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Dong So KIM Tax Attorney/CPA

T.+82-2-3703-1013 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Dong So KIM Tax Attorney/CPA
Dong So KIM Tax Attorney/CPA

Dong So KIMTax Attorney/CPA

T.+82-2-3703-1013 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.dskim@kimchang.com

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Dong-So Kim is a tax attorney/CPA in the firm's Finance Tax Practice.

With over twenty years of practice in the international and domestic tax matters, Mr. Kim has developed practical experience as well as expert knowledge in a variety of tax issues and practices, including M&A and other transactional tax issues, tax treaty issues, tax audit assistance, resolution of tax controversies, tax rulings, legislative advisory, tax incentives, indirect taxes, real estate taxes, tax advices on setting up and restructuring of Korean operations of multinational companies, etc.

As a leading member of the firm's Finance Tax Practice, Mr. Kim works extensively with a broad range of companies in financial industry, such as securities companies, insurance companies, banks, mutual funds, leasing companies, credit card companies, investment advisory and management companies and other participants in the financial industry. He is a leading expert in advising tax issues related to financial products/transactions such as derivative transactions, securitization, capital market transactions, lease transactions, structured financing, acquisition and project financing.

Mr. Kim also has extensive expertise and experience in providing foreign and domestic private equity funds with tax advices relating to M&A, transaction evaluation and structuring, due-diligence reviews, contract negotiations and documentations, restructuring, and dispositions.

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Experience

Kim & Chang (1991-Present)

Samil Accounting Corporation (1987-1991)

Representative Mattersshow

Finance Tax
 
  • Represented a number of foreign banks and a foreign securities company during their tax audit from the Korean tax authorities.
  • Advised legislation of procedures to claim reduced withholding rate under Korean tax treaties.
  • Advised Korea Financial Telecommunications and Clearing Institute in obtaining a tax ruling and subsequent legislation on VAT exemption treatment.
 
Private Equity Fund
 
  • Advised private equity funds in their acquisitions of Korean targets in the IT, construction material, consumer product and apparel industries.
  • Advised formation and establishment of a number of private equity funds.
  • Advised formation and establishment of a major Korean private equity fund.
  • Advised law revisions to clarify and improve partnership taxation rules as applicable to Korean private equity funds.

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Tax: Consultants (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2020)

Education

    Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Washington (M.P.A., Tax, 1996)

    College of Business and Economy, Yonsei University (B.S., 1988)

Qualifications

    Certified Public Accountant, Korea, 1989; Washington, 1996

Languages

Korean and English

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Dong So KIM
Tax Attorney/CPA


T. +82-2-3703-1013      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Dong-So Kim is a tax attorney/CPA in the firm's Finance Tax Practice.

With over twenty years of practice in the international and domestic tax matters, Mr. Kim has developed practical experience as well as expert knowledge in a variety of tax issues and practices, including M&A and other transactional tax issues, tax treaty issues, tax audit assistance, resolution of tax controversies, tax rulings, legislative advisory, tax incentives, indirect taxes, real estate taxes, tax advices on setting up and restructuring of Korean operations of multinational companies, etc.

As a leading member of the firm's Finance Tax Practice, Mr. Kim works extensively with a broad range of companies in financial industry, such as securities companies, insurance companies, banks, mutual funds, leasing companies, credit card companies, investment advisory and management companies and other participants in the financial industry. He is a leading expert in advising tax issues related to financial products/transactions such as derivative transactions, securitization, capital market transactions, lease transactions, structured financing, acquisition and project financing.

Mr. Kim also has extensive expertise and experience in providing foreign and domestic private equity funds with tax advices relating to M&A, transaction evaluation and structuring, due-diligence reviews, contract negotiations and documentations, restructuring, and dispositions.






    Kim & Chang (1991-Present)

    Samil Accounting Corporation (1987-1991)






Finance Tax
 
  •   Represented a number of foreign banks and a foreign securities company during their tax audit from the Korean tax authorities.
  •   Advised legislation of procedures to claim reduced withholding rate under Korean tax treaties.
  •   Advised Korea Financial Telecommunications and Clearing Institute in obtaining a tax ruling and subsequent legislation on VAT exemption treatment.
 
Private Equity Fund
 
  •   Advised private equity funds in their acquisitions of Korean targets in the IT, construction material, consumer product and apparel industries.
  •   Advised formation and establishment of a number of private equity funds.
  •   Advised formation and establishment of a major Korean private equity fund.
  •   Advised law revisions to clarify and improve partnership taxation rules as applicable to Korean private equity funds.





Awards

  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Tax: Consultants (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2020)





Education

    Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Washington (M.P.A., Tax, 1996)

    College of Business and Economy, Yonsei University (B.S., 1988)


Qualifications

    Certified Public Accountant, Korea, 1989; Washington, 1996


Languages
  •    Korean and English





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