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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

Tae-Yong Seo

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4096
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Banking and Finance.

Position

Partner.

Career

Shin & Kim (2001-Present); Member, Risk Management Committee of the Mutual Benefit System for Small and Micro Business Owners, Korea Federation of SEMs(2015 - Present); Member, Derivatives Market Development Committee, Korea Exchange (2015 - Present); Member, Listing Committee of KOSDAQ Market, Korea Exchange (2012-2014); Foreign Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Hong Kong (2007-2008).

Languages

Korean, English and Japanese.

Member

Korean and Seoul Bar Associations;

Education

University of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, California (LL.M., 2007); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea (1999-2001); Seoul National University, College of Social Science (B.A., 1997).


South Korea: Capital markets

Capital markets – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Tae-Yong Seo - Shin & Kim

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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