Seung Jin CHOI

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0660
  • F. +82-2-3404-0806
  • E. seungjin.choi@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Seung Jin Choi has mainly provided advice and engaged in litigation with regard to workout, corporate rehabilitation and bankruptcy since 2002. Mr. Choi has plenty of experience in M&A resulting from workout or rehabilitation proceedings litigation cases involving sharp conflicts between the interests of the parties, and has successfully performed advisory services on rehabilitation of large corporate groups. In addition to the bankruptcy area, he is also well recognized for his capabilities in resolving various disputes relating to trust, finance, large development projects and management right.

Mr. Choi earned LL.B. from Korea University in 1994, was admitted to the Korean Bar in 1996, and completed the 28th Judicial Research & Training Institute course. Since joining Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in 2002, he also completed the legal experts' course (Bankruptcy Law) held by Seoul National University in 2006 and earned an LL.M. degree from Indiana University Law School in the US in 2007.

Representative Experience

2002-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2001-2002 Judge Advocate for Public Service, Ministry of Justice (Seoul High Prosecutors' Office)
1999-2001 Judge Advocate for Public Service, Ministry of Justice (Korea Legal Aid Corporation)
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2018-Present Member, Regulation Review Committee, Korea Exchange

Representative Matters

Advised and represented various clients on the rehabilitating procedures (including Woongjin Energy, Tongyang Inc., Daehan Shipbuilding, Woongjin Holdings, Kukdong Construction, STX Construction, Hyunjin, Samsun Logix, Woolim Construction, Shinsung Construction, DM Puretech, ATO Solution, SG Choongnam Spinning, Goodmorning City and Dawoo Mortors, etc.)
Advised Saman, Woongjin Coway, Woongjin Chemical and Hydrogen Power on the sale of their respective business units
Advised Mahindra & Mahindra on its acquisition of Ssangyong Motors and UAMCO on acquisition of STX Engine
Advised UAMCO and Daishin F&I on their investment in NPLs
Advised Woonjin Energy, STX and Dongbu Metal on their restructuring through bondholders' meeting
Advised and represented various clients on the rehabilitating procedures (including Woongjin Energy, Tongyang Inc., Daehan Shipbuilding, Woongjin Holdings, Kukdong Construction, STX Construction, Hyunjin, Samsun Logix, Woolim Construction, Shinsung Construction, DM Puretech, ATO Solution, SG Choongnam Spinning, Goodmorning City and Dawoo Mortors, etc.)
Advised Saman, Woongjin Coway, Woongjin Chemical and Hydrogen Power on the sale of their respective business units
Advised Mahindra & Mahindra on its acquisition of Ssangyong Motors and UAMCO on acquisition of STX Engine
Advised UAMCO and Daishin F&I on their investment in NPLs
Advised Woonjin Energy, STX and Dongbu Metal on their restructuring through bondholders' meeting
Advised Cornerstone Equity Partners, Saerom Sungwon Industrial, Pangea Deca, Genesystems, HNIP and Daewoo Telecom on bankruptcy procedures and represented clients in the litigations related thereto
Represented Unficiation Church Foundation in the litigation involving Yeouido land
Represented clients in the litigations seeking damages arising out of option shock
Represented Daewoo Motors in a case remanded after reversal by the Supreme Court with respect to the cross-border bankruptcy
Represented Daewoo Telecom in the litigation involving the right of denial with respect to the Corporate Restructuring Promotion Act and the right of denial filed by the bankruptcy trustee of Daewoo Telecom

Education

2007 Indiana University Law School (LL.M.)
1999 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1994 Korea University (LL.B.)

Qualifications

1999 Korea