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Shin & Kim

Restructuring/Insolvency

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What the team is known for

Shin & Kim is regularly instructed as debtor's counsel in high-profile corporate reorganisations, and well versed in acquisitions of distressed assets and debt restructuring matters. Handles both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of restructuring, including M&A transactions arising from restructuring proceedings. Also proficient in advising foreign creditors, often Japanese, in relation to transactions with Korean debtors. Well placed to assist government bodies with the drafting of insolvency legislation. Amuty2, STX Marine Service and TONGYANG International are among its clientele.

Work highlights

Shin & Kim advised SsangYong Motor Company on a sale of control through rehabilitation proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Bok-Gi Choi is well placed to handle M&A transactions on behalf of companies engaged in corporate rehabilitation procedures. His experience as a restructuring lawyer also includes advising both sellers and buyers of distressed companies operating in the shipping, manufacturing and consumer goods sectors.

Young-Ku Lee heads Shin & Kim's restructuring and insolvency practice, drawing on over two decades of experience acting as chief judge in the bankruptcy division of Seoul's Central District Court. His work largely covers civil and commercial litigation cases.

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Overview

Given that one of the primary objectives of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, and business reorganization cases is to mediate legal relations among debtors, creditors, stakeholders, and other interested parties, drawing up filings and interpreting and applying the relevant law is often not enough to successfully resolve the complex issues involved. Rather, these cases must be approached in a comprehensive manner with in-depth experience in relevant fields. The Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring Practice Group recognizes the unique aspects of each case, and understands the impact of securities law, the general practice and rules of financial and trust systems, the policies of relevant government agencies, the judicial trends applicable to similar cases, and the past, present, and future operational and financial status of the particular companies involved. The Group is committed to providing high-quality expert and commercial advice.

Members

Choi, Bok-Gi

Kim, Hong Ju

Kim, Ju Hyun

Kim, So-Youn

Kim, Young-Geun

Lee, Young-Ku

Clients

BenkanKikoh Corporation

Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.

Green technology Co., Ltd.

Hana Bank

Korea Trade Insurance Corporation

MITSUI-SOKO

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Pine Tree Partners LLC

Posco International

Q Capital Partners

SeAH Steel Corporation

STX Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

Tokyo Port Terminal

Tongyang Securities Co., Ltd.

Uijeongbu City

Valeo Electrical Systems Korea Ltd.

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Construction & Materials

Financial Services

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Transportation

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Restructuring/Insolvency

Shin & Kim

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Location

23rd Floor, D-Tower (D2)

17 Jongno 3-gil, Jongno-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

03155

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

South Korea

Restructuring/Insolvency


Bok-Gi Choi
Band 3
Young-Ku Lee
Eminent Practitioners