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Our White Collar Crime Team includes former prosecutors, high ranking judges, veteran litigators, and legal scholars. Two former Supreme Court Justices, Young-Joon Kim and Seong-Taek Shin, and a former President of Seoul High Court, Dae-Hwan Kim, are a few of our team’s most esteemed members. In addition, our entire White Collar Crime Team is an integrated part of Yulchon, so each of our client’s can rely on all of Yulchon’s considerable resources and expertise.

Corporate Crimes

  • Obtained not guilty judgments or very light penalties in complex embezzlement cases related to corporate management, restructuring, and M&A
  • Obtained a not guilty judgment for a manager of a Korean subsidiary of an international corporation in a hedge fund manipulation case
  • Obtained a not guilty judgment in a complex embezzlement case related to the management right of a large shopping mall
  • Obtained a not guilty judgment for a large construction company that won the bid in a case related to corrupt bidding practices in selecting the contractor for an apartment reconstruction

Tax Fraud

  • Recently, the Prosecutor’s Office and the National Tax Service indicted several dozen wholesalers and import/export businesses for evading payment of several tens of billions of won in taxes. Yulchon’s White Collar Practice Group and Tax Group created a joint task force to defend the businesses and obtained not-guilty or partially not-guilty judgments for the import/export businesses and wholesalers. The Yulchon team also obtained successful results in administrative actions over the levying of back taxes of several tens of billions of won
  • Obtained a very light penalty in  a tax evasion case of media groups
  • Obtained a not guilty judgment in a tax evasion case of an agricultural goods importer

Crimes related to Bribery and Corruption

  • Successfully represented numerous defendants in cases involving bribery and corruption
  • Successfully represented an officer of a public organ and obtained a dismissal (not guilty in the court of first instance) in an appeals case of a bribery litigation
  • Successfully represented an employee of a lottery business of a financial institution and a reconstruction cooperative manager and obtained not guilty judgments in the court of first instance or in the appeals court in cases related to corruption

Leaking of Client Information / Business Secrets

  • Client information and business secrets held by corporations have increased in importance in recent years, and it has become more common for competitors to attempt to obtain such information illegally 
  • The White Collar Practice Group of Yulchon has represented numerous corporations, including financial institutions, and obtained not guilty judgments or dispositions to be cleared of suspicion at the Prosecutor’s Office in various client information leakage cases
  • Yulchon’s White Collar Practice Group has also obtained not guilty judgments or dispositions to be cleared of suspicion at the Prosecutor’s Office in various business secret leakage cases

Other Criminal Cases

  • By cooperating with the Intellectual Property Team of Yulchon, obtained not guilty judgments or very light penalties in various criminal cases involving the Patent Act, Trademark Act and other IP issues
  • Obtained not guilty judgments or very light penalties in various criminal cases involving internal trading, stock price manipulation and other stock-related criminal cases, or Foreign Exchange Transactions Act and other finance-related criminal cases
  • Represented and obtained not guilty judgments or very light penalties in various criminal cases involving improper concerted act, unfair competitive act and other fair trade issues for numerous large corporations

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