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Kyson Keebong PAEK Attorney

Kyson Keebong PAEK Attorney
Kyson Keebong PAEK Attorney

Kyson Keebong PAEKAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-4716 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.keebong.paek@kimchang.com

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Kyson Keebong Paek is an attorney at Kim & Chang. His practice focuses on criminal defense, government and internal investigations, corporate compliance and cross-border litigations. 

He has represented a number of entities and individuals before a variety of investigating authorities, including the Prosecutors’ Office, National Police, Korea Customs Service, National Tax Service and Korea Fair Trade Commission, in matters involving allegations of public/private corruption, money laundering, foreign exchange crimes, tax fraud, unfair trade and intellectual property crimes. He also conducts internal investigations relating to various potential criminal and regulatory matters, and advises companies on compliance issues. Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Paek served as a Public Prosecutor and State Attorney in the Ministry of Justice, and also served on the United Nations Secretariat. As a Public Prosecutor, he engaged in investigations, prosecutions and trials of criminal cases involving fraud, tax evasion, illegal political campaigns, illegal labor union strikes, corruption, and intellectual property issues. 

Mr. Paek served in two positions at the Ministry of Justice: first as the Deputy Director of the International Criminal Matters Division working on matters relating to the United Nations conferences on crime prevention, International Criminal Court preparatory meetings, drafting the Rome Statute, extradition, mutual legal assistance and international terrorism; and later as the Director of the International Legal Affairs Division dealing with free trade agreements, international trade and international arbitration. In addition, he served on the United Nations Secretariat for two terms, both as a legal officer of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 

Mr. Paek has authored several books, including “International Criminal Evidence” (2008) and “Practice of International Criminal Tribunals” (2011). He has also published various articles, including the Independence of the ICC Prosecutor (1998.5.), Various Limits in the Criminal Procedure of the ICC (2009.6.), Understanding the ICC Confirmation System (2009.12.), Respective Issues Related to Exercise Types of ICC Jurisdiction (2010.8.) and Transnational Criminal Justice Regime in Asia-Pacific (2013.8.). Mr. Paek received his LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1987, an LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 1998, and an LL.D. in International Criminal Law in 2008 from Hanyang University. 

He is admitted to the Korean bar. 

Profile

Experience

Outside Legal Advisor, Ministry of the Interior and Safety (2016.2-Present) 

Kim & Chang (2014-Present) 

Senior Prosecutorial and Judicial Adviser, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Bangkok Office (2011-2014) 

Foreign Correspondence Spokesperson, Secretariat for World Summit of Prosecutors-General, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (2011) 

Senior Researcher, Legal Research and Training Institute (2010-2011) 

Director, Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office (2009-2010) 

Director of International Legal Affairs Division, Ministry of Justice (2008-2009) 

Senior Prosecutor/Director, Daegu/Incheon Prosecutors’ Office (2006-2008) 

Associate Expert, UNODC Headquarters in Vienna (2002-2005) 

State Attorney, Ministry of Justice (1999-2002) 

Prosecutor, Seoul/Suweon/Seosan/Daejon District Prosecutors’ Office (1992-1998)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Represented defense industry corporations in the prosecutors’ joint investigation on alleged corruption 
  • Served as counsel to a financial agency in multi-year investigation by a foreign government agency  
  • Defended a CEO of a corporation on an allegation of false reporting in violation of the Foreign Exchange Act 
  • Successfully led representation of a corporation in bid-rigging investigation and conducted internal investigation on the managers’ alleged misconduct 
  • Defended a global corporation on an alleged violation of industrial safety law and environment protection law 
  • Advocated a global auto company on an alleged violation of labor laws 
  • Assisted a global franchise company on an allegation of food safety law violation 
  • Provided assistance to a global investment company in a KFTC case 
  • Conducted internal investigation on employees' misconduct of embezzlement or breach of fiduciary duty in various multinational companies 
  • Served as counsel to a global service-sharing corporation in administrative investigations 
  • Delivered compliance training with regard to the Anti-Graft Act, Serious Accident Act and US FCPA

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Commendation from the Minister of Justice (2002)
  • Commendation from the Prosecutor-General (1996)

Publications/Activities
    • Practice of International Criminal Tribunals (Co-author, Institute of Justice, 2011) 
    • International Criminal Evidence (Pakyoungsa, 2008) 
     
    • Organizer, Inaugural General Meeting of ARIN-AP (Asset Recovery Inter-agency Network of Asia-Pacific) (Supreme Prosecutors’ Office, 2011) 
    • Speaker, “FLC Bill of Korea,” KABA (Korean American Bar Association) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA (2008)

Education

    Graduate School, Hanyang University (LL.D., 2008) 

    Columbia Law School (LL.M., 1998) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1992) 

    Seoul National University (LL.B., 1987)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1992

Languages

Korean, English, German and French

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Kyson Keebong PAEK
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-4716      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Kyson Keebong Paek is an attorney at Kim & Chang. His practice focuses on criminal defense, government and internal investigations, corporate compliance and cross-border litigations. 

