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Here are some of the most typical cases that our company deals with and wins on a regular basis.

OUR CASES

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Here are some of the most typical cases that our company deals with and wins on a regular basis.

Supreme Court Reverse Decision

Supreme Court Reverse Decision     South Korea Supreme Court Reverse Decision The client in this case that eventually saw a Supreme Court Reverse Decision appointed Pureum Law Office during his first trial and filed a claim for payment against [...]

Confirmation of non-existence of debt: Civil Lawsuit

Civil Lawsuit in Korea(Confirmation of non-existence of debt)   The client’s ex-girlfriend has repeatedly demanded that [...]

Sexual Harassment at Motel probation sentenced

Sexual Harassment at Motel probation sentenced In a state of delirium, the client called the victim [...]

Marijuana Import in Korea Suspended Indictment

Marijuana Import in Korea Suspended Indictment   The client imported various foods containing hemp to Korea [...]

Trespass at night for stealing suspended sentence

Trespass at night for stealing suspended sentence       The client committed the crimes of [...]

Inheritance from wife in Korea

Inheritance from wife in Korea   Inheritance from wife in Korea The client’s Korean spouse died [...]

Attempted Murder Probation Sentenced

Attempted Murder Probation Sentenced   The client suffered from severe depression and attempted to commit suicide with his son, but was unsuccessful and was investigated and tried for the attempted [...]

Road Rage in Korea with a fine sentenced

Road Rage in Korea with a fine sentenced     The client had an argument with a vehicle that cut in in front while moving with children in the car, [...]

Sexual Harassment at home with a fine sentenced

Sexual Harassment at home with a fine sentenced   While the client was playing a drinking game with a female friend who came to play, the woman contacted the police [...]

Sexual Harassment in Public Suspended

Sexual Harassment in Public Suspended Indictment   The client was intoxicated at a friend’s house and was investigated by the police for forcibly molesting a woman on the way home. [...]

De facto Marriage Breakup Compensation

De facto Marriage and Divorce Korea   De facto marriage and de facto divorce in South Korea The client was a foreign man who was engaged to a Korean woman who [...]

Sexual Harassment at a Bar Suspended Indictment

Sexual Harassment at a Bar Suspended Indictment   The client started being investigated by the police for forcible molestation for touching a woman’s butt at a bar in Itaewon. The [...]

Sexual Harassment on Subway dismissed

Sexual Harassment on Subway dismissed   The client was accused of forcible molestation by a disabled woman sitting in front of the client who was on the way to work [...]

Probation Sentence in an LSD case

Probation Sentence in an LSD Case – South Korea The client of Pureum Law Office (PLO) in Seoul, South Korea claims that he learned about LSD (known colloquially as “acid”) [...]

Accusation of injury by rape

Accusation of injury by rape The foreign client of Pureum Law Office (PLO) met with a South Korean girl several times and had sexual intercourse with her. However, after the [...]

Debt collection in South Korea (contract of mandate)

Debt collection in Korea (contract of mandate) This post on debt collection in the case of a contract of mandate examines a situation in which one of our clients provided [...]

Rape Case Dismissed

A Rape Case Dismissed in Korea     The client had sex with the woman consensually, but there was a quarrel while the woman left the house, and the client [...]

A crime of violence in a state of intoxication

A Crime of Violence in a State of Intoxication – South Korea This client was residing in South Korea under the USFK-ROK Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). After departing his [...]

Special Assault case Dismissed(Soju bottle thrown at person)

Special Assault case Dismissed   The client is a U.S. Army specialist and is subject to the SOFA agreement, but the case occurred outside of work, and the Korean Criminal [...]

Probation for selling marijuana in Korea

Probation for selling marijuana in Korea The client in this case is a person who had been selling marijuana (cannabis) in South Korea for several years. Eventually, one of the [...]

DUI case with no punishment

DUI case with no punishment – South Korea This client became intoxicated in Seoul’s Itaewon area and drove to his home, but a person in another vehicle reported to the [...]

Fraudulent use of credit card

Fraudulent use of credit card – South Korea While staying at a local hotel in South Korea, this client used someone else’s credit card without permission to purchase goods. Consequently, [...]

Case won against an insurance company in Korea

Case won against an insurance company in Korea     The client was standing in the parking lot of the car repair center, and the car repair center staff did [...]

Debt collection when debtor claims 50% discount

Debt Collection – Korea The client in this case regarding debt collection in Korea provided goods to a company based in South Korea, but the latter refused to pay the [...]

