Nak-Song SEONG

sns1315@jpartners.co.kr
+82-2-535-1766

As Senior Partner at HwaHyun, Nak-Song Seong represents clients in civil and criminal litigations and also provides a wide range of corporate advisory services.

Mr. Seong started his legal career as Naval Judicial Officer in 1985 and then served as a judge of various courts in Korea from 1988 to 2018. He went into private practice in 2019 after serving as President of the Judicial Research and Training Institute.

As a seasoned judge, lawyer, and government officer, Mr. Seong has brought his years of judicial and administrative expertise to HwaHyun. He always strives to exceed client expectations through in-depth analysis of cases and creative solutions.

As Senior Partner at HwaHyun, Nak-Song Seong represents clients in civil and criminal litigations and also provides a wide range of corporate advisory services.

Mr. Seong started his legal career as Naval Judicial Officer in 1985 and then served as a judge of various courts in Korea from 1988 to 2018. He went into private practice in 2019 after serving as President of the Judicial Research and Training Institute.

As a seasoned judge, lawyer, and government officer, Mr. Seong has brought his years of judicial and administrative expertise to HwaHyun. He always strives to exceed client expectations through in-depth analysis of cases and creative solutions.

Professional Experiences

  • Senior Partner, HwaHyun (2022-Present)
  • Managing Partner, Ji Hun Law Firm (Seocho Branch) (2020-2022)
  • Managing Partner, Pyeong An Law Firm (2019-2020)
  • President, Judicial Research and Training Institute (2018-2019)
  • Senior Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court (2016-2018)
  • Chief Judge, Suwon District Court (2014-2016)
  • Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court (2013-2014)
  • Senior Presiding Judge (Civil), Seoul Central District Court (2012-2013)
  • Senior Presiding Judge (Criminal), Seoul Central District Court (2011-2012)
  • Standing Member, Supreme Court Sentencing Committee (2007-2009)
  • Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court (2007-2011)
  • Presiding Judge, Daegu High Court (2006-2007)
  • Presiding Judge, Seoul Southern District Court (2004-2006)
  • Professor, Judicial Research and Training Institute (2001-2004)
  • Chief Judge, Daejeon District Court Seosan Branch (2000-2001)
  • Judge, Seoul District Court (1999-2000)
  • Public Information Officer, National Court Administration (1997-1999)
  • Judge, Seoul High Court (1996-1999)
  • Judicial Policy Officer, National Court Administration (1996-1997)
  • Judge, Daejeon High Court (1994-1996)
  • Judge, Daejeon District Court Gangkyung Branch (1992-1994)
  • Judge, Seoul Civil District Court (1990-1991)
  • Judge, Seoul Criminal District Court (1988-1990)
  • Naval Judicial Officer, Republic of Korea Navy (1995-1998)

Activities

  • President, University of Cambridge Korean Alumni Association
  • Outside Director, Ottogi Co., Ltd.
  • Outside Director, Lotte Fine Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Outside Director, Lotte Hi-Mart Co., Ltd.

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