Tae Hwan Oh Partner
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Tae Hwan Oh is a partner at Yoon & Yang LLC and his main practice areas are employment and labor, disputes on industrial accidents, legal subcontracting, and safety and health, etc.
While working as a judge at various courts and the Seoul Administrative Court, Mr. Oh built vast hands-on experience in employment and labor matters. He currently oversees handling of major labor-related disputes as the head of the Employment and Labor Practice Group of Yoon & Yang LLC. In particular, over the recent few years, Tae Hwan Oh has been involved with a large number of cases involving ordinary wages, illegal dispatch, non-regular workers, investigations by employment and labor administrations and labor union issues.


  • 2007-present Yoon & Yang LLC
  • 2012-present Member of Tax System Committee, Korean Bar Association
  • 2012-18 Member of District Appeal Commission, Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • 2011-12 Member of Taxpayers’ Rights Committee, Gangnam District Tax Office
  • 2010-17 Commissioner of Public Interests, Discrimination Remedy Committee, Seoul Local Labor Relations Commission
  • 2005-07 Judge, Seoul Administration Court
  • 2002-05 Judge, Incheon District Court
  • 1999-02 Judge, Busan District Court


  • 1999 Judicial Research and Training Institute
  • 1992 Sungkyunkwan University Graduate School of Law (coursework completed)
  • 1989 Sungkyunkwan University College of Law, LL.B.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors in litigations regarding ordinary wages, illegal dispatch and fixed-term contract workers
  • Advised IBM on labor supervision
  • Represented Hyundai Wia in litigation regarding ordinary wages and illegal dispatch
  • Represented Hyundai Mobis in litigation regarding the interpretation of collective agreement
  • Represented Hyundai Special Steel in disputes regarding disciplinary dismissal
  • Advised MG Non-Life Insurance and KBWS on investigations by the Ministry of Employment and Labor
  • Conducted audit services for Public Home Shopping
  • Advised Handsome and Kolon Industries on the realignment of subcontracting relationships and handled relevant litigation
  • Represented Korea Financial Investment Association (KOFIA) in asset managers’ collective actions on imposition of acquisition tax
  • Represented Korea Railroad Corporation in litigation regarding the disposition to impose value-added tax
  • Represented Hyundai Autoever in litigation regarding dispute over illegal dispatch
  • Represented Korea Technology Finance Corporation (KIBO) in litigation regarding disputes over incentives and ordinary wages
  • Represented Nonghyup Asset Management Co. in litigation regarding the nature of laborers
  • Represented Money Today, Newsis and News1 in litigation regarding internal regulatory revisions and employment & labor issues
  • Represented Seoul Facilities Corporation in the Ministry of Employment & Labor’s investigation and litigation regarding discriminative wage and ordinary wage
  • Represented Hyundai Engineering in litigation on industrial accident
  • Advised Fila Korea on transfer of executives


  • Leading Individual, Employment, Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific (2023-2024)
  • Litigation Star, Labor and employment, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2022-2024)


  • Korea Chapter, Employment, ​Chambers Global Practice Guides, Chambers and Partners, (Co-author, 2022-2023)
  • Korea Chapter, Occupational Health & Safety, Lexology Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research (Co-author, 2023)
  • Liability for Products, Research Society of Civil Litigation Precedents, Incheon District Court
  • Limited Duration Labor Contract, Society for the Research of Practical Administrative Business, Seoul Administrative Court
  • Meaning and Interpretation of Unlawful Act under the Tax Law, Tax Practice Study 1
  • Understanding of the Supreme Court’s En Banc Decision Concerning Ordinary Wages, Journal Vol. 81 No.1, AMCHAM Korea (Co-author, 2014)