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Jin-Bum Yoon

Jin-Bum Yoon

Senior Associate

Jin-Bum Yoon is a senior associate in our practice group Dispute Resolution/Corporate Crime and Investigations in the Frankfurt office.



Jin-Bum specializes in the examination of complex cases of white-collar-crime.  In particular, this includes conducting internal investigations and advising the companies concerned. 

One of the main focuses of his activities is the representation of companies that have been damaged by cases of fraud, corruption and breach of trust. This includes the tracing and seizure of assets, the judicial and extrajudicial enforcement of claims for damages as well as the support of investigations by the public prosecutor.

Furthermore, Jin-Bum advises companies in the handling of internal compliance incidents and their consequences. This includes, in particular, the representation and defense in investigations by regulatory bodies. In addition, Jin-Bum also advises companies preventively in compliance matters. 

Jin-Bum is active in the international and German network of Korean lawyers.

Jin-Bum's experience includes: 

  • a leading automobile manufacturer on the representation as damaged party in multi-million euro cases of systematic economic crimes (fraud, embezzlement, corruption, money laundering) amounting to multi-millions euro by employees as well as national and international suppliers and subcontractors; conducting the internal investigations and the civil damages proceedings
  • a leading global engineering and manufacturing group on internal investigations with regard to potential accounting irregularities
  • an international technology company on ongoing preventive compliance counselling to avoid criminal law and reputation risks, especially with regard to anti-bribery & corruption (ABC)
  • a Russian bank on the criminal asset recovery and the enforcement of prosecutorial seizures abroad
  • several companies on compliance matters, such as the review and implementation of Compliance policies




Before joining Herbert Smith Freehills, Jin-Bum worked for a German market leading law firm in Frankfurt which focuses on compliance and internal investigations. During his legal clerkship he worked for international law firms in Germany and Korea.

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