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Yong Sang KIM Attorney

Yong Sang KIM Attorney
Yong Sang KIM Attorney

Yong Sang KIMAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-4602 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.yongsang.kim@kimchang.com

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Yong Sang Kim is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in civil, criminal, and administrative litigation. He also specializes in intellectual property, white collar criminal defense, real estate, and environment. 

Before joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Kim had served in the Korean judiciary for 22 years, first as a judge in district courts, and later as a presiding judge both in district courts and high courts. During his tenure as a judge, he accumulated extensive experience in a wide range of civil, criminal, administrative, and tax litigation. 

Mr. Kim received an LL.B. from the Seoul National University College of Law in 1986. He attended the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1988. He is admitted to the Korea bar.

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Experience

Kim & Chang (2013-Present)

Member of the Central Land Tribunal of Korea (2012-2013)

Presiding judge, Seoul High Court (2012-2013)

Presiding judge, Busan High Court (2010-2012)

Presiding judge, Seoul Central District Court (2007-2010)

Director, Civil Litigation Bereau of National Court Administration (2006-2007)

Director, Personnel Bereau of National Court Administration (2005-2006)

Research judge, Supreme Court of Korea (2004-2005)

Presiding judge, Daejeon District Court (2003-2004)

Judge, Seoul High Court (2001-2003)

Director, Court Library of the Supreme Court of Korea (1999-2001)

Judge, Eastern Branch of Seoul District Court (1998-1999)

Judge, Cheongju District Court (1995-1998)

Judge, Seoul Criminal District Court (1993-1995)

Judge, Seoul Civil District Court (1991-1993)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (1988-1991)

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Awards

  • Commended External Counsel - South Korea, In-House Community Counsel of the Year Awards (In-House Community, 2021)
  • Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: Commercial and Transactions (Euromoney, 2020-2022)
  • Dispute Resolution Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: Commercial and Transactions (Euromoney, 2019)
  • Disputes Lawyer of the Year, The Asia Legal Awards 2016 (ALM, 2016)

Education

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1988)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1986)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1988

Languages

Korean and English

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Yong Sang KIM
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-4602      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Yong Sang Kim is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in civil, criminal, and administrative litigation. He also specializes in intellectual property, white collar criminal defense, real estate, and environment. 

Before joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Kim had served in the Korean judiciary for 22 years, first as a judge in district courts, and later as a presiding judge both in district courts and high courts. During his tenure as a judge, he accumulated extensive experience in a wide range of civil, criminal, administrative, and tax litigation. 

Mr. Kim received an LL.B. from the Seoul National University College of Law in 1986. He attended the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1988. He is admitted to the Korea bar.






    Kim & Chang (2013-Present)

    Member of the Central Land Tribunal of Korea (2012-2013)

    Presiding judge, Seoul High Court (2012-2013)

    Presiding judge, Busan High Court (2010-2012)

    Presiding judge, Seoul Central District Court (2007-2010)

    Director, Civil Litigation Bereau of National Court Administration (2006-2007)

    Director, Personnel Bereau of National Court Administration (2005-2006)

    Research judge, Supreme Court of Korea (2004-2005)

    Presiding judge, Daejeon District Court (2003-2004)

    Judge, Seoul High Court (2001-2003)

    Director, Court Library of the Supreme Court of Korea (1999-2001)

    Judge, Eastern Branch of Seoul District Court (1998-1999)

    Judge, Cheongju District Court (1995-1998)

    Judge, Seoul Criminal District Court (1993-1995)

    Judge, Seoul Civil District Court (1991-1993)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (1988-1991)






Awards

  •   Commended External Counsel - South Korea, In-House Community Counsel of the Year Awards (In-House Community, 2021)
  •   Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: Commercial and Transactions (Euromoney, 2020-2022)
  •   Dispute Resolution Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: Commercial and Transactions (Euromoney, 2019)
  •   Disputes Lawyer of the Year, The Asia Legal Awards 2016 (ALM, 2016)





Education

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1988)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1986)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1988


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes ,  Corporate & M&A Litigation ,  Litigation ,  Intellectual Property ,  Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense ,  Environment ,  Real Estate ,  Criminal Defense Litigation ,  Banking, Securities & Finance Litigation ,  Employment Litigation ,  Tax Litigation ,  Intellectual Property Litigation ,  Corporation Law