Sungjin is one of the leading employment lawyers for multinational companies in the UK including major South Korean multinationals, with a particular sector focus on Technology and Financial Services.

He advises employers on a broad spectrum of issues such as termination, redundancy, restrictive covenants and TUPE. Sungjin’s particular strength lies in conducting successful cases in Employment Tribunals on issues comprising discrimination, whistleblowing and employee status as well as negotiating settlements for employers.

Sungjin also has a broad advisory practice in acting for senior executives on their employment issues such as negotiating exit and financial settlement as well as mediating disputes. He is particularly experienced in advising on employment contract, discrimination and whistleblowing issues for senior executives and employers.

Business immigration is another dynamic practice area for Sungjin. He frequently advises international businesses in various sectors on their business immigration needs with a particular focus on sponsor licence application, visa application and sponsorship management system (SMS).

Some of Sungjin’s major clients include:

  • Cheil Europe
  • GIIR t/a HS Ad
  • Hyundai Engineering & Construction
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries
  • IBK Bank
  • Innocean
  • Kookmin Bank
  • Korean Air (KAL)
  • Korean Reinsurance Company
  • LG Electronics UK
  • Medimab Biotherapeutics
  • SK Energy
  • SK Lubricants
  • SK Shipping Europe
  • Swidch
  • True World Foods (UK)
  • Woori Bank

Sungjin acts as legal counsel for the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the UK.

Sungjin speaks English and Korean.

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  • Sung is an exceptionally commercial and astute advisor and we have benefited greatly from his experience and problem-solving skills.

    CFO of LG Electronics UK

  • Sung consistently provides commercial, thoughtful and timely advice.

    Seungha Yoo – Managing Director of HS Ad UK
    (Marketing Subsidiary for LG Electronics UK)

  • Sung advised us on a major re-organisation with diligence, compassion and commercial acumen.

    Jae Woong Lee – Financial Manager of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)

  • Sung assisted us with our internal contractual documentation and his advice was very pragmatic and commercial. His strength lies in simplifying complicated issues.

    Chan Beom Park – General Manager of KEB Hana Bank

  • Sung helped us with a desperately needed restructuring work. He made what was a complicated undertaking look easy by taking a commercial and practical approach to the issues that needed resolving. He got to the bottom of the core issues quickly.

    Joonho Chung – General Manager of Hyundai Engineering & Construction (HEC)