Since the inauguration of electronic litigation or e-litigation (hereinafter “e-litigation”) services for patent cases in April 2010, the  Korean Supreme Court has gradually expanded the scope of availability of e-litigation services to civil, family law and  administrative cases, and provisional attachment and injunction cases. With the completion of the e-litigation system for  rehabilitation and bankruptcy cases, those proceedings and their ancillary proceedings can be administered electronically from  April 28, 2014, as described below. In addition, it is expected that e-litigation services will become available for enforcement and  non-litigious cases from March 2015.

  • Types of Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy Cases Eligible for E-Litigation
    • Individual rehabilitation
    • Individual bankruptcy
    • Corporate rehabilitation
    • General rehabilitation
    • Corporate bankruptcy
    • Any other proceedings ancillary to any of the foregoing, appeals to the higher court and appeals to the Supreme Court
  • Key Aspects of E-Litigation in Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy Cases
    • Persons in charge of administration in rehabilitation and bankruptcy proceedings such as administrator, trustee, receiver,  investigator, auditor, audit committee member and international bankruptcy administrator have access to e-litigation  services, such as electronic filing, delivery and access to records.
    • A creditor may electronically file a report of claim without visiting the court in person and has access to information on  whether his/her claim is accepted or denied.
    • In light of the particularities of rehabilitation and bankruptcy cases, in case of corporate rehabilitation, corporate bankruptcy  and general rehabilitation, the entire proceeding is administered electronically. Information about applications and reports  electronically filed with respect to change of name, withdrawal of challenge, repayment of debts, withdrawal of claim,  distribution, and judgment to confirm claim investigation are automatically registered in the list of creditors upon the  electronic signature by a person in charge and the electronic copy of certified list of creditors and judgment for execution  can be issued.
    • Application for the review of case records can be made electronically and, with court permission, such records can be  accessed electronically.