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Kim & Chang

Corporate/M&A

10 ranked lawyersBand 1South KoreaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Market-leading practice celebrated for its outstanding capabilities in corporate law and frequently praised for its deep bench of industry experts with government and corporate in-house experience. Handles high-profile sales, acquisitions and joint venture projects on behalf of top-tier local and international clients from a diverse range of industries. First-hand knowledge of various industries equips the team to offer industry-specific advice on M&A transactions. Supported by other practices within the firm, including tax, real estate and IP, enabling the team to provide a comprehensive and holistic service to clients. Offers German, French, Vietnamese and Japanese practice groups, each consisting of several members.

Strengths

A client appreciates: "They always try to understand the situation that clients are in, so that they can give clients the most appropriate advice."

According to another client, the team provides "a good blend of creative problem solving, without losing sight of the legal issues."

Work highlights

Acted for Hyundai Motor Group on its USD4 billion joint venture agreement with Aptiv Technologies.

Notable practitioners

Bo Yong Ahn maintains his well regarded profile in the market. He has experience advising on M&A transactions for private equity clients and international companies.

Jong Hyun Park is experienced in advising on corporate matters, including joint ventures, mergers and share sales. He counts domestic and international private equity houses and companies among his clientele.

Jong Koo Park retains his position as a distinguished practitioner in the field. He acts for a number of international companies, financial institutions and private equity clients.

Head of department Kyung-Taek Jung is "a statesmanlike figure in the legal industry" and "highly respected," notes a source. He upholds his highly regarded position in the market.

Sang Goo Lee is well known in the market and described by one source as a "go-to-guy" for private equity clients. He is experienced in acting on acquisitions, corporate governance matters and international investments.

Shin Kwon Lim is known by sources for his activity assisting private equity clients with acquisitions and sales transactions. He is also experienced advising both domestic and international corporations.

Sun Yul Lee is well recognised in the market, one source noting that he is "great, and very quick." He acts on a variety of sales and acquisitions, and specialises in cross-border matters.

Young Jay Ro is very well regarded in the market and draws on over three decades of experience acting for PE funds, financial institutions and corporate clients on major transactions. He is praised by a market source for being "great with clients."

Young Man Huh is widely revered in the market as a top tier transactional lawyer.His practice includes handling sales and acquisitions on behalf of corporations and private equity clients.

Yun Goo Kwon has experience in a range of matters involving joint ventures, mergers and private equity deals, and is particularly active on acquisitions. A source appreciates that he is "proficient at solving problems" and "gives not only legal advice, but also supports corporates' strategies."

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Overview

Kim & Chang is the preeminent law firm in Korea for Mergers & Acquisitions and is regularly recognized with industry awards. The lawyers and other professionals in the M&A Practice offer unrivaled expertise in all aspects of domestic, cross-border, private and public M&A transactions, including joint ventures, for a broad client base including strategic investors, private equity funds and financial institutions.


Kim & Chang offers a full range of legal services from the pre-deal to post-transaction stages and provides innovative solutions tailored to each transaction. Our M&A lawyers are also well equipped to handle industry-specific issues to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality service.

Additionally, Kim & Chang’s interdisciplinary approach fosters close collaboration across practices, such as antitrust, restructuring, tax, labor, regulatory and compliance, to readily tackle complex issues that may arise in the course of a transaction.

Corporate/M&A Department

Kim & Chang

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Department location

39, Sajik-ro 8-gil

Jongno-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

110-720

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South Korea

Corporate/M&A


Bo Yong Ahn
Band 3
Jong Hyun Park
Band 3
Jong Koo Park
Band 1
Kyung-Taek Jung
Senior Statespeople
Sang Goo Lee
Band 4
Shin Kwon Lim
Band 3