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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

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Shin & Kim Participates in the Korea – Switzerland Investment Environment Seminar

January 2014. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

At the Korea-Switzerland Investment Environment Seminar co-sponsored by Shin & Kim, the Swiss Embassy and the Federation of Korean Industries, German attorney Baek-Lim Whang of Shin & Kim gave a presentation entitled "Major Legal Issues for Korean Companies Entering into the Swiss Market." Mr. Whang previously worked as in-house counsel for Siemens, and his current practice at Shin & Kim focuses on inbound and outbound investments, M&As and Europe-related cases.

 

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Shin & Kim Hosts Seminar on Middle-East Projects and Dispute Resolution Strategies

January 2014. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

On November 11, 2013, Shin & Kim co-hosted a seminar entitled "Introduction to Middle-East Projects and Dispute Resolution Strategies" with the Federation of Korean Industries and Shearman & Sterling LLP.

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Shin & Kim Publishes “100 Questions and Answers on Financial Crimes”

January 2014. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

In response to tightened investigations and harsher sanctioning of financial crimes such as price manipulation, Shin & Kim published a book entitled "100 Questions and Answers on Financial Crimes", which provides expert advice and guidance on the regulations regarding unfair trading of securities, disclosures, and transparency in accounting practices.

 

 

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Shin & Kim Recruits Jae-Sig Lee, Former Official of the Financial Supervisory Service and Financial

November 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

Mr. Jae-Sig Lee, a former official of the Financial Supervisory Service and the Financial Information Team of the Supreme Prosecutors' Office, has joined Shin & Kim as an expert advisor.

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In-Suk Hwang Appointed as Member of the Statutory Interpretation Review Committee of the Ministry...

November 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

The Statutory Interpretation Review Committee within the Ministry of Government Legislation is a committee established for professional and fair interpretation of laws and regulations and is composed of the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Government Legislation, who serves as the chairman of the Committee, and public officers and civilian members.

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Attorney Jong-Chae Jung Lectured at the Fair Competition Federation

November 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

Attorney Jong-Chae Jung of Shin & Kim was invited to give a lecture on "Training on Prevention of Improper Concerted Conduct" at the Fair Competition Federation on August 23, 2013.

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Attorneys Tong-Gun Lee and Hyeon-Jin Kim Presented on "Legal Risks Associated with Corporate Account

November 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

The In-House Congress Seoul 2013 took place on August 29, 2013 - an event organized by the Pacific Business Press, a Hong Kong legal publisher, and sponsored by Shin & Kim and other domestic and foreign law firms and advisory companies.

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Shin & Kim Wins the “2013 Social Responsibility Management Leader for Mutual Growth” Award

November 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

Shin & Kim has been selected as the "2013 Social Responsibility Management Leader for Mutual Growth", an award given by Joongang Daily and JTBC, and sponsored by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the National Commission for Corporate Partnership, the Ministry of Environment, and the Ministry of Employment and Labor.  Notably, Shin & Kim is the only law firm that received this award.

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Shin & Kim Sponsors the IAKL Annual Conference

November 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

Shin & Kim sponsored the welcoming reception for the 21st Annual Conference of the IAKL (International Association of Korean Lawyers). The reception was held at Shin & Kim's offices in State Tower Namsan, and was a golden opportunity for more than 300 lawyers and guests from around the world to socialize with other attendees and make new contacts before the commencement of the Conference.

 

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Shin & Kim Co-hosts Seminar entitled “Legal Issues in Drug Approval-Patent Linkage System and...

November 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

On October 11, 2013, Shin & Kim co-hosted a seminar entitled "Legal Issues in the Drug Approval-Patent Linkage System and Parallel Importation of Drugs" with the Korea Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association.

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Shin & Kim Sponsors the 2013 Korea-U.S. IP Judicial Conference

November 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

Shin & Kim sponsored the 2013 Korea-U.S. IP Judicial Conference, which was held at the COEX from October 21 to 22, 2013.  The Conference was attended by about 800 patent attorneys and specialists, as well as delegates from the US and Korean government agencies, including the US Department of Justice, the Ministry of Justice of Korea and the Korea Intellectual Property Office.

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Public Hearing on Constitutionality of Tobacco Business Act at the Constitutional Court

November 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

On October 10, 2013, a public hearing on a constitutional appeal case concerning the constitutionality of the Tobacco Business Act took place at the main court room of the Constitutional Court. The key issue at hand was whether the Tobacco Business Act, which regulates the manufacture, sale, and import of tobacco products, infringes the basic human rights of the claimants and thus should be found unconstitutional.

 

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Shin & Kim Co-Sponsors the 12th Fi-Tick Tax Seminar

November 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

Shin & Kim co-sponsored the 12th Fi-Tick Tax Seminar, held from October 24 to 25, with a number of major law and accounting firms. This event was attended by about 200 tax attorneys and specialists, accounting professionals and representatives of various businesses.

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Shin & Kim advises sellers in sale of Novaled AG to Cheil Industries and Samsung Electronics

November 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

In the sale of 90.1% of Novaled AG (a world-class core OLED technology German manufacturer) to Cheil Industries and Samsung Electronics at a price of EUR 262 million, Shin & Kim advised the selling shareholders and contributed to the successful closing of the deal.

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Hanam-Misa Collective Energy Project Finance

November 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

Shin & Kim's attorneys, Sang-Hyun Lee and Hyun-Mi Cho, advised Woori Bank, the lead arranger, and Macquarie Bank, the financial advisor, of the Hanam-Misa collective energy project financing led by Ko-One Energy Service Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SK E&S Co., Ltd.

