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Korean Attorney

Jeong Kyu CHOE

Mr. Jeong Kyu Choe is a partner in the IP & Technology Group of the Litigation Group, and advises and represents clients on the matters related to IP, and information and telecommunications. 

Mr. Choe has dealt with the recent issues in copyright, trademark, design, trade secret, data protection and corporate security. He specializes in advising the domestic major media companies including broadcasting companies, information and telecommunications service providers and entertainment companies, and has successfully represented the clients in a number of related civil and criminal cases.

In addition, he advises the Korea Communications Commission on broad legal issues including regulation in the field of broadcasting/telecommunications, and has in-depth knowledge and know-how in national R&D projects of the domestic R&D institutions and public administration of the governmental authorities. Also a renowned criminal defense attorney for his ability to accurately and efficiently handle cases arguing for defendant's innocence, Mr. Choe is actively involved in pro bono matters, advocating the human rights of the disabled and minors, and freedom of expression.

Education Close

  • 2002Hanyang University (LL.B.)

Experience Close

  • 2007-PresentPartner, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2022-PresentLegal Advisor, Personal Information Protection Commission
  • 2020-PresentArbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
  • 2018-PresentLegal Advisor, Korea Communications Commission
  • 2017-PresentDirector, Raphael Clinic
  • 2015-PresentDirector, Dawoonhoe, a social welfare foundation
  • 2015-PresentMember, Human Rights Policy Council, National Human Rights Commission
  • 2013-PresentMember, Korea Association for Informedia Law
  • 2012-PresentLegal Advisor, Ministry of Justice for Korean Small-and-Medium Enterprises in the Overseas
  • 2017-2021Steering Committee Member, Meteorological Industry Growth Support Center, Korea Meteorological Institute
  • 2007Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea

Notable Achievements Close

  • Advised Korea Investment & Securities and Bifido Co., Ltd on listing on the KOSDAQ
  • Advised DGB Financial Group and DGB Daegu Bank on acquisition of Cam Capital, a specialized bank in Cambodia
  • Advised KB Kookmin Bank on establishment of a representative office in Myanmar
  • Advised KB Kookmin Bank on sale of its interest in BCC, a Kazakh bank
  • Advised the Vietnamese corporation of Hwaseung Enterprise on listing on the KOSPI Market of the Korea Exchange

Honors and Recognitions Close

  • 2021Lawyer of the Year in IP · TMT Practice, Legal Times
  • 2017, 2019, 2021Leading Lawyer in TMT Practice, Legal Times
  • 2020Law and Policy Research for Enhancement of Provisions Related to Processing Anonymized Personal Information under the Personal Information Protection Act (Information and Communications Law Forum), Korea Internet & Security Agency
  • 2019Pro Bono Award (Litigation) at the Second Korea Legal Awards
  • 2017Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property Practice, Legal Times
  • 2016Commendation from the Chairman of the Korea Communications Commission

Speaking Engagements and Publications Close

  • 2018Getting the Deal Through: Cloud Computing 2019 - Korea Chapter (Law Business Research)
  • 2012Policy Studies on Judicial Support for the Disabled (Jipyong Jisung), Office of Court Administration
  • 2011Guideline Studies for Improvement of Insurance Discrimination against Types of Disability, The Disability Discrimination Acts Solidarity in Korea, National Human Rights Commission
  • 2010Study on Improvement of Statutes/Systems related to R&D Projects (Jipyong Jisung), Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology
  • Lecture on ‘Copyright E-Learning for Game Industry Workers’, Copyright Academy, Korea Copyright Commission

Bar Admissions & Qualifications Close

  • 2007Korea

Languages Close

Korean / English / Chinese