Did Korea Kill Uber? South Korea vs. Uber

The Wall Street Journal has a new article about Uber’s legal challenges in Korea.  The article is well worth a read.  According to the article, the Korean Communications Commission released a statement that said that Uber Korea violated Korean Law by failing to report its Geo-positioning service to regulators.  As I noted in prior blog posts, many international companies have not reported this service to Korean regulators in violation of this law.  The Seoul Metropolitan Government is fiercely arguing that

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Not Guilty Verdict for U.S. Government Employee with U.S. 8th Army: Announcement

We are proud to announce that, today, we received a not guilty verdict at the Seoul Central District Court for a crime concerning the trafficking in contraband into Korea.  The Korean prosecution requested, in the matter, a three-year jail sentence for the defendant.  The defendant, a former U.S. senior NCO and, now, U.S. government official working with the 8th Army was found not guilty by a three-judge panel. Last week, we also, had a guilty verdict overthrown in an appeals

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Good Criminal Lawyers in Korea Obtain Non-Guilty Verdicts

We are proud to announce that we received a not guilty verdict for a U.S. service member in an appeal of a conviction at the first trial court.  We did not handle the case at the case of first instance. Please when ever you consider hiring an attorney, in Korea, it is best to retain an attorney that, formerly, was a retired judge and will actually work on your case in any matters involving the Korea courts. Please check out

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Sentences Lower for the Wealthier in Korea – According to Recent Study

The Korea Herald reported on an interesting study regarding sentencing differentials between, inter alia, those that embezzled lower sums of money to those that embezzled greater sums of money.   The study was commissioned by the Supreme Public Prosecutors Office.  I have not taken a look at the study, but will in the near future. The impression by many, in Korea, is that the most noteworthy cases of embezzlement and bribery concerning substantial amounts of money (often presidents, chairman of conglomerates

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Captain of Korean Ferry Receives 36 Year Jail Sentence: Likely Life Sentence for Elderly Captain

The prosecution has requested the death penalty based on a charge of murder.  The captain was found not guilty of the murder charge and guilty of the charge of grossly negligent homicide in the death of 304 passengers. We will be reviewing the decision and will post more details in the near future. I am happy to see that the court did not make a mere political decision.  The facts, clearly, do not equal murder.  What do you think?___Sean Hayes

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Smuggling Goods into Korea in Violation of Korea’s Customs Law

The Offense of Smuggling, in Korea, is proscribed by Article 269 of the Customs Act – along with various other Korean regulations. Article 269(2) notes that: “Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than five years, or by a fine equivalent to ten times the amount of Customs duties or the cost of the relevant goods, whichever is lower.” In order not to violate the law, please fill out a Customs Declaration under Article

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Weekly Korean Legal News From International Law Firm – IPG Legal for the Week of July 28, 2014

Weekly Korean Legal News From International Law Firm – IPG Legal for the Week of July 28, 2014Korean Legal News Reported by the Media on the Week of July 28, 2014 IMC may blacklist Korean builders over collusion Prosecutors continue probe into ferry owner’s driver Foreign workers upset by severance pay formula Restructuring urgent for big Korean companies Relocation of USFK Headquarters to Go Ahead Most Recent Posts from the Korean Law Blog This slot is reserved for the new

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Weekly Korean Legal News From International Law Firm – IPG Legal for the Week of July 21, 2014

Weekly Korean Legal News From International Law Firm – IPG Legal for the Week of July 21, 2014Korean Legal News Reported by the Media on the Week of July 21, 2014 South Korea Plans $40 Billion Stimulus to Tackle Weakening Growth Seoul to push tax on corporate cash reserves U.S. Chamber of Commerce chief urges FTA implemantation Workers in Their 60s Outnumber 20-Somethings Mortgage deregulation raises concerns Most Recent Posts from the Korean Law Blog Debt Collection in Korea: Foreign

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Weekly Korean Legal News From International Law Firm – IPG Legal for the Week of July 14, 2014

Weekly Korean Legal News From International Law Firm – IPG Legal For the Week of July 14, 2014.Korean Legal News Reported by the Media on the Week of July 14, 2014 LG outpaces Samsung in UHD TV panel market in May: data Hana Bank set for merger with KEB Economists Doubt Korea Can Return to Solid Growth Line to Be Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange Korea ranks third in e-trade readiness Most Recent Posts from the Korean Law Blog Opportunities

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Korean Fugitives on the Run: Getting more Difficult with Change of Law

Korea, last May, changed it law to allow the statute of limitation on crimes not to toll for fugitives.  Before the law change,if a defendant was not sentenced, the statute of limitation could toll (expire), thus, the defendant could avoid a conviction based on the tolling of the statute of limitation. For example, if a person is being questioned for a crime with a ten year statute of limitation, prior to the change in the law, the accused would not

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