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Asia-Pacific 2022
South Korea Employment
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Band 2

3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Yulchon LLC

During the past year, Yulchon’s Labor and Employment Practice has continued to grow and to demonstrate the strength of Yulchon’s support of and commitment to it. Our labor and employment litigation practice has continued to grow in strength and stature, boasting a remarkable success rate of over 70% in cases for the past few years. And, unlike our competitor firms, our team’s composition has been relatively stable, with low turnover allowing our dynamic of closely cooperative teamwork to be enhanced and solidified.

Moreover, over the past year we have conducted several significant internal investigations, and we see investigations as an area of growing importance to our practice. Our Labor and Employment Practice works closely with Yuchon’s internal-investigation team on investigations (including forensics) involving potential employee or executive misconduct, or implicating labor issues like illegal worker-dispatch.

Yulchon’s valued affiliation with Ius Laboris, the world’s leading alliance of specialist practices in the area of employment law, has also continued to be a unique advantage and source of strength for our practice.

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Employment - South Korea
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Yulchon houses a sophisticated Korean employment law offering, active on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Its broad-ranging practice extends from workforce reduction to internal investigations and HR issues relating to M&A. Strong reputation for employment litigation, including wage, worker dispatch and severance payment disputes. Also well placed to handle workplace harassment questions, as well as occupational health and safety matters, advising clients on compliance issues. Clients represented include Hyosung and SK Hynix.

Strengths

A client comments: "Yulchon's team has abundant experience in the field of employment for many years."

"Yulchon is one of the prominent law firms in Korea with excellent expertise," says a source.

Work highlights

Yulchon conducted several occupational health and safety compliance projects for various affiliates of LG.

Notable practitioners

Sang Wook Cho heads Yulchon's employment law offering and is considered a strong practitioner in the Korean market. He acts on a wide range of work including contentious and non-contentious matters, such as unpaid wage and bonus disputes, health and safety and workforce restructuring.

Soojung Lee works on various employment law matters in South Korea, including business transfers and dismissals. A market source attests: "She's fantastic."

Jae Woo Park has experience advising on union issues, as well as occupational health and safety regulations in South Korea. A client comments that he "has exceptional insight in dealing with cases that have no precedent," and adds: "He always comes up with brilliant ideas to overcome hardships and achieve the company's goal."

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Sang Wook Cho
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Sang Wook Cho
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Band 2
Jae Woo Park
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Jae Woo Park
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Band 3
Soojung Lee
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Soojung Lee
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Band 3

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Hee-Chul Kang

Jae Woo Park

Jin Su Choi

Kyu Sok Cho

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Audi Volkswagen Korea Ltd.

Crédit Agricole

General Electric

GlaxoSmithKline

Hyundai Motor Company Group

Macquarie Financial

National Agricultural Cooperative Federation of Korea

Pentair Group

Robert Bosch Korea Ltd.

SK Hynix

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