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Dae-Hyuk Choi Attorney

Dae-Hyuk Choi Attorney
Dae-Hyuk Choi Attorney

Dae-Hyuk ChoiAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1199 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.daehyuk.choi@kimchang.com

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Bio

Dae-Hyuk Choi is an attorney at Kim & Chang who specializes in the areas of Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Foreign Direct Investment. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Choi has been actively involved in many high-profile transactions of domestic and foreign energy companies, public power institutions, infrastructure companies and developers. In particular, he has extensive experience in renewable energy projects with foreign clients. 

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Choi was a partner at Shin & Kim LLC and was in charge of various energy-related matters both for domestic and foreign clients, including M&A transactions and regulatory issues related to various energy sources such as LNG, waste, coal and renewable energy. 

He is currently a member of the Ministry of Economy and Finance’s Advisory Committee on Preliminary Feasibility Studies for Public Institutions and is involved in selecting projects to conduct preliminary feasibility studies under the Act on the Management of Public Institutions. Mr. Choi was appointed as a policy expert in the field of energy and infrastructure by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and has been advising on policies to various domestic and overseas energy and other infrastructure projects. In addition, he has actively engaged in various writing activities such as contributing to the Korean section of the Chambers Alternative Energy & Power Guide and participating as a co-author of “International Construction and Energy Law.” 

Mr. Choi received an LL.M. from Stanford Law School in 2018, his J.D. from Seoul National University and his B.A. in business administration from Seoul National University. He admitted to the Korean bar. 

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (2021-Present)

Shin & Kim LLC (2012-2021)

Policy Expert (Energy, SOC Sector), Korea Development Institute (2020.9.-Present)

Member, Advisory Committee for Feasibility Studies on Domestic and Outbound Investment Projects of Public Institutions, Ministry of Economy and Finance (2020.7.-Present)

Auditor, NXN Systems Inc. (2022.5.-Present)

Auditor, WAUG Inc. (2019.3.-Present)

Continental Automotive (Secondment, 2014.9.-2015.2.)

Project Analyst, AES Alternative Energy (Mid & Southeast Asia) Pte. Ltd., Singapore (2007-2008)

Representative Mattersshow

Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions
 
  • Advised on the development, acquisition and sale of a number of large-scale solar projects.
  • Advised on the development, acquisition and sale of a number of large-scale wind (onshore & offshore) projects.
  • Advised on the development, acquisition and sale of a number of waste projects.
  • Advised on the introduction of a new natural gas price system and preparation of contract forms.
  • Advised on a natural gas supply contract for a bunkering business.
  • Advised on the acquisition and operation of LNG terminals in Korea.
  • Advised on the merger of by-product gas power plants.
  • Advised on an intra-group restructuring project in connection with the GHG emission trading system.
  • Advised on an overseas nuclear project.
  • Advised Korean public power institutions on overseas power projects including hydroelectric power, coal, and LNG combined cycle power projects.
  • Advised on a Korean company’s overseas transmission line construction project.

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 (Edition 32) (Euromoney, 2022)

Publications/Activities
    • Chambers Alternative Energy & Power Guide - Korea Chapter (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019, 2020)
    • A Study on Problems and Improvement Methods for Renewable Portfolio Standard System in South Korea (Environmental Law and Policy Colloquium, Stanford Law School, 2018.6.)
    • International Construction and Energy Law (Co-author, PYBook, 2017.2.)
    • Actual Use of the FIDIC and Matters of Consideration, Korean Forum of International Trade and Business Law, Volume 22 Issue 1 (Co-author, 2013.5.)
    • A Study of Hostile Take-Over Cases Among Yahoo-Microsoft-Carl Icahn: Interplay Between the Shareholder Activist and Shark Repellent Mechanisms (Center for Financial Law, Seoul National University Press, 2012.2.)
    • Power in the Gender Relationship: A Comparative Study of Divorce Laws in Korea and China (Co-author, Seoul National University Press, 2008.8.)
     
    • Speaker, “Guideline for Renewable Energy Project Development and Financing,” Twilight Seminar (2019.6.)
     
