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    Managing Partner

    • Seo, Jeong

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    • Mr. Seo acts for individuals, international corporations and the government in numerous headline antitrust cases. His proven abilities to pilot sophisticated competition litigations drive diverse entities to rely on his litigation strategies and legal advice.

      Mr. Seo focuses his studies in Economic Law and earned his Doctoral Degree in the field at Seoul National University. He also studied law at Stanford University. He co-authored the widely recognized textbook on Antitrust Law with Professor Kwon (former KFTC Chairman) and published numerous theses in Korea and in the United States.

      Prior to joining Hannuri, Mr. Seo had served as a judge. He dealt with wide range of cases, involving civil and criminal matters at Seoul Central District Court, Seoul Western District Court and Daejeon District Court until 2008. Later on he had joined Kim & Chang and during the 8 years at Kim & Chang, he focused on antitrust and cross-border litigation. With the profound experiences, Mr. Seo brought out successful results in many complex cases, creating numerous leading cases for clients’ benefits.

      Valuing the power of communications and trust in client relationships, Mr. Seo attempts diligently to put effort in maintaining his acute professional skills in each case. Mr. Seo has great legal expertise and business acumen and is a frequent speaker on fair trade issues in renowned media and academic conferences.

      Mr. Seo received his LL.B. from Seoul National University, passed the Korean Bar in 1994 and finished courses at the Judicial Research & Training Center in 1997

    • CREDENTIALS
      Education
      • LL.B., Seoul National University (`95)
      • LL.M., Seoul National University, College of Law (`98)
      • J.S.M., Stanford Law School (`05)
      • LL.D., Seoul National University, Graduate School of Law (‘08)
      Admissions
      • Admitted to Bar, Korea (‘94)
      Experience
      • Judicial Research & Training Center (26th, `95-`97)
      • Army Judicial Officer(`97-`00)
      • Judge, Seoul Central District Court(‘00-‘02)
      • Judge, Seoul West District Court(`02-`04)
      • Judge, Seoul Central District Court(`04-`08)
      • Kim & Chang(`08-`16)
      • Changi Law Office(`16-`17)
      • Hannuri(`17-present, managing partner)
      Other Activities
      • Lecturer at Judicial Research & Training Center, Seoul National University, Korea University
      • Board of Directors, Korean Competition Law Association (2011-Present)
      • Operating Committee, Center for Competition Law, Seoul National University (`11-present)
      • Korea Exchange Corporate Review Board (`11-`15)
      Publications
      • Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act: Theory and Practice, co-authored (‘16)
      • Minority Shareholders’ Exercise of Rights and Legality of its Counter Measures, Commercial Cases Review (`07)
      • Study on Regulation of Unfair Assistance to a Person with Special Interest, LL.D. Thesis (`08)
      • Who will Control Frankenstein? The Korean Chaebol' Corporate Governance (Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol.14 No.1, `06) and many more.
      Work Highlights
      • defended his corporate clients before courts including the Korean Supreme Court and the Korean Fair Trade Commission(‘KFTC’), successfully persuaded the KFTC to drop charges against his client.

      • Dealt wide variety of corporate conflicts regarding corporate restructurings, M&A, derivative suits

      • Engaged in numerous Appellate Court, Supreme Court cases

      • Engaged in many Provisional
      Expertise
      • Antitrust & Competition, Cross-Border Litigation, Corporate Governance
      Languages
      • Korean, English