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Chang Hyeon KO Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1003 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Chang Hyeon KO Attorney
Chang Hyeon KO Attorney

Chang Hyeon KOAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1003F.+82-2-737-9091/9092E.chko@kimchang.com

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Chang Hyeon Ko is a Kim & Chang attorney whose practice focuses on M&A, corporate governance (including restructuring), capital markets and private equity transactions. Mr. Ko has provided corporate governance and financing counseling to numerous public companies. He also advises global financial institutions and private equity funds in financial and strategic investments.

Mr. Ko served on various committees of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Financial Supervisory Service, Korea Exchange and National Pension Service. He also served as an adjunct lecturer of Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea and Korea Securities Dealers’ Association. He currently serves as a counselor of Korea Listed Companies Association.

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Experience

Member, Advisory Committee, Korea Listed Companies Association (2014-Present)

Member, State Property Management Policy Examination Committee, (Securities Division), Ministry of Economy and Finance (2012-2014)

Member, Risk Management Committee, National Pension Service (2009-2018)

Member, Committee for Enactment of Special Commercial Code, Ministry of Justice (2007-2008)

Member, Investment Advisory Committee, National Pension Service (2007-2008, 2009-2014)

Editor, “BFL” published by Seoul National University (2006-Present)

Member, Surveillance Committee, Korea Exchange (2004-2005)

Director, Korea Securities Law Association (2003-Present)

Member, Disclosure Committee, KOSDAQ (2001-2010)

Member, Advisory Committee, KOSDAQ Listed Companies Association (2000-Present)

Lecturer (Corporate Finance and Securities Law, M&A), Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1999-2013)

Member, Advisory Committee on Financial Engineering, Financial Supervisory Service of Korea (1999-2003)

Lecturer (International Finance), Korea Securities Dealers' Association (1999-2000)

National Editor for Korea, “Capital Asia” published by The International Securities Institute (1994-1997)

Kim & Chang (1993-Present)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (1990-1993)

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Capital Markets (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Global: Capital Markets (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2019) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific: Capital Markets (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2019) 
  • Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (Euromoney, 2018) 
  • Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (Euromoney, 2016-2017)

Publications/Activities
    • Getting the Deal Through - Shareholder Activism and Engagement: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2016-2017)
    • Enactment of Multiple Voting System for Listed Companies - focusing on Tenured Voting System in France, KERI Insight 16-4 (KERI, 2016)
    • “Proposals for Rationalization of Quorum Requirement of Shareholders’ Meeting,” Kosdaq Journal 2017 January Vol.168 (Kosdaq Listed Companies Association, 2016)
    • Enactment and Listing of Multiple Voting Shares, Business Law Review Vol.29 No.3 (Korea Business Law Association, 2015)
    • Getting the Deal Through - Initial Public Offerings: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2015-2016)
    • European Lawyer Reference - Securities World (Fourth edition 2014): “Korea” chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2014)
    • Getting the Deal Through - Debt Capital Markets: “Korea” chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014)
    • “Influence of U.S. Laws on Korean Jurisprudence – with a Focus on Corporate and Securities Laws,” AMERIKAHŌ (Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, 2013)
    • Corporation Law Commentary (Co-author, Bobmunsa, 2013.2.)
    • Duty of Fair Dealing and Taking of Corporate Opportunities under Korean Commercial Code (KLCA, 2012.3.)
    • “To list or not to list?,” Asian-Counsel Vol. 8 Issue 8 (Co-author, Pacific Business Press, 2010)
    • Hybrid Tier One Securities, Journal of Private Case Law Studies (Academy of Private Case Law Studies, 2005.2.)
    • Analysis and Evaluation of Recent Amendment to Accounting-related Laws, BFL (Center for Financial Law, 2004.3.)
    • Short-swing rule under Korean Securities and Exchange Act, Human Rights and Justice (Korean Bar Association, 1999.8.)
    • Recent Amendment to Korean Securities and Exchange Act, Human Rights and Justice (Korean Bar Association, 1997.4.)
    • LAWDAS Law Dictionary (Korean translation) (original was written by Hasegawa Toshiaki, Esq. and published by Tokyo Nunoi Publishing, Inc. in Japanese) (Kwang Jang Publishing Co., Ltd., 1997.2.)
    • Asset Securitization in Asia - Korea Section (ISI Publications, 1996)
    • Marketing Unit Trusts & Mutual Funds in Asia - Korea Section (ISI Publications, 1996)
    • Foreign Investment in Asian Markets - Korea Section (The International Securities Institute, 1995)
    • Regulation on Public Offering in Korea and the U.S.A, Securities (Korea Securities Dealers' Association, 1994.3.)
    • Regulation on Mergers & Acquisitions in Korea (Dissertation for MBA degree at Hanyang University, Graduate School of Banking, 1993.6.)

