Jong-Han Oh

Jong-Han Oh

Managing Partner



Mr. Jong-Han Oh gained wide acclaim for his practice in securities, finance and commercial litigations in domestic and foreign markets for the past three decades since joining Shin & Kim in 1989. He is presently the managing partner at Shin & Kim.

Mr. Jong-Han Oh represented key domestic and foreign corporations in major lawsuits and legal disputes relating to securities, finance, and M&A. He represented the chairman of Samsung Group, Kun-Hee Lee, winning the litigation that involved around KRW 5 trillion worth commitments of Samsung Motors’ creditors, as well as inheritance litigations worth trillions of Korean Won. He also represented Korea’s first hostile takeover in M&A involving the dispute over management control of Hanwha Merchant Bank, as well as the dispute over the management of Lakeside Country Club, and the dispute between Hyundai Elevator and Schindler Group. He also built a strong reputation in the area of high-profile corporate litigation and dispute resolution through various cases, including representation of Daewoo Securities in a redemption lawsuit of beneficiary securities worth hundreds of billions of Korean Won, and the dispute between Shinsaegae and Lotte over the sale of Incheon Terminal.

Internationally renowned legal publications, such as the Chambers and Legal500, recognize Mr. Oh as a “Leading Lawyer” in Dispute Resolution every year, and Hankyung Business also elected him as the Best Civil Case Attorney (2019) after a survey of in-house lawyers. In terms of external professional activities, he served as a professor of the Judicial Research & Training Institute, legal advisor of the Financial Services Commission, among others, and continues to contribute to the legal society as a standing member of the Seoul Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  • 1996Seoul National University, Graduate School of Law (LL.M.)
  • 1995University of Washington, School of Law (LL.M.)
  • 1994Yale Law School (Visiting Scholar)
  • 1987Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B.)
Professional Career
  • 2021-PresentStanding Member, Seoul Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • 2017-PresentOutside Director, Koramco Reits Management & Trust
  • 2016-2017Legal Advisor, Financial Services Commission
  • 2016The 6th Finance Executive Program of Korea Banking Institute
  • 2009-2010Visiting Professor (Civil Practice), Judicial Research & Training Institute
  • 2000-2003Board of Directors Member, Kyobo Securities Co., Ltd
  • 1989-PresentShin & Kim LLC (2021.4 - Present, Managing Partner)
  • 1987-1989Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
Bar Admissions
  • 1989Korea
  • 1996New York
  • Korean Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Korean, English

Professional Activities

Recent Experience
  • Represented the directors of Hyundai Elevator in the shareholder’s lawsuit with Schindler Group related to the conclusion of a derivative contract
  • Represented Mirae Asset Securities in the lawsuit on the compensation of damages concerning the sales of funds, including TP Fund, Lime Trade Finance Fund, etc.
  • Represented Mirae Asset Global Investments in the lawsuit, filed by the Chinese business owner of Coffee Bean, on the compensation of damages in relation to trade secret infringement and the termination of the Chinese business license contract
  • Represented Hanwha Investment & Securities in the lawsuit against the institutional investors on the return of unjust enrichment in relation to the insolvency of the ABCP (Asset-backed Commercial Paper) issued in Korea based on the corporate bonds of the Chinese company CERCG as the basic assets
  • Represented Mirae Asset Daewoo in the lawsuit filed by investors requesting for the compensation of damages in relation to the delisting of China Gaoxian Fibre Fabric Holdings Ltd. for the reason of false entries in the securities report
  • Represented Incheon-si and Lotte Incheon Development in the lawsuit on the dispute between Shinsegae and Lotte over the sale of Incheon Terminal
  • Represented Savezone in the case concerning the dispute over the management with Eland
  • Represented the affiliates of Samsung Group in the case concerning KRW 5 trillion worth commitments of Samsung Motors’ creditors
  • Represented the chairman of Samsung Group, Kun-Hee Lee in the stock delivery case in relation to the inheritance dispute worth trillions of Won
  • Represented the securities companies, including Daewoo Securities, in the redemption lawsuit of beneficiary certificates
  • Civil and criminal litigations concerning the dispute over the management of Lakeside Country Club
  • “A Study of the U. S. Worker’s Compensation System”, LL.M. Dissertation, Graduate School of Seoul National University, February 1996
  • “Historical Development of the U. S. Worker’s Compensation System,” Labor Law Review, Vol. 4, SNU Society of Labor Law, 1994
  • “Assertion for Invalid Dismissal and Good-faith Principle”, Labor Law Review, Vol. 3, SNU Society of Labor Law, 1993
Professional Accolades
  • "Managing Partner of the Year”, ALB Korea Law Awards, 2022
  • "Leading Individual" for Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Chambers Global/Chambers Asia, 2015-2022
  • "Leading Individual” for Dispute Resolution, Legal500, 2020-2022
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Dispute resolution, Asialaw Profiles, 2015-2022
  • "Recommended Lawyer” for Dispute Resolution, Legal500, 2014, 2018-2019
  • "Best Lawyer" for Civil Litigation, Hankyung Business, 2019
  • “Korea’s Top 100 Lawyers”, Asia Business Law Journal, 2019


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