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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

Byung Tae Kim

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4038
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner.

Career

Shin & Kim (2000-Present); Lecturer, Seoul National University, School of Law (Finance and Law Course) (2014); Lecturer, Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (International Contract Law) (2010-Present); Member of the Board on the Substantial Examination for Delisting from KOSDAQ at Korea Exchange(2009.2-2013.2); Member of the Committee for Enhancement of Competitiveness in the Legal Services Industry for Ministry of Justice of Korea (2008); Associate, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (2005-2006); Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (1997-2000).

Languages

Korean, English and Japanese.

Member

Korean and Seoul Bar Associations;  New York State Bar Association; Korea Securities Law Association.

Education

New York University Law School (LL.M., 2005); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea (1995-1997);Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1995) .


South Korea: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Local firms

Within: Corporate and M&A – Local firms

Shin & Kim's ‘deep industry knowledge’ help it deliver the best services to its client’. Key figures Tong-Gun Lee and Myong-Hyon Ryu advised CJ Group in the sale of its 100% stake in CJ HealthCare, one of Korea’s largest pharmaceutical M&As valued at $1.2bn. The team also assisted Novelis Korea’s joint venture agreement with Kobe Steel. Also of note, Jae Young Chang specialises in transactions within the manufacturing sector, while Joon Hyug Chung focuses on private equity transactions. Also recommended are Byung Tae Kim and Chang-Hyun Song. Associate Chaewon Kang has ‘lots of potential to become a great partner’.

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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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