The jurisdiction of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety or the Ministry of Health and Welfare often extends beyond administrative enforcement and into the purview of criminal enforcement. In cooperation with the firm’s Healthcare Practice, Yoon & Yang’s Criminal Defense Practice provides legal advice to minimize criminal risks and addresses legal disputes with timely and accurate solutions tailored to the needs of clients.

Key Services

  • Criminal defense with respect to violation of the Medical Service Act related to rebates
  • Criminal defense with respect to healthcare-related issues including medical malpractice, criminal complaints/charges related to business obstruction, etc.
  • Criminal defense with respect to public health issues, including issues under the Food Sanitation Act, the Health Functional Foods Act, and the Special Act on Imported Food Safety Control Act

Representative Cases

  • Criminal case involving investigation into Company M by the Criminal Investigation Office of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
  • Criminal case involving Company K’s change to the composition of an osteoarthritis medicine
  • Criminal case involving Company A’s rebates
  • Criminal case involving Company M’s manufacture of hamburger patties