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Korean Attorney

Kyung Hoon SONG

Mr. Kyung Hoon SONG passed the 51st Judicial Examination and completed the judicial apprentice training course at the Judicial Research and Training Institute (JRTI) in 2013. He served as a public-service judge advocate for 3 years at Gwangju High Prosecutors' Office and the Ministry of Justice. Before joining Jipyong, he was an attorney at Hankyul Law Group where he advised clients on M&A and corporate matters and represented them in civil and criminal proceedings. Based on the foregoing experience, he has successfully represented clients in disputes arising in various sectors including construction/real estate, environment, inheritance/family law/family business succession, insolvency/rehabilitation, and has made remarkable achievements in major civil, criminal, administrative, and family cases. In addition to his experience in the foregoing areas, as an active member of (quasi-)governmental organizations and academic associations, he has good expertise in various sectors including environment.

Education Close

  • 2010Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Experience Close

  • 2017-PresentAssociate, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2021-PresentMember, The Special Committee on Environmental Conservation, Seoul Bar Association
  • 2020-PresentMember, Internal Audit Committee, Ministry of Environment
  • 2020-PresentMember, LH Smart City Future Strategy Advisory Committee
  • 2020-PresentMember, Energy Transition Forum
  • 2020-PresentMember, Korean Environmental Law Assoation
  • 2018-PresentMember, Insolvency Law Institute of Korea
  • 2018-PresentMember, Korea Association of Real Estate Law
  • 2018-PresentDirector, Rokam Scholarship Association
  • 2016-2017Associate, Hankyul Law Group
  • 2013-2016Public Service Advocate (Gwangju High Prosecutors’Office, Ministry of Justice)
  • 2013Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
  • 2009-2010Researcher, Center for Law & Technology

Notable Achievements Close

[Construction/Real Estate]

  • Successfully represented ‘G’ multi-family housing management company in lawsuits for payment for the service
  • Successfully represented the resident committee of ‘T’ multi-family housing in various claims for injunction
  • Successfully represented ‘S’ construction company in a lawsuit for payment of the cost-sharing amount
  • Successfully represented ‘C’ maintenance business management service company and in a lawsuit for payment of the service fee (obtained a compulsory arbitration decision)
  • Successfully represented ‘Y’ City in a lawsuit related to the increase in the fees for civil investment business
  • Advised ‘H’ construction company on a dispute related to defects in the floor construction of a multi-family housing
  • Successfully represented the members of the ‘B’ housing redevelopment association in a lawsuit for payment of the settlement amount (obtained a compulsory arbitration decision)
  • Successfully represented the buyers of ‘Z’ hotel rooms in a lawsuit for termination of agreement and return of the payment for the hotel rooms (obtained a compulsory arbitration decision)
  • Represented W food manufacturing company in a dispute related to the noise in a warehouse
  • Represented ‘K’ construction company in a dispute related to fire in the construction site
  • Represented the head of ‘R’ redevelopment association in a criminal litigation related to violation of the Urban Areas Improvement Act


[Environment]

  • Successfully represented ‘S’ food manufacturing company in a claim for damages related to waste water
  • Represented ‘H’ energy company in a dispute related to contamination of the products in warehouse
  • Advised ‘M’ dairy products manufacturing company on violation of the occupational safety and health act
  • Represented ‘P’ energy company in a waste-related dispute


[Legislation/Policy, etc.]

  • Advised ‘C’ automobile company on legislation/policy
  • Advised ‘E’ pharmaceutical company on legislation/policy


[Other Cases]

  • Successfully represented ‘D’ taxi association in numerous claims for injunction related to the management rights

Speaking Engagements and Publications Close

[Book]

  • 2020The Story of Construction/Real Estate By Jipyong, Korean Specialty Construction Newspaper
  • 2017Legal Ethics (Lawstart)


[Academic Papers]

  • 2021Recent Trends and Implications of Cases about Permission for Development Activities or Use to Photovoltaic Power Generation Business, Lawyers Vol. 53, Seoul Bar Association

[Column]

  • 2021 Environment Case and Scientific Proof (The Environment Daily)
  • 2021 Review of the Legislative Bill of the Framework Act on Green New Deal (The Environment Daily)
  • 2021 Construction and Environment ⑤ Legal Principle Limiting Liabilities – So-called ‘Access to Risks’, (The Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper)
  • 2021 Construction and Environment ④ A Lumpsum Billing and Fixed-price Billing (The Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper)
  • 2021 Construction and Environment ③ Liability without Fault and the Scope of Application under the Framework Act on Environmental Policy (The Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper)
  • 2021 Parking Disputes between Apartment Complexes and the Shopping Mall (the Second) (The Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper)
  • 2021 Parking Disputes between Apartment Complexes and the Shopping Mall (the First) (The Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper)
  • 2021 Parking Disputes between Apartment Complexes and the Shopping Mall (the First) (The Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper) Construction and Environment ② Liability without Fault and the Scope of Application under the Framework Act on Environmental Policy (The Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper)
  • 2021 Construction and Environment ① Limit of Toleration and Claim for Preventation (The Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper)
  • 2021 Overview of the Bills for the Framework Act on Green New Deal, The Hwankyung Ilbo
  • 2021 Construction and Environment (5) Legal Principles to Limit Liability - So-called “Access to Risk”
  • 2021 Construction and Environment (4) Claim in a Lump Sum and Claim on a Flat-rate Basis, Daehan Special Construction Newspaper
  • 2021 Construction and Environment (3) Non-Fault Liability Under the Framework Act on Environmental Policy and its Scope of Application, Daehan Special Construction Newspaper
  • 2020 Parking Dispute Between Apartment and Commercial Buildings (2), Daehan Special Construction Newspaper
  • 2020 Parking Dispute Between Apartment and Commercial Buildings (1), Daehan Special Construction Newspaper
  • 2020 Construction and Environment (2) Non-Fault Liability Under the Framework Act on Environmental Policy and its Application, Daehan Special Construction Newspaper
  • 2020 Construction and Environment (1) Endurance Limit and Injunctive Relief, Daehan Special Construction Newspaper
  • 2020 Legal Disputes in the Process of Selection of Management Agency Specialized in Redevelopment Project, Korean Specialty Construction Newspaper
  • 2020 Defect in Apartment – Criteria for the Defect, Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper
  • 2020 Green New Deal and Smart City (3) Laws related to Smart City, Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper
  • 2020 Green New Deal and Smart City (2) Sustainable City Model in the Era of Fourth Industrial Revolution, Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper
  • 2020 Green New Deal and Smart City (1) Smart City, the Core of Green New Deal, Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper
  • 2020 The Act on Sale of Building Units and Preliminary Agreement, Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper
  • 2020 Trends in the Precedents related to Retail Lease (5) Subjects of the Law and Multiple Objects, Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper
  • 2020 Trends in the Precedents related to Retail Lease (1) Subjects of the Law and Business Registration, Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper
  • 2019 Whether Construction Different from the Model House/For Sale Advertisement Shall be Deemed as Defect, Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper
  • 2019 Dispute Related to Investment in Hotel Rooms (2), Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper
  • 2019 Dispute Related to Investment in Hotel Rooms (1), Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper
  • 2019 Dispute Resolution Procedures Other Than Litigation in Construction Disputes - Mediation, Korea Specialty Construction Newspaper

Admissions/Qualifications Close

  • 2013Admitted in Korea

Languages Close

Korean / English / Chinese