S.C. Sohn is the head of the firm’s Korean office.  His practice focuses on international arbitration, cross-border litigation, and international business transactions.  He also has substantial experience in technology transfers and licensing.  Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner at Barun Law, a highly regarded international law firm located in Seoul, Korea, where he advised industry leaders on both foreign and domestic business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital investments, joint ventures, licensing, and technology transfers.  S.C. also served for five years as General Counsel of TG Trigem Computer, Inc., one of South Korea’s leading computer companies, where he managed the company’s domestic and overseas litigations and international arbitrations, including patent infringement suits, products liability class action cases, and securities disputes and supervised the legal departments of the company’s subsidiaries in the U.S., Japan, China, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Taiwan, and the Netherlands.  While at Trigem, S.C. led numerous financing transactions with GE Capital, Merrill Lynch, and CSFB among other prominent financial institutions.  S.C. also served as Senior Legal Counsel at the World Headquarters of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., where he was a lead counsel for the company’s overseas transactions.  He is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee and is fluent in English and Korean.

S.C. Sohn is the head of the firm’s Korean office.  His practice focuses on international arbitration, cross-border litigation, and international business transactions.  He also…

Education

Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1994); The University of Kansas (B.A. 1987)

Bar Admissions

New York State; New Jersey State; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Activities and Affiliations

Member, New York City Bar Association

Foreign Member, Korean Bar Association

Managing Partner of Cohen & Gresser’s Seoul, Korea office, S C Sohn, has been recognized by a premier Korean business news outlet as one of the country’s 35 most innovative lawyers.

Cohen & Gresser opened its Seoul office in the early stage of the opening of Korea’s legal market in September of 2012, becoming the third U.S. law firm (and the fourth among the U.S. and Europe-based law firms) approved by the Korean Ministry of Justice.  As of now, more than 20 foreign law firms have opened offices in Seoul.  Although it is hard to gauge other foreign law firms’ success, Cohen & Gresser has been outperforming in Korea. In this article, S.C. Sohn, the Managing Partner of C&G's Seoul office, shares the highlights and lessons from the past four very successful years. 

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This presentation offered a broad overview of mediation, including the benefits of mediation, the mediation process, and mediation strategies.   Participants learned practical tips that they can apply before, during, and after a mediation session to improve their chances of reaching a mutually agreeable solution to seemingly intractable disputes.

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