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Woong Cho

Woong Cho

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Introduction

Introduction

Mr. Woong Cho is a partner at Shin & Kim. Mr. Cho served as a judge or presiding judge of various levels of courts, director of the National Court Administration, and research judge of the Supreme Court of Korea.

Mr. Cho was involved in many rehabilitation and bankruptcy cases at the Bankruptcy Department of the Seoul Central District Court; was responsible for improving court practices and systems in the areas of civil and bankruptcy, as a director of judicial procedure at the Judicial Procedure Office, National Court Administration; rendered judgments with respect to various cases relating to securities, finance, real estate, and corporate at the Appeal Department of Seoul High Court; served as a presiding judge of criminal department and a media liaison officer at Ulsan District Court; and made reports with respect to civil, criminal, administrative, family and other various cases as a research judge at the Supreme Court of Korea.

Education
  • 2008Columbia Law School, USA (Visiting Scholar)
  • 2003Hanyang University, Graduate School of Law
  • 1995Hanyang University, College of Law (LL.B.)
Professional Career
  • 2018-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2016-2018Research Judge, Supreme Court of Korea
  • 2015-2016Presiding Judge, Ulsan District Court
  • 2014-2015Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 2012-2014Director of Judicial Procedure, Judicial Procedure Office, National Court Administration
  • 2010-2012Judge, Seoul Central District Court
  • 2008-2010Judge, Suwon District Court
  • 2006-2008Judge, Seongnam Branch, Suwon District Court
  • 2003-2006Judge, Daegu District Court
  • 2000-2003Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Navy
  • 2000Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
Bar Admissions
  • 2000Korea
Memberships
  • Korean Bar Association
Languages

Korean, English

Professional Activities

Publications
  • Use of material nonpublic information obtained in the course of negotiating a contract with a company (BFL, Seoul National University; March 2018)
  • The standard of judging illegality in defamatory press reports (Law, Justice and People; Memorial Publication for Service of Byeong-Dae Park, a Supreme Court Justice; 2017)
  • Function of Rulings, and Role of Trial (Law, Justice and People; Memorial Publication for Service of Byeong-Dae Park, a Supreme Court Justice; 2017)
  • Bankruptcy Procedures, Litigation and Execution Procedures (Seoul Central District Court, Bankruptcy Department, Practice Research Group; co-authored)
  • Individual Bankruptcy and Rehabilitation Practice (Seoul Central District Court, Bankruptcy Department, Practice Research Group; co-authored)
  • Corporate Bankruptcy Practice (Seoul Central District Court, Bankruptcy Department, Practice Research Group; co-authored)
  • Rehabilitation Case Practice (Volumes #1, #2) (Seoul Central District Court, Bankruptcy Department, Practice Research Group; co-authored)

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