Yung Hoon SUNG

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0312
  • F. +82-2-3404-0006
  • E. yunghoon.sung@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Yung Hoon Sung is a criminal defense attorney of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC who specializes in corporate criminal matters, general criminal matters, and industrial safety and has recently demonstrated his expertise in settling complaints filed to all levels of administrative agencies.

Mr. Sung has extensive experience in special investigations and prosecutions, having held significant positions in the field of prosecution for 26 years, including a senior prosecutor of the Criminal Trial and Civil Litigation Department at the Supreme Prosecutors' Office; chief prosecutor of Gwangju District Prosecutors' Office; deputy minister for Legal Affairs under the Ministry of Justice; head of branches of district prosecutors' offices throughout the nation, and senior prosecutor of the Special Investigation Department at the Incheon District Prosecutors' Office. He first joined BKL in 2011 and left to serve as the chairman of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (minister level) from December 2015 to June 2017. He rejoined the firm on January 1, 2018.

Mr. Sung is also an expert in German issues as he was seconded to a research institute and public prosecutor's offices in Germany during his time as a prosecutor. He also co-authored dissertations titled "Management of Confiscated Properties by Unified Germany and Eastern European Empire" and "Liquidation of the East German Regime by Unified Germany." He is currently working as an editorial board member of The Law Times to contribute to developing legal culture.

Representative Experience

2018-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2015-2017 Chairman, Anti-corruption & Civil Rights Commission
2011-2015 Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2011 Senior Prosecutor, Criminal Trial and Civil Litigation Department, Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea
2010-2011 Chief Prosecutor, Gwangju District Prosecutors' Office
2009-2010 Deputy Minister, Legal Affairs, Ministry of Justice
2009 1st Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Daegu District Prosecutors' Office
2008-2009 Head, Goyang Branch of Uijeongbu District Prosecutors' Office
2007-2008 Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Seoul Southern District Prosecutors' Office
2006 Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany
2006-2007 Prosecutor Researcher, Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea(Seoul High Prosecutors' Office)
2005-2006 Head, Gangneung Branch of Chuncheon District Prosecutors' Office
2004 5th Senior Prosecutor, Criminal Department, Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office
2003-2004 1st Director, Prosecution Bureau, Ministry of Justice
2002-2003 Researcher, Institute of Justice
2002 Public Information Officer, Ministry of Justice
2001-2002 4th Director, Prosecution Bureau, Ministry of Justice
1999-2001 Prosecutor, Prosecution Bureau, Ministry of Justice
1998-1999 Head, Yeongdeok Branch of Daegu District Prosecutors' Office
1997 Visiting Scholar, Public Prosecutor's Office of Bremen, Germany
1997 Deputy Senior Prosecutor, Special Investigation Department, Incheon District Prosecutors' Office
1995-1997 Prosecutor, Special Investigation Department II, Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office
1993-1995 Prosecutor, Special Legislation Department, Ministry of Justice
1992 Visiting Scholar, Federal Ministry of Justice, Public Prosecutor's Office of Berlin, Germany
1989-1992 Prosecutor, Special Investigation Department, Seoul Northern District Prosecutors' Office
1988 Prosecutor, Wonju Branch of Chuncheon District Prosecutors' Office
1986-1988 Prosecutor, Busan District Prosecutors' Office
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2018-Present Mediator, Seoul Central District Court
2017-Present Member, Editorial Board, The Law Times
2017-2019 Director, Hong Jin Gi Legal Research Foundation
2017-2019 Special Professor, Yonsei University Law School
2015 Chairman, Self-Evaluation Committee, Ministry of Justice
2015-2016 Member, Judicial Reform Committee, Supreme Court of Korea
2014-2015 Member, Policy Committee, Ministry of Justice
2013-2015 Director, Korea Crime Prevention Foundation
2013 Member, Advisory Committee on Statutory Punishment
2012-2015 Member, Editorial Board, The Law Times
2010-2011 Commissioner, Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea

Education

1985 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1984 Yonsei University (LL.M.)
1981 Yonsei University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Liquidation of the East German Regime by Unified Germany (Co-author, Ministry of Justice, 1995)
Management of Confiscated Properties by Unified Germany and Eastern European Empire (Co-author, Ministry of Justice, 1994)
Criminal Landscape in Unified Germany, Lawyers Association Journal (Korean Lawyers Association, 1993)
Legal Issues Arising From Integration of Judiciary Systems of East and West Germany and Improved Inter-Korean Relations, The Justice (Korean Society of Law, 1993)
A Study on Trial Judge's Clarification Rights in Civil Litigation (Master's Thesis, Yonsei University (LL.M.), 1984)

Qualifications

1985 Korea