Kyung-Shik Shin

ksshin@hwahyunlaw.com
+82-2-535-1766

Kyung-Shik (Kevin) Shin is Managing Partner at HwaHyun and Chair of the firm’s Criminal Defense Litigation Group. In addition to leading the criminal litigation practice, he advises our corporate clients on crisis management strategies and criminal and regulatory compliance matters.

He spent 27 years in public service from as a public prosecutor at the Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office in 1988 until resigning as Chief Prosecutor of the Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office in 2015. With his expertise as a prosecutor of crimes related to corporation, real estate, finance, fair trade, tax, and foreign exchange, he was also in charge of the following tasks at the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office: extradition, international mutual assistance in criminal matters, transfer of prisoners, amendment to various criminal and procedural laws and regulations, introduction of a jury system, and amendment to the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between Korea and the U.S.

As Managing Partner at HwaHyun, he sets a high bar of unparalleled excellence in the firm’s legal services and client relationships. He always strives to exceed his clients’ expectation for the highest quality legal services.

Kyung-Shik (Kevin) Shin is Managing Partner at HwaHyun and Chair of the firm’s Criminal Defense Litigation Group. In addition to leading the criminal litigation practice, he advises our corporate clients on crisis management strategies and criminal and regulatory compliance matters.

He spent 27 years in public service from as a public prosecutor at the Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office in 1988 until resigning as Chief Prosecutor of the Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office in 2015. With his expertise as a prosecutor of crimes related to corporation, real estate, finance, fair trade, tax, and foreign exchange, he was also in charge of the following tasks at the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office: extradition, international mutual assistance in criminal matters, transfer of prisoners, amendment to various criminal and procedural laws and regulations, introduction of a jury system, and amendment to the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between Korea and the U.S.

As Managing Partner at HwaHyun, he sets a high bar of unparalleled excellence in the firm’s legal services and client relationships. He always strives to exceed his clients’ expectation for the highest quality legal services.

Professional Experiences

  • Senior Partner, HwaHyun (2015-Present)
  • Chief Prosecutor, Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office (2013)
  • Chief Prosecutor, Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office (2013)
  • Chief Prosecutor, Cheongju District Prosecutors’ Office (2012)
  • Acting Chief Prosecutor, Chungju District Prosecutors’ Office (2011)
  • Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Daejeon High Prosecutors’ Office (2011)
  • First Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office (2009)
  • First Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office (2009)
  • Director General, Office of Policy Development, Ministry of Justice (2008)
  • Director General, Office of Future Strategy & Vision, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (2007)
  • Prosecutor, Seoul High Prosecutors’ Office (2006)
  • Director, Criminal Division of Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office (2005)
  • Director, Special Investigation Division of Seoul Southern District Prosecutors’ Office (2004)
  • Division Head, Criminal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice (2002-2004)
  • Prosecution Research Officer, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (2001-2002)
  • Chief Prosecutor, Yeoju Branch of Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office (2000-2001)
  • Chief Prosecutor, Northern Branch of Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office (2000)
  • Prosecutor, Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office (1997-2000)
  • Prosecutor, Criminal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice (1994-1997)
  • Prosecutor, Ministry of Justice (1992-1993)
  • Prosecutor, Suwon District Prosecutors' Office (1992-1993)
  • Prosecutor, Gangneung Branch of Chuncheon District Prosecutor's Office (1990-1992)
  • Prosecutor, Seoul District Prosecutors' Office (1988-1990)

Activities

  • External Director, Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd.
  • External Director, Kakao Games Corp.

Selected Work

  • Represented D Corporation in connection with alleged violation of the Punishment of Tax Offenses Act
  • Represented management of H Corporation in a case involving alleged breach of fiduciary duties
  • Represented H Corporation in filing a criminal complaint involving allegations of infringement of trade secrets
  • Represented a major financing company against alleged violation of the Act on Registration of Credit Business, etc. and Protection of Finance Users
  • Represented an asset management company in a case involving violation of the Attorney-at-Law Act

Publications

  • The American Jury System (co-author) (Supreme Prosecutors’ Office, 2006)

Awards

  • Order of Service Merit, Golden Oriole Medal (2014)

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