YOON&YANG
Grounded on Yoon & Yang’s chance to provide legal advice to a large domestic IT company that faced a lawsuit in the U.S., Yoon & Yang started to conduct forensic tasks in 2014, and launched the digital forensic center in September, 2019. Yoon & Yang’s digital forensic center engages in the ① elimination of risks and compliance support by conducting preemptive digital forensics; and ② tasks necessary to respond to investigation initiated by regulatory authorities such as the police/prosecutor’s office, KFTC, and the FSC.

There are 45 professionals that are part of the Yoon & Yang digital forensic center, including Young Min Suh Esq., who is the center’s head, along with 27 partners, 3 forensic specialists and senior researchers, and approximately 15 professional reviewers.

Key Business Areas

Elimination of risks and compliance support by conducting preemptive digital forensics
  • ① Internal investigation of the company on issues such as embezzlement, breach of trust, sexual harassment, power abuse, workplace harassment, etc.; ② Investigation of the existence of any corporate accounting corruption pursuant to Article 22 of the External Audit Act; ③ Investigation of any unjust disclosure of trade secrets within the company; ④ Investigation of any company M&As; ⑤ Preliminary investigation related to the Fair Trade Act, such as collusion; ⑥ Confirmation of any personal information infringement, weaknesses in information security; and ⑦ Conducting tasks related to supporting corporate compliance such as giving advice and implementing forensics, improving the system, and education for companies

Tasks necessary to respond to investigation initiated by regulatory authorities such as the police/prosecutor’s office, KFTC, and the FSC
  • Responding to digital forensic search and seizure at its site / Responding to some selected visits
  • Thorough analysis of digital forensic files and drafting analysis reports / cyber investigations & technology advice on digital forensics

Representative Cases

  • 2022: Investigation on Osstem Implant’s corporate accounting corruption related to embezzlement
  • 2022: Investigation on MOA Savings Bank’s corporate accounting corruption related to embezzlement
  • 2021~2021: Investigation on illegal dealing of financial institutions related to the Lime fund (Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank, Shinhan Investment Corp, KB Securities)
  • Responding to risks related to the unjust acquisition of trade secrets of research institutes of large companies or competitors
  • Internal investigation on workplace harassment of employees occurring at research institutes of large companies (automobile manufacturers)
  • Preliminary investigation of risks related to the collusion existing in large companies, etc.
  • Responding to SK Innovation’s case (VS. LG Chem, Ltd.) on the wrongful disclosure of trade secrets related to batteries