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Sun Seong PARK Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1455 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Sun Seong PARK Attorney
Sun Seong PARK Attorney

Sun Seong PARKAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1455 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.sspark1@kimchang.com

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Sun Seong Park is the head of the banking litigation team at Kim & Chang. His practice primarily focuses on banking litigation involving banks, securities companies and insurance companies, and on antitrust litigation and construction litigation. He also has extensive experience advising his clients in alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation.

Mr. Park is an attorney with outstanding legal analysis and litigation performance abilities. He possesses various litigation experience in the following areas: litigation related to funds such as real estate, ship, and aircraft funds,; litigation related to derivatives such as ELW and ELS; litigation related to various types of insurance such as trade insurance; litigation related to corporate rehabilitation and bankruptcy; litigation related to workouts; collective action litigation related to banking such as collective action due to return of mortgage registration fees, indemnity for suicide, and personal information leakage by card companies; numerous antitrust litigation such as business funneling, unfair competition, and collusion (insurance premium collusion, zinc surcharge collusion, fuel surcharge collusion, fertilizer collusion, and petrochemical product collusion); and litigation related to construction such as construction permits, liability for warranty against defects, extra construction costs, and settlement payment cases. He counsels numerous clients including financial institutions, construction companies, manufacturing companies, IT and high-tech companies, Korea Water Resources Corporation, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., and Military Mutual Aid Association.

Before joining Kim & Chang in 2005, Mr. Park served in the judiciary for 15 years, as a judge, a presiding judge in various courts, and a research presiding judge in the Supreme Court of Korea. During his tenure as a judge, he gained extensive experience in a wide range of matters in civil, criminal and administrative cases. When serving as Deputy Director General of Registry Bureau of the Court Administration Office of the Supreme Court of Korea, he successfully led the Computerization Project of the Real Estate Registration System as the PM of the project. He is also actively involved in various research associations such as the Academy of Private Case Law Studies, the Korea Association for Infomedia Law, the Civil Practice Research Association, the Criminal Practice Research Association, and the Special Practice Research Association. He has published numerous papers and has participated as a co-author of “Annotated Civil Law” (2006) and “Annotated Criminal Law” (2011).

After joining the firm, Mr. Park continued to serve as a member various committees, including the Real Estate Registration System Improvement Committee of the National Court Administration (2005-Present), the Legislation Committee of the Korean Bar Association (2009-2013), the Administrative Trial Committee of Cheong Wa Dae (“The Blue House”) (2010-2012), and the Administrative Litigation Law Revision Committee of the Ministry of Justice (2011). He also served as an arbitrator at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board and was elected as president of the Professional Arbitrators’ Association in 2018. He participated in the public trial of the Supreme Court en banc decision for the defense of a representative domestic portal site on the issue of the portal site’s obligation to delete libelous news articles. 

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Experience

President, Professional Arbitrators’ Association (2018) 

Director, Korean Surgical Research Foundation Inc. (2015-2016, 2019-Present) 

Member, Administrative Litigation Law Revision Committee, Ministry of Justice (2011) 

External Director, Hyundai Development Company Co., Ltd. (2010-2019) 

Member, Administrative Trial Committee of Cheong Wa Dae (“The Blue House”) (2010-2012) 

Member, Legislation Committee of the Korean Bar Association (2009-2013) 

Member, Real Estate Registration System Improvement Committee of the National Court Administration (2005-Present) 

Kim & Chang (2005-Present) 

Presiding Judge, Seoul Seobu District Court (2004-2005) 

Research Judge (Presiding Judge), Supreme Court of Korea (2002-2004) 

Presiding Judge, Changwon District Court (2000-2002) 

Judge, Seoul High Court (1999-2000) 

Deputy Director General of Registry Bureau, Court Administration Office, Supreme Court of Korea (1997-1999) 

Judge, Uijeongbu Branch of Seoul District Court (1996-1997) 

Judge, Seosan Branch of Daejeon District Court (1993-1995) 

Judge, Seoul Family Court (1991-1993) 

Judge, Seoul Civil District Court (1989-1991) 

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

Representative Mattersshow

Banking
 
  • Litigation related to funds such as real estate, ship, and aircraft funds. 
  • Litigation related to derivatives such as ELW and ELS. 
  • Litigation related to various types of insurance such as trade insurance. 
  • Litigation related to corporate rehabilitation, bankruptcy, and workouts. 
  • Collective action litigation related to banking such as collective action due to return of mortgage registration fees, indemnity for suicide, and personal information leakage by card companies. 
 
Antitrust
 
  • Litigation related to collusion such as insurance premium collusion, zinc surcharge collusion, fuel surcharge collusion, fertilizer collusion, and petrochemical product collusion. 
  • Litigation related to business funneling, unfair competition, etc. 
  • Defense of criminal charges and civil compensation suits for violation of the Fair Trade Act. 
 
