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Woo Hyun Baik

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Kim & Chang

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Finance Tax, Structured Finance, Tax, Ship Finance, Private Equity


Woo Hyun Baik is a tax attorney/CPA at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in finance tax and general tax consulting. 
Mr. Baik has over 32 years of experience in advising companies on a wide range of corporate and business tax issues, including finance tax, corporate tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring. In particular, as a tax attorney in the firm’s Finance Tax Practice, Mr. Baik specializes in providing comprehensive tax advice on financial derivatives, securities lending and borrowing, structured financing, acquisitions or sales of equities, and debt securities.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Baik worked at Samil Accounting Corporation for about three years. 
Mr. Baik has co-authored various articles in major legal publications, including the Korea chapter in World Tax (2011-2018) and the Korea chapter in Getting the Deal Through – Tax Controversy (2018). Mr. Baik has also been recognized as a Leading Individual by Chambers Asia-Pacific nine years in a row (2011-2019).
Mr. Baik received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and a B.Bus. from the College of Business Administration at Seoul National University in 1978. He is a certified public accountant in Korea and California.


Korean and English


Certified Public Accountant, Korea, 1979; California, 1991


The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A., 1992)
College of Business Administration, Seoul National University (B.Bus., 1978)

South Korea: Tax

Tax – Local firms

Within: Tax – Local firms

Kim & Chang's ‘excellent in every factor’ practice handles all tax-related matters including M&A, transfer pricing, tax audit litigation and appeals. Co-heads Woo Hyun Baik and Byung Moon Jung are highly regarded, while Seung Jong Yang and Je Heum Baik are singled out for their ‘outstanding reputation’ in tax audit and disputes. Im Jung Choi, Seung Hwan Jin and Jong Koo Park acted for MBK Partners on a transaction valued at $ 1.1bn. Jin and Keun Ah Cho represented JP Morgan Asset Management on the first REF trust sale. Tae-Yeon Nam has extensive expertise in transfer pricing and audit matters. Also of note for tax disputes, M&A and audits are Hae Ma Joong Kim and foreign attorney Jeremy Everett.

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