Nak-Song SEONG

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

As Managing Partner at HwaHyun, Mr. 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 from 2018 to 2019.

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

As Managing Partner at HwaHyun, Mr. 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 from 2018 to 2019.

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

Professional Experiences

  • Managing 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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