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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

Young-Seok Ki

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4021
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner.

Career

Shin & Kim (2001-Present); Foreign Associate, Allens Arthur & Robinson, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2008).

Languages

Korean and English.

Member

Korean and Seoul Bar Associations; 

Education

University of Washington School of Law (LL.M., 2007); Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1999-2001); Seoul National University, College of Social Science (B.A., 1988).


South Korea: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Local firms

Within: Labour and employment – Local firms

Shin & Kim’s full-service labour department spans internal compliance investigations, restructuring and has strong capabilities in disputes, particularly in illegal dispatch worker cases. Practice head Young-Seok Ki and Michael Chang recently advised BBC Korea on setting up its employment structure, employee handbook and policies in compliance with Korean labour laws. In other matters, Dong-Wook Kim and Jong Soo Kim are representing the Ministry of Employment and Labor in the highly topical administrative lawsuit and constitutional petition brought by small and medium businesses in response to the legislative increase of the minimum wage.

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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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