Byung-Moon Jung > Kim & Chang > Seoul, South Korea > Lawyer Profile

Kim & Chang
SEOUL 03170
South Korea
Byung-Moon Jung photo

Work Department

Tax, Tax Litigation, Tax Audit & Tax Dispute Resolution, Family, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense, Construction & Engineering Disputes, Criminal Defense Litigation


Byung-Moon Jung is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in tax audit and dispute resolution.

Reflecting his varied experience as a judge, especially as a research judge (chief of tax team) at the Supreme Court and a presiding judge at Suwon District Court Administration Panel, Mr. Jung has developed practical experience and expertise in variety of tax issues and practices, including tax treaty issues, tax audit assistance, resolution of tax controversies, tax rulings, and legislative advisory. He also advises on tax incentives, indirect taxes, real estate taxation, and tax related issues on setting up and restructuring Korean operations of multinational companies.

As a leading member of the Tax Audit & Tax Dispute Resolution Practice, Mr. Jung works extensively with a broad range of local and overseas companies. He is an expert in advising on corporate tax, income tax, international tax, inheritance tax, and added tax. Reflecting his experience as a judge, Mr. Jung also specializes in resolution of tax controversies.

Mr. Jung also has experience providing foreign and domestic private equity funds with tax advice relating to mergers and acquisitions, transaction evaluation and structuring, due-diligence reviews, contract negotiations and documentations, restructuring, and dispositions.

Before joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Jung served in the judiciary for 19 years, first as a judge in district courts, and later as a judge in the appellate court, as well as a research judge (chief of tax litigation team) at the Supreme Court and as a presiding judge at Suwon District Court Administration Panel.

Mr. Jung received an LL.B. from Seoul National University in 1985, and attended the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1987. He is admitted to the Korea bar.


Korean and English


Admitted to bar, Korea, 1987


Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1987)
College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1985)

Lawyer Rankings

South Korea > Tax: local firms

Enthusiasm and eagerness to meet the needs of clients‘ are the core strengths of the tax practice group at Kim & Chang, which is led by key practitioners Woo Hyun Baik and Byung-Moon Jung. The team comprises an integrated pricing and customs sub-practice and offers a broad range of services including assistance with tax planning, tax advice on corporate transactions, applications for tax exemptions, applications for tax rulings and transfer pricing studies. Most impressive is the firm’s litigious tax work which sees the group defending taxpayer positions up to and including the supreme court, often on issues for which there is little or no legal precedent. Tae Yeon Nam and Hae Ma Joong Kim are highly recommended. Also of note is Sang Woo Lee, who specialises in tax dispute resolution and audits.