Kim & Chang (2002.3.-Present)
Member, Policy Committee, Ministry of Justice, Policy Committee (2005)
Judge, Seoul District Court (2001.3.-2002.2.)
Judge, Suwon District Court (2000.3.-2001.2.)
Judge, Miryang District Court (1998.7.-2000.2.)
Judge, Choongju District Court (1997.3.-1998.6.)
Judge, Eastern Branch Court of the Seoul District Court (1995.3.-1997.2.)
Judge, Seoul District Court (1993.3.-1995.2.)
Military Prosecutor, Republic of Korea Air Force (1990.2.-1993.2.)
Major Litigation in Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Cosmetics, Foods, Agro-livestock, and Medical Service Sectors
- Litigated voluntary uninsured payment related case before a plenary session of the Supreme Court, resulting in overturning an existing precedent.
- Litigated against Korea Fair Trade Commission’s sanctions imposed for selective medical service fees.
- Litigated Korea’s first ever case to vacate government’s notification on reductions to insurance reimbursement drug pricing.
- Litigated case to vacate reduction to drug pricing under actual transaction pricing system.
- Litigated Korea’s first ever case to vacate change to insurance reimbursement standard.
- Litigated case to vacate reduction to ceiling amount for medical devices.
- Litigated case to vacate revocation of drug price under raw material synthesis exception.
- Litigated case to vacate reduction to drug price under drug price re-evaluation system.
- Litigated case to vacate reduction to drug price under adjustment application system.
- Litigated case involving product transfer.
- Litigated patent case involving selection invention.
- Litigated in defense of pharmaceutical product liability claim.
- Litigated in defense of seeds product liability claim.
- Litigated case to vacate administrative sanction for labeling and advertising violations.
Major Legal Consultation and Advice in Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Food, Agro-livestock ,and Medical Service Sectors
- Advised clients during Korea Fair Trade Commission’s first, second and third rounds of investigations into the pharmaceutical industry for unfair trade practices.
- Advised clients during Korea Fair Trade Commission’s investigations into patent abuse.
- Advised clients during illegal rebate investigations under the dual punishment system.
- Advised on establishing a global compliance standard of practice for multinational pharmaceutical companies.
- Advised on new medical technology evaluations of medical devices.
- Advised on new drug listings.
- Advised on regulatory matters in connection to M&As.
- Advised on execution of licensing and distribution agreements.
- Advised on termination of co-promotional and distribution agreements.
- Advised clients on responses and defenses against administrative measures for violations of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law and Medical Device Act.
- Advised on resolving product liability disputes involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, foods and cosmetic products.
- Advised clients on responses and defenses against the reduction of ceiling reimbursement price under medical device cost investigation.
- Advised on side effects in connection to clinical trials.
- Advised on foreign substances in products.
- Advised on responding to antagonistic consumers.
Major General Litigation
- Litigated Article 188(4) of the Securities Exchange Act, leading to adjudication of unconstitutionality of provision.
- Litigated in defense of claim for damages in connection to the delay of the System Integration Project.
- Litigated and established a Supreme Court precedent in connection to Article 65(2) of the Urban & Residential Environment Improvement Act.
- Litigated and established a Supreme Court precedent in connection to Article 29(2) of the Industrial Safety & Health Act.
- Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Environment 2022: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021)
- Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Climate Regulation 2022: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021)
- International Comparative Legal Guide to Environmental, Social & Governance 2022: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2021)
- Global Legal Insights – Pricing & Reimbursement 2019: Korea chapter (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2019)
- Getting the Deal Through – Pharmaceutical Antitrust: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018)
- The Scope of Copyright Protection for Computer Programs (LL.M. Thesis, 1998.5.)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., 1998)
Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1990)
College of Law, Seoul National University (B.A., 1987)
Patent Attorney, Korea, 2008
Admitted to bar, Korea, 1990
Korean, English and Japanese (read only)