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Three Tongyang Group Affiliates Apply for Corporate Rehabilitation

November 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

Tongyang Inc, Tongyang Leisure, and Tongyang International, the three main affiliates of the Tongyang Group, which is ranked as the 38th largest conglomerate in Korea, have been in financial distress and recently became unable to satisfy their debt obligations for commercial papers and corporate bonds due to insufficient funds. In an attempt to secure funds for the three affiliates' debt obligations, the Tongyang Group planned for the restructuring of certain other affiliates, including Tongyang Magic, through mergers and acquisitions, but failed to make sufficient progress.

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Shin & Kim Advises TK Chemical on its Acquisition of Korea Line Corporation

November 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

Shin & Kim advised a consortium led by TK Chemical (an affiliate of the SM Group) in the open competitive bidding for Korea Line Corporation, the world's 2nd largest bulk shipping company, which has been recently rehabilitated, resulting in the successful execution of an investment agreement on September 17, 2013. 

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Shin & Kim advised the hosting of the Green Climate Fund’s Secretariat in Songdo

July 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

The Green Climate Fund (the "GCF") is an international organization established to finance developing countries' efforts to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and prepare for the climate change.  Member states of the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (the "UNFCCC") have pledged to make collective capital contribution of up to USD 700 billion to the GCF in order to effectively counter the global climate change.  If this funding goal is achieved, the GCF will become one of the largest international financial organizations in the world, along with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

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Shin & Kim advised the Export-Import Bank of Korea in its US$500 million green bond issuance....

July 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

Sunkyung Erica Shin and Sang-Yeon Eom of Shin & Kim advised the Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) on the process of its first issuance of US$500-million green bonds to investors around the world on February 27, 2013. This was a SEC-registered offering, and the bonds were listed on the Singapore Exchange.

 

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Attorney Sinseob Kang Appointed as the New Managing Partner as of March 29, 2013.

April 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

Attorney Sinseob Kang has been appointed as the new managing partner of Shin & Kim as of March 29, 2013. Mr. Kang served as a judge at the Uijeongbu Branch of the Seoul District Court in 1986 after passing the Korean Bar Examination and then served as a judge in the Seoul Civil District Court, Jeonju District Court and Gwangju High Court. 

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David Yang spoke at Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) in the Americas held in Bogot

April 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

David Yang of Shin & Kim spoke at a seminar organized by HKIAC in Bogota on March 19-20 of 2013 titled “Asia – Latin America: Arbitrating across Cultures”, where he discussed the importance of East Asia – Latin American partnership and cultural issues that may have an impact on international arbitration between such parties. Other speakers in the panel included Ms. Sally Harpole (a well-known arbitrator in East Asia), Mr. Dietmar Prager (Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York), Mr. Cameron Hassal (Partner at Clifford Chance in Hong Kong), and Ms. Chian Bao (HKIAC’s Secretary General).

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Young-Ku Lee Appointed as Chairman of Korea Bankruptcy Law Association

April 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

Young-Ku Lee of Shin & Kim was recently appointed as Chairman of the Korea Bankruptcy Law Association.  The Korea Bankruptcy Law Association is a leading law association focusing on review and analysis of Korean bankruptcy laws, and its members include former and incumbent judges in the bankruptcy divisions of the courts, attorneys specializing in bankruptcy laws at major law firms, and professors of civil and commercial law at major law schools in Korea.

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Beomsu Kim Named Among Asia’s 75 Best Lawyers

April 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

Beomsu Kim of Shin & Kim was named as one of Asia’s best lawyers for 2012. In its January 2013 issue, the ALB announced the 75 best private practice lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region based on results of its “Client Choice Hot 75 Survey”.  The survey asked leading in-house counsel online to choose their favorite private practice lawyers from among 1,000+ nominees, considering factors such as expertise, visibility, reputation and dedicated client service.

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Yong Woo Lee Appointed to National Assembly’s Advisory Board for Political Reform

April 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

Yong Woo Lee of Shin & Kim was appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Assembly’s Political Reform Committee on January 25, 2013. The Advisory Board was established to advise the Speaker of the National Assembly on political reforms in the National Assembly, exploring ways to improve the reliability of representative democracy and building the foundation for its continuous development. 

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SK Telecom–Hynix Transaction Selected as Best Domestic M&A Deal by Finance Asia

April 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

SK Telecom’s acquisition of Hynix (renamed as SK Hynix) was selected as the Best Domestic M&A Deal by Finance Asia, a prestigious monthly financial publication focusing on the Asia Pacific markets. As legal advisor to Hynix, Shin & Kim advised Hynix through to successful completion of its complex and.............

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Shin & Kim recruits lawyers from APEX LLC

April 2013. Press Releases by Shin & Kim (view listing).

As of January 2 and 7, 2013, Shin & Kim recruited five lawyers and one accountant from APEX LLC, including Mr. Jung Sug Chae, one of APEX LLC’s representative attorneys.  In addition to Mr. Chae, the recruited professionals include Charley Tschoy, Tong-Kuk Lee, Beom Seok Seo, Do-Hun Woo, and U.S. accountant, SangWoo Pyo.

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Legal Developments by:
Shin & Kim

  • Essilor’s Proposed Combination with an Optical Lens Maker in Korea is Blocked

    In its press release on March 17, 2014, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (the "KFTC") blocked the proposed acquisition of 50% shares by Essilor Amera Investment Pte. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Essilor International S.A., the largest optical lens maker in the world) in Daemyung Optical Co., Ltd. (the second largest optical lens maker in Korea) citing inter alia the likely lessening effect on price competition and the probable future abuses of the enhanced market power. On top of the expressed competitive concerns, the KFTC observed that allowing foreign firms to acquire local firms and turn them into their local sub-contractors worsens the competitive market structure of the domestic optical lens industry.
    - Shin & Kim

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