Joung Hyun KO

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-7562
  • F. +82-2-3404-0804
  • E. jounghyun.ko@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Joung Hyun Ko advises and represents corporate clients in Korea and Japan on HR and labor matters (including civil, criminal and administrative disputes). Ms. Ko also has experience in advising and representing clients in matters concerning M&A deals, general corporate affairs, disputes over companies and corporate control and general criminal cases.

Ms. Ko earned an LL.B. from Seoul National University in 2009 and after completing the training course of the Judicial Research and Training Institute course, Supreme Court of Korea in 2011, joined Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. She completed a foreign research student (labor law) course at the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics and was then trained at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto and TMI Associates in Japan.

Representative Experience

2019 TMI Associates, Tokyo (Secondment)
2018 Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Tokyo (Secondment)
2011-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Representative Matters

Represented automakers, A and AB and a steelmaker, AC in the cases involving unfair labor practices and unfair dismissal relief
Represented a Japanese manufacturer, automaker B, etc. in the (civil and criminal) cases involving in-house subcontracting (illegal secondment)
Advised and represented companies, C and CA and a university CB in the cases involving workplace bullying and sexual harassement
Advised Affinity Equity Partners on the acquisition of majority shares in majority shares of Loen Entertainment, INC. and financing the acquisition
Advised BGF Retail on its listing on the Korea Exchange
HR and Employment-related Disputes
Represented automakers, A and AB and a steelmaker, AC in the cases involving unfair labor practices and unfair dismissal relief
Represented a Japanese manufacturer, automaker B, etc. in the (civil and criminal) cases involving in-house subcontracting (illegal secondment)
Advised and represented companies, C and CA and a university CB in the cases involving workplace bullying and sexual harassement
Represented D and public corporation, DA, etc. in the cases involving provisional dispositions to prohibit labor union activities
Represented a construction company E, a heavy industry company EA, etc. in the case involving violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act
Represented F in the case involving a provisional disposition to prohibit transfer
Advised and represented in the cases involving a labor union and labor-management council
Advised and represented in the case involving dismissal of low performers
Advised and represented in the case involving introduction of performance-based annual salary
Advised and represented in the case involving ordinary wage risks and wage structure reform
Advised and represented in the case involving a change of disadvantageous aspects of rules of employement
Criminal Litigation
Represented in the case involving embezzlement and malpractice by a representative director of a Japanese company's Korean subsidiary
Represented G in the case involving a violation of the Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secret Protection Act
Mergers & Acquisitions
Advised Affinity Equity Partners on the acquisition of majority shares in majority shares of Loen Entertainment, INC. and financing the acquisition
Advised BGF Retail on its listing on the Korea Exchange

Education

2011 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
2009 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Qualifications

2011 Korea