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Chung Hwan Choi

Chung Hwan Choi



  • Corporate
  • Entertainment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

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Chung Hwan Choi’s practice focuses on corporate, M&A, information technology and intellectual property law and entertainment law. Mr. Choi represents a wide variety of multinational clients including those from the USA, Europe and Japan. For reference purpose, he has represented UIP, Warner Brothers, Walt Disney, 20th Century Fox, EMI, Warner Music, Sony Music, Universal Music, BMG, The New York Times, Loews Cineplex, Blizzard, Gungho Online Entertainment, Suntory, Kyosera Mita, Nikko, Shinchosha, Kidzania, Planet Hollywood and The Really Useful Group. He is frequently invited as a speaker on issues pertaining to M&A, copyright, the internet and new media, and advises the Korean government on cultural and internet policies. He was nominated as a Leading Individual in Intellectual Property Practice in Korea by Legal 500.
Mr. Choi is also actively involved in various bar associations. He has served as the Vice President (International) of the Korean Bar Association and is currently serving as the Secretary General of the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL) and as a Council Member of the Legal Practice Division at the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a member of the Executive Committee of LawAsia and a Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific Committee at the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association (ABA).

Bar Admissions

Admitted to Bar, Korea: 1989
Admitted to Bar, New York: 1995


NYU Law School – LL.M.: 1995
Seoul National University – Master in Law: 1990
Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea: 1989
Seoul National University – B.A. in Law: 1984
Areas of Practice

Corporate | Entertainment | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions


Legal Issues Related to Online Content Distribution” 2006
“The Legal Problems Related to the Korean Actors Management Business” 2006
“Universal Access Rights to Popular Sports Programs” 2006
“Protection of Trade Secrets” 2005
“Copyright Protection for Dance” 2005
“The New Definition of ‘Public Domain’” 2005
“Case Study: The Protection of Foreign Copyrighted Works” 2004
“DiVX and the Protection of Film Copyrights on the Internet” 2003
“Legal Issues Related to the Exhibition of Artwork” 2002
“The Protection of Software Copyrights in the Internet World” 2001
“The Korean Perspective on the Online Music Business” 2000
“Artists’ Rights under the Korean Copyright Act” 2000
“The Protection of Foreign Computer Programs in Korea” 1999
“Retroactive Protection for Foreign Copyrighted Works under Korean Copyright Law” 1997
“Recent Changes in EU Intellectual Property Law” 1996
“Proposals for the Direction of Amendments to the Information and Telecommunications-Related Acts of Korea” 1993
“Commentary on the Draft Personal Data Protection Act of Korea” 1992
“The Protection of Personal Data Managed in Government Data Banks” 1990

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