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Sinseob Kang

Sinseob Kang

Senior Partner

Introduction

Introduction

Mr. Sinseob Kang is a senior partner of Shin & Kim. Mr. Kang's practice focuses on litigation involving securities, derivative products, real estate, real estate investment trusts and project finance. Mr. Kang's key work includes the J.P.Morgan financial derivatives litigation against Korean financial institutions; the beneficiary certificate redemption litigation regarding Daewoo bonds; finance-related litigation between Korean securities companies and Korean banks; and litigation involving trust companies and trustors. Mr. Kang is also credited with the establishment of the first judicial precedent on trust companies' legal responsibility for development trusts. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kang served 12 years in the Korean judiciary, as a judge of the Seoul District Court in 1986 and as a research judge of the Supreme Court of Korea. He has also taught civil law as an adjunct professor at the Judicial Research and Training Institute and was a member of the Policy Committee of the Ministry of Justice and the Dispute Settlement Committee of the Financial Supervisory Service. He also serves as an outside director for several listed and non-listed companies, as well as an advisor to various state owned enterprises. He was recently named Managing Partner of the Year at the 2014 ALB Korea Law Awards.

Education
  • 1990-1991Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature, France (Visiting Scholar)
  • 1979-1981Seoul National University, Graduate School of Justice (LL.M.)
  • 1975-1979Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B.)
Professional Career
  • 2009-2011Non-Standing Member, Prime Ministerial Administrative Determination Committee
  • 2008-PresentMember, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Korean Bar Association
  • 2008-PresentDirector, Legal Aid Foundation, Korean Bar Association
  • 2008-2014Director, Seoul Scholarship Foundation
  • 2006-2012Outside Director, Koramco Reits Management and Trust Co., Ltd.
  • 2006-2010Member, Dispute Settlement Committee, Financial Supervisory Service (FSS)
  • 2005-PresentMember, Advisory Committee, Korea Listed Companies Association
  • 2003-2007Outside Director, Kyobo Securities Co., Ltd.
  • 2003-2004Member, Policy Committee, Ministry of Justice
  • 2001-PresentShin & Kim LLC (2013.4 - 2019.2: Managing Partner)
  • 2001-2002Outside Professor, Judicial Research and Training Institute
  • 1998-2001Yeollin Law Office
  • 1997-1998Research Judge, Supreme Court
  • 1995-1997Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 1993-1995Judge, Gwangju High Court
  • 1992-1993Judge, Jeonju District Court
  • 1988-1990Judge, Seoul District Civil Court
  • 1986-1988Judge, Uijeongbu Branch, Seoul District Court
  • 1983-1986Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force
  • 1983Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
Bar Admissions
  • 1983Korea
Memberships
  • Korean Bar Association
Languages

Korean, English, French

Professional Activities

Publications
  • Effectiveness of the Amended Trust Act, and Companies’ Use Thereof, Sang Jang, October 2012
  • The Present State and Prospect of Class Actions in Korea (Korea Review, January 2008)
  • “Scope of Indemnification for Indirect Loss”, Various Issues in Civil Litigations Volume 10, April of 2000
  • “Regarding Logical Invalidation of Act of Reporting the Acquisition Tax for the Land Located in the Area Requiring the Permission for Sale or Purchase of Land”, Handbook on Judicial Precedents of the Supreme Court, 29th Issue, June of 1998
  • “Sale and Purchase of Agricultural Land and the Evidencing Thereof by the Authorities of Jurisdiction”, Collection of Legal Articles, 25th Issue, December of 1994
  • “Court of Jurisdiction Where an Appeal Case is Reassigned from the Single Judge to the Collegiate Panel”, Various Issues in Criminal Litigations Volume 2, February of 1999
  • “Effect of Legal Acts Made Using the Name of Other Person in the Civil Code of France”, Study on Practices of Judicial Precedents Ⅱ, November of 1998
  • “Legal Aid System of France”, Materials for Judgment, Volume 59, December of 1992
Professional Accolades
  • "Managing Partner of the Year", ALB Korea Law Awards 2014
  • "Recommended Lawyer” for Dispute Resolution, Legal500, 2016-2018, 2020
  • "Leading Individual" for Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Chambers Global/Chambers Asia, 2014
  • “Korea’s Top 100 Lawyers”, Asia Business Law Journal, 2019
  • "Market-leading Lawyer" for Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Asialaw Profiles, 2018
  • "Recommended Individual", Asialaw Profiles, 2012-2017

  

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