Expertise

Cross-Border Criminal Matters

Introduction

Introduction

Shin & Kim’s Cross-Border Criminal Disputes team is comprised of experienced criminal defense specialists in Korea, including former judges, former prosecutors, foreign legal consultants and attorneys with extensive experience in investigations by Korean law enforcement agencies or foreign law enforcement agencies, trials against foreign or Korean companies, and international criminal matters on extradition and mutual legal assistance. The team has years of experience and know-how in dealing with international criminal cases, including, but not limited to, a case on kickback involving a multinational corporation in health care industry, a case on false designation of origin involving a multinational corporation in machine and equipment manufacturing industry, a case on anti-corruption involving a multinational corporation in defense industry, a case on technology leakage involving Korean and foreign companies related to automobile, semiconductor and shipbuilding industries, and trials in Korea and in other countries on defamation against a Korean entity via foreign websites, and criminal extradition and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters in Korea and in other countries.

Key Services

Shin & Kim’s Cross-Border Criminal Disputes Practice Group offers the following services:

  • Consultation on search and seizure against foreign companies by the investigative agencies, including the prosecution and the police 
  • Consultation to executives and staff members of foreign companies being summoned by the investigative agencies or called as witnesses by the court 
  • Consultation to Korean companies or their executives and staff members requested to submit materials to foreign investigative agencies
  • Consultation to executives and staff members of foreign companies requested to cooperate with Korean investigative agencies with criminal extradition and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters 
  • Consultation to executives and staff members of Korean companies requested to cooperate with  foreign investigative agencies with criminal extradition and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters 
Experiences
  • Representation of a multinational corporation in health care industry in a criminal kickback case
  • Representation of a multinational corporation engaged in the machine and equipment manufacturing industry in a criminal case on false description of country of origin
  • Representation of a multinational corporation in defense industry in an anti-corruption criminal case
  • Representation of Korean and foreign companies in automobile, semiconductor, display and shipbuilding industries in a criminal case
  • Advice to a foreign anti-corruption investigation agency regarding its request for material submission related to a Korean company
  • Advice on a case related to the World Bank’s sanction system on unfair contract partners
  • Advice on trials in the Republic of Korea and in other countries on defamation against Korean entities via foreign websites