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Seung Soon Lim

Seung Soon Lim

Yoon & Yang18, 19, 22, 23 & 34 Floors, ASEM Tower517 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-GuSeoulKorea06164

National Leader

Korea - Corporate Tax 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The “excellent” Seung Soon Lim shines in tax litigation and disputes, and is highly recommended for his international practice.


Seung Soon Lim, a managing partner at Yoon & Yang LLC, is regarded as one of the most prominent tax lawyers in Korea. He has successfully handled numerous significant tax cases, including: advising Manuli Rubber Industries, an Italian company, on tax issues under Korean tax laws in regards to its in-kind investment in a Dutch company; and representing Booyoung, a leading Korean construction company, in a tax litigation to revoke a disposition to impose corporate income tax. He is a co-author of the steady-selling textbook Tax Law, which has become the most frequently referenced textbook among tax experts in Korea.

He has been ranked as a leading individual in South Korea in tax by Chambers & Partners for six consecutive years since 2015. Seung Soon Lim was also selected as a leading individual by The Legal 500 (2018) and as a market-leading lawyer by Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2014, 2016-2018, and 2020).

Prior to joining Yoon & Yang LLC, Mr Lim formerly served as the commissioner of the national tax appeals bureau of the National Tax Service; the Administrative Appeals Commission of the Prime Minister; the pre-assessment review committee of the National Tax Service; and the review committee for the national tax appeal of the Ministry of the Strategy and Finance. He also served as tax law adviser of the Seoul Regional Tax Office.

Seung Soon Lim is a graduate of Seoul National University College of Law (LLB, 1977) and Kyung Hee University Department of Law (LLM, 2002). He is admitted to the Bar in Korea.

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