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Do Young KIM Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1012 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Do Young KIM Attorney
Do Young KIM Attorney

Do Young KIMAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1012 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.dykim@kimchang.com

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Do Young Kim is an attorney at Kim & Chang’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and Insolvency & Restructuring Practice.

Mr. Kim has advised clients in a number of transactions in the areas covering mergers & acquisitions, private equity, insolvency & restructuring and foreign direct investments. In particular, he is highly experienced in foreign PEFs’ investments, operation, exit and related tax issues, and possesses expertise in issues related to the automotive and port industries. He has also advised and represented clients with regards to various government investigations, civil and criminal proceedings and arbitration procedures as well as internal audits arising from investment activities, Mr. Kim advises Korean corporations under investigations by foreign authorities as well.  

Mr. Kim received his LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1990 and two LL.M. degrees from Seoul National University Graduate School of Law in 1997 and Harvard Law School in 2000. 

In 1992, Mr. Kim graduated with honors from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea. After serving as a judge advocate in the Ministry of National Defense, he began his distinguished service as a judge at Seoul District Court in 1995, handling various civil cases including medical malpractice suits. Starting his practice as an attorney in 1997 at Kim & Chang, he was admitted to the New York bar, and practiced at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York, USA, from 2000 to 2001.

Mr. Kim is a member of the Academy of Private Case Law Studies and he gave lectures on corporate mergers & acquisitions at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea. He is currently a director of KBS Symphony Orchestra and an outside director of YG Plus Co., Ltd.

Mr. Kim also co-authored the Korea chapter of “Getting the Deal Through – Private Equity Review 2016” (Law Business Research, 2016).

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (2001-Present)

Foreign Attorney, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (2000-2001)

Kim & Chang (1997-1999)

Judge, Seoul District Court (1995-1997)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force and Ministry of National Defense (1992-1995)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Advised a foreign joint venture and its foreign shareholders on the transfer, between Korean companies, of equity in the foreign joint venture. 
  • Advised on the merger between a Korean cable system operator and an entertainment company. 
  • Advised a foreign PEF on the equity investment in a China-based Korean company. 
  • Advised a Korean PEF on the restructuring and acquisition of a business of a Korean conglomerate. 
  • Advised a Korean listed company on the sale of equity in its subsidiary. 
  • Advised on the merger between Korean subsidiaries of a foreign manufacturer. 
  • Advised a foreign PEF on the sale of a Korean liquor company. 
  • Advised a Korean PEF on the equity investment in a cable system operator. 
  • Advised a foreign 3D printing company on the acquisition of the managerial control over a Korean company in the same category of business. 
  • Advised a foreign seed company on the sale of the whole business division. 
  • Advised on the equity investment in a Korean insurance company by the consortium between a foreign PEF and a Korean PEF. 
  • Advised on the equity investment in a foreign water treatment company by a Korean PEF and a strategic investor. 
  • Advised a foreign bearing manufacturer on the acquisition of the managerial control over a Korean listed company. 
  • Advised a foreign PEF on the sale of a Korean bank. 
  • Advised a foreign PEF on the equity investment in a Korean MRO. 
  • Advised a foreign PEF on the acquisition of a foreign manufacturer of golf equipment and accessories by the consortium among a Korean PEF, a foreign PEF and a strategic investor. 
  • Advised a foreign PEF on the sale of a Korean satellite broadcasting system operator. 
  • Advised a foreign PEF on the sale of equity in a Korean real estate holding company. 
  • Advised a foreign port operator on the equity investment in a Korean shipping company. 
  • Advised on the sale of controlling interest in a Korean semiconductor manufacturer to a foreign PEF by a foreign investment company. 
  • Advised a Korean PEF on the equity investment in a wire manufacturer. 
  • Advised a Korean public enterprise on the equity investment in a US investment bank. 
  • Advised a foreign PEF on the sale of equity in a Korean lease company. 
  • Advised a foreign PEF on the real estate repurchase and the sale of shares in SPC. 
  • Advised a foreign PEF on the sale of a Korean construction company. 
  • Advised a foreign PEF on the acquisition of a Korean bank. 
  • Advised a foreign PEF on the equity investment in a Korean construction company. 
  • Advised a Korean bank on the acquisition of equity in, and the merger with a credit card company. 
  • Advised a foreign automotive manufacturer on the acquisition of a Korean automotive business. 
  • Advised a foreign port operation company on the acquisition of a Korean container terminal and its goodwill. 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, M&A and Governance (Who’s Who Legal, 2022)

Publications/Activities
    • Getting the Deal Through - Private Equity (Transactions): Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2017)
    • Effectiveness of Promissory Note Without Place of Issuance (Civil Case Study XXI, Feb.1999)
    • Study of Commercial Injunctions (LL.M. Thesis, Feb.1997)

Education

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2000)

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (LL.M., 1997)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1992)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1990)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1992; New York, 2001

Languages

Korean and English

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Do Young KIM
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1012      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Do Young Kim is an attorney at Kim & Chang’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and Insolvency & Restructuring Practice.

