Yong Joon Cho

Yong Joon Cho




Mr. Yong Joon Cho is a partner at Shin & Kim. From 1988 to 2010, he served as a judge. It is especially noted that he served as a presiding judge of the Seoul Central District Court (Civil and Criminal Departments) from 2007 to 2010, and as a high court judge of the Seoul High Court from 2001 to 2002, and that from 2004 to 2006, he served as a senior presiding judge of the Chuncheon District Court, and a presiding judge of the Administrative and Bankruptcy Departments thereof, and as a chief judge of the Yeoju Branch of the Suwon District Court.

Serving for a long time at the Civil and Criminal Departments of the Seoul Central District Court and Seoul High Court, he was involved in deliberation and sentencing in many cases and joint research work. During his service at courts, he handled also a large number of administrative, bankruptcy and various corporate cases.

During his service as a presiding judge, he was the head of the French Judicial System Research Group under the Judicial Policy Office of the Supreme Court and gave his own or joint presentations regarding the laws of France and the European Union on several occasions. Also, as a representative of the Korean court, he visited French courts.

  • 1998Second University of Paris, D.S.U. Program, France (Visiting Scholar)
  • 1985Seoul National University, Graduate School of Law, Seoul, Korea (LL.M.)
  • 1983Seoul National University, College of Law, Seoul, Korea (LL.B.)
Professional Career
  • 2010-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2007-2010Presiding Judge, Seoul Central District Court
  • 2005-2007Chief Judge, Yeoju Branch, Suwon District Court
  • 2004Senior Presiding Judge, Chuncheon District Court
  • 2003Presiding Judge, Chuncheon District Court
  • 2002Judge, Seoul District Court
  • 2000-2002Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 1998-2000Judge, Seoul District Court
  • 1996-1998Judge, Seoul Southern District Court
  • 1993-1996Judge, Uijeongbu Branch, Seoul District Court
  • 1988-1993Judge, Busan District Court
  • 1986-1988Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
Bar Admissions
  • 1988Korea
  • Korean Bar Association

Korean, English, French

Professional Activities

  • Labour related laws in the EU, EU Brief Vol.4 No.6, 2012
  • EU Legal Institutions and the Effectiveness of EU’s External Agreement, EU Brief Vol.3 No.6, 2011
  • European union law and its concrete application in the member states, Legal Profession, July 2010
  • Laws of the European Union and Application thereof in France, Judicial System Research Group
  • Sentencing System in France, Sentencing System Research Meeting, Court Administration Agency
  • Comparative Analysis of Requirements for Crimes, Statutory Sentences and Sentences given by judges in France and Korea
Professional Accolades
  • "Recommended Lawyer” for Employment, Legal500, 2018

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