    • Professional Fellow, Seoul Corporate Governance Forum (2017-Present) 
    • Member, Society of International Construction and Energy Law (2014-Present)

Education

    Stanford Law School (LL.M., 2018) 

    School of Law, Seoul National University (J.D., 2012) 

    Seoul National University (B.A., Business Administration, summa cum laude, 2009)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2012

Languages

Korean and English

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Dae-Hyuk Choi
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1199      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Dae-Hyuk Choi is an attorney at Kim & Chang who specializes in the areas of Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Foreign Direct Investment. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Choi has been actively involved in many high-profile transactions of domestic and foreign energy companies, public power institutions, infrastructure companies and developers. In particular, he has extensive experience in renewable energy projects with foreign clients. 

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Choi was a partner at Shin & Kim LLC and was in charge of various energy-related matters both for domestic and foreign clients, including M&A transactions and regulatory issues related to various energy sources such as LNG, waste, coal and renewable energy. 

He is currently a member of the Ministry of Economy and Finance’s Advisory Committee on Preliminary Feasibility Studies for Public Institutions and is involved in selecting projects to conduct preliminary feasibility studies under the Act on the Management of Public Institutions. Mr. Choi was appointed as a policy expert in the field of energy and infrastructure by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and has been advising on policies to various domestic and overseas energy and other infrastructure projects. In addition, he has actively engaged in various writing activities such as contributing to the Korean section of the Chambers Alternative Energy & Power Guide and participating as a co-author of “International Construction and Energy Law.” 

Mr. Choi received an LL.M. from Stanford Law School in 2018, his J.D. from Seoul National University and his B.A. in business administration from Seoul National University. He admitted to the Korean bar. 






    Kim & Chang (2021-Present)

    Shin & Kim LLC (2012-2021)

    Policy Expert (Energy, SOC Sector), Korea Development Institute (2020.9.-Present)

    Member, Advisory Committee for Feasibility Studies on Domestic and Outbound Investment Projects of Public Institutions, Ministry of Economy and Finance (2020.7.-Present)

    Auditor, NXN Systems Inc. (2022.5.-Present)

    Auditor, WAUG Inc. (2019.3.-Present)

    Continental Automotive (Secondment, 2014.9.-2015.2.)

    Project Analyst, AES Alternative Energy (Mid & Southeast Asia) Pte. Ltd., Singapore (2007-2008)






Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions
 
  •   Advised on the development, acquisition and sale of a number of large-scale solar projects.
  •   Advised on the development, acquisition and sale of a number of large-scale wind (onshore & offshore) projects.
  •   Advised on the development, acquisition and sale of a number of waste projects.
  •   Advised on the introduction of a new natural gas price system and preparation of contract forms.
  •   Advised on a natural gas supply contract for a bunkering business.
  •   Advised on the acquisition and operation of LNG terminals in Korea.
  •   Advised on the merger of by-product gas power plants.
  •   Advised on an intra-group restructuring project in connection with the GHG emission trading system.
  •   Advised on an overseas nuclear project.
  •   Advised Korean public power institutions on overseas power projects including hydroelectric power, coal, and LNG combined cycle power projects.
  •   Advised on a Korean company’s overseas transmission line construction project.





Awards

  •   Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 (Edition 32) (Euromoney, 2022)

Publications/Activities

  •   Chambers Alternative Energy & Power Guide - Korea Chapter (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019, 2020)
  •   A Study on Problems and Improvement Methods for Renewable Portfolio Standard System in South Korea (Environmental Law and Policy Colloquium, Stanford Law School, 2018.6.)
  •   International Construction and Energy Law (Co-author, PYBook, 2017.2.)
  •   Actual Use of the FIDIC and Matters of Consideration, Korean Forum of International Trade and Business Law, Volume 22 Issue 1 (Co-author, 2013.5.)
  •   A Study of Hostile Take-Over Cases Among Yahoo-Microsoft-Carl Icahn: Interplay Between the Shareholder Activist and Shark Repellent Mechanisms (Center for Financial Law, Seoul National University Press, 2012.2.)
  •   Power in the Gender Relationship: A Comparative Study of Divorce Laws in Korea and China (Co-author, Seoul National University Press, 2008.8.)
 
  •   Speaker, “Guideline for Renewable Energy Project Development and Financing,” Twilight Seminar (2019.6.)
 
  •   Professional Fellow, Seoul Corporate Governance Forum (2017-Present) 
  •   Member, Society of International Construction and Energy Law (2014-Present)





Education

    Stanford Law School (LL.M., 2018) 

    School of Law, Seoul National University (J.D., 2012) 

    Seoul National University (B.A., Business Administration, summa cum laude, 2009)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2012


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Energy ,  Foreign Direct Investment ,  Mergers & Acquisitions