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Employment - South Korea
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Mr. Ji Hyung Kim is a Managing Partner of Jipyong LLC and founder of Korea's labor law think tank Hamil Institute sponsored by the firm.
Mr. Kim served in the judiciary for 21 years before being appointed Justice of the Supreme Court in 2005. During his tenure, Mr. Kim issued some of the most critically acclaimed and pivotal decisions in labor law, fair trade, administrative law, intellectual property and taxes.
Mr. Kim has written extensively on the subject of labor law, including the most authoritative commentary on Korea's employment law. He is recognized as the nation's leading scholar and practitioner in labor relations, equal employment and tax law.
In 2017, Mr. Kim was appointed as Chairperson of a state-commissioned public debate committee on suspended construction of nuclear reactors Shin-Kori 5 and 6. Mr. Kim currently serves as the Chairperson of the President's Regulatory Reform Committee comprised of government and civilian members.
Labor Laws of the Republic of Korea (Lead Author, Hollym, 2015); Annotation for Labor Union and Labor Relations Adjustment Act (Chief Editor, Pakyoungsa, 2015); Annotation for the Labor Standards Act (Chief Editor, Pakyoungsa, 2010)
Wonkwang University (Honorary Doctorate of Law, 2012); Wonkwang University (LL.B., 1980)