Ho-Chul Shin

Ho-Chul Shin


With over 22 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Mr. Ho-Chul Shin is a partner at Shin & Kim.

In August 2019, Mr. Shin retired as deputy prosecutor general of the Goyang Branch of Uijeongbu District Prosecutors’ Office.

Mr. Shin has extensive knowledge and experience with government investigations, including on issues concerning corporate embezzlement, breach of trust, bribery, suspected financial irregularities, among others. He is also certified public accountant.

During his 21 years of public service, he has served in various high-ranking positions, including:

• Chief of the special investigation division of the Incheon/Busan/Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Offices;
• Head of the Human Rights Support Division of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ);
• Head of the Investigation 2 Division of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office.

Mr. Shin was asked to temporarily serve as the director general and investigation director within the Insolvency Investigation Division of the Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDIC), and he was also seconded to the Capital Market Investigation Unit of the Financial Services Commission (FSC).

Professional Career
  • 2019.8.-PresentShin & Kim LLC (Chairman, Center for Financial Crime Investigation)
  • 2018.7.Deputy Prosecutor General, Goyang Branch of Uijeongbu District Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2017.8.Secondment (as investigation director) at the FSC Capital Market Investigation Unit
  • 2016.1.Chief Prosecutor General, Criminal 1 Division, Daegu District Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2015.2.Chief Prosecutor General, Investigation 2 Division, Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2014.1.Head of the MOJ Human Rights Support Division
  • 2013.4.Chief of the Special Investigation Division, Incheon District Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2012.7.Chief of the Special Investigation Division, Busan District Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2011.9.Chief of the Special Investigation Division, Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2010.8.Chief Prosecutor General, Criminal 3 Division, Suncheon Branch, Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2009.8.Deputy Chief Prosecutor General, Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office (secondment at the KDIC Financial Investigation Division)
  • 2008Secondment (as director general) at the KDIC Insolvency Investigation Division
  • 2005Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2003(Acting) Prosecution Researcher, Central Investigation Division of Supreme Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2002Daejeon District Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2000Gunsan Branch, Jeonju District Prosecutors’ Office
  • 1998Chuncheon District Prosecutors’ Office
  • 1997Shin & Kim LLC
  • 1995-1997Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
  • 1990Deloitte Anjin
  • 1989Yonsei University, School of Business
Bar Admissions
  • 1997Korea
  • Korean Bar Association
  • Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants [1991]

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