Paul H. CHO

South Korea

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Hanjin Main Building, 18th Floor,
118, Namdaemunno 2-Ga,
Seoul 100-770, Korea

Tel: +82-2-772-5922
Fax: +82-2-772-4001/2

Email: paul.cho@leeko.com
Web: www.leeko.com

Paul Cho is a senior partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. He has been recognized by legal publications and the market for years as an expert in the field of labor and employment, particularly with respect to mergers & acquisitions, restructuring programs and crisis management.

Mr. Cho has more than 15 years of experience in Korea and colleagues and clients alike have commended Mr. Cho for his ability to “think outside the box” when assisting clients in reaching practical solutions given the challenges of the Korean labor and employment environment.

With his previous experience as a prosecutor with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office in Chicago, Mr. Cho has been lauded for utilizing his strategic litigation and negotiation skills in order to present clients with various options while trying to minimize the legal and practical risks associated thereto.

Mr. Cho is a co-chair of the HR Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea and has previously served as an Advisor to the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Korea’s HR committee.

Mr. Cho regularly gives lectures in the local business community as well as those located abroad on all aspects of Korean labor and employment law in addition to strategic options and alternatives in regards to crisis management. Mr. Cho has also authored and co-authorized numerous articles including “The American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law (Korea Chapter)”, “Towers Watson Employment Terms and Conditions – Asia Pacific (Korea Chapter)” and “PLC Employment and Employee Benefits Multi-jurisdictional Guide: South Korea.”

For his efforts, Mr. Cho has been recognized as a Leading Individual in Employment by Chambers Asia Pacific, by Euromoney Publications PLC’s Guide to the World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers, Who’s Who in Labour and Employment, AsiaLaw’s Leading Lawyers for Labour and Employment, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and the International Financial Law Review.

The Lee & Ko’s Labor and Employment Practice Group was established over thirty years ago, and is distinguishable from labor law practices of other firms in a number of aspects.

The largest group of labor and employment lawyers:
The Labor and Employment Practice Group is the largest group of professionals in any single law firm in Korea dedicated solely to labor and employment laws, making the Group’s expertise one of the highest in Korea.

Labor and employment law research institute:
Lee & Ko is the only law firm in Korea that operates its own labor and employment law research institute. The research institute is active not only in studying and researching labor and employment related laws for clients, but also in carrying out government funded research projects and assisting government agencies with drafting labor and employment related laws and regulations.

Labor relations strategy:
The Labor and Employment Practice Group is the only group of professionals in Korea that is capable of establishing strategies for stabilizing labor relations and organizational changes. The Group’s professionals are well-experienced with collective bargaining agreements and developing negotiation strategies for collective bargaining. The Group’s professionals understand the conflict of interests between the management and the workers in multinational corporations. The Group’s flexibility in finding practical solutions in line with local traditions rather than rigid law and principles is being very well-received by clients.

Counsels for government agencies:
With recognition for expertise in labor and employment laws, The Labor and Employment Practice Group professionals have experiences as counsels or members of government agencies including the Ministry of Employment and Labor, Seoul Regional Labor Office, Commission, and Employment/Industrial Accident Insurance Examination Committee, etc.

Awards & Rankings:
Ranked as a first tier Korean firm in labor and employment area by Chambers Asia, Ranked as a first tier Korean firm in labor and employment area by Asia Pacific Legal 500, Ranked as a first tier Korean firm in labor and employment area by Aisa Law

Lee & Ko’s evolution as the premier law firm in Korea parallels in many ways the solid economic development of the country for more than 30 years following its founding in 1977, and has firmly established its leading position among the largest law firms in Korea. Our firm is constantly recognized for its excellence occupying top spots in many league tables and recognized in internationally respected legal publications for all of its major practice areas. We are proud for our steady advances in prominence and size.

Distinguished Lawyers
At Lee & Ko, our principal objective is simply to provide the highest level of quality legal services for our clients, and each and every one of our lawyers relentlessly works toward achieving this goal. Our clients retain Lee & Ko for our expertise and full-service capabilities, which is of key importance for sophisticated global transactions. We are proud of our distinguished lawyers as they are the most respected and renown experts in their practice areas dealing with a wide array of domestic and multinational clientele in most notable high-profile and cutting edge cases. A significant number of our distinguished lawyers have served as judges and prosecutors, and have held prominent high-level positions with the government. In addition, our former high-level government officials serve as distinguished advisors providing invaluable insight and guidance from decades of specialized experience. Our distinguished lawyers in the profession provide progressive, strategic, innovative and solution-oriented legal counsel, and the most accurate and cost-efficient legal services in a timely manner.

Excellence in Legal Services
Lee & Ko is a highly respected leader and an established name in Korea in providing complete legal services through its impressive staff of distinguished lawyers and recognized experts. Our firm is one of the top law firms in Korea that is recognized for expertise in all major practice areas, which includes over 30 specialized practice groups, and that is consistently acclaimed over the years as one of the leading firms in Asia by internationally respected legal publications and league tables. We have always prided ourselves in delivering the highest level of quality legal services to our clients, and are pleased with the prestigious recognitions for our legal services.

Diversity of Clients
Lee & Ko has a global client base that includes domestic conglomerates to multinational corporations in many different industries. We have an impressive global reach and an unrivalled list of household name clients from the US, EU, China, Japan and more as well as many high-profile start-up high tech companies. Our global reach is a result of our Korean-licensed lawyers with outstanding foreign language capabilities working together with our experienced foreign-licensed lawyers.

We stand ready to assist you with any Korean legal assistance that you may require, and look forward to helping you benefit from the strengths that our full-service law firm is uniquely positioned to provide in cases of great importance to your company.

 

“Mr. Cho has been recognized as a Leading Individual in Employment by Chambers Asia Pacific, by Euromoney Publications PLC’s Guide to the World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers, Who’s Who in Labour and Employment, AsiaLaw’s Leading Lawyers for Labour and Employment, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and the International Financial Law Review.”