Summer Myungeun OH

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-6594
  • F. +82-2-3404-0802
  • E. myungeun.oh@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Summer Myungeun Oh is a Partner in the Corporate Litigation Team in Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (BKL). Since joining BKL in 2010, Ms. Oh has represented various corporate clients in civil, commercial and criminal cases. Based on her English and Chinese language skills, she represents both foreign and domestic corporate clients in litigations within or outside Korea. besides, she provides legal support services in product liability and corporate criminal cases. Her practice encompasses automobile industry (including electric cars and self-driving cars), financial industry (including cryptocurrency and blockchain), and healthcare indistry.

Ms. Oh earned her LL.B. from Korea University and was admitted to the Korean Bar in 2002. Subsequently, she earned M.A. degree in Philosophy focusing on philosophy of language from King's College London, and completed the 38th Judicial Research and Training Institute course in 2009. Further, she received her LL.M. from New York University School of Law and was admitted to the New York Bar. Whilst pursuing her LL.M. degree at New York University, she also worked as an intern at the New York Asian Women's Center in the U.S. to promote Asian women's human rights. In cases where there are no court precedents or where prior legal principles are required to be changed, she exhibited excellent performance by presenting a new perspective and logic based on her philosophical analytic ability and understanding of foreign law. Further, Ms. Oh is a member of the Pro Bon Commitee at BKL, actively engaging in pro bono activities involving, for example, support for international organization activities and migrants, by utilizing her English and Chinese language skills.

Representative Experience

2010-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2009-2010 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Hong Kong
2007 Summer Intern, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Hong Kong
2003 Intern, Office of Congressman Si Min RHYU, Korean National Assembly
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2022-Present Member, Deliberative Committee for Operation of Institutions Invested or Funded by Gyeonggido Office of Education
2022-Present Member, TF Committee for Response to the Serious Accidents Punishment Act, Seoul Bar Association
2021-Present Member, Gyeonggido Appeal Commission for Educators
2015 Intern, New York Asian Women's Center, New York

Representative Matters

Advised on disputes involving multinational companies
Advised on damage suit related to fund investment losses
Advised and represented clients in automobile industry (self-driving vehicles) cases
Advised on criminal cases involving embezzlement and breach of trust committed by large and medium-sized business owners
Advised on criminal cases involving violation of election law by members of the National Assembly and local government heads

Education

2016 New York University School of Law (LL.M.)
2009 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
2005 King's College London (M.A.)
2003 Korea University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
A Study on the Rights of Children and Adolescents: Current Status and Enhancement of the Rights of Children Development under Juvenile Justice System (Co-author, Kyungin Publishing, 2020)
A Study on Welfare Law: Legal Rights to Claim the Payment of Social Welfare Benefits and Remedies (Co-author, Kyungin Publishing, 2019)
Withdrawal and Reinstitution of Indictment — Balancing the Discretion of Indictment and Legal Stability, Human Right and Justice (Co-author, Korean Bar Association, 2021)
Is Water is H2O Necessary a Posteriori? (Master's Thesis, King's College London, 2005)

Qualifications

2009 Korea