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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

Tong-Gun Lee

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4297
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner.

Career

Shin & Kim (2000-Present); Member of the Coordinating Committee for the Creditor Financial Institutions (2009); Lecturer, Judicial Research & Training Institute, the Supreme Court of Korea (2008-Present); International Lawyer, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York (2006-2007); Prosecutor, Seoul Central District Public Prosecutors' Office (2003).

Languages

Korean and English.

Member

Korean and Seoul Bar Associations; Korean Securities Law Association; International WHO’s WHO Historical Society (2004).

Education

Advanced Law Program of Seoul National University, College of Law (2007); Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA, U.S.A. (LL.M., 2006); M&A Specialist Academy of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Graduate School of Global Business (Certificate of Completion, 2004); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea (1998-2000); Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Administration (Certificate of Completion, 2001); 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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