Acquisitive Prescription: 20 Years Ownership

Acquisitive Prescription – South Korea The client in this case of Acquisitive Prescription – South Korea had sold a parcel of land to person A, but the latter did not [...]

Acquitted after being charged with obstruction of justice – South Korea

Acquitted after being charged with obstruction of justice – South Korea Pureum Law Office (PLO) recently defended a foreign client who had been put on trial and falsely accused of [...]

Obligee’s Right of Revocation – South Korea

Obligee’s Right of Revocation – South Korea The client in this case and his spouse were sued by a person in South Korea who claimed the Right of Revocation based [...]

False accusation of a sex crime

False Accusation of a Sex Crime In this case involving false accusation of a sex crime, our client had consensual intercourse with the alleged victim, but the latter changed her [...]

Case study: LSD import

LSD Import – Korea Our client in this case of LSD Import was arrested for importing LSD into South Korea after ordering the illicit substance off of the Internet. The [...]

Case study: Cleared of suspicion on alleged sexual assault

Cleared of suspicion on alleged sexual assault – Korea The client in this case was investigated for the alleged quasi-rape (taking advantage of another’s condition of unconsciousness or inability to [...]

Case study: Import of cannabis

Import of Cannabis Vape – Korea The client in this case was indicted by South Korean legal authorities for importing cannabis vape cartridges after asking a friend abroad to send [...]

Case study: Suspension of drug charge for possession of cannabis

Possession of Cannabis – Korea The client in this case mistakenly entered South Korea with a cannabis (marijuana) vape cartridge that he had left in his bag. Even if one [...]

Case study: Non-indictment after assault?

Non-indictment After Assault – Korea The client in this case of non-indictment after assault was in South Korea under the US-ROK Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA status). This incident came [...]

Case study: Suspended sentence for KRW 200 million in damages

Suspended Sentence – Fake Loan Agreement in Korea The client in this case had a clean record, he did not have any previous convictions in the Republic of Korea (ROK). [...]

Case study: Suspension of imprisonment for former convict – Korea

Suspension of imprisonment for former convict – Korea The client in this case had previously been found guilty of breaking South Korean law and was sentenced to prison. Some time [...]

Penalty Clause in Franchise Agreement

Pureum Law Office (PLO) is committed to providing practical and valuable legal information to our clients, so we delve into the intricacies of a penalty clause in franchise agreements and explore the role of penalty clauses in resolving disputes.

Misrepresentation: Franchise Law Disputes and Solutions in Korea

Franchise in Korea: Misrepresentation disputes and solutions Michael Park, a specialist in Franchise Law at Pureum Law Office, explains. I’d [...]

Recovering South Korean Nationality and Acquiring Dual Citizenship in 2024

Recovering Korean Nationality and Acquiring Dual Citizenship in 2024:  A Comprehensive Guide for Korean-Americans Many Korean Americans (especially those over [...]

Korea Inheritance Tax Advice in 2024 (How To Save It)

Korea Inheritance Tax Advice in 2024 Many of our foreign clients here at Pureum Law Office (PLO) have asked about [...]

Sex Crimes in Korea (2024 Korean Criminal Law)

Sex Crimes in Korea Since 2014, PLO has represented various foreign nationals in sex-related offenses. Let’s learn about sex-related offenses [...]

Extradition law in the Republic of Korea (Extradition to Korea in 2024)

Extradition to Korea in 2024   After first signing an extradition agreement with Australia in 1991, the Republic of Korea [...]

F-6 Visa in Korea 2024 (Newly revised requirements and exemptions).

Revised requirements and exemptions for issuing F-6 in Korea from 1st January 2024 Foreigners marrying Koreans are eligible for the [...]

South Korea’s New Digital Nomad Visa in 2024

South Korea's Ministry of Justice launched a digital nomad visa in 2024 that allows foreign remote workers to stay and [...]

3 Protection Systems under Korean Franchise Law in 2024 (to better understand Korean franchise business)

Korean Franchise Law: 3 Franchisee Protection Systems   In South Korea, new types of commercial activities such as franchising, factoring, [...]

Divorce in Korea (Korean Divorce in 2024)

Divorce in Korea for Foreigners – #1 Divorce Lawyer in Korea Untying the knot in South Korea doesn’t have to [...]

Korean Inheritance Law (based on 2024 Korean Civil Code)

Korean Inheritance Law – Wills in Korea In a previous article, we talked about the legal effect of a will [...]

