Jeonghwan Kim

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Jeonghwan Kim's practice focuses on advising and representing clients in criminal cases involving competition law, corporate funds, securities and finance, serious accidents, and the bio-health industry as well as in litigation involving inter-Korean matters.

Mr. Kim not only has extensive experience of investigating into corporate and financial crimes as he was primarily responsible for special cases and engaged in investigation teams of conglomerates and major economic events while working as a prosecutor for 15 years, but also accumulated specialized expertise by investigating cases involving major companies' anti-trust and competition, unfair support, supporting subsidiaries with volumes of trade, and price-fixing and cases involving serious accidents, safety of citizens, and bio-health while serving as deputy senior prosecutor of the Anti-trust and Competition Investigation Department and Food and Drug Crime Department in the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office and as a prosecutor of the Special Investigation Department in the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office. He also specialized in North Korean issues such as inter-Korean exchange and cooperation, nuclear problem based on his experience at the Unification Legal Affairs Division of the Ministry of Justice and studied legal issues about integration for unification, exchange and cooperation in Germany and the U.S..

Representative Experience

2022-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2021-2022 Senior Prosecutor, Health and Environment Crime Unit, Seoul Northern District Prosecutors' Office
2020-2021 Senior Prosecutor, Health and Environment Crime Unit, Daegu District Prosecutors' Office
2019-2020 Deputy Senior Prosecutor, Anti-trust and Competition Investigation Department, Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office
2018-2019 Deputy Senior Prosecutor, Food and Drug Crime Department, Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office (Direction of execution of warrants)
2016-2017 Visiting Scholar, Columbia Law School
2014-2018 Prosecutor, Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office (Special Investigation Department, State Affairs Manipulation Investigation Headquarters)
2012-2014 Prosecutor, Unification Legal Affairs Division, Legal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice
2009-2012 Prosecutor, Pohang Branch of Daegu District Prosecutors' Office
2007-2009 Prosecutor, Daegu District Prosecutors' Office (Special Investigation Department)
2004-2007 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force


2007 Korea University (LL.M.)
2004 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea
1999 Korea University (LL.B.)


2004 Korea