Douglas Hwang Senior Foreign Attorney
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Douglas Hwang is a senior foreign attorney at Yoon & Yang LLC. His main practice areas include corporate law, employment & labor law, and data privacy.
Mr. Hwang was admitted to the Washington state bar in 2016. He has been publishing as a co-author since 2019 on employment & labor law in Chambers Global Practice Guides.


  • 2016-present Yoon & Yang LLC
  • 2010-11 Recruiter, Acro Service Corporation


  • 2016 University of Washington Law School, J.D.
  • 2010 University of Washington, Business Administration, B.A
  • 2010 University of Washington, Economics, B.A.

Representative Matters

[Corporate Law]

  • Advised on personal information protection of global corporations, including IBM, AWS, BATK, and Chanel
  • Advised on product labelling/advertising of global corporations, including BATK, Campari, Duracell, Tempur, Diageo, and Therabody
  • Advised on the spin-off of Resideo of Honeywell
  • Advised Informa on the acquisition of IHSM
  • Advised on domestic corporate merger filing of global corporations, including IBM-Maersk, KPS-Howden, and Informa-IHSM
  • Advised on domestic charitable activities by global corporations, including PayPal and SC Johnson
  • Advised on M&A deals involving foreign educational institutions and international schools
  • Advised on a global virtual currency company’s domestic business restructuring
  • Advised on a dispute arising out of research development contracts of multiple global defense companies
  • Advised on the establishment and sale of R&D center of a global automobile parts company
  • Advised on the regulation related to establishing a comprehensive online transaction website of a global fashion corporation and on personal information protection
  • Advised on the terms and conditions and privacy policy of several foreign online transaction corporations
  • Advised on the establishment of foreign education institution and real estate development within the free economic zone
  • Advised on the usage of electronic payment methods within an internet platform
  • Advised on the distribution agreement of numerous foreign corporations and the right to claim compensation of the agent
  • Advised on a Korean electronic parts maker’s establishment and investment of overseas joint venture
  • Advised on a cross-border investment of a domestic oil company
  • Advised on a Korean software company’s liquidation of overseas business
  • Advised several foreign corporation on the entry to the domestic market and foreign investment
  • Advised on the capital increase, capital decrease, change of representative director, change of business name, change of office, establishment of an affiliate, establishment of a liason office, and dissolution of a domestic branch of several foreign corporations
  • Advised several foreign financial institutions on domestic foreign exchange transaction service
  • Participated in several legal due diligence for investment and M&A purposes

[Employment & Labor]

  • Advised numerous foreign corporations on employee succession in the event of an acquisition, merger, or spin-off
  • Advised on response to wrongful dismissal relief claims and disputes involving foreign entities
  • Advised on response to labor inspections involving foreign entities
  • Advised numerous global corporations on the inspection and disciplinary procedure of employee misconduct, and sexual harassment within workplacement
  • Advised on retirement benefit regulations of various global companies
  • Advised on labor law related compliance of a global credit assessment company
  • Advised on a global commercial vehicle company’s compliance of Serious Accidents Punishment Act (SAPA) 
  • Advised on negotiating labor conditions and wage for various foreign entities
  • Advised numerous foreign corporations on wage, work hour, employment regulation, vacation, termination, employment severance pay, retirement, and PIP program
  • Advised numerous foreign corporations on domestic employee dispatch and acquisition of residence status


  • Advised Longchamp on the tax calculation case of imported products
  • Advised on overall matters related to operation of foreign educational institutions and international schools
  • Advised several global corporations on a response to trademark infringement
  • Advised on a dispute in respect of weapon export/import
  • Advised on a dispute in respect of franchise of a global confectionery company
  • Advised a foreign corporation on its domestic business’ compliance with the Telecommunications Business Act and reporting of value-added telecommunications business
  • Represented a foreign creditor and advised on the bankruptcy/rehability procedure
  • Assisted numerous clients obtain work permits in Korea, including D7, D8, E7, and F2 visas
  • Advised on health supplements and health functional foods of a multinational vitamin company


  • Two Years into the Enforcement of Serious Accidents Punishment Act: Recent Trends and Implications, Journal Vol. 91 No. 1, AMCHAM Korea (Co-author, 2024)
  • The Implication of the Korean Supreme Court’s En Banc Decision on Abandoning the legal Principles of "Reasonable under the Social Norms", Journal Vol. 90 No. 4, AMCHAM Korea (Co-author, 2023)
  • Controversies and Prospects on Liabilities for Damages Arising from Unlawful Industrial Actions, Journal Vol. 90 No. 3, AMCHAM Korea (Co-author, 2023)
  • Korea Chapter, Employment, Chambers Global Practice Guides, Chambers and Partners (Co-author, 2019-2023)