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Korean Attorney

Hye Jung RYU

Ms. Hye Jung Ryu is a partner in the M&A Team at Jipyong and mainly advises and represents domestic and international clients in the areas of corporate, public administration, and construction and real estate.

Ms. Ryu, with a Ph.D. in political science from Russia’s Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), specializes in Russian transactions. Ms. Ryu has a diverse and unique experience in advising clients involved in transactions and disputes regarding overseas investment, resources, energy, environment and overseas construction.  Ms. Ryu heads the Russia / Central Asia Team, and also is a member of both Iran / Middle East and North Korea Teams.

Ms. Ryu is a member of the Korean Bar. Ms. Ryu has a Ph. D from Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) and a B.Soc.Sc. in Social Work from Seoul National University. She also worked at a British real estate consulting firm and taught at universities before joining Jipyong.

Education Close

  • 1996 Russian Academy of Science, Institute of World Economics and International Relations (Ph.D. in Political Sciences)
  • 1992-1996 Russian Academy of Science, Post-graduate program
  • 1991-1992 St. Petersburg State University, Preliminary Education Department
  • 1992 Seoul National University (B.A.)

Experience Close

  • 2005-Present Partner, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2021-Present External Member, Human Rights and Ethical Management Committee of Kangwon Land
  • 2021-Present Member, the Electric Policy Council of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
  • 2020-Present Mediator, Mediation Committee, National Human Rights Commission of Korea
  • 2020-Present Director, Simsan Memorial Foundation
  • 2019-Present Member, Evaluation Committee on SME Research and Development, Ministry of SMEs and Startups
  • 2019-Present Civilian Member, Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation
  • 2019-Present Member, Dispute Mediation Committee, Korea Power Exchange
  • 2018-Present Member, Dispute Resolution Committee on Private Finance Initiative Projects, Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • 2017-Present Member, Oil Development Financing Deliberation Subcommittee, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
  • 2015-Present Advisor, Technology Commercialization Advisory Group, Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology
  • 2011-Present Legal Advisor, Ministry of Justice for Korean Small-and-Medium Enterprises in the Overseas
  • 2008-Present Auditor, Center for Central Eurasian Studies 
  • 2013 Director, Korean Association of Slavic-Eurasian Studies
  • 2006 Member, Government Employees Pension Reform Committee
  • 2006-2008 Member, National Pension Examination Committee
  • 1996-1997 Real Estate Project Manager, Brook, Hiller & Parker Korea Ltd.
  • 1996-2008 Lecturer, Sungkyunkwan University, Catholic University of Korea, Konkuk University, Chonbuk National University, Hanshin University and others
  • 2005 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea

Notable Achievements Close

  • Advised GS E&R subsidiaries on drafting of contracts including turbine supply agreement and long-term service agreement
  • Advised KEPCO E&C on general legal matters including provision of legal opinions and services
  • Advised Korea Power Exchange on legal matters including provision of legal opinions5. 
  • Advised SK Holding on its acquisition of shares in LG Siltron from LG Corp
  • Advised the Russian entity of Samsung C&T on a long-term high-rise building construction project
  • Advised the Ministry of Justice on overseas investment in general and review of Iranian legislation in investment

Speaking Engagements and Publications Close

  • 2013How Russia Really Works: the Informal Practices that Shaped Post-Soviet Politics and Business (co-translator; author: Alena V. Ledeneva), Hanul Books
  • 2010Research on G20 Countries’ Exit Strategy (Russia), Korea Legislation Research Institute
  • 2009Contemporary Russian Culture: Citizens’ Perceptions and Cultural Identity (co-author), Hanul Books
  • 2008Legislation Research on Energy Development in Russia (Research report commissioned by the Ministry of Government Legislation; lead researcher)
  • 2008. 3.Отношение россиян к рыночной экономике и степень ее осознания, Slav Journal, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 291-322, The Korean Association of Slavic/Eurasian Studies
  • 2007. 6."The Changes in Russian Contracts and Legal Consciousness Following the Rise of the Market Economy" - Based on a Poll of Russian Businessmen in Moscow, Slav Journal, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 197-230, The Korean Association of Slavic/Eurasian Studies
  • 2006. 10.Issues and Statute of Limitations in Damages Cases, Second Workshop on Gross Civil Rights Abuse by State and Remedies for Victims: Torture/Fabrication Cases, Korea Human Rights Foundation
  • 2005Community Development: Community-based alternatives in an age of globalization (translation; author: Jim Ife), Humans & Welfare
  • 2005Study on Legal Systems for Establishment of Corporations, Registration of Sole Proprietorships and Operation of Corporations in the Russian Federation (Research report commissioned by the Ministry of Government Legislation; lead researcher)
  • 1998Current Status and Prospect of the Russian Real Estate Market (lead supervisor), BHPK
  • 1998. 1.Study on Development of Concept of Social Welfare in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Countries, Journal of Critical Social Welfare, No. 3, Academy of Critical Social Welfare
  • 1996. 12.Social Insurance System and Policy Direction of the Russian Federation: Trends and Prospect, No. 32, Korea Social Science Institute
  • 1996Social Policies of the Soviet Countries (doctoral thesis), Moscow, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1996Study on Management of Social Security Funds in the Soviet Union, Moscow, RAS

Admissions/Qualifications Close

  • 2005 Admitted in Korea

Languages Close

Korean / Russian / English / Japanese