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Jung Taek PARK Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1282 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Jung Taek PARK Attorney
Jung Taek PARK Attorney

Jung Taek PARKAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1282 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.jtpark@kimchang.com

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Jung Taek Park is an attorney at Kim & Chang’s Labor & Employment Practice. Having worked in Germany, Mr. Park is also part of the firm’s Europe Practice, specializing in serving clients from Europe, notably Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands and Belgium. He also counsels on outbound HR issues related to Korean companies conducting business in Europe and the Middle East.

Mr. Park has broad and substantial experience on a wide array of domestic and cross-border employment matters. He has in-depth expertise in dealing with industrial relations, collective bargaining, and advising on labor management council issues, as well as helping corporate clients to maintain their competitiveness in the marketplace. Mr. Park’s expertise also extends to labor and employment litigation, including defense of wage, discrimination and wrongful termination cases. He has defended numerous actions on behalf of multinational companies before Korean authorities, including local Labor Commissions, the Police, the Prosecutors’ Office, the Courts and the National Labor Relations Commission. 

Mr. Park has a developed a successful track record through thorough analysis of facts and developing various strategies to defuse and reduce the risk and potential exposure that such cases may present. He also regularly advises clients on labor and employment implications of cross-border transactions ? ranging from mergers and acquisitions, post-merger HR integration planning, and issues related to Korean companies that have invested in European and/or Middle East countries. In addition, Mr. Park also pioneers cutting-edge HR issues, such as flexible working hours, smart working and digitalization of employee data privacy resulting from the 4th Industrial Revolution. In this regard, Mr. Park was invited as a guest speaker for the international Labour and Employment Lawyers meeting held by renowned German law firm Gleiss Lutz in March 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, to speak on “New Forms and Changes in Employment in Industry 4.0”.

Meanwhile, Mr. Park routinely dedicates his services to pro-bono work, including free legal advice to migrant women from countries such as Vietnam and Cambodia, and mentoring for regional middle and/or high school students.  Mr. Park has also played a key role in assisting government authorities to establish and develop major areas of legislation and practices of Korean labor and employment law, including the Employee Retirement Benefit Security Act. 

Mr. Park has been named for five consecutive years as one of the “Leading Individuals” in South Korea by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014-2019 in the field of Employment. He has also been named as one of the “Leading Individuals” in South Korea by Chambers Global 2013 in the field of Corporate/M&A (Germany). In addition, Mr. Park has authored various articles in publications including the Worklaw monthly magazine. 

Mr. Park received his LL.B. from the Seoul National University College of Law in 1993 and his LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 2004. He attended the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1995. 

He is admitted to the Korean bar.

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Experience

Law Office of Schiedermair Rechtsanwaelte, Frankfurt, Germany (2004-2005)

Kim & Chang (1998-Present)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (1995-1998)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Advised on various rightsizing cases on behalf of multinational companies in the finance, IT and shipping industries. 
  • Defended various multinational companies in alleged wrongful termination and/or discipline cases before courts and/or labor commissions.  
  • Minimized risks for many multinational companies in HR compliance audits by the Ministry of Employment and Labor. 
  • Advised HR issues for Korean companies doing business in Europe and/or in the Middle East. 
  • Advised collective bargaining issues on behalf of various multinational companies in the finance, auto and pharmaceutical industries. 
  • Advised global transaction of merger or asset/business transfer among multinational companies in the finance, IT and shipping industries. 
  • Advised employee data privacy issues for many multinational companies in Korea.

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Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Labour & Employment (Who’s Who Legal, 2019)
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Employment (Chambers & Partners, 2014-2019) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A (Germany) (Chambers & Partners, 2013)

Education

    Columbia Law School (LL.M., 2004)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1995)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1993)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1995

Languages

Korean, English, German, French and Arabic

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Jung Taek PARK
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1282      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Jung Taek Park is an attorney at Kim & Chang’s Labor & Employment Practice. Having worked in Germany, Mr. Park is also part of the firm’s Europe Practice, specializing in serving clients from Europe, notably Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands and Belgium. He also counsels on outbound HR issues related to Korean companies conducting business in Europe and the Middle East.

Mr. Park has broad and substantial experience on a wide array of domestic and cross-border employment matters. He has in-depth expertise in dealing with industrial relations, collective bargaining, and advising on labor management council issues, as well as helping corporate clients to maintain their competitiveness in the marketplace. Mr. Park’s expertise also extends to labor and employment litigation, including defense of wage, discrimination and wrongful termination cases. He has defended numerous actions on behalf of multinational companies before Korean authorities, including local Labor Commissions, the Police, the Prosecutors’ Office, the Courts and the National Labor Relations Commission. 

Mr. Park has a developed a successful track record through thorough analysis of facts and developing various strategies to defuse and reduce the risk and potential exposure that such cases may present. He also regularly advises clients on labor and employment implications of cross-border transactions ? ranging from mergers and acquisitions, post-merger HR integration planning, and issues related to Korean companies that have invested in European and/or Middle East countries. In addition, Mr. Park also pioneers cutting-edge HR issues, such as flexible working hours, smart working and digitalization of employee data privacy resulting from the 4th Industrial Revolution. In this regard, Mr. Park was invited as a guest speaker for the international Labour and Employment Lawyers meeting held by renowned German law firm Gleiss Lutz in March 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, to speak on “New Forms and Changes in Employment in Industry 4.0”.

Meanwhile, Mr. Park routinely dedicates his services to pro-bono work, including free legal advice to migrant women from countries such as Vietnam and Cambodia, and mentoring for regional middle and/or high school students.  Mr. Park has also played a key role in assisting government authorities to establish and develop major areas of legislation and practices of Korean labor and employment law, including the Employee Retirement Benefit Security Act. 

Mr. Park has been named for five consecutive years as one of the “Leading Individuals” in South Korea by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014-2019 in the field of Employment. He has also been named as one of the “Leading Individuals” in South Korea by Chambers Global 2013 in the field of Corporate/M&A (Germany). In addition, Mr. Park has authored various articles in publications including the Worklaw monthly magazine. 

Mr. Park received his LL.B. from the Seoul National University College of Law in 1993 and his LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 2004. He attended the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1995. 

He is admitted to the Korean bar.






    Law Office of Schiedermair Rechtsanwaelte, Frankfurt, Germany (2004-2005)

    Kim & Chang (1998-Present)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (1995-1998)






  •   Advised on various rightsizing cases on behalf of multinational companies in the finance, IT and shipping industries. 
  •   Defended various multinational companies in alleged wrongful termination and/or discipline cases before courts and/or labor commissions.  
  •   Minimized risks for many multinational companies in HR compliance audits by the Ministry of Employment and Labor. 
  •   Advised HR issues for Korean companies doing business in Europe and/or in the Middle East. 
  •   Advised collective bargaining issues on behalf of various multinational companies in the finance, auto and pharmaceutical industries. 
  •   Advised global transaction of merger or asset/business transfer among multinational companies in the finance, IT and shipping industries. 
  •   Advised employee data privacy issues for many multinational companies in Korea.





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Labour & Employment (Who’s Who Legal, 2019)
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Employment (Chambers & Partners, 2014-2019) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A (Germany) (Chambers & Partners, 2013)





Education

    Columbia Law School (LL.M., 2004)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1995)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1993)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1995


Languages
  •    Korean, English, German, French and Arabic





Labor & Employment ,  Europe ,  International Practice