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Yulchon LLC

Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime

2 ranked lawyersBand 2South KoreaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Yulchon is a respected group with a full-service white-collar crime offering focusing on investigations and related disputes out of Seoul. Specialises in advising executives of leading conglomerates in criminal investigations. Clients benefit from the group's close coordination with the firm's tax and antitrust lawyers as well as members of the corporate team. Has additional expertise in antitrust, financial crime and product liability matters and in the management of internal investigations. Its team of former prosecutors and judges is particularly well qualified to represent individuals in litigation and government investigations. Recently established a new team dedicated to police investigations, consisting of former public prosecutors and high-ranking police officers. Its key clients include Korean Air Lines, SOCAR and Hyundai Motor.


One impressed client praises how the Yulchon team, from senior to junior lawyers, have "a deep understanding of the law and the industry and earnestly look for good solutions to the issues."

Another source notes: "Yulchon are very loyal to clients. Their quality is excellent and they can be relied on to give you the best service."

Work highlights

Yulchon assisted Seoul Semiconductor with the indictment of former employees and Everlight Electronics Co in a trade secrets case.

Notable practitioners

Dong Ryul Choi attracts praise for his work on behalf of corporates and high net worth individuals in economic crime and regulatory enforcement matters. One pleased client comments: "He has more than 20 years of experience as a judge, and is especially well known for defending chairpersons and other key executives of conglomerates in criminal trials. His meticulous strategy, hard-working character and diligence as well as humour has made an impression on us. He never gives up and always comes up with good ideas to defend the company and the executives from unreasonable indictments from prosecutors."

Hak Seok Kim advises clients on various financial crime mandates, including fraud, bribery and embezzlement cases. A market commentator praises his extensive experience as a prosecutor, explaining that "he directly gets to the key point and brings satisfying solutions. The way he covers his work promptly and effectively is also impressive."

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Yulchon’s White-collar Crime Team is best known for following strengths among many:

Bench strength

We are known as a leading white-collar criminal defense team comprising former judges, public prosecutors, and police investigators. The team’s wide range of experts from various backgrounds enables us to implement proper skill-sets and manpower to reach best solutions to the clients. Yulchon WCC Team is frequently engaged in high-profile disputes representing large conglomerates and prominent individuals facing prosecution for corruption, embezzlement, and bribery. We are also apt to handle investigation cases at every level including police investigation, prosecutorial investigation, and court trials.

Broad client base

We have a broad spectrum of client base in terms of both industry and international background. Our clients are leading corporations or high-ranking individuals from diverse industries including defence, energy, power plant, construction, airline, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, financial services, credit card, retail, education, and publishing. Furthermore, the team’s pool of clients is not limited to the locals but a good number of global companies also place their trust in Yulchon.


Collaborative problem-solving approach is what Yulchon WCC Team is proud of the most. Every and each member of Yulchon is a highly-talented individual, but what differentiates us from other law firms is our collaborative work method.


Cho, Jeong Cheol

Choi, Dong Ryul

Kim, Cheong Soo

Kim, Hak Seok

Lee, Jae Won

Lee, Su Jae

Lim, Yoon Soo

Yun, Hong Kun


Daelim ENC Co.,Ltd.

Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.

Hotel Shilla Co.,Ltd.

Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd.

KT Capital Co.,Ltd.

Lotte Engineering & Construction

Lotte Shopping Co.,Ltd.

Posco E&C Co.,Ltd.

Samsung Securities Co.,Ltd.

Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.


Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts


Construction & Materials

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics


Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime

Yulchon LLC


Parnas Tower 38F

521 Teheran-ro




South Korea


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South Korea

Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime

Dong Ryul Choi
Band 3
Hak Seok Kim
Band 3