Jong Koo Park > Kim & Chang > Seoul, South Korea > Lawyer Profile

Kim & Chang
SEOUL 03170
South Korea
Jong Koo Park photo

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes; Foreign Direct Investment; Germany


Jong Koo Park is recognized as one of the preeminent M&A and private equity lawyers in Korea.

He has an exceptional track record in advising high profile transactions since the Korean M&A market began to flourish in late 1990’s. Many of these transactions were the first of their kind in Korea.

His recognitions include being named one of the leading M&A lawyers in Korea by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia, Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers and IFLR‘s Guide to the World’s Leading Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers. Mr. Park is admitted to practice in Korea and New York.


Korean and English


Admitted to bar, Korea, 1988; New York, 2000


Michigan Law School (LL.M., 1996)
Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1988)
College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1985)

Lawyer Rankings

South Korea > Corporate and M&A: local firms

(Leading individuals)

Jong-Koo ParkKim & Chang

Kyung Taek Jung leads Kim & Chang‘s first-rate corporate and M&A team, which distinguishes itself in headline deals at the premium end of the market. Equally highly regarded by Korean and international clients, its recent work included Yun Goo KwonYunbak ChungYoungjin Jung and others advising Hyundai Heavy Industries on its circa KRW2.09tn takeover bid for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. Also notable is that, in 2018, a group led by Sookyung Lee and Byung Min Choi acted for a consortium comprising of Macquarie Korea Opportunities Management and SK Telecom on its $2.64bn acquisition of ADT Caps from Carlyle Group. Jong-Koo Park has a track record in market-shaping M&A and private equity transactions which date back to the late 1990s. Young Man HuhBo Yong AhnYoung Jay RoJoon KimJong Hyun Park and Teo Kim are among many other standout names in the team.