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Jong Ku KANG

Jong Ku KANG



Jong Ku Kang is a partner in our Maritime and Insurance Practice Group. His exposure to product liability issues started from insurance related context where he has defended product liability claims on behalf of the manufacturers and their insurers as well as from defending shipbuilders and ship engine manufacturers against product liability claims. Since then, he has developed his practice and is now highly experienced in all areas of product liability, including advising on the relevant laws and regulations, assisting in preparation of drafting recall protocols and/or customer complaint manuals to representing clients in product liability proceedings. He frequently provides legal advice to multinational car manufacturers or components of car manufacturers, engine manufacturers and major electronic companies on various areas of product liability
  • Experience List
    2016-PresentLegal Advisor, Financial Dispute Resolution Committee, Financial Supervisory Service
    2016.4-PresentMember, Deliberation Committee of Special Complaints, Financial Supervisory Service
    2012.4.-2014.4.Director, Vice President, The Korea Maritime Law Association
    2011-2015Vice Chair, International Exchange Committee, Korean Bar Association
    2011.10.-2012.9.Member, Deliberation Committee for Leading Companies in Consumer Protection, Financial Supervisory Service
    2010-2015Member, E-Commerce Dispute Resolution Committee, National IT Industry Promotion Agency
    2010-2012Member, Special Subcommittee on Revision of Commercial Act (combined transport), Minstry of Justice
    2009-2016Member, Financial Dispute Resolution Committee, Financial Supervisory Service
    2008-2010Legal Advisor, Ministry of Strategy and Finance
    2003-PresentArbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
    2002-PresentMediator on Civil Matters, Seoul District Court
    1999-2013Legal Advisor, Insurance Dispute Resolution Division, Consumer Protection Board
    1999-2000Advisor, Life Insurance Industry Restructuring, Financial Supervisory Commission
    1999-2000Expert Member, Presidential Committee on Judicial Reform
    1998-2000Lecturer, Graduate School of International Trade, Sungkyunkwan University
    1997Lecturer, Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea
    1996-1998Legal Advisor, Board of Audit and Inspection
    1994-1997Legal Advisor, Defense Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defense
    1994Lecturer, The Insurance Research & Training Institute
    1989-PresentBae, Kim & Lee LLC
    1987-1989Associate, Central International Law Firm
  • Education List
    1990University College London (Course in Maritime Law)
    1987Seoul National University Graduate School of Law (LL.M.)
    1986Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea
    1982Seoul National University Law School (LL.B.)
  • Qualifications List
    1986Korean and Seoul Bar Associations
    Korea International Trade Law Association, and others
  • Jurisdiction and Governing Law for Maritime Cases in Korea (2011)
    Warranties and Disclaimers/Limitation of Liability in Consumer Related Transactions(2001)
    Legal Position of A Freightforwarder (1999)
    Arrest of Ships in Korea (1996)
    Brief on Recent Korean Maritime Law Reform (1993)
    Protections and Current Trends in Intellectual Property Law in the Republic of Korea (1991)
    Delivery of Cargo under Letters of Guarantee in Korea (1991)
    Conditional Sale of Movables (1987)