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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

Jong-Han Oh

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4286
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Partner.

Career

Shin & Kim (1989-Present); Visiting Professor, Judicial Research & Training Institute, the Supreme Court of Korea (2009-2010); Board of Directors Member, Kyobo Securities Co., Ltd. (2000-2003).

Languages

Korean and English.

Member

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

Education

Seoul National University, Graduate School of Law (LL.M., 1996); University of Washington, School of Law (LL.M., 1995); Yale Law School (Visiting Scholar, 1993-1994); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea (1987-1989); Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1987).


South Korea: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution – Local firms

Within: Dispute resolution – Local firms

Shin & Kim has notable expertise across a range of disputes including administrative and fair trade, construction, capital markets and crime, to name but a few. Standout wins for the team include representing Incheon Metropolitan City and Lotte Group in a long-running dispute against Shinsegae Department Store concerning the sale and transfer of a terminal site. Elsewhere, Jong-Han Oh, Hyun-Jeong Kang and Jin-Ho Jeong are active in key financial disputes. Jae-Yun Yun is a well-regarded construction and real estate litigator. Seung Soo Lee is also a name 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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