Award, Judicial Research and Training Institute (1991)

Publications/Activities

  •   Chambers Global Practice Guide - Litigation: Korea Chapter - Law & Practice (Edition 2) (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) 
  •   Chambers Global Practice Guide - Litigation: Korea Chapter - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) 
  •   Legal Economics of Insolvency System: Suggestions for Integration of Three Insolvency-related Laws (Co-author, 2003) 
  •   Philip J. McConnaughay, etc. International Commercial Arbitration in Asia (Co-author, 2001) 
  •   Lecture in Specialized Legal Areas, Insolvency Law: M&A of Reorganization Companies, Reorganization Plans (Seoul National University)





Education

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1999)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1991)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1989)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1991; New York, 1999


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense ,  International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation ,  Litigation ,  Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance ,  Corporate & M&A Litigation ,  Insolvency & Restructuring ,  Insolvency & Restructuring Litigation ,  Product Liability & Consumer Claims ,  Trade Secret & Corporate Information Protection