Mr. Kim has advised clients in a number of transactions in the areas covering mergers & acquisitions, private equity, insolvency & restructuring and foreign direct investments. In particular, he is highly experienced in foreign PEFs’ investments, operation, exit and related tax issues, and possesses expertise in issues related to the automotive and port industries. He has also advised and represented clients with regards to various government investigations, civil and criminal proceedings and arbitration procedures as well as internal audits arising from investment activities, Mr. Kim advises Korean corporations under investigations by foreign authorities as well.  

Mr. Kim received his LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1990 and two LL.M. degrees from Seoul National University Graduate School of Law in 1997 and Harvard Law School in 2000. 

In 1992, Mr. Kim graduated with honors from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea. After serving as a judge advocate in the Ministry of National Defense, he began his distinguished service as a judge at Seoul District Court in 1995, handling various civil cases including medical malpractice suits. Starting his practice as an attorney in 1997 at Kim & Chang, he was admitted to the New York bar, and practiced at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York, USA, from 2000 to 2001.

Mr. Kim is a member of the Academy of Private Case Law Studies and he gave lectures on corporate mergers & acquisitions at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea. He is currently a director of KBS Symphony Orchestra and an outside director of YG Plus Co., Ltd.

Mr. Kim also co-authored the Korea chapter of “Getting the Deal Through – Private Equity Review 2016” (Law Business Research, 2016).






    Kim & Chang (2001-Present)

    Foreign Attorney, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (2000-2001)

    Kim & Chang (1997-1999)

    Judge, Seoul District Court (1995-1997)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force and Ministry of National Defense (1992-1995)






  •   Advised a foreign joint venture and its foreign shareholders on the transfer, between Korean companies, of equity in the foreign joint venture. 
  •   Advised on the merger between a Korean cable system operator and an entertainment company. 
  •   Advised a foreign PEF on the equity investment in a China-based Korean company. 
  •   Advised a Korean PEF on the restructuring and acquisition of a business of a Korean conglomerate. 
  •   Advised a Korean listed company on the sale of equity in its subsidiary. 
  •   Advised on the merger between Korean subsidiaries of a foreign manufacturer. 
  •   Advised a foreign PEF on the sale of a Korean liquor company. 
  •   Advised a Korean PEF on the equity investment in a cable system operator. 
  •   Advised a foreign 3D printing company on the acquisition of the managerial control over a Korean company in the same category of business. 
  •   Advised a foreign seed company on the sale of the whole business division. 
  •   Advised on the equity investment in a Korean insurance company by the consortium between a foreign PEF and a Korean PEF. 
  •   Advised on the equity investment in a foreign water treatment company by a Korean PEF and a strategic investor. 
  •   Advised a foreign bearing manufacturer on the acquisition of the managerial control over a Korean listed company. 
  •   Advised a foreign PEF on the sale of a Korean bank. 
  •   Advised a foreign PEF on the equity investment in a Korean MRO. 
  •   Advised a foreign PEF on the acquisition of a foreign manufacturer of golf equipment and accessories by the consortium among a Korean PEF, a foreign PEF and a strategic investor. 
  •   Advised a foreign PEF on the sale of a Korean satellite broadcasting system operator. 
  •   Advised a foreign PEF on the sale of equity in a Korean real estate holding company. 
  •   Advised a foreign port operator on the equity investment in a Korean shipping company. 
  •   Advised on the sale of controlling interest in a Korean semiconductor manufacturer to a foreign PEF by a foreign investment company. 
  •   Advised a Korean PEF on the equity investment in a wire manufacturer. 
  •   Advised a Korean public enterprise on the equity investment in a US investment bank. 
  •   Advised a foreign PEF on the sale of equity in a Korean lease company. 
  •   Advised a foreign PEF on the real estate repurchase and the sale of shares in SPC. 
  •   Advised a foreign PEF on the sale of a Korean construction company. 
  •   Advised a foreign PEF on the acquisition of a Korean bank. 
  •   Advised a foreign PEF on the equity investment in a Korean construction company. 
  •   Advised a Korean bank on the acquisition of equity in, and the merger with a credit card company. 
  •   Advised a foreign automotive manufacturer on the acquisition of a Korean automotive business. 
  •   Advised a foreign port operation company on the acquisition of a Korean container terminal and its goodwill. 





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, M&A and Governance (Who’s Who Legal, 2022)

Publications/Activities

  •   Getting the Deal Through - Private Equity (Transactions): Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2017)
  •   Effectiveness of Promissory Note Without Place of Issuance (Civil Case Study XXI, