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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

Sang Man Kim

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4042
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Banking and Finance.

Position

Partner.

Career

Shin & Kim (1991–Present); Member, Statutory Interpretation Deliberation Committee, Financial Services Commission (2015-Present); Member, COFIX Management Committee, Korea Federation of Banks (2013-Present); Member, KOSPI Market Disclosure & Listing Committee, Korea Exchange (2009–2011); Member, Committee for Financial Development, Ministry of Finance and Economy (2006-2007); International Associate, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York (2000-2001).

Languages

Korean and English.

Member

Korean and Seoul Bar Associations; International Swaps and Derivative Association(ISDA) [2008]

Education

New York University School of Law (LL.M., 2000); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea (1989-1991); Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1989).


South Korea: Capital markets

Capital markets – Local firms

Within: Capital markets – Local firms

Shin & Kim is ‘excellent with respect to industry knowledge and transaction experience’. Jong-Uk Lee is singled out as ‘outstanding’ and is consistently involved in the most significant ABS and covered bond deals, for example in acting for the issuer from the structuring to the documentation phase to successfully issue the ABS for Lotte Card in the value of $260m. In securities issuances, Lee, Yong Jin Park and practice head Sang Man Kim advised Heungkuk Life Insurance regarding its offering of $500m 4.475% subordinated capital securities – the first public offering of this type of securities abroad by a medium-sized life insurance company.  Other key figures in the ‘value for money’ team are Tae-Yong Seo and Jeong-Hoon Lee who lead on IPO deals – they represented underwriters Daishin Securities as transaction counsel in relation to Aekyung Industrial's IPO and listing on the Korea Exchange.

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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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