Seongsoo Han

Seongsoo Han




Seongsoo Han is a partner at Shin & Kim and specializes in civil and commercial litigation relating to the Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act or the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act and corporate and financial criminal cases, including finance-related lawsuits, including those relating to securities, funds and financial derivatives, lawsuits relating to the Companies Acts, including those on corporate governance or disputes over managerial disputes, delisting, accounting fraud such as window dressing and collusive tendering.

Mr. Han began his judicial career as judge of the Seoul District Court and then served as judge and chief judge of courts of different levels, including the Seoul High Court and the Anyang Branch of the Suwon District Court, and worked as senior researcher of the Judicial Policy Research Institute of the Supreme Court, and after wrapping up his judicial career as chief judge of the Seoul Central District Court, Mr. Han started working as partner of Shin & Kim in March 2022.

In particular, Mr. Han intensively handled various economy-related cases in connection with corporate and/or financial affairs while serving as chief judge of the single criminal justice division of the Seoul Central District Court exclusively in charge of economy-related cases and cases on infringements of business secrets and as chief judge of the civil settlement division of the Seoul Central District Court exclusively in charge of corporate cases and carved out a brilliant judicial career not only in civil/commercial litigation but also in criminal justice as he served as judge of a division exclusively in charge of appeal cases, including those on provisional disposition, and a civil division of the Seoul High Court and as chief judge exclusively in charge of warrant-related affairs and chief judge of a single criminal justice division of the Pohang Branch of the Daegu District Court.

  • 2009-2010Stanford Law School (Visiting Scholar)
  • 1991-1995Seoul National University, Graduate school of Economics (coursework completed)
  • 1987-1991Seoul National University, College of Social Sciences, Department of Economics (B.A.)
Professional Career
  • 2022-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2020-2022Chief Judge, Seoul Central District Court
  • 2018-2020Senior Researcher, Judicial Policy Research Institute (Adjunct, District Court Chief Judge)
  • 2017-2018Chief Judge, Anyang Branch of Suwon District Court
  • 2015-2017Chief Judge, Pohang Branch of Daegu District Court
  • 2014-2015Judge, Seoul Central District Court
  • 2012-2014Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 2010-2012Judge, Seoul Southern District Court
  • 2009-2010Judge, Seoul Eastern District Court
  • 2007-2009Judge, Suwon District Court
  • 2004-2007Judge, Chungju Branch of Cheongju District Court
  • 2002-2004Judge, Northern Branch of Seoul District Court
  • 2000-2002Judge, Seoul District Court
  • 1997-2000Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
Bar Admissions
  • 2000Korea
  • Korean Bar Association

Korean, English

Professional Activities

  • Research on an international method of measuring the degree of confidence in the judicial system (Judicial Policy Research Institute(Chief Researcher), 2018)
  • Economic analysis of the extinctive prescription system (Material for presentation at a monthly conference of the Korea Law & Economics Association, 2012)
  • Influences of the presentation of opinions by a judge on the practice and strategy of litigation of a person involved in the relevant litigation: Primarily in connection with incentive and elimination of uncertainty in information (Material for presentation at the LEC regular seminar in 2011, 2011)

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