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Yong Hoon 


Main Practice Areas

White-collar & Financial Criminal Defense;
Company Internal Investigations & Corporate Compliance;
Trade Secret &  IPR Protection;
Digital Forensic in Criminal Investigation;
Labour Practice Issues and Victim Assistance Program in South Korea





Work Experiences

[ Prosecution Service ]

  • Successfully prosecuted various corruption cases associated large-scale companies.

  • Investigated many corporation crimes including embezzlement and insider-trading cases.

  • Efficiently defended criminal trial cases in the Supreme court and high courts against appeals of defendants represented by prominent Korean law firms.

  • Supervised prosecutorial decisions related to human rights protection in criminal procedure.

[ National Attorney’s Activities ]

  • Participated in negotiations for FTAs between ROK and US/EU/ASEAN/CANADA

  • Provided advisory service for ROK’s Ministry of Science on the agreement between ROK and RUSSIA on ‘Technology Safeguards in the field of the Exploration and Use of Outer Space’.

  • Joined the ROK delegation to the Security Council and General Assembly in the UN.

  • Contributed to establish prosecutorial standards for the perfomances of the Korean Prosecution Service regarding enhancement of victims’ rights.


  • K1Chamber LLP, Partner (2022. 10.- present)

  • Director-General, Office of Human Rights Policy, Supreme Prosecutor’s Office (2021-2022)

  • Chief Prosecutor, Anyang City Prosecutor’s Office (2020)

  • Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Jeonju District Prosecutor’s Office (2019)

  • Chief Prosecutor, Jinju City Prosecutor’s Office (2018)

  • Director, Criminal Department I, Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office (2017)

  • Director, Criminal Department II, Seoul Northern District Prosecutor’s Office (2016)

  • Director, International Crimes Department, Incheon District Prosecutor’s Office (2015)

  • Counsellor/Legal Advisor, Permanent Mission of the ROK to the UN (2012-2014)

  • Director, Criminal Department II, Chunan City Prosecutor’s Office (2011)

  • Senior Prosecutor/Executive Supervisor, Sungnam City Prosecutor’s Office (2010)

  • Prosecutor, Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office (2008-2010)

  • National Attorney, International Legal Affairs Division, Ministry of Justice (2005-2008)

  • Prosecutor, Busan District Prosecutor’s Office (2002-2005)

  • Prosecutor, Chunan City Prosecutor’s Office (2000-2001)

  • Prosecutor, Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office (1998-1999)


  • Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B. 1996)

  • The 27th Judicial Research and Training Institute completed (1998)

  • University of British Columbia (Visiting Scholar, 2004)


  • Admitted to Korean Bar (1998, the 37th National Bar qualified in 1995)

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