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Managing Partner

Sung Won YOON

Mr. Sung Won YOON served as a former judge of several Korean courts of different instances from 1991 to 2019. Over the course of his 29-career as judge, he presided over various cases including civil and criminal cases, as well as administrative, labor, fair trade, corporate dispute, and rehabilitation cases. 

After retiring from the bench as the Chief Judge of Gwangju District Court, Mr. YOON served as an attorney at Class LLC. He joined JIPYONG in February 2022. Based on his various experience, he is committed to representing clients seeking professional assistance for legal difficulties and achieving client satisfaction.

Education Close

  • 1986Korea University (LL.B.)

Experience Close

  • 2022-Present Managing Partner, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2019-2022 Partner, Class LLC
  • 2018-2019 Chief Judge, Gwangju District Court
  • 2016-2018 Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 2014-2016 Chief of Judicial Procedure Office
  • 2012-2014 Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 2011-2012 Chief Presiding Judge, Gwangju District Court
  • 2010-2011 Presiding Judge, Gwangju High Court
  • 2009-2010 Presiding Judge, Seoul Central District Court
  • 2008-2009 Chief of Registration Bureau
  • 2007-2008 Director General for Civil Policy, National Court Administration
  • 2006-2007 Presiding Judge, Seoul Eastern District Court
  • 2004-2006 Research Judge, Supreme Court of Korea
  • 2003-2004 Presiding Judge, Jeju District Court
  • 2002-2003 Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 2000-2002 Judge, Seoul High Court / Director of Judicial Policy, National Court Administration
  • 1999-2000 Director of Judicial Policy, National Court Administration
  • 1998-1999 Judge, Seoul Central District Court
  • 1996-1998 Judge, Gimcheon Branch (Gumi-si) of Daegu District Court
  • 1995-1996 Judge, Gimcheon Branch of Daegu District Court
  • 1993-1995 Judge, Seoul Criminal District Court
  • 1991-1993 Judge, Seoul Western District Court
  • 1988-1991 Judge Advocate Officer, Korean Air Force
  • 1988 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea

Notable Achievements Close

  • Supreme Court en banc Decision 2019Do14340 “Double mortgage does not constitute the crime of embezzlement”
  • Established criteria for the interpretation of the requirements to notify the status of Directors & Officers liability insurance (Court Decision 2019Da295377)

Bar Admissions & Qualifications Close

  • 1988Korea

Languages Close

Korean / English