Construction
 
  • Litigation related to construction such as construction permits, liability for warranty against defects, extra construction costs, and settlement payment cases. 
  • Litigation related to rebuilding or redevelopment. 
  • Litigation related to project financing. 
 
Corporate Governance
 
  • Defense of preliminary injunctions and litigation on merits related to shareholders’ meeting and board of directors. 
  • Defense of preliminary injunctions and derivative lawsuits of minority shareholders. 
  • Various dispute settlements pursuant to M&As. 
 
Corporate Investigations
 
  • Defense of white collar crimes such as embezzlement, breach of duty, and violation of the Punishment of Tax Evaders Act. 
  • Criminal litigation of international relations such as overseas flight of property and violation of the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act. 
 
Administrative
 
  • Administrative litigation related to banking, antitrust and construction. 
  • Administrative litigation related to construction permit of nuclear power plant. 
  •  
 
Labor
 
  • Civil, criminal, administrative and constitutional litigation related to in-house subcontracting, wages, layoffs, etc. 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Recognized Practitioner, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Chambers and Partners, 2020)

Publications/Activities
    • Annotated Criminal Law (Co-author, 2011) 
    • Legality of Claim of Limited Unconstitutionality (2007) 
    • Annotated Civil Law (Co-author, 2006) 
    • Alteration of Retirement Pay System and Principle of Prohibition on Differentiated Retirement Pay Scheme (2005) 
    • Suspect Examination and Participation of Counsel (2004) 
    • Ex-Post Acquisition of Land Use Right and Registration for Change of Land Use Right (2004) 
    • Inheritance of Debt (2003) 
    • Trend and Prospect of Precedents for Chosen Right (2002) 
    • Validity of Administrative Action in Violation of the Administrative Procedures Act (LL.M. thesis, 2002) 
    • Sale Right of Divided Building by Owner of Partitioned Land (1998) 
    • Study of Preliminary Injunction (Co-author, 1996) 
    • Legal Nature of Claim for Damage Compensation Due to Divorce (1993) 
    • Claim for Wages and Deduction of Interim Income of Wrongfully Terminated Workers (1992)

Education

    College of Law, Graduate School of Kyungnam University (LL.M., Administrative Law, 2002) 

    Université de Paris 2 (D.S.U., auditeur libre, 1996) 

    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

Languages

Korean, English, French and Japanese

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Sun Seong PARK
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1455      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Sun Seong Park is the head of the banking litigation team at Kim & Chang. His practice primarily focuses on banking litigation involving banks, securities companies and insurance companies, and on antitrust litigation and construction litigation. He also has extensive experience advising his clients in alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation.

Mr. Park is an attorney with outstanding legal analysis and litigation performance abilities. He possesses various litigation experience in the following areas: litigation related to funds such as real estate, ship, and aircraft funds,; litigation related to derivatives such as ELW and ELS; litigation related to various types of insurance such as trade insurance; litigation related to corporate rehabilitation and bankruptcy; litigation related to workouts; collective action litigation related to banking such as collective action due to return of mortgage registration fees, indemnity for suicide, and personal information leakage by card companies; numerous antitrust litigation such as business funneling, unfair competition, and collusion (insurance premium collusion, zinc surcharge collusion, fuel surcharge collusion, fertilizer collusion, and petrochemical product collusion); and litigation related to construction such as construction permits, liability for warranty against defects, extra construction costs, and settlement payment cases. He counsels numerous clients including financial institutions, construction companies, manufacturing companies, IT and high-tech companies, Korea Water Resources Corporation, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., and Military Mutual Aid Association.

Before joining Kim & Chang in 2005, Mr. Park served in the judiciary for 15 years, as a judge, a presiding judge in various courts, and a research presiding judge in the Supreme Court of Korea. During his tenure as a judge, he gained extensive experience in a wide range of matters in civil, criminal and administrative cases. When serving as Deputy Director General of Registry Bureau of the Court Administration Office of the Supreme Court of Korea, he successfully led the Computerization Project of the Real Estate Registration System as the PM of the project. He is also actively involved in various research associations such as the Academy of Private Case Law Studies, the Korea Association for Infomedia Law, the Civil Practice Research Association, the Criminal Practice Research Association, and the Special Practice Research Association. He has published numerous papers and has participated as a co-author of “Annotated Civil Law” (2006) and “Annotated Criminal Law” (2011).

After joining the firm, Mr. Park continued to serve as a member various committees, including the Real Estate Registration System Improvement Committee of the National Court Administration (2005-Present), the Legislation Committee of the Korean Bar Association (2009-2013), the Administrative Trial Committee of Cheong Wa Dae (“The Blue House”) (2010-2012), and the Administrative Litigation Law Revision Committee of the Ministry of Justice (2011). He also served as an arbitrator at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board and was elected as president of the Professional Arbitrators’ Association in 2018. He participated in the public trial of the Supreme Court en banc decision for the defense of a representative domestic portal site on the issue of the portal site’s obligation to delete libelous news articles. 






