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Jin Yeong CHUNG Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1108 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Jin Yeong CHUNG Attorney
Jin Yeong CHUNG Attorney

Jin Yeong CHUNGAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1108F.+82-2-737-9091/9092E.jychung@kimchang.com

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Jin Yeong Chung is a partner at Kim & Chang and leads the firm's International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice and Insolvency & Restructuring Practice.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Chung has successfully represented various foreign and domestic clients in numerous contentious disputes. He has represented clients in a wide range of disputes involving financial products, derivatives, corporate matters, M&A and competition, among others.

In particular, his advocacy of a foreign investor in an ICC arbitration proceeding against a governmental deposit insurance corporation led to an award of approximately KRW 3 trillion, which is one of the largest arbitral awards in Korean history. He has also advised many of the world’s largest corporations, creditors, as well as investors, on various insolvency and corporate restructuring-related matters. 

Mr. Chung has been called to serve on a number of Korean government committees, including the Mutual Savings Banks Evaluation Committee, the Commercial Banks Evaluation Committee and the Merchant Banks Evaluation Committee. Also, for almost 15 years he lectured on financial transactions at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea.

Mr. Chung received his LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1984 and received his LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1994. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judge advocate in the Republic of Korea Air Force from 1986 to 1989.

He is admitted to practice law in Korea and in New York.

Profile

Experience

Non-standing Director, Korea Life Insurance (2003-2006)

Lecturer, Judicial Research and Training Institution of the Supreme Court of Korea (2001-2014)

Member, Mutual Savings Banks Evaluation Committee, Financial Supervisory Commission (2000-2004)

Member, Commercial Banks Evaluation Committee, Financial Supervisory Commission (1998)

Member, Merchant Banks Evaluation Committee, Ministry of Finance and Economy (1997-1998)

Professional Advisor, Korea Institute of Economic Policy (1995-1998)

Kim & Chang (1989-Present)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (1986-1989)

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Dispute Resolution Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019: Insolvency (Euromoney, 2019) 
  • Dispute Resolution Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019: Commercial and Transactions (Euromoney, 2019) 
  • Leading Individual, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Dispute Resolution (Legalease, 2019) 
  • The A-List: Korea's Top 100 Lawyers, Asia Business Law Journal (Vantage Asia, 2019) 
  • Disputes Star of the Year (South Korea), Asialaw Benchmark Dispute Resolution Awards (Asialaw, 2018) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2019) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Restructuring/Insolvency (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2019) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2019) 
  • Market Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Profiles (Euromoney, 2017) 
  • Leading Individual, Asialaw Profiles (Euromoney, 2017) 
  • Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (Euromoney, 2016-2017) 
  • External Counsel of the Year, In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards 2016 (Pacific Business Press, 2016) 
  • Client Choice - Litigation, Client Choice Awards (Globe Business Publishing Ltd, 2016) 
  • World’s Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency 2016 (Who's Who Legal, 2015)

Publications/Activities
    • Practical Law - Litigation and Enforcement in South Korea (overview): Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2018) 
    • Getting the Deal Through - Dispute Resolution: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018) 
    • Getting the Deal Through - Financial Services Litigation: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2017-2018) 
    • Practical Law - Collective Actions Global Guide 2017: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2017) 
    • Chambers Global Practice Guide - Insolvency: South Korea - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2016, 2018-2019) 
    • International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Recovery & Insolvency - Korea chapter (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2016) 
    • Getting the Deal Through - Securities Litigation: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2016, 2019) 
    • Practical Law - Dispute Resolution Global Guide: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2017) 
    • Practical Law - Class Actions Global Guide 2015/16: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2015) 
    • Chambers Global Practice Guide - Litigation: South Korea - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2014, 2017, 2019) 
    • Euromoney Financial Crime & Cyber Security Handbook 2014/15: Korea chapter (Co-author, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2014) 
    • The Restructuring Review (6th, 7th edition): Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2013-2014) 
    • The 2012 Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution - Structuring LBOs in Korea: Proceed with Caution (Co-author, IFLR, 2012) 
    • The 2010 Guide to Dispute Resolution: Korea section - KIKO Contracts Survive Initial Challenges in Court (Co-author, IFLR, 2010) 
    • IFLR September 2010 - Recognition of Insolvency Abroad (Co-author, IFLR, 2010) 
    • The 2009 Guide to Litigation - Private Equity Beware (Co-author, IFLR, 2009) 
    • The International Comparative Legal Guide to Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2009: Korea section (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2009) 
    • The International Comparative Legal Guide to Competition Litigation 2009: Korea section (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2009) 
    • Asialaw Dispute Resolution Guides 2008 - Enforcement of Judgment by a Foreign Court in the Republic of Korea (Co-author, Asialaw, 2008) 
    • Insolvency Procedure and M&A (Judicial Training Institution, 2002) 
    • Insolvency Procedures Seen by the Applying Companies (Judicial Training Institution, 1998) 
    • Legal Issues in Banking Industry (Korea Banking Institute, 1991) 
    • Trans-Border Litigation on Product Liability (Korean Standards Association, 1990)

Education

    Yale Law School (LL.M., 1994)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1985)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1984)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1985; New York, 1995

Languages

Korean, English, Japanese, German

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Jin Yeong CHUNG Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1108      F. +82-2-737-9091/9092     


  




Jin Yeong Chung is a partner at Kim & Chang and leads the firm's International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice and Insolvency & Restructuring Practice.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Chung has successfully represented various foreign and domestic clients in numerous contentious disputes. He has represented clients in a wide range of disputes involving financial products, derivatives, corporate matters, M&A and competition, among others.

