Civil & Administrative Litigation

HwaHyun’s Civil and Administrative Litigation Group has some of the most aggressive and innovative litigators in Korea. With a proven record of success in managing complex cases, our litigators have extensive knowledge and experiences in representing local and foreign clients in various industries. We put the interest of clients first when we formulate and execute litigation strategies. In doing so, we closely collaborate with clients to align with their business goals and objectives.

HwaHyun provides a full range of litigation services from pre-trial negotiations through trial, appeal, and collection procedures. Our litigators closely work with other attorneys at HwaHyun with expertise in various substantive areas.


We provide the full range of legal services in this practice area, including the following:

  • Administrative and regulatory litigation
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Bankruptcy litigation
  • Commercial disputes and litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Employment and labor litigation
  • Family law litigation (including international divorce)
  • Finance and securities litigation
  • Insurance litigation
  • Intellectual property and trade secret litigation
  • Medical malpractice litigation
  • Shareholder and partnership litigation
  • Tax controversy and litigation
  • Trade secret litigation

Selected Cases

  • Valeo: Represented Valeo Electronic Equipment in a landmark case regarding its invalidity claim of the labor union’s general meeting resolution
  • Kolon: Represented Kolon Industries in a civil case filed by its workers over computation of ordinary wages
  • Kolon: Represented Kolon Corporation in a controversial case of alleged unfair termination of the labor union representative
  • SK: Represented SK Energy in a civil case over alleged unfair job transfer and unpaid wages
  • Knorr-Bremse: Represented Knorr-Bremse Korea in a civil case of unfair termination of employment
  • IPTV: Represented an IPTV operator in its claims for damages arising from alleged collusion among five MSOs
  • Telecom company: Secured provisional attachment on insurance proceeds from multiple claims on loss of handsets
  • Hanaro: Represented Hanaro Telecom (currently SK Broadband) in its claims against CJ Group for damages arising from violation of anti-competition obligations
  • Conglomerate: Represented a conglomerate company in a civil case over its 150 sales persons' claims for return of unjust enrichment
  • Kolon: Represented Kolon Corporation in its claims against Samil PwC for damages arising from negligent audit
  • Oil refinery company: Defended an oil refinery company in a civil case over asbestos claims by family members of a deceased employee


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