Youngbo Noh

  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0540
  • F. +82-2-3404-0006
  • E. youngbo.noh@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Youngbo Noh is a partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. Mr. Noh's practice areas include lawsuits involving finance, companies, corporate criminal matters, and insolvency.

After completing the 10th Judicial Research and Training Institute course, Mr. Noh started his career as a judge at Seoul Civil District Court in 1983. After that, he worked as a chief judge in Cheonan Branch of Daejeon District Court, as a professor in Judicial Research and Training Institute, as a director general of Registry Bureau in Office of Court Administration, as a presiding judge in Daejeon High Court and retired as a presiding judge from Seoul High Court. Practicing as a lawyer, he has served as an adjunct professor of bankruptcy law at Seoul National University School of Law since 2003.

Mr. Noh is known for obtaining not-guilty verdicts in many criminal cases, e.g., Hyundai Motors' secret fund case, case involving the sale of Korea Exchange Bank at a giveaway price, case involving the violation of the Securities and Exchanges Act by an officer of a conglomerate, bribery case of a member of the National Assembly named Kim, bribery case of a representative director named Kim for IT systems in Korea Investment Co., Ltd., bribery case of a senior secretary in Cheongwadae and the case involving the acceptance of property through mediation by the representative of a tax firm. He was designated as a Korea's foremost advocate by Chambers Asia.

Representative Experience

2006-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2003-2006 Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court
2002-2003 Presiding Judge, Daejeon High Court
2000-2002 Director General, Registry Bureau, Office of Court Administration & Presiding Judge, Seoul District Court
1997-2000 Professor, Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1994-1997 Chief Judge, Cheonan Branch of Daejeon District Court
1991-1994 Judge, Seoul High Court & Legal Counsel, Office of Court Administration
1989-1991 Judge, Busan High Court
1985-1989 Judge, Seoul Criminal District Court
1983-1985 Judge, Seoul Civil District Court
1980-1983 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force
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2009-2017 President, Insolvency Law Institute of Korea
2003-2019 Adjunct Professor, Bankruptcy Law, Seoul National University School of Law

Representative Matters

Obtained a not-guilty judgment for the former Ministry of Finance and Economy director in the bribery case
Obtained a ruling finding an officer of a conglomerate not guilty of his alleged breach of the former Securities Transaction Act
Represented KEB sellers in the case of selling KEB at a bargain price (case won)
Represented A Group's officers and large shareholder's family in the case involving evasion of transfer income tax
Obtained a not-guilty judgment for the Chief Presidential Secretary in the bribery case
Obtained a not-guilty judgment for the former Ministry of Finance and Economy director in the bribery case
Obtained a ruling finding an officer of a conglomerate not guilty of his alleged breach of the former Securities Transaction Act
Represented KEB sellers in the case of selling KEB at a bargain price (case won)
Represented A Group's officers and large shareholder's family in the case involving evasion of transfer income tax
Obtained a not-guilty judgment for the Chief Presidential Secretary in the bribery case
Advised and represented Hyundai E&C over stock sale (M&A)
Represented Amusement Park B and obtained a court decision in its favor in the litigation seeking to cancel Seoul Metropolitan City's imposition of use fees
Obtained a ruling finding a domestic food company not guilty of the violation of the Food Sanitation Act
Represented an insurance company in the case involving falsification of vessel fund x-documents (case won)
Represented a representative of Tax firm C in the case involving acceptance of property through mediation (acquitted)
Represented Company D in the claim for extension of contract term against Defense Acquisition Program Administration (case won)

Education

1988 Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M.)
1980 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1978 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Awards
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Individual (2016-2017)
Chambers Global - Leading Individual (2017)
Asialaw - Leading Lawyer (2013)
Who's Who Legal - Leading Practitioner (2019-2023)

Qualifications

1980 Korea

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition