Jaehoon Ryu

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Jaehoon Ryu is in charge of civil, criminal, family, and other litigations based on his abundant judicial experiences.

Mr. Ryu graduated summa cum laude from the Seoul National University (LL.B.), finished the 32nd term of the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea, started his professional career as judge, Busan District Court in 2006 and continued his career as judge for sixteen years until he retired from the high court judge of Daejeon High Court in 2022. He joined Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in 2022. In particular, during five years before retirement as judge, he handled with a number of significant civil, criminal, and administrative proceedings as appeal judge of the Seoul High Court and the Daejeon High Court. He has researched and examined in depth special economic crimes, violations of the Capital Market Act, corruption crimes, and violations of the Public Official Election Act and the Political Fund Law, etc.

Representative Experience

2022-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2019-2022 High Court Judge, Daejeon High Court
2017-2019 Judge, Seoul High Court
2014-2017 Judge, Seoul Central District Court
2014-2015 Visiting Scholar, Cardozo School of Law
2010-2014 Judge, Suwon District Court
2006-2010 Judge, Busan District Court
2003-2006 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force


2003 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
2001 Seoul National University (LL.B., summa cum laude)

Selected Activities

Whether the Consent of Legal Representative Is Required for the Victim's Expression of Unwillingness to Punish the Offenders in Light of No Punishment against Will in Sexual Crimes against Juveniles, Practical Study of Court Decisions, Volume 5, pp. 379-390 (Suwon District Court, 2013)
Speaker, Report on Penalty on No Issuance of Cash Receipts (Application/Execution Working Group, Seoul Central District Court, 2014)
Speaker, Comparison between the Consent Resolution Introduced in the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act and the Consent Decree under the U.S. Laws (Overseas Judge Trainees' Seminar, 2014)


2003 Korea