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Korean Attorney

Bong Kwan SA

Mr. Bong Kwan Sa is a partner in the Construction & Real Estate Group under the Litigation Group at Jipyong. He advises and represents clients in the areas of general corporate matters, international transactions, construction, real estate and criminal litigation. 

Before joining Jipyong, Mr. Sa served as a judge at Seoul Northern District Court, Seoul Central District Court, Suncheon Branch of Gwangju District Court, Seoul Western District Court and Seoul High Court. He also worked as a judicial researcher at the Constitutional Court. While serving as a Chief Justice at Gwangju District Court, Seongnam Branch of Suwon District Court and Seoul Central District Court, Mr. Sa exclusively worked on construction-related cases. 

Mr. Sa also served as a professor at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of Korea. 

Mr. Sa is a member of the Korean Bar. He was a Visiting Scholar to the University of British Columbia. Mr. Sa has an LL.B from Seoul National University.

Education Close

  • 2004-2005Visiting Scholar, University of British Columbia
  • 1992Chosun University (LL.M.)
  • 1989Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Experience Close

  • 2016-PresentPartner, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2020-PresentArbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
  • 2017-2019Human Rights Advisor for the ROK Marine Corps
  • 2014-2016Chief Judge, Seoul Central District Court (in charge of construction-related cases)
  • 2012-2014Chief Judge, Seongnam Branch of Suwon District Court
  • 2010-2012Professor, the Judicial Research and Training Institute
  • 2009-2010Chief Judge, Gwangju District Court (in charge of construction-related cases)
  • 2006-2009Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 2006-2008Judicial Researcher (dispatched to), Constitutional Court
  • 2004-2006Judge, Seoul Western District Court
  • 2002-2003Judge, Suncheon Branch Court (Gurye-gun, Gwangyang-si) of Gwangju District Court
  • 2001-2004Judge, Suncheon Branch Court of Gwangju District Court
  • 1999-2001Judge, Seoul Central District Court (in charge of international transactions and securities case)
  • 1997-1999Judge, Seoul Northern District Court
  • 1994-1997Judge Advocate Officer, Korean Army (SOCKOR)
  • 1994Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea

Honors and Recognitions Close


  • 2021Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Practice, Legal Times
  • 2019Leading Lawyer in Real Estate Practice, Legal Times

Bar Admissions & Qualifications Close

  • 1994Korea

Languages Close

Korean / English