Oct 1, 2020

WeirFoulds Partner Philip Cho appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Korean Lawyers

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Philip Cho, Partner and Member of the Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Group, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL).

Philip has been an active member of IAKL for many years and is recognized for his community leadership and volunteer work. Since 2012, he has served as the Chairman of the Board for the Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation, a registered charity founded in 1978. Philip is also a board member of the Korean Canadian Lawyers Association and served on its Executive Committee in 2005. In 2015, Philip was appointed a Regional Governor for Canada by IAKL.

Along with being a member of the Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Group, Philip has a complementary practice in Security Enforcement and Litigation. Philip provides advice to debtors, creditors, trustees, monitors and receivers in the context of proceedings, disputes and transactions. In addition, he is well versed at assisting his clients with matters concerning creditor rights, mortgage and personal property security enforcement. Philip is a frequent speaker having presented numerous times at the Law Society of Ontario’s Six-Minute Creditor/Debtor and Insolvency Lawyer series. He is also a frequent panelist at the Annual IAKL Conference.

IAKL began in 1987 when a group of lawyers from Korea and lawyers of Korean descent came together in Seoul, Korea, in connection with an international conference sponsored by the World Peace Through Law Association. Those lawyers decided to form an organization, IAKL, whose primary purpose was to promote communication and friendship between lawyers of Korean heritage around the world.

IAKL is now a diverse coalition of Korean legal professionals through out the world, hosting annual conferences that promote various topics concerning the legal system, the political world, and public service obligations.

We congratulate Philip on this appointment!