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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

Doo-Sik Kim

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4223
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Senior Partner.

Career

Shin & Kim (1982-Present); Adjunct Professor, Seoul National University Law School (2011-Present); Vice President, Korea Arbitrators Association (2009-Present); President, Trade Remedy Forum of Korea (2008-Present); Arbitrator, Korea Commercial Arbitration Board (1995-Present); Adjunct Professor, DongKuk University, Graduate School for International Information (1999-2000); Commissioner of the Customs Deliberation Committee, the Korean Customs Service(1998-2004); Legal Counsel, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (1991-1997); Foreign Legal Consultant, Coudert Brothers, Brussels, Belgium (1988); Foreign Legal Consultant, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto, California (1987-1988).

Languages

Korean, English and Japanese.

Member

Korean and Seoul Bar Associations; International Bar Association; American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association.; International Economic Law Society, Korea

Education

Columbia Law School (Visiting Scholar, 2002-2003); University of Chicago Law School (LL.M., 1987); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea (1980-1982); Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1980).


South Korea

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Shin & Kim attracts praise for its ability ‘to field a large team of several partners along with talented junior lawyers’; the practice is headed by Doo-Sik Kim, who is particularly active in investor-state disputes, as well as in litigation involving complex construction and finance-related matters. Kim has an ‘impressive gravitas with clients and before tribunals’; he advised Lone Star Funds in one of the largest claims in ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Korea. In addition, he and commercial arbitration specialist Jae Min Jeon are acting for Baring Private Equity Asia in a complex case involving a post-M&A transaction. Elsewhere, Seungmin Lee is highlighted for her ‘outstanding speciality and commitment’. Recently promoted partner Sang-Hoon Han is also recommended, while foreign attorney Arie Eernisse is ‘by far their best advocate’.

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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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