OUR TEAM
EUGENIE CHOI

DIRECTOR

Eugenie is the Director of Hemaru Law. She has practiced in a broad range of legal areas including Property & Conveyancing, Commercial, Business, Immigration, Trust & Estates and Family Law. Prior to establishing Hemaru Law in 2014, Eugenie was a Senior Associate at several premier boutique law firms around Auckland.

Eugenie’s clients range from individuals, small businesses and large corporations. She has assisted numerous clients with immigration, property and or business law concerns.  Eugenie has expertise in these areas and she has successfully helped countless clients from applying for their visas to setting up their businesses. Eugenie envisions Hemaru Law as a firm that builds a life-long partnership with its clients through quality legal service.

Outside the law practice, Eugenie is an active member of the local community and does a lot of voluntary and community work. She is currently one of the Board of Trustees for The Korean School of Auckland, a committee member of the Dispute Resolution Committee for Korean Society in New Zealand, an advisor for National Unification Advisory Council of South Korea (NUAC) and the Vice President for the Korean Women’s Association of New Zealand among others. Eugenie is also a sought after speaker for Immigration based issues. She has presented in numerous seminars and conferences around New Zealand.

In her spare time Eugenie loves to sing and is an active member of the Church. Also, she loves to read books from authors like Hermann Hesse, Frank Kafka and Albert Camus.

Education/Qualification

 

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of High Court of New Zealand & admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia

The University of Auckland: LLB

The University of Auckland: 1st year MA (Japanese)

The University of Auckland: BA (Major in Japanese, Minor in Chinese)

DDI           09 444 0505

Mobile      021 262 7182

E-mail      eugenie@hemarulaw.co.nz

S00 JIN KIM

ASSOCIATE

Soo Jin completed her Bachelor’s Degree – BA (Major in Linguistics) & LLB conjoint at The University of Auckland in 2010 and was admitted to the bar in the same year. Soo Jin started her legal career in 2007 by working as a Law Clerk in a general practice law firm in Auckland. After completing her LLB degree she worked with the same law firm as a Solicitor and handled a range of legal issues from Property, Commercial, Immigration, Civil Litigation, Trusts and Estates.

Having worked in the legal field for more than 7 years now, Soo Jin has gained relevant skills which make her more than capable in handling different legal issues. Being bilingual Soo Jin has years of experience translating legal documents from Korean to English and vice versa.  Also, Soo Jin has worked for a top-tier law firm in South Korea where she assisted Korean lawyers and foreign legal advisors. With her vast work experience Soo Jin has the skills required to handle complex legal issues for individuals, small businesses or corporations.   

In her spare time, Soo Jin is a fan of Snowboarding and has since been practicing this sport for many years. Aside from snowboarding, she loves to travel, cook and play the piano whenever she can.

Education/Qualification

 

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of High Court of New Zealand

The University of Auckland BA (Major in Linguistic) & LLB conjoint

Mobile      021 416 128

E-mail      soojin@hemarulaw.co.nz

CHANG MIN LEE

SENIOR SOLICITOR

Chang Min is a Senior Solicitor at Hemaru Law. Chang Min completed his LLB at the University of Auckland in 2013 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand shortly after. Before completing his LLB degree, Chang Min has also completed a Bachelor’s Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Prior to practicing law, Chang Min worked for several large shipping companies before deciding to pursue a LLB degree.  Chang Min’s background better enables him to provide a practical solutions in solving client’s problems.  Chang Min started his legal career as a solicitor in one of Auckland’s premier boutique law firm. A substantial part of Chang Min's work relates to general practice law entailing Property, Commercial, Business and Immigration law.

Chang Min is bilingual being fluent in both Korean and English. He is friendly and courteous and focuses on building long-lasting relationships with his clients. His exceptional communication skills give him an advantage in the legal practice.  

Education/Qualification

 

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of High Court of New Zealand & admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia

The University of Auckland: LLB

Massey University (Auckland, NZ): Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

Lincoln University (Christchurch, NZ): Bachelor of Commerce (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

Mobile      021 890 111

E-mail      min@hemarulaw.co.nz

CELINE DU 

REGISTERED LEGAL EXECUTIVE, NZILE 

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Celine Du has been working for Hemaru Law since October 2020. She has built almost three years of prior experience before joining our firm as a legal assistant. Shortly after joining us, Celine qualified as a registered legal executive in 2020. 

Originating from China, Celine holds a Bachelor degree of  International Marketing from Beijing University of
Technology in China.  She is fluent in both Mandarin and English, allowing her to assist our Chinese clients. 

Celine's previous legal work experience, excellent communication and listening skills, are one of many strengths that enable her to actively connect with clients and gain valuable client insight.

Education/Qualification

NZ Law Society Legal Executive Certificate

Beijing University of Technology: Bachelor of International Marketing 

Whitireia New Zealand: Bachelor of Marketing 

Mobile      027 77 88 412  

E-mail      celine@hemarulaw.co.nz

ROSE KANG 

LAW CLERK

Rose is currently completing a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Commerce (double majoring in accounting and finance) at Victoria University of Wellington.

 

She works part time and joins us during the holiday periods as a law clerk to gain experience. 

 

Rose  is fluent in both English & Korean, also having a keen eye for detail and maintaining a good work ethic.​ 

She will support our experts in serving our clients.