In particular, his advocacy of a foreign investor in an ICC arbitration proceeding against a governmental deposit insurance corporation led to an award of approximately KRW 3 trillion, which is one of the largest arbitral awards in Korean history. He has also advised many of the world’s largest corporations, creditors, as well as investors, on various insolvency and corporate restructuring-related matters. 

Mr. Chung has been called to serve on a number of Korean government committees, including the Mutual Savings Banks Evaluation Committee, the Commercial Banks Evaluation Committee and the Merchant Banks Evaluation Committee. Also, for almost 15 years he lectured on financial transactions at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea.

Mr. Chung received his LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1984 and received his LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1994. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judge advocate in the Republic of Korea Air Force from 1986 to 1989.

He is admitted to practice law in Korea and in New York.






    Non-standing Director, Korea Life Insurance (2003-2006)

    Lecturer, Judicial Research and Training Institution of the Supreme Court of Korea (2001-2014)

    Member, Mutual Savings Banks Evaluation Committee, Financial Supervisory Commission (2000-2004)

    Member, Commercial Banks Evaluation Committee, Financial Supervisory Commission (1998)

    Member, Merchant Banks Evaluation Committee, Ministry of Finance and Economy (1997-1998)

    Professional Advisor, Korea Institute of Economic Policy (1995-1998)

    Kim & Chang (1989-Present)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (1986-1989)






Awards

  •   Dispute Resolution Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019: Insolvency (Euromoney, 2019) 
  •   Dispute Resolution Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019: Commercial and Transactions (Euromoney, 2019) 
  •   Leading Individual, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Dispute Resolution (Legalease, 2019) 
  •   The A-List: Korea's Top 100 Lawyers, Asia Business Law Journal (Vantage Asia, 2019) 
  •   Disputes Star of the Year (South Korea), Asialaw Benchmark Dispute Resolution Awards (Asialaw, 2018) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2019) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Restructuring/Insolvency (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2019) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2019) 
  •   Market Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Profiles (Euromoney, 2017) 
  •   Leading Individual, Asialaw Profiles (Euromoney, 2017) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (Euromoney, 2016-2017) 
  •   External Counsel of the Year, In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards 2016 (Pacific Business Press, 2016) 
  •   Client Choice - Litigation, Client Choice Awards (Globe Business Publishing Ltd, 2016) 
  •   World’s Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency 2016 (Who's Who Legal, 2015)

Publications/Activities

  •   Practical Law - Litigation and Enforcement in South Korea (overview): Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2018) 
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Dispute Resolution: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018) 
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Financial Services Litigation: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2017-2018) 
  •   Practical Law - Collective Actions Global Guide 2017: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2017) 
  •   Chambers Global Practice Guide - Insolvency: South Korea - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2016, 2018-2019) 
  •   International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Recovery & Insolvency - Korea chapter (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2016) 
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Securities Litigation: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2016, 2019) 
  •   Practical Law - Dispute Resolution Global Guide: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2017) 
  •   Practical Law - Class Actions Global Guide 2015/16: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2015) 
  •   Chambers Global Practice Guide - Litigation: South Korea - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2014, 2017, 2019) 
  •   Euromoney Financial Crime & Cyber Security Handbook 2014/15: Korea chapter (Co-author, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2014) 
  •   The Restructuring Review (6th, 7th edition): Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2013-2014) 
  •   The 2012 Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution - Structuring LBOs in Korea: Proceed with Caution (Co-author, IFLR, 2012) 
  •   The 2010 Guide to Dispute Resolution: Korea section - KIKO Contracts Survive Initial Challenges in Court (Co-author, IFLR, 2010) 
  •   IFLR September 2010 - Recognition of Insolvency Abroad (Co-author, IFLR, 2010) 
  •   The 2009 Guide to Litigation - Private Equity Beware (Co-author, IFLR, 2009) 
  •   The International Comparative Legal Guide to Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2009: Korea section (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2009) 
  •   The International Comparative Legal Guide to Competition Litigation 2009: Korea section (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2009) 
  •   Asialaw Dispute Resolution Guides 2008 - Enforcement of Judgment by a Foreign Court in the Republic of Korea (Co-author, Asialaw, 2008) 
  •   Insolvency Procedure and M&A (Judicial Training Institution, 2002) 
  •   Insolvency Procedures Seen by the Applying Companies (Judicial Training Institution, 1998) 
  •   Legal Issues in Banking Industry (Korea Banking Institute, 1991) 
  •   Trans-Border Litigation on Product Liability (Korean Standards Association, 1990)





Education

    Yale Law School (LL.M., 1994)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1985)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1984)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1985; New York, 1995


Languages
  •    Korean, English, Japanese, German





Litigation ,  Insolvency & Restructuring ,  Japan ,  Banking ,  International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation ,  Corporate & M&A Litigation ,  Banking, Securities & Finance Litigation ,  Financial Regulation & Compliance