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Shin & Kim

8TH FLOOR, STATE TOWER NAMSAN, 100 TOEGYE-RO, JUNG-GU, SEOUL 04631, SOUTH KOREA
Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4114
Fax:
Fax +82 2 756 6226
Email:
Web:
www.shinkim.com
Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai

Kyoung Soo Chang

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4066
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner.

Career

Shin & Kim (2003-Present);Judicial Research & Training Institute, the Supreme Court of Korea

Languages

Korean and English.

Member

Korean and Seoul Bar Associations.

Education

University of Washington School of Law (LL.M.,2009); Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2001-2003); Seoul National University, College of Social Science (B.A., 1995).


South Korea: Real estate

Real estate – Local firms

Within: Real estate – Local firms

Shin & Kim’s ‘extensive market knowledge, in-depth experience and proactive legal advice’ continues to attract Korean and international clients seeking ‘sound legal advice’ and assistance and in all aspects of real estate transactions. Kyung Don Lee leads the sizeable group, which has been active in a number of big-ticket deals. Notable highlights include Kyoung Soo Chang acting for IGIS Asset Management on the purchase of the Signature Tower in Seoul. The team also advised Vestas Investment Management on the $657m sale of the K-Twin Tower. In outbound transactional work, Suk Lee represented Hana Alternative Investment Asset Management in the acquisition of Sentinel Building in Washington DC. Thak Hwan Kim specialises in the management of real estate collective investment vehicles under the Capital Markets Act, while Eunjoo Lee advises Korean and foreign companies on the acquisition, operations and sale of commercial properties.

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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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