Soon Ik KWON

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0197
  • F. +82-2-3404-0802
  • E. soonik.kwon@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Soon Ik Kwon completed his judicial apprenticeship at the Judicial Research and Training Institute and then worked as a judge at the Seoul Central District Court, the Seoul Western District Court, the Suwon District Court, the Gangneung Branch of the Chuncheon District Court, etc. Mr. Kwon joined Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in 2007 after retiring as a research judge at the Supreme Court.

Mr. Kwon's main practice area is litigation: he has achieved good results from major civil and criminal suits (including Samsung inheritance lawsuit and all sorts of criminal cases involving LG, Hanwha, Ssangyong, SK, Shinsegae and Hyosung) and from complex financial suits (including cases related to export bond insurance and fund). Based on his trial experience and expertise earned through working for the government and dynamism earned through working as a lawyer, he is well known for seeing the heart of cases and conducting proper and precise defenses in each case.

Such experience and reputation has allowed him to become a member of the Case Evaluation Committee, Supreme Prosecutor's Office Republic of Korea; Management Assessment Committee, Financial Supervisory Service; Legislation Committee of the Korean Bar Association; and other committees of government agencies including the Supreme Court of Korea and the Ministry of Education.

Representative Experience

2007-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2005-2007 Research Judge, Supreme Court of Korea
2004 Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law
2003-2005 Judge, Western Branch of Seoul District Court
2001-2003 Judge, Suwon District Court
1999-2001 Judge, Gangneung Branch of Chuncheon District Court
1997-1999 Judge, Seoul District Court
1995-1997 Judge, Western Branch of Seoul District Court
1992-1995 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force
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2011-2013 Member, Management Assessment Committee, Financial Supervisory Service
2010-2016 Member, Case Evaluation Committee, Supreme Prosecutor's Office Republic of Korea
2010-2013 Member, Task Force for Planning of Judicial Participation, National Court Administration
2009-2011 Member, University Advancement Committee, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
2009-2011 Member, Legislative Committee, Korean Bar Association

Representative Matters

Represented Korea Trade Insurance Corporation in a foreign exchange risk insurance case
Represented LG Card in the stock price manipulation case
Represented Hanwha Group management in the criminal case involving embezzlement and breach of trust
Represented Hyosung Group management in the criminal case involving embezzlement and breach of trust
Represented a former presidential secretary in the bribery case
Represented Korea Trade Insurance Corporation in a foreign exchange risk insurance case
Represented LG Card in the stock price manipulation case
Represented Hanwha Group management in the criminal case involving embezzlement and breach of trust
Represented Hyosung Group management in the criminal case involving embezzlement and breach of trust
Represented a former presidential secretary in the bribery case
Represented a client in the case involving agreed fees for Lotto
Represented the representative shareholder of MARS fund in a lawsuit
Represented Korea Zinc in the dispute regarding the supply of goods
Handled Samsung's inheritance case and the case involving Samsung Group management's bribery and violation of the Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act

Education

1992 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1989 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Qualifications

1992 Korea