Education

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1998)

    Graduate School, Hanyang University (Ph.D. Candidate, International Business, 1997)

    Graduate School of Banking, Hanyang University (M.B.A., International Finance, 1993)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1990)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1988)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1990

Languages

Korean, English, Japanese

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Chang Hyeon KO Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1003      F. +82-2-737-9091/9092     


  




Chang Hyeon Ko is a Kim & Chang attorney whose practice focuses on M&A, corporate governance (including restructuring), capital markets and private equity transactions. Mr. Ko has provided corporate governance and financing counseling to numerous public companies. He also advises global financial institutions and private equity funds in financial and strategic investments.

Mr. Ko served on various committees of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Financial Supervisory Service, Korea Exchange and National Pension Service. He also served as an adjunct lecturer of Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea and Korea Securities Dealers’ Association. He currently serves as a counselor of Korea Listed Companies Association.






    Member, Advisory Committee, Korea Listed Companies Association (2014-Present)

    Member, State Property Management Policy Examination Committee, (Securities Division), Ministry of Economy and Finance (2012-2014)

    Member, Risk Management Committee, National Pension Service (2009-2018)

    Member, Committee for Enactment of Special Commercial Code, Ministry of Justice (2007-2008)

    Member, Investment Advisory Committee, National Pension Service (2007-2008, 2009-2014)

    Editor, “BFL” published by Seoul National University (2006-Present)

    Member, Surveillance Committee, Korea Exchange (2004-2005)

    Director, Korea Securities Law Association (2003-Present)

    Member, Disclosure Committee, KOSDAQ (2001-2010)

    Member, Advisory Committee, KOSDAQ Listed Companies Association (2000-Present)

    Lecturer (Corporate Finance and Securities Law, M&A), Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1999-2013)

    Member, Advisory Committee on Financial Engineering, Financial Supervisory Service of Korea (1999-2003)

    Lecturer (International Finance), Korea Securities Dealers' Association (1999-2000)

    National Editor for Korea, “Capital Asia” published by The International Securities Institute (1994-1997)

    Kim & Chang (1993-Present)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (1990-1993)






Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Capital Markets (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Global: Capital Markets (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2019) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific: Capital Markets (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2019) 
  •   Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (Euromoney, 2018) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (Euromoney, 2016-2017)

Publications/Activities

  •   Getting the Deal Through - Shareholder Activism and Engagement: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2016-2017)
  •   Enactment of Multiple Voting System for Listed Companies - focusing on Tenured Voting System in France, KERI Insight 16-4 (KERI, 2016)
  •   “Proposals for Rationalization of Quorum Requirement of Shareholders’ Meeting,” Kosdaq Journal 2017 January Vol.168 (Kosdaq Listed Companies Association, 2016)
  •   Enactment and Listing of Multiple Voting Shares, Business Law Review Vol.29 No.3 (Korea Business Law Association, 2015)
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Initial Public Offerings: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2015-2016)
  •   European Lawyer Reference - Securities World (Fourth edition 2014): “Korea” chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2014)
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Debt Capital Markets: “Korea” chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014)
  •   “Influence of U.S. Laws on Korean Jurisprudence – with a Focus on Corporate and Securities Laws,” AMERIKAHŌ (Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, 2013)
  •   Corporation Law Commentary (Co-author, Bobmunsa, 2013.2.)
  •   Duty of Fair Dealing and Taking of Corporate Opportunities under Korean Commercial Code (KLCA, 2012.3.)
  •   “To list or not to list?,” Asian-Counsel Vol. 8 Issue 8 (Co-author, Pacific Business Press, 2010)
  •   Hybrid Tier One Securities, Journal of Private Case Law Studies (Academy of Private Case Law Studies, 2005.2.)
  •   Analysis and Evaluation of Recent Amendment to Accounting-related Laws, BFL (Center for Financial Law, 2004.3.)
  •   Short-swing rule under Korean Securities and Exchange Act, Human Rights and Justice (Korean Bar Association, 1999.8.)
  •   Recent Amendment to Korean Securities and Exchange Act, Human Rights and Justice (Korean Bar Association, 1997.4.)
  •   LAWDAS Law Dictionary (Korean translation) (original was written by Hasegawa Toshiaki, Esq. and published by Tokyo Nunoi Publishing, Inc. in Japanese) (Kwang Jang Publishing Co., Ltd., 1997.2.)
  •   Asset Securitization in Asia - Korea Section (ISI Publications, 1996)
  •   Marketing Unit Trusts & Mutual Funds in Asia - Korea Section (ISI Publications, 1996)
  •   Foreign Investment in Asian Markets - Korea Section (The International Securities Institute, 1995)
  •   Regulation on Public Offering in Korea and the U.S.A, Securities (Korea Securities Dealers' Association, 1994.3.)
  •   Regulation on Mergers & Acquisitions in Korea (Dissertation for MBA degree at Hanyang University, Graduate School of Banking, 1993.6.)





Education

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1998)

    Graduate School, Hanyang University (Ph.D. Candidate, International Business, 1997)

    Graduate School of Banking, Hanyang University (M.B.A., International Finance, 1993)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1990)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1988)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1990


Languages
  •    Korean, English, Japanese





Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes ,  Foreign Direct Investment ,  Banking ,  Japan ,  Capital Markets ,  Securities ,  Private Equity