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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

Tak-Kyun Hong

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4085
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Partner.

Career

Shin & Kim (2006-Present); Member of Publication Distribution Deliberation Committee (2013-Present); Prosecutor, Cheongju District Prosecutors' Office (2005-2006); Prosecutor, Yeongdong Branch of Cheongju District Prosecutors' Office (2004-2005); Prosecutor, Seognam Branch of Suwon District Prosecutors' Office (2002-2004); Public-Service Judge Advocate, Korea Legal Aid Corporation (1999-2002).

Languages

Korean and English.

Member

Korean and Seoul Bar Associations; New York State Bar Association.

Education

Sungkyunkwan University, Graduate School of Law (Ph. D., 2010); New York University School of Law (LL.M., 2006); Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1997-1999); Seoul National University, College of Political Science (B.A., 1997).


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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