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Jaewon Choi Managing Partner

  • Tel.+82-051-503-0037
  • Fax.+82-051-797-8355
  • E-mail.jwchoi@siwoolaw.kr

Mr. Jaewon Choi has been selected as an outstanding lawyer by the Korean Bar Association. During his time serving as a full-time public defender, he handled a range of criminal cases and achieved lots of acquittals. He worked for a maritime boutique law firm for a long time and then he was in charge of international arbitrations and international litigations, and has vast experience in corporate advice, international transactions, and the shipbuilding & marine industry. He is also in charge of medical device and pharmaceutical cases, and has extensive experience giving lectures related to the Medical Service Act and the Medical Device Act. He obtained a master's degree in law from USC Gould School of Law in the United States, and then worked for the LA District Attorney's Office and ACI Law Group. He is now a managing partner of SIWOO LAWOFFICE.

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Career

  • Managing Partner of SIWOO LawOffice
  • International Executive Director of the Busan Bar Association
  • Representative member of the Korean Bar Association
  • (Former) Law Clerk at ACI Law Group (California, USA)
  • (Former) Law Clerk at the LA District Attorney’s Office (California, USA)
  • (Former) Full-time Public defender for Busan Eastern District Court
  • (Former) Member of civil mediation committee, Busan District Court
  • (Former) Lawyer, Pusan Pacific Law Office

Education

  • Maritime Law Department of Korea Maritime & Ocean University (Ph.D. in Law candidate)
  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law(LL.M., Master of Law)
  • Law School of JeonBuk National University
  • Seoul National University
  • Haksung High School, Ulsan

Awards

  • Award for Best Lawyer Commendation (Korea Bar Association, 2019) 
  • Award for Best Lawyer Commendation for Judicial Performance Evaluation (Busan Bar Association, 2015)

Committee Activities, etc.

  • Member of Warrant Review Committee of the Busan High Prosecutors' Office
  • Member of the Litigation Aid Attorney Designation Committee of the Busan High Court
  • Member of Local Subsidy Review Committee of Busan Metropolitan City
  • Expert advisor of the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI)'s GHKOL for Overseas Expansion of Healthcare System
  • Expert advisor to the Intellectual Property Law of the Korea Copyright Commission
  • National Tax Review Committee member (Busan Office) of the National Tax Service
  • Tax Violation Deliberation Committee member (Busan Office) of the National Tax Service
  • Secretary of Special Committee for Establishing the Maritime Court of the Busan Local Bar Association
  • Vice Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Busan kumdo Council
  • Regular member of ‘Lawyers Thinking About Medical Issues’
  • Inquiry Counsel of the Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal
  • Regular member of the Korea Maritime Law Association
  • Regular member of the Youngnam Society for the Study of Criminal Case 
  • Regular member of the Society for the Study of Anglo-American Law of the Busan Local Bar Association
  • Regular member of the Society for the Study of Maritime Law of the Busan Local Bar Association
  • Regular member of the Society for the Study of Medical Law of the Busan Local Bar Association
  • (Former) Member of Future Planning Special Committee of the Korean Bar Association
  • (Former) Secretary of Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Busan Local Bar Association
  • (Former) Legal advisor of the National Youth Healing Center
  • (Former) Member of Taxpayer Protection Committee of the Suyeong Tax Office, Busan
  • (Former) Member of National Tax Review Committee of the Busanjin Tax Office, Busan

Papers/
Lectures/Contributions

  • 2020 - Legal issues related to the operation of unmanned autonomous ships, Busan Law Review, Busan Bar Association
  • 2019 - Schematic analysis of vessel preference privileges under the U.S. Act, Busan Law Review, Busan Bar Association
  • 2018 - Time of delivery of marine cargo and the legal responsibility of a bonded warehouse under the FIO conditions, Ilgam Law, Konkuk University Law Institute
  • 2018 - Public Defender's Precautions for Performing Duties, Busan Law Review, Busan Bar Association
  • 2016 - Study on the scope of victims of retaliatory crimes under the Act on the Weighted Punishment, etc. of Specific Crimes, Busan Law Review, Busan Bar Association
  • Lecture on Medical Devices Law at the Spring Conference of Korean Orthopedic Association (2019)
  • Lecture on Medical Law at BUGs Foot & Ankle Society (2018, 2019)
  • Training Lectures on Medical Law for Doctors at the Busan Paik Hospital (2018, 2019) 
  • Young Doctor’s contributions “Concern about new regulations after the doctor’s strike” (2018) www.docdocdoc.co.kr
  • Contributed regular column the Youth Lawyer Café of the Korean Bar Association Newspaper (2017 ~ 2018)

Languages

  • Korean, English and Chinese

Website, blog, YouTube, etc.