Chang Hyun SONG


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Mr. Chang Hyun SONG is a partner at DR & AJU LLC. His practice is primarily focused on Administrative Procedure & Litigation, Labor & Employment, Criminal, General Civil Disputes, Construction/Real Estate, and Tax Litigation.
Mr. Song has served as a prosecutor and judge for over ten years and handled criminal and civil litigation cases in various fields. After his retirement, Mr. Song was appointed the director of the Litigation Division of the Ministry of Justice and accumulated expertise in various administrative litigation fields by overseeing the administrative litigation for government ministries, local governments, and public institutions.

While serving as the director of the Administrative Litigation Division of the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Song directed administrative litigation cases against central administrative agencies, local governments, and public corporations in various fields, such as tax, antitrust and competition, construction, health and medical services, and general administration. He also handled constitutional adjudication trials, such as constitutional petitions for the National Security Act and the death penalty, as well as major administrative litigation cases, such as the suspension of execution related to quarantine passes and DLF-related disciplinary revocation actions against bank presidents. In addition, he handled a number of administrative appeals, such as cases involving refugees, immigration offices, and information disclosure against the Minister of Justice. Using these experiences as a basis for his expertise, Mr. Song serves as a non-standing member of the Central Administrative Appeals Commission.

As the head of DR & AJU’s Administrative Team, Mr. Song has handled various administrative litigation cases, such as a lawsuit seeking the revocation of penalty surcharges against market wholesalers, a lawsuit seeking the revocation of disposition collecting subsidy recovery from a social welfare corporation, and a lawsuit seeking the revocation of the disposition of waste charges to the Korea Land and Housing Corporation. He also has provided legal advice and handled litigation against public corporations, such as claims for damage against construction unions by Korea Land and Housing Corporation.


      • DR & AJU LLC (2023-Present)
      • Director, Litigation Division, Ministry of Justice (2020-2022)
      • DR & AJU LLC (2019-2020)
      • Judge, Suwon District Court (Civil Appellate Division, Civil Affairs Division for Single Judges)(2017-2019)
      • Judge, Busan District Court (Civil Affairs Division for Panels of Judges, Criminal Appellate Division, and Small Claims Division)(2013-2017)
      • Prosecutor, Anyang Branch of Suwon District Prosecutors' Office (Criminal Division and Investigation Division)(2012)
      • Prosecutor, Jecheon Branch of Cheongju District Prosecutors' Office (Criminal Division, Public Security Division, and Special Division)(2009-2012)
      • Prosecutor, Seoul Southern District Prosecutors’ Office (Criminal Division and Trial Division)(2007-2009)
      • Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (2004-2007)
      • Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2004)
      • University of San Francisco (LLM, 2011)
      • School of Law, Seoul University (MA in Tax Law, 2006)
      • College of Law, Seoul University (2001)
      • Joongdong High School (1996)
      • Admitted to Bar, Korea (2004)
      • Korean
      • English

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