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Sung Jin KIM Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1229 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Sung Jin KIM Attorney
Sung Jin KIM Attorney

Sung Jin KIMAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1229 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.sjkim@kimchang.com

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Sung Jin Kim is an attorney in Kim & Chang's International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation, Litigation and Product Liability & Consumer Claims Practices. 

Before joining the firm, Mr. Kim served in the judiciary for three years as a judge in the Seoul Western District Court and the Seoul Administrative Court. 

Reflecting his extensive experiences as a judge, Mr. Kim has a broad practice area in civil and administrative litigation at the firm. In his civil litigation practice, Mr. Kim specializes in cross-border disputes, product liability, mass tort litigation, consumer claims, and recall matters. As a counsel for numerous companies, he has actively engaged in many major product liability litigations involving cases about sudden acceleration, computer software, consumers' claims, airbags and vehicle fire, among others. In addition, he represents the firm's clients before government authorities with respect to recall procedures. In his administrative litigation practice, he regularly attends hearings before the Administrative Appeals Commission and participates in court litigation proceedings.

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Experience

Lecturer, School of Law Seoul National University (2010-2011) 

Kim & Chang (1999-Present) 

Judge, Seoul Administrative Court (1998-1999) 

Judge, Seoul Western District Court (1996-1998) 

Judge Advocate, Korean Army (1993-1996)

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Awards

  • Acritas Star – Independently Rated Lawyers (Acritas, 2018-2019)

Publications/Activities
    • Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Product Recall 2022: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021) 
    • Practical Law - Product Liability and Safety in South Korea (overview): Korea Chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2018-2020) 
    • The European Lawyer Reference Series: Product Liability 2014 (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2014)

Education

    UC Berkeley School of Law (Visiting Scholar, 2004)

    UC Berkeley School of Law (LL.M., 2003)

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (Completed Coursework, 1998)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1993)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1991)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1993; New York, 2006

Languages

Korean and English

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Sung Jin KIM
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1229      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Sung Jin Kim is an attorney in Kim & Chang's International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation, Litigation and Product Liability & Consumer Claims Practices. 

Before joining the firm, Mr. Kim served in the judiciary for three years as a judge in the Seoul Western District Court and the Seoul Administrative Court. 

Reflecting his extensive experiences as a judge, Mr. Kim has a broad practice area in civil and administrative litigation at the firm. In his civil litigation practice, Mr. Kim specializes in cross-border disputes, product liability, mass tort litigation, consumer claims, and recall matters. As a counsel for numerous companies, he has actively engaged in many major product liability litigations involving cases about sudden acceleration, computer software, consumers' claims, airbags and vehicle fire, among others. In addition, he represents the firm's clients before government authorities with respect to recall procedures. In his administrative litigation practice, he regularly attends hearings before the Administrative Appeals Commission and participates in court litigation proceedings.






    Lecturer, School of Law Seoul National University (2010-2011) 

    Kim & Chang (1999-Present) 

    Judge, Seoul Administrative Court (1998-1999) 

    Judge, Seoul Western District Court (1996-1998) 

    Judge Advocate, Korean Army (1993-1996)






Awards

  •   Acritas Star – Independently Rated Lawyers (Acritas, 2018-2019)

Publications/Activities

  •   Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Product Recall 2022: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021) 
  •   Practical Law - Product Liability and Safety in South Korea (overview): Korea Chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2018-2020) 
  •   The European Lawyer Reference Series: Product Liability 2014 (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2014)





Education

    UC Berkeley School of Law (Visiting Scholar, 2004)

    UC Berkeley School of Law (LL.M., 2003)

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (Completed Coursework, 1998)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1993)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1991)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1993; New York, 2006


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Product Liability & Consumer Claims ,  Litigation ,  International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation ,  Administrative & Public Law Litigation