YOON&YANG
Sang Hoon Park Managing Partner
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Sang Hoon Park is a partner at Yoon & Yang LLC. His main practice areas include labor and administrative law.
Mr. Park held a series of important posts at various courts, including Presiding Judge of the Suwon District Court, Chief Judge of the Jeongeup Branch of the Jeonju District Court, Judge of the Seoul High Court and Judge of the Seoul Central District Court (dispatched to the Constitutional Court), and retired as Presiding Judge of the Seoul Administrative Court in 2007. Mr. Park is acclaimed for his involvement in a seminal case, chosen as the case of 2008 by Hangyeore 21, involving the recognition of an illegally dispatched worker’s employment status. He is also well-known for his work regarding the prohibition of identifying a fetus’s sex, for which he made arguments before the Constitutional Court and obtained the Court’s recognition of unconstitutionality. He continues to show outstanding performance in labor and administrative law.

Experience

  • 2007-present Yoon & Yang LLC
  • 2019-present Auditor, The Academy of Korean Studies
  • 2016-present Auditor, Korean Society of Labor Law
  • 2011-present Lecturer, Sungkyunkwan University Law School
  • 2008-present Editor, Labor Law Society, Supreme Court
  • 1988-present Editor / Vice-chairman, Society of Labor Law, Seoul National University
  • 2018-20 Chairman, Society of Labor Law Theory and Profession
  • 2017-19 Commissioner, Administrative Appeals Commission of Seoul
  • 2016-17 Legal Advisor, Ministry of Employment and Labor
  • 2014-16 Commissioner, Legislative Evaluation Committee, Korean Bar Association
  • 2013-16 Commissioner, Judicial Officers Unification Committee, Korean Bar Association
  • 2013-16 Chairman, Examination Committee for Registration of Specialty, Korean Bar Association
  • 2013-15 Commissioner, Bar Examination Supervisory Commission, Ministry of Justice
  • 2013-15 Councilor, Sentencing Guidelines Council, Supreme Court
  • 2013-15 Director of Legislation, Korean Bar Association
  • 2011-13 Non-standing Commissioner, Central Administrative Appeals Commission
  • 2010-12 Lecturer, Seoul National University Law School
  • 2007-11 Public Interest Commissioner, National Labor Relations Commission
  • 2006-07 Presiding Judge, Seoul Administrative Court
  • 2004-06 Presiding Judge, Suwon District Court
  • 2002-04 Chief Judge, Jeongeup Branch of Jeonju District Court
  • 2000-02 Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 1999-00 Judge, Seoul High Court (Dispatched to Constitutional Court)
  • 1998-99 Judge, Seoul District Court (Dispatched to Constitutional Court)
  • 1997-17 Lecturer for Labor Law, Judicial Research and Training Institute
  • 1997-98 Judge, Pyeongtaek Branch of Suwon District Court
  • 1996-97 Judge, Yeongwol Branch of Chuncheon District Court
  • 1995-96 Judge, Jeongseon/Taebaek/Pyeongchang Branch of Chuncheon District Court
  • 1994-95 Visiting Scholar, Universität Göttingen (Germany)
  • 1994 Judge, Gunsan Branch of Jeonju District Court
  • 1992-94 Judge, Bukbu Branch of Seoul District Court
  • 1990-92 Judge, Incheon District Court

Education

  • 1994-95 Universität Göttingen, Visiting Scholar
  • 1990 Seoul National University Graduate School of Law, LL.M (Labor Law)
  • 1987 Judicial Research and Training Institute
  • 1984 Seoul National University College of Law, LL.B.

Representative Matters

  • Handled the case of direct employment of illegally dispatched workers at the Supreme Court public hearing
  • Handled the case of direct employment of illegally dispatched workers at the Constitutional Court public hearing
  • Handled the case of the Medical Service Act regarding fetal sex identification at the Constitutional Court public hearing
  • Handled the case on severance pay of the Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation
  • Handled the case on the leukemia of employees of semiconductor division of Samsung Electronics
  • Handled the case on ordinary wage of Hyundai Motor
  • Handled the case on non-regular workers of Hyundai Motor
  • Handled the mediation on dismissal of employees by Hydis
  • Handled the case on return of performance bond by Hyundai Merchant Marine
  • Handled the case on return of performance bond by Hanwha Chemical
  • Handled the case on bribery of public official of the Ministry of Unification (acquitted)

Awards

  • Distinguished Practitioner, Labour and employment, asialaw (2013-2015, 2020-2023)
  • Leading Individual, Employment, Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific (2014-2022)
  • Litigation Star, Labor and employment, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2019-2022)
  • Leading Individual, Labour and Employment, Legal500 Asia Pacific (2016, 2018)

Publications

  • Dismissal Cases about Public Official of 5th Republic
  • Overwork and Occupational Accidents
  • Unconstitutionality of Professor Reappointment System
  • Cancellation of Labor Contract by Mutual Consent – Submission of Letter of Resignation
  • Commentary on the Labor Standards Act of Korea (Co-author)
  • The Unification of Two Korea's Labor Laws
  • Commentary on the Trade Union and Labor Relations Adjustment Act (Co-author)
  • Germany’s Introduction of Labor Court System
  • The Concurrence between Motive for Unfair Labor Practices and Reason of Dismissal
  • Procedures for Remedy of Unfair Dismissal
  • Labor Relations of Foreign Investment Industry in DPRK
  • The Unfair Discrimination and the Remedy for That, Seoul National University Graduate School of Law LL.M. Thesis (1990)
  • Limitation on Deduction of Shutdown Allowance in Damages Cases
  • Promotion and Unfair Labor Practice
  • Decision on Unconstitutionality of the Act on the Upper Limit of Housing Site Ownership and Release from Attachment
  • Arguments for Invalidation of Dismissal and the Principle of Lapse
  • Approval of Dismissal
  • Necessity of Introduction of Retrial Clause for the Judgment of Constitutional Court
  • Necessity of Introduction of General Clause of the Provisional Disposition in Constitutional Court Law
  • Understanding of the Supreme Court’s En Banc Decision Concerning Ordinary Wages, AMCHAM JOURNAL (1st quarter 2014)

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