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Kyung Won CHOI Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1246 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Kyung Won CHOI Attorney
Kyung Won CHOI Attorney

Kyung Won CHOIAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1246 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.kwchoi@kimchang.com

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Kyung Won Choi, a former Minister of Justice, has advised and represented a diverse group of corporate clients and individuals in matters ranging from criminal defense and investigation to employment and antitrust related litigation. 

Mr. Choi served as a public prosecutor for 26 years. He began his career as a Judge Advocate for the Republic of Korea Army in 1972. He became the Director of Planning & Management of the Ministry of Justice in 1993. In 1995, he became the Chief Prosecutor of Daegu District Prosecutors' Office. In 1997, Mr. Choi served as a Senior Prosecutor/Director of the Criminal Department of the Supreme Prosecutors' Office; simultaneously, he was a Senior Prosecutor/Director of the Prosecution Bureau of the Ministry of Justice. Thereafter, Mr. Choi became the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Justice in 1998. He worked for Kim & Chang as a senior partner in 2000, and then served as a Minister in the Ministry of Justice in 2001 before re-joining Kim & Chang in 2002. 

He earned his LL.B. from the College of Law at Seoul National University and his LL.M. from the Graduate School of Law at Seoul National University. He also attended the Max-Planck Institute of International Criminal Law. He is admitted to the Korean bar. 

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Experience

Legal Advisor, Korean Red Cross (2014-2018) 

Kim & Chang (2000, 2002-Present) 

Minister of Justice (2001) 

Vice Minister of Justice (1998-1999) 

Senior Prosecutor/Director of Prosecution Bureau, Ministry of Justice (1997-1998) 

Senior Prosecutor/Director of Criminal Department, Supreme Prosecutors' Office (1997) 

Chief Prosecutor, Daegu District Prosecutors' Office (1995-1997) 

Chief Prosecutor, Chungju District Prosecutors' Office (1994-1995) 

Chief Prosecutor/Director of Planning & Management Bureau, Ministry of Justice (1993-1994) 

Senior Prosecutor/Head of Northern Branch of Seoul District Prosecutors' Office (1993) 

The Second Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Busan District Prosecutors' Office (1992-1993) 

Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Daegu District Prosecutors' Office (1991-1992) 

Secretary to the President for Legal Affairs, Office of the President (1989-1991) 

Senior Prosecutor/Director of Second Special Investigation Department, Seoul District Prosecutors' Office (1988-1989) 

Senior Prosecutor/Director of Third Special Investigation Department, Seoul District Prosecutors' Office (1987-1988) 

Secretary to the President for Legal Affairs, Office of the President (1986-1987) 

Senior Prosecutor/Director of Litigation Division, Ministry of Justice (1983-1985) 

Senior Prosecutor/Director of Research Division (Senior Prosecutor), Ministry of Justice (1982-1983) 

Prosecutor, Seoul District Prosecutors' Office (1980-1982) 

Prosecutor, Fourth Prosecutory Division, Ministry of Justice (1977-1978) 

Prosecutor, Busan District Prosecutors' Office (1975-1977) 

Prosecutor, Chuncheon District Prosecutors' Office (1973-1975) 

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (1970-1972)

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Awards

  • Order of Service Merit, Red Stripes 
  • Order of Service Merit, Blue Stripes 
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019)

Education

    Max-Planck Institute of International Criminal Law (1978) 

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (LL.M., 1969) 

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1967)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1967

Languages

Korean, English and German

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Kyung Won CHOI
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1246      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Kyung Won Choi, a former Minister of Justice, has advised and represented a diverse group of corporate clients and individuals in matters ranging from criminal defense and investigation to employment and antitrust related litigation. 

Mr. Choi served as a public prosecutor for 26 years. He began his career as a Judge Advocate for the Republic of Korea Army in 1972. He became the Director of Planning & Management of the Ministry of Justice in 1993. In 1995, he became the Chief Prosecutor of Daegu District Prosecutors' Office. In 1997, Mr. Choi served as a Senior Prosecutor/Director of the Criminal Department of the Supreme Prosecutors' Office; simultaneously, he was a Senior Prosecutor/Director of the Prosecution Bureau of the Ministry of Justice. Thereafter, Mr. Choi became the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Justice in 1998. He worked for Kim & Chang as a senior partner in 2000, and then served as a Minister in the Ministry of Justice in 2001 before re-joining Kim & Chang in 2002. 

He earned his LL.B. from the College of Law at Seoul National University and his LL.M. from the Graduate School of Law at Seoul National University. He also attended the Max-Planck Institute of International Criminal Law. He is admitted to the Korean bar. 






    Legal Advisor, Korean Red Cross (2014-2018) 

    Kim & Chang (2000, 2002-Present) 

    Minister of Justice (2001) 

    Vice Minister of Justice (1998-1999) 

    Senior Prosecutor/Director of Prosecution Bureau, Ministry of Justice (1997-1998) 

    Senior Prosecutor/Director of Criminal Department, Supreme Prosecutors' Office (1997) 

    Chief Prosecutor, Daegu District Prosecutors' Office (1995-1997) 

    Chief Prosecutor, Chungju District Prosecutors' Office (1994-1995) 

    Chief Prosecutor/Director of Planning & Management Bureau, Ministry of Justice (1993-1994) 

    Senior Prosecutor/Head of Northern Branch of Seoul District Prosecutors' Office (1993) 

    The Second Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Busan District Prosecutors' Office (1992-1993) 

    Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Daegu District Prosecutors' Office (1991-1992) 

    Secretary to the President for Legal Affairs, Office of the President (1989-1991) 

    Senior Prosecutor/Director of Second Special Investigation Department, Seoul District Prosecutors' Office (1988-1989) 

    Senior Prosecutor/Director of Third Special Investigation Department, Seoul District Prosecutors' Office (1987-1988) 

    Secretary to the President for Legal Affairs, Office of the President (1986-1987) 

    Senior Prosecutor/Director of Litigation Division, Ministry of Justice (1983-1985) 

    Senior Prosecutor/Director of Research Division (Senior Prosecutor), Ministry of Justice (1982-1983) 

    Prosecutor, Seoul District Prosecutors' Office (1980-1982) 

    Prosecutor, Fourth Prosecutory Division, Ministry of Justice (1977-1978) 

    Prosecutor, Busan District Prosecutors' Office (1975-1977) 

    Prosecutor, Chuncheon District Prosecutors' Office (1973-1975) 

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (1970-1972)






Awards

  •   Order of Service Merit, Red Stripes 
  •   Order of Service Merit, Blue Stripes 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019)





Education

    Max-Planck Institute of International Criminal Law (1978) 

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (LL.M., 1969) 

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1967)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1967


Languages
  •    Korean, English and German





Antitrust & Competition ,  Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense ,  Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes