Tak-Kyun Hong

Tak-Kyun Hong




Mr. Tak-Kyun Hong is a partner at Shin & Kim and his main areas of practice include corporate criminal disputes related to white-collar crime, anti-corruption investigation, technology leakages, and antitrust and competition. Mr. Hong has performed a number of corporate criminal investigations and litigations as a public-service judge advocate, a prosecutor and as a lawyer.

Mr. Hong received a Ph.D. in competition law at Sungkyunkwan University Law School, a LL.M. in corporate law at New York University School of Law, and a B.A. in political science at Seoul National University.

  • 2010Sungkyunkwan University, Graduate School of Law (Ph.D.)
  • 2006New York University School of Law (LL.M.)
  • 1997Seoul National University, College of Political Science (B.A.)
Professional Career
  • 2013-2018Member of Publication Distribution Deliberation Committee
  • 2006-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2005-2006Prosecutor, Cheongju District Prosecutors' Office
  • 2004-2005Prosecutor, Yeongdong Branch of Cheongju District Prosecutors' Office
  • 2002-2004Prosecutor, Seognam Branch of Suwon District Prosecutors' Office
  • 1999-2002Public-Service Judge Advocate, Korea Legal Aid Corporation
  • 1997-1999Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
Bar Admissions
  • 1999Korea
  • 2011New York
  • Korean Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Korean, English

Professional Activities

Recent Experience
  • Representation of executives of a leading retail company, a telecommunications company, a bank and a heavy industries company in connection with embezzlement, fraud, criminal breach of fiduciary duty (bae-im) investigations/trials.
  • Representation of members of the National Assembly, mayors, professors, education officials, police officers and executives of banks and construction companies against charges of corruption.
  • Representation of executives of a semiconductor manufacturer, an automobile manufacturer, a polysilicon manufacturer, a liquid crystal manufacturer and representation of a global engineering company in investigations/trials related to technology leaks.
  • Representation of executives or companies in securities-related criminal investigations and trials. Cases handled include insider trading within a conglomerate, stock price manipulation of a digital device manufacturing company, fraudulent sales of major shares of a company through accounting manipulation of inventories and revenue and accounting manipulation regarding evaluation of assets in a public company.
  • Representation of clients in criminal cartel cases related to an oil company, a securities brokerage company, an online music service provider, and a healthcare products manufacturer.
  • Representation of individuals and companies in cases related to the pharmaceutical and medical fields. Cases handled include anti-rebate law violations, insurance fraud, illegal referral and solicitation and the establishment of a hospital by a non-medical practitioner.
  • Advised clients in internal investigations, including investigations of a Korean subsidy of a US-listed company, a president of a university, athletes and teams in a professional sports association and with regards to an alleged corruption and FCPA violation.
  • Representation of individuals and companies in connection with extradition and cross-border mutual judicial assistance in criminal cases. Advised clients in cases related to the extradition of an employee of a global company, cross-border service of a court summon and mutual judicial assistances for investigation of executives in companies.
Professional Accolades
  • "Leading Individual" for Dispute Resolution: White Collar Crime, Chambers Asia, 2015-2019
  • "Recommended Lawyer” for Regulatory Compliance and Investigations, Legal500, 2019
  • “Expert” for Investigations, Who’s Who Legal 2016-2017


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