K-ETA Korea Electronic Travel Authorization

Travel to Korea – K-ETA Application Note: As of April 1, 2023, K-ETA requirements have been waived for several nationalities, [...]

5 Steps for Collecting Debt in Korea (in and out of court)

5 Steps for Collecting Debt in Korea (in and out of court)     Collecting Debt from Korea There are [...]

5 Tips Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney in Korea (tips for finding a good lawyer)

5 Tips to Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney in Korea   Simon Lee is a managing partner at Pureum Law [...]

Sexual Harassment on Subway dismissed

Sexual Harassment on Subway dismissed   The client was accused of forcible molestation by a disabled woman sitting in front [...]

75 points are enough for F-2 Korean visa

Foreigners residing in South Korea who wish to retain their F-2-7 visa should be aware of the rules and exemptions.

COVID-19 Immigration-related Measures

COVID-19 Immigration-related Measures The following immigration-related measures are a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and points provided by the [...]

Division of inheritance in Korea (Korean Civil Law article 1000, 1001, 1003 and 1009)

Division of inheritance in Korea This time we will talk more about the division of inherited property — division of [...]

Legal effect and validity of a will created in Korea

Legal effect and validity of a will created in Korea Lately, we have been receiving an increasing number of inquiries [...]

How to Get a Quick Easy Amicable Divorce Settlement in Korea

Uncontested Divorce in Korea Sometimes things just don’t work out. You’re both good people, but somehow you drifted apart. Or [...]

How to deal with a Call from an Investigator in Korea: Criminal Procedure in Korea Part 3

Criminal Procedure in Korea – How to handle a Call from Investigator in Korea   What to do if one [...]

Detention and release in Korea- Korean Criminal Procedure 2

Detention and Release in Korea Today we will take a look at the procedure that may let you get released [...]

Arrest procedures in Korea (How can I possibly be detained in Korea)- Korean Criminal procedure 1

Arrest Procedures in Korea: How can I possibly be detained in Korea? Our law office is a firm specializing, among [...]

What are the F-2-7 and F-2-99 visas?

Today we are entering another mini-series of articles by Pureum Law Office. This time we will discuss two sub-types of [...]

F-6 Visa after Divorce in Korea (Alimony, custody, child support and the loss of F-6)

F-6 Visa after Divorce in Korea (Alimony, custody, child support and the loss of F-6)   In the previous articles [...]

Divorce Procedure in Korea and How Long It Takes – #1 Divorce Lawyer in Korea

Advice from a Divorce Lawyer in Korea Dear expats, this is the second article in our series on divorce procedures [...]

Can I divorce in Korea under Korean Law?

Divorce in South Korea 1. My spouse and I have never registered nor reported our marriage to the Korean government; [...]

How to Apply for Korea F-5 Visa While on F-6 Spousal Visa

How to Apply for Korean F-5 Visa While on a Spousal Visa (F6) One of our most common inquiries is [...]

How to Become a Korean Citizen: Korean Special Naturalization (3 Categories)

Become a Korean Citizen: Korean Special Naturalization   What is Special Naturalization? Special Naturalization has been established to allow for [...]

How to Become a Korean Citizen: Korean Simplified Naturalization

How to Become a Korean Citizen : Korean Simplified Naturalization   Korean Simplified Naturalization vs. Generalized Naturalization Simplified naturalization in [...]

How a Foreigner Becomes Korean: South Korea’s Naturalization Process

This article is the first in a 4-part series. Skip to the end of the article for links to the [...]

3 Things You Must Do When Renting an Apartment in Korea

We live in a country where you don’t just put down your first and last month’s rent when you move [...]

Korean Labor Laws You Should Know

South Korean Labor Law In recent years, South Korea has experienced an influx of foreigners with working visas. Unfortunately, the [...]

Have You Been in Korea for 5 Years?

Have you been in Korea for 5 consecutive years? Do you know what F-2-99 Visa is? If you’ve been here [...]

Atty Simon Appointed by SGC

Atty Simon(이도경 변호사) was appointed to work as a Certified Legal Counselor of Seoul Global Center this year again by Park, [...]

Simon’s Free Consultation Schedule at SGC

Attorney Simon Lee has been providing pro bono legal services at Seoul Global Center (SGC) since 2014. (Post-pandemic normalization of [...]

Facebook Page of Pureum Law Office

Facebook Page of Pureum Law Office We have a Facebook page so our clients can easily stay up to date [...]