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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

Hee-Chan Byun

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4062
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Litigation.; Tax Disputes; Tax and Customs Disputes; Administrative Disputes; Environmental Disputes

Position

Partner.

Career

Shin & Kim (2008-Present); Legal Counsel, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea (2012-2015); Legal Counsel, National Tax Service of Korea (2011-2013); Legal Counsel, Ministry of Public Administration and Security (2010-2012); Presiding Judge, Seoul Central District Court (2007-2008); Professor, Judicial Research & Training Institute (2004-2007); Presiding Judge, Changwon District Court (2002-2004); Research Judge, Supreme Court of Korea (2000-2002); Judge, Seoul High Court (1999-2000); Judge, Seoul District Court Uijeongbu Department (1998-1999); Judge, Seoul Family Court (1997-1998); Judge, Seoul District Court (1995-1997); Judge, Seoul Southern District Court (1993-1995); Judge, Changwon District Court Chungmu Department (1991-1993); Judge, Seoul Criminal Court (1989-1991); Judge, Seoul District Court Uijeongbu Department (1987-1989).

Languages

Korean and English.

Member

Korean and Seoul Bar Associations; International Bar Association.

Education

Stanford Law School(Visiting Scholar, 1998-1999); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea(1985-1987); Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1982).


South Korea: Tax

Tax – Local firms

Within: Tax – Local firms

Shin & Kim’s tax practice is comprised of experienced tax lawyers, CPA’s and tax accountants who advise national and international clients including the KT Corporation and Samsung SDS on matters ranging from tax appeals, investigations and customs. The practice is led by Choon Cho and Hyeon-Jin Kim, whose expertise covers corporate, VAT, inheritance, gift, local and custom taxes disputes. Cho obtained a favourable result for Korea Gas in its claim back of $62m paid in taxation. Meanwhile, Hee-Chan Byun acted for Korea South-East Power in a corporate tax claim totalling $3m; the case is significant for being the first where a court has recognised proper tax treatment of a trial product as a result of the government-funded technical innovation project.

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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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