Young Man Huh > Kim & Chang > Seoul, South Korea > Lawyer Profile

Kim & Chang
SEOUL 03170
South Korea
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Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions; Capital Markets; Securities; Investment Management; Private Equity; Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes


Young Man Huh is a partner in the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, Investment Management, and Private Equity practices.

He is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after transactional lawyers in the market, having handled numerous landmark transactions in Korea. Throughout his career, Mr. Huh has advised the Korean government, including Korea’s top financial regulator, the National Assembly and various Ministries. He is consistently recognized by the world’s leading legal directories as a top corporate/M&A and capital markets lawyer in Korea.

His significant M&A practice covers a wide range, including cross-border and domestic acquisitions of corporates, financial institutions and public companies, investments by global and domestic private equity funds and takeover defense, on a number of first-of-its-kind and high-profile M&A transactions in Korea.

Mr. Huh also has deep securities practice experience, having successfully handled a number of IPOs and other offerings of equity in overseas and domestic capital markets.

He also advises corporates and financial institutions on corporate governance-related matters.

In addition, Mr. Huh regularly counsels private equity funds and various pension funds in connection with fundraising and investment activities.


Korean and English


Admitted to bar, Korea, 1990


Harvard Law School (Visiting Scholar, 1999)
Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1990)
College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1988)

Lawyer Rankings

South Korea > Corporate and M&A: local firms

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Young Man Huh

Kim & 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.