    President, Professional Arbitrators’ Association (2018) 

    Director, Korean Surgical Research Foundation Inc. (2015-2016, 2019-Present) 

    Member, Administrative Litigation Law Revision Committee, Ministry of Justice (2011) 

    External Director, Hyundai Development Company Co., Ltd. (2010-2019) 

    Member, Administrative Trial Committee of Cheong Wa Dae (“The Blue House”) (2010-2012) 

    Member, Legislation Committee of the Korean Bar Association (2009-2013) 

    Member, Real Estate Registration System Improvement Committee of the National Court Administration (2005-Present) 

    Kim & Chang (2005-Present) 

    Presiding Judge, Seoul Seobu District Court (2004-2005) 

    Research Judge (Presiding Judge), Supreme Court of Korea (2002-2004) 

    Presiding Judge, Changwon District Court (2000-2002) 

    Judge, Seoul High Court (1999-2000) 

    Deputy Director General of Registry Bureau, Court Administration Office, Supreme Court of Korea (1997-1999) 

    Judge, Uijeongbu Branch of Seoul District Court (1996-1997) 

    Judge, Seosan Branch of Daejeon District Court (1993-1995) 

    Judge, Seoul Family Court (1991-1993) 

    Judge, Seoul Civil District Court (1989-1991) 

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






Banking
 
  •   Litigation related to funds such as real estate, ship, and aircraft funds. 
  •   Litigation related to derivatives such as ELW and ELS. 
  •   Litigation related to various types of insurance such as trade insurance. 
  •   Litigation related to corporate rehabilitation, bankruptcy, and workouts. 
  •   Collective action litigation related to banking such as collective action due to return of mortgage registration fees, indemnity for suicide, and personal information leakage by card companies. 
 
Antitrust
 
  •   Litigation related to collusion such as insurance premium collusion, zinc surcharge collusion, fuel surcharge collusion, fertilizer collusion, and petrochemical product collusion. 
  •   Litigation related to business funneling, unfair competition, etc. 
  •   Defense of criminal charges and civil compensation suits for violation of the Fair Trade Act. 
 
Construction
 
  •   Litigation related to construction such as construction permits, liability for warranty against defects, extra construction costs, and settlement payment cases. 
  •   Litigation related to rebuilding or redevelopment. 
  •   Litigation related to project financing. 
 
Corporate Governance
 
  •   Defense of preliminary injunctions and litigation on merits related to shareholders’ meeting and board of directors. 
  •   Defense of preliminary injunctions and derivative lawsuits of minority shareholders. 
  •   Various dispute settlements pursuant to M&As. 
 
Corporate Investigations
 
  •   Defense of white collar crimes such as embezzlement, breach of duty, and violation of the Punishment of Tax Evaders Act. 
  •   Criminal litigation of international relations such as overseas flight of property and violation of the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act. 
 
Administrative
 
  •   Administrative litigation related to banking, antitrust and construction. 
  •   Administrative litigation related to construction permit of nuclear power plant. 
  •    
 
Labor
 
  •   Civil, criminal, administrative and constitutional litigation related to in-house subcontracting, wages, layoffs, etc. 





Awards

  •   Recognized Practitioner, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Chambers and Partners, 2020)

Publications/Activities

  •   Annotated Criminal Law (Co-author, 2011) 
  •   Legality of Claim of Limited Unconstitutionality (2007) 
  •   Annotated Civil Law (Co-author, 2006) 
  •   Alteration of Retirement Pay System and Principle of Prohibition on Differentiated Retirement Pay Scheme (2005) 
  •   Suspect Examination and Participation of Counsel (2004) 
  •   Ex-Post Acquisition of Land Use Right and Registration for Change of Land Use Right (2004) 
  •   Inheritance of Debt (2003) 
  •   Trend and Prospect of Precedents for Chosen Right (2002) 
  •   Validity of Administrative Action in Violation of the Administrative Procedures Act (LL.M. thesis, 2002) 
  •   Sale Right of Divided Building by Owner of Partitioned Land (1998) 
  •   Study of Preliminary Injunction (Co-author, 1996) 
  •   Legal Nature of Claim for Damage Compensation Due to Divorce (1993) 
  •   Claim for Wages and Deduction of Interim Income of Wrongfully Terminated Workers (1992)





Education

    College of Law, Graduate School of Kyungnam University (LL.M., Administrative Law, 2002) 

    Université de Paris 2 (D.S.U., auditeur libre, 1996) 

    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


Languages
  •    Korean, English, French and Japanese





Banking, Securities & Finance Litigation ,  Antitrust & Competition ,  Construction & Engineering Disputes ,  Labor & Employment ,  Litigation ,  Intellectual Property ,  Technology, Media & Telecommunications ,  Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense ,  Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes