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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

Sung Geun Kim

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4218
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Senior Partner.

Career

Shin & Kim (1986-Present);Legal Counsel, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning(2016 - Present); Auditor, JoongAang Ilbo(2015 - Present); Legal Counsel, Korea Communications Commission(2010 - Present); Member of Market Monitoring Committee, Korea Power Exchange(2010 - Present) Foreign Associate, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher, Washington, D.C. (1992); Foreign Associate, Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C. (1991-1992); Judge Advocate, Korean Army (1983-1986).

Languages

Korean and English.

Member

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

Education

Georgetown University Law School (LL.M., 1991); Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1981-1983); Seoul National University Law School (LL.B., 1981).


South Korea: TMT

TMT – Local firms

Within: TMT – Local firms

Shin & Kim's TMT practice recently launched an IT support centre to provide advice for start-ups and SMEs. Sinook Kang leads the sizeable team which includes Juneyoung Jang, who advises SK telecom and KT Corporation on IT regulations, privacy and personal data protection issues. Sung Geun Kim specialises in telecoms-related transactions, while Su Yong Jung is an expert in communications and broadcasting law. The practice counts LGU+, Telenav, and Estsoft as clients which it advises on M&A, licensing, data protection and litigation.

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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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