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Choi, Jae Wook



After starting as a private practitioner providing general corporate advice and conducting business litigation, Jae Wook Choi joined the Agricultural Technology Commercialization Foundation – an organization affiliated with the Rural Development Administration – as the the Head of the Business Support Team and the Head of the Agri-food Venture Startup center.

As the Head of the Business Support Team, he provided legal counseling regarding the commercialization of agri-food technology for startups. His advising covered the establishment or overseas relocation of agri-food companies and consequently lead him to enact various laws under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as well as the Rural Development Administration, advocating the Administration’s interests concerning the Seed Industry Act and the Plant New Species Protection Act. He also served as an advisor for several public institutions, including the Korea Institute for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Technology Planning and Evaluation.

In addition, Mr. Choi served as the Head of the Gangwon-do and Seoul Agri-Food Venture Business Center to support startups in the agri-food sector and to spearhead various nation-wide R&D projects. Furthermore, he led the planning and evaluation of R&D support projects for the commercialization of agri-food technology.

At D’LIGHT, Mr. Choi provides legal advice to agricultural and food companies in areas concerning the establishment of, investment in, and operation of agricultural and food startups, as well as providing legal advice and conducting litigation related to R&D. He also provides customized legal counsel and acts as a legal representative in various litigations on behalf of public institutions.


  • 2007-2009
Haewoo Law Group
  • 2009-2020
Foundation of Agricultural Technology Commercialization and Transfer, FACT
Head of Business Support Team, Gangwon and Seoul Agricultural Food Venture Business Center
Evaluator and Advisory Member, Korea Institute of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Korea Institute of Health Industry Promotion, Korea Water Resources Corporation
  • 2015
Recipient, The Director of Rural Development Administration’s Commendation
  • 2016-2017
Evaluation Member, Korea Intellectual Property Protection Board’s Evaluation Committee
  • 2017
Recipient, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’s Commendation
  • 2014-2018
Mediator, Korea Seed & Variety Service Dispute Mediation Council
  • 2016-2018
On-site Coaching Specialist, Chungnam Agricultural 6th Industrial Center
  • 2017-2018
Member, Korean Federation for Improving Life Brand’s Certification Review Committee
  • 2019-present
Member, Jeonju University LINC+ Fourth Industrial Revolution Innovative and Advanced University Project Steering Committee
Opinion writer, The Farmers’ Newspaper
  • 2020-present
Partner, D’LIGHT Law Group


  • 2001
Hanyang University, B.A. in Law
  • 2004
Hanyang University Law School, Graduate Program in Environmental Law
  • 2007
36th Judicial Research and Training Institute


  • 2007
Admitted to bar, Korea
  • 2010
Admitted as Patent Agent, Korea


Korean and English