Heung Seop Song sits among some of Korea’s elite litigators and is credited for his strong expertise in corporate, construction, and real estate disputes.
Heung Seop Song is one of the leading senior partners in the litigation and arbitration group of Lee & Ko.
He has extensive experience and expertise in construction and real estate, and corporate litigation, and has been noted as a leading lawyer by both The Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal.
Mr Song graduated from the Seoul National University School of Law in 1976. He passed the judiciary examination in the same year, and was admitted to the Judicial Research and Training Institute. After two years’ training at the Institute, he was awarded the Chief Justice Prize, given to the candidate of highest standing, and became a judge of the Seoul District Court.
Mr Song spent almost 16 years serving as a judge and senior judge in various other courts, most notably as a research judge for the Supreme Court of Korea. During that period, he dealt with numerous cases, including Supreme Court cases, in every field. While he was a judge, he studied at the University of California at Berkeley (1990) as a visiting scholar.
Mr Song joined Lee & Ko in 1997, where has spent more than two decades acting for a broad range of clients. He won dozens of substantial leading cases – in particular, many construction and real estate cases, as well as corporate cases. He has been recognised as one of the leading dispute resolution practitioners.