Haemaru has the expertise and capacity to resolve libel disputes over media reports and the statements of individuals and groups, always with the protection of our client’s rights in mind.

In addition to court proceedings ─bringing criminal cases for the promulgation of false facts, demands for refuting and correcting reports, applications for mediation and arbitration to the Press Arbitration Commission, claims for damages, and provisional measures to prohibit posting and distribution─ we also provide consultation on related matters.

In particular, our media attorneys are skilled in multiple foreign languages and research not only scholarship and cases in Korea but libel jurisprudence in foreign jurisdictions, such as in the United States and Japan. Our goal is to present convincing legal arguments in specific litigation and consultations and to aid the development of forward-looking cases.
Representative matters:
  • Correction report in a recall vote (2008)
  • Provisional measure case for a prohibition on publishing or posting the Japanese Occupation Collaborators List (2009)
  • - Corporations’ claims for correction reports and provisional measures for media reporting (2010)
  • - Litigation for libel damages relating to an accusatory statement that the plaintiff is a “North Korean follower” (2016)
  • Review of internet promotion company’s terms of service and contract (2017)
  • General Counsel for the Korea Copyright Association (2010-2013)
  • Contract drafting and consulting regarding DMB broadcasting by local MBC affiliates (2013)