Mr Hyun Tae Kim > Lee & Ko > Seoul, South Korea > Lawyer Profile

Lee & Ko
SEOUL 04532
South Korea
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Work Department

Mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, foreign investment, hostile takeovers and defense, financial services and compliance, securities.




Lee & Ko: 1999 – Present Judge, Seoul Central District Court: 1998-1999 First Securities Co., Ltd: 1988-1992.


English and Korean.



University of Washington Asian Law Center, Visiting Scholar: 2006 Judicial Research & Training Institute,Supreme Court of Korea: 1997 Seoul National University – LL.B.: 1989.

Lawyer Rankings

South Korea > Corporate and M&A: local firms

Lee & Ko‘s M&A practice has been a pillar of the firm’s work since the firm’s inception in 1977. Hyun Tae KimSang Gon Kim and Hyeong Gun Lee jointly lead the team, whose outstanding deal execution capabilities make it a strong choice for Korean and cross-border transactions. Its extensive experience spans a multitude of industries, such as construction, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, energy, logistics and technology, among various others. In 2018, Sang Gon KimHo Joon MoonKi Wook Kang and Seung Hwan Lee were among the advisers to The Carlyle Group on the sale of ADT Caps to to SK Telecom and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. In another highlight, Sang Gon KimJang Hyuk YeoSung Min Kim and others acted for  LG Electronics and LG Corporation on their acquisition of ZKW Holding GmbH (an Austria-based automotive lighting and headlight systems provider) for $1.25bn. Yong Joon YoonEdward Kim and Kyungchun Kim are also notable individuals. Chee Kwan Kim joined from Clifford Chance.