He has represented a number of entities and individuals before a variety of investigating authorities, including the Prosecutors’ Office, National Police, Korea Customs Service, National Tax Service and Korea Fair Trade Commission, in matters involving allegations of public/private corruption, money laundering, foreign exchange crimes, tax fraud, unfair trade and intellectual property crimes. He also conducts internal investigations relating to various potential criminal and regulatory matters, and advises companies on compliance issues. Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Paek served as a Public Prosecutor and State Attorney in the Ministry of Justice, and also served on the United Nations Secretariat. As a Public Prosecutor, he engaged in investigations, prosecutions and trials of criminal cases involving fraud, tax evasion, illegal political campaigns, illegal labor union strikes, corruption, and intellectual property issues. 

Mr. Paek served in two positions at the Ministry of Justice: first as the Deputy Director of the International Criminal Matters Division working on matters relating to the United Nations conferences on crime prevention, International Criminal Court preparatory meetings, drafting the Rome Statute, extradition, mutual legal assistance and international terrorism; and later as the Director of the International Legal Affairs Division dealing with free trade agreements, international trade and international arbitration. In addition, he served on the United Nations Secretariat for two terms, both as a legal officer of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 

Mr. Paek has authored several books, including “International Criminal Evidence” (2008) and “Practice of International Criminal Tribunals” (2011). He has also published various articles, including the Independence of the ICC Prosecutor (1998.5.), Various Limits in the Criminal Procedure of the ICC (2009.6.), Understanding the ICC Confirmation System (2009.12.), Respective Issues Related to Exercise Types of ICC Jurisdiction (2010.8.) and Transnational Criminal Justice Regime in Asia-Pacific (2013.8.). Mr. Paek received his LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1987, an LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 1998, and an LL.D. in International Criminal Law in 2008 from Hanyang University. 

He is admitted to the Korean bar. 






    Outside Legal Advisor, Ministry of the Interior and Safety (2016.2-Present) 

    Kim & Chang (2014-Present) 

    Senior Prosecutorial and Judicial Adviser, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Bangkok Office (2011-2014) 

    Foreign Correspondence Spokesperson, Secretariat for World Summit of Prosecutors-General, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (2011) 

    Senior Researcher, Legal Research and Training Institute (2010-2011) 

    Director, Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office (2009-2010) 

    Director of International Legal Affairs Division, Ministry of Justice (2008-2009) 

    Senior Prosecutor/Director, Daegu/Incheon Prosecutors’ Office (2006-2008) 

    Associate Expert, UNODC Headquarters in Vienna (2002-2005) 

    State Attorney, Ministry of Justice (1999-2002) 

    Prosecutor, Seoul/Suweon/Seosan/Daejon District Prosecutors’ Office (1992-1998)






  •   Represented defense industry corporations in the prosecutors’ joint investigation on alleged corruption 
  •   Served as counsel to a financial agency in multi-year investigation by a foreign government agency  
  •   Defended a CEO of a corporation on an allegation of false reporting in violation of the Foreign Exchange Act 
  •   Successfully led representation of a corporation in bid-rigging investigation and conducted internal investigation on the managers’ alleged misconduct 
  •   Defended a global corporation on an alleged violation of industrial safety law and environment protection law 
  •   Advocated a global auto company on an alleged violation of labor laws 
  •   Assisted a global franchise company on an allegation of food safety law violation 
  •   Provided assistance to a global investment company in a KFTC case 
  •   Conducted internal investigation on employees' misconduct of embezzlement or breach of fiduciary duty in various multinational companies 
  •   Served as counsel to a global service-sharing corporation in administrative investigations 
  •   Delivered compliance training with regard to the Anti-Graft Act, Serious Accident Act and US FCPA





Awards

  •   Commendation from the Minister of Justice (2002)
  •   Commendation from the Prosecutor-General (1996)

Publications/Activities

  •   Practice of International Criminal Tribunals (Co-author, Institute of Justice, 2011) 
  •   International Criminal Evidence (Pakyoungsa, 2008) 
 
  •   Organizer, Inaugural General Meeting of ARIN-AP (Asset Recovery Inter-agency Network of Asia-Pacific) (Supreme Prosecutors’ Office, 2011) 
  •   Speaker, “FLC Bill of Korea,” KABA (Korean American Bar Association) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA (2008)





Education

    Graduate School, Hanyang University (LL.D., 2008) 

    Columbia Law School (LL.M., 1998) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1992) 

    Seoul National University (LL.B., 1987)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1992


Languages
  •    Korean, English, German and French





Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance ,  Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense