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Corporate & M&A Litigation "Easily among the best in commercial disputes, the firm maintains its client’s first choice position
in managing large-scale litigations and bet-the-company disputes."
– Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018


Kim & Chang’s Corporate & M&A Litigation Practice has successfully represented many clients in significant corporate and M&A-related disputes and litigations over the years.

Corporate and M&A-related disputes are becoming increasingly more complex, and such disputes are expanding to other fields such as tax and white collar criminal investigation/prosecution. 

Over the years, the Corporate & M&A Litigation Practice has accumulated optimal outcomes for clients in major shareholder disputes and M&A-related disputes.  We meet and exceed our clients’ expectations by offering comprehensive and strategic solutions to relevant issues based on our experience and know-how, our continuing analysis of relevant court precedents and trends in the corporate world and the market, and the expertise of our lawyers, accountants, foreign attorneys, and advisors with backgrounds in government and financial institutions. 

Key Servicesshow

  • Advice on disputes relating to hostile M&A and managerial control;
  • Dispute arising from post-M&A; 
  • Disputes relating to improvement of corporate governance; 
  • Joint venture companies’ disputes under shareholder agreements;
  • Disputes relating to companies’ general meeting of shareholders; 
  • Disputes relating to companies’ new issuance of shares and corporate bonds; 
  • Disputes relating to companies’ composition of organization (e.g., directors or auditors); 
  • Disputes relating to companies’ businesses and finances as well as institutional responsibility; and
  • Disputes relating to shareholder derivative lawsuits.

Key Experienceshow

  • Successfully defended against injunction applications and lawsuits brought by minor shareholders in connection with a merger between domestic conglomerates and a merger between large domestic banks.
  • Successfully defended against damage compensation claims which were based on an alleged violation of the representations and warranties clause of the share purchase agreement of a large domestic construction company and the share purchase agreement of a domestic regional bank following a split-off and merger.
  • Successfully defended a domestic securities company in a case where the plaintiffs sought to invalidate the issuance of new stocks during the company’s acquisition process.
  • Successfully defended a large domestic telecommunications company against an injunction application that sought to suspend the resolution of the company’s board of directors with respect to the nomination of a chairman candidate.


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