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Shin & Kim

23TH FLOOR, D-TOWER (D2), 17 JONGNO 3-GIL, JONGNO-GU, SEOUL 03155, SOUTH KOREA
Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4114
Fax:
Fax +82 2 756 6226
Email:
Web:
www.shinkim.com
Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai

Ok-Sook Byun

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4382
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Litigation.; Criminal Disputes; White Collar Crime, General Crime; Internal Compliance Disputes; Unfair Securities Trading in Capital; Markets

Position

Partner.

Career

Shin & Kim (2010-Present); Public Prosecutor, Daejeon District Public Prosecutors' Office (2009-2010); Public Prosecutor, Goyang Branch of the Uijeongbu District Public Prosecutors' Office (2006-2009); Public Prosecutor, Suwon District Public Prosecutors' Office (2004-2006); Public Prosecutor, Ulsan District Public Prosecutors' Office (2002-2004).

Languages

Korean, Spanish and English.

Member

Korean and Seoul Bar Associations.

Education

Universidad Complutense de, Madrid(UCM), España(Visiting Scholar, 2007-2008); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea (2000-2002); Yonsei University, College of Law (LL.B., 1994).


South Korea: Regulatory: compliance and investigations

Regulatory: compliance and investigations – Local firms

Within: Regulatory: compliance and investigations – Local firms

The 'outstanding’ white-collar crime practice at Shin & Kim is comprised of highly skilled former prosecutors and judicial officials, and is regularly instructed to advise and represent executives and corporations in criminal proceedings. The firm's recently established digital forensic centre is utilised for internal investigations, corruption prevention, and compliance. Dong-Seong Myung heads the sizeable team, which includes Dong-Shin Yeom and Tak-Kyun Hong, and focuses on criminal investigations and trials. Keonjoo Lee and Doosik Lee successfully defended a key client against bribery, while Seong-Jin Choi, a specialist in financial crimes, money laundering and digital forensics, has been counsel on several high-profile criminal trials.Ok-Sook Byun and Hong-Il Kim are also names to note.

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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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