Korea: M&A and Governance 2019

Here we identify 10 lawyers for their outstanding work on both domestic and cross-border M&A and corporate governance issues.

Kim & Chang is a leading firm in the jurisdiction for M&A work, with five individuals included in our guide this year.
Joon Kim is an outstanding individual with a top-drawer practice that sees him engaged in issues including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and foreign direct investment matters.
Ji Pyoung Kim has “a wide knowledge of corporate law” according to sources who praise “the practicality of his opinions”. His practice features superb understanding of issues such as shareholder activism defence.
Jong-Hyun Park is a go-to name in the Korean market who wins effusive praise from respondents for his wide-ranging understanding of share and asset purchases, and corporate governance issues.
Shin-Kwon Lim commands great respect from sources who endorse his deep expertise on cross-border mergers and acquisitions across a range of industry sectors.
Young Man Huh is a distinguished practitioner who receives plaudits from interviewees thanks to his wealth of experience on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions.

Lee & Ko’s Sang Gon Kim is “a very well-known lawyer” in the Korean corporate market who is “very strong on M&A matters”. His expertise spans an array of matters including hostile takeovers.
Hyeong Gun Lee has a stellar reputation in the jurisdiction with respondents highlighting him for his superb handling of international M&A transactions and joint ventures.

Bae Kim & Lee’s Ri Bong Han wins widespread plaudits from market observers this year. He runs a first-rate practice that sees him involved in issues such as hostile takeovers and foreign investment.

At Yulchon, Hee Chul Kang is a prominent figure in the market credited for his profound ability handling corporate governance issues for both domestic and international firms.

Sang Il Park of Hwang Mok Park is held in high esteem by respondents who commend his top-notch work on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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