Expertise

Administrative Disputes

Introduction

Introduction

Shin & Kim’s Administrative Disputes Practice advises on a wide range of administrative disputes. It has the experience and expertise to advise the different stages involved in an administrative dispute. From representation in administrative appeals and litigation with respect to permits and licenses, our team is able to advocate clients’ interests through all stages of the administrative disposition process. Our team is also able to advise on administrative disputes and trials relating to charges levied under special acts, land expropriations, environment and resolutions of administrative bodies.

Key Services

The Practice provides the representation and advice with respect to the following:

  • Land expropriations
  • Urban improvement projects
  • Construction
  • Industrial accidents and national merit (patriots, veterans, etc.) 
  • Business suspension
  • Information disclosure
  • Environment
Experiences
  • A construction company and distribution company in a lawsuit against the head of the Busan Regional Maritime Affairs and Port Office seeking the cancellation of a change the pre-delivery inspection of public waters reclamation.
  • Local residents in a lawsuit against the Mayor of Gwangju seeking the cancellation of an approval of the alteration of the purpose of use of a funeral home, and obtained a court judgment which concluded that the approval of the alteration of the purpose of use to a funeral home without reasonable legal grounds is illegal.
  • An accounting firm in a lawsuit against the Minister of Construction and Transportation seeking the cancellation of a restriction to the eligibility to participate in tenders.
  • A data processing service company in a lawsuit against the Administrator of Public Procurement Services seeking the cancellation of a restriction to the eligibility to participate in tenders.
  • An educational foundation, the plaintiffs’ intervenor, in a lawsuit against the Mayor of Paju seeking the cancellation of an approval for business implementation.
  • A construction company in a lawsuit against the Mayor of Gangnam District Office seeking the cancellation of an imposition of a metropolitan transportation facility fee.
  • A special purpose company in a lawsuit against the Mayor of Mapo District Office seeking the cancellation of an imposition of infrastructure charges.
  • A business operator in a lawsuit against the Mayor of Yongin seeking the cancellation of an imposition of development charges.
  • A petrochemical company in a lawsuit against the Head of the Incheon Seo-gu District Office seeking the cancellation of an imposition sewer impact fee.
  • An oil refinery in a lawsuit against Korea National Oil Corporation seeking the cancellation of the redemption of the refund money.
  • A trucking company in a lawsuit against the government claiming unjust enrichment restitution, and obtained a court decision in favor of the trucking company in which the court decided that an agreement that did not go through due requirements and procedures is invalid under the Act on Contracts to which the government is a party
  • Solidarity for Economic Reform in the defence of a lawsuit against the National Pension Service seeking the cancellation of a disposition of the refusal of information disclosure.
  • A broadcasting company in the defence of a lawsuit against the Korea Communications Commission seeking the cancellation of a filed sanction.
  • A retail company in a lawsuit against the superintendent of the NTS Yongin District Office seeking the cancellation of a turn down to the license for alcohol brokerage business.
  • Korea Water Resources Corporation in a lawsuit against the Seoul Metropolitan Government claiming a fee for using water.
Awards and Rankings
  • Ranked Band 1 Law Firm for Dispute Resolution
    Asia Pacific Legal500 2015-2018
  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year
    ALB Korea Law Awards 2018
  • Ranked Band 1 Law Firm for Dispute Resolution - Litigation
    Chambers Asia 2014-2017
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