Woo Young Choi graduated from Seoul National University, College of Law(LL.B. 1984) and University of Virginia, School of Law (LLM 1995). He was admitted to the Korean Bar Association in 1989 and also to the New York Bar Association in 1999. He is one of the founding partners of Hwang Mok Park in 1993.
Mr Choi is the head of the corporate litigation team at Hwang Mok Park and has represented major domestic and foreign corporate clients for over 20 years and accomplished excellent records of success in important and complicated litigation on corporate matters, international taxation and conventional civil claims. He has handled many insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings as well as rehabilitation procedures for major corporate clients since 1997. In addition, he has actively worked for foreign clients in cross-border disputes such as Agent Orange litigation, airplane crash case, etc, for over 10 years. Especially, he has handled many mediation cases relating to disputes on dealership or exclusivity and medical claims for domestic or foreign clients.
He is listed among Chambers Asia-Pacific Leading Individuals (Dispute Resolution-Litigation) and among the world’s leading commercial litigators by Who’s Who Legal. He serves as a member of the Organization Committee of IPBA 2013 Seoul Conference and the International Committee in Korea Bar Association and an arbitrator in Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. He has also actively participated in the meetings and activities of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, in which HMP has the sole membership in Korea.