Our Team
Joohan Han Partner
                            Joohan is a senior partner in SEUM’s litigation group, and handles a wide variety of matters including criminal and civil litigation, as well as tax and administrative proceedings for both Korean and international clients. A former District Court and Supreme Court judge, Joohan combines his judicial acumen with his vast private practice experience to pro-actively address potential issues and effectively advocate on behalf of clients.                        


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Steve Kim Partner
                            Steve is a U.S. attorney with a general corporate practice focusing on international companies investing in Korea and operating in or 
seeking to enter the Korean market, as well as Korean companies 
engaging in cross-border matters.                        


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Hoseok Jung Partner
                            Hoseok is a co-founder and the managing partner of SEUM. His practice focuses on corporate law, capital-raising, mergers & acquisitions and securities and he represents public and private companies in industries such as software, hardware, information technology, blockchain/cryptocurrency, startup incubation and fintech. Hoseok is the leading attorney in Korea with respect to startup and emerging companies and venture capital funds advising on a broad range of matters such as early financing, pre-IPO capital raising, IPO, eventual sale, and regulatory compliance.                        


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Byungil Lee Partner
                            Byungil is a co-founder of SEUM and partner in the firm’s litigation group. He handles a broad range of civil and criminal litigation matters, as well as management and shareholder disputes, IP disputes, employment and labor consulting matters, and tax administrative proceedings. Byungil represents both Korean and international clients in a diverse range of industries such as manufacturing, technology, advertising, logistics, and startups.                        


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Joonbum Cheon Partner
                            Joonbum is a partner in SEUM’s corporate group. His practice focuses on M&A, investments, startup and emerging companies (particularly, in tech and e-commerce), competition law, shareholder and management disputes, and enterprise risk management. As a former general counsel of a large e-commerce company where he had broad responsibilities covering investment, commercial, regulatory and ERM matters, Joonbum provides advice from a commercial and practical perspective that is appreciated by clients.                        


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Steve Ahn Partner
                            Steve is a partner in SEUM’s corporate group. 
He is a US attorney and he focuses his practice on representing foreign companies in connection with investments and operations in Korea, as well as Korean companies in connection with cross-border transactions. Steve also co-leads SEUM’s startups and venture capital practice and blockchain/cryptocurrency team, advising foreign companies and entrepreneurs on various issues in Korea and Korean companies related to their expansion into overseas markets.                        


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Hyemi Kang Partner
                            Hyemi is a partner in SEUM’s corporate group. 
Her practice focuses on M&A, domestic and cross-border investment, startup and emerging companies, competition law, employment, compliance and general corporate/commercial matters.                        


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Seungkyu Byun Partner
                            Seungkyu Byun is a partner in SEUM corporate group. He focuses his practice in the areas of M&A, cross-border investment, and general corporate transactions. His practice focuses on corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, cross-border investment and general corporate transactions, and Seungkyu represents public and private companies in industries such as software, hardware, information technology, blockchain/cryptocurrency, startup incubation and fintech.                        


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Hyunsub Lee Associate
                            Hyunsub is an associate in SEUM’s litigation group. 
He focuses his practice on general civil and criminal litigation, but also has also handled a variety of corporate transactions, cross-border investments, M&A, blockchain/cryptocurrency related matters. Hyunsub’s experience as both a litigator and corporate attorney provides him with a broad understanding of his client’s commercial disputes and objectives.                        


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Jaewoo Sim Associate
                            Jaewoo Sim is an associate in SEUM’s corporate group. 
He focuses his practice on M&A, venture capital, domestic and cross-border investment, general corporate and commercial matters, intellectual property, and licensing. Jaewoo has a degree in mechanical engineering from Korea’s leading university, and he is also a licensed patent attorney.                        


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Egyul Kim Associate
                            Egyul is an associate in SEUM’s corporate group. 
He focuses his practice on M&A, venture capital, domestic and cross-border investment, general corporate and commercial matters, startup and emerging companies, blockchain, cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings. Coupled with his personal affinity for tech, Egyul’s science and technology background allows him to better understand the business of his technology company clients.                        


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Jingi Kim Associate
                            Jingi is an associate in SEUM’s litigation group. 
He focuses his practice on general civil and criminal litigation.                        


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Daniel Chong Associate
                            Daniel is an associate in SEUM’s corporate group. 
He is an US attorney and his practice focuses on M&A, domestic and cross-border investment, venture capital, startup and emerging companies, and general corporate and commercial matters.                        


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Jaehwa Park Associate
                            Jaehwa is an associate handling a variety of matters related to M&A, venture capital, startup and emerging companies, and general corporate and commercial matters, as well as civil and criminal litigation matters.                        


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Junyoung Jang Associate
                            Junyoung is an associate handling a variety of matters related to M&A, venture capital, startup and emerging companies, and general corporate and commercial matters, as well as civil and criminal litigation matters.                        


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Juhyun Park Associate
                            Juhyun is an associate handling a variety of matters related to M&A, venture capital, startup and emerging companies, and general corporate and commercial matters, as well as civil and criminal litigation matters.                        


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Jiyeon Bae Associate
                            Jiyeon is an associate handling a variety of matters related to M&A, venture capital, startup and emerging companies, and general corporate and commercial matters, as well as civil and criminal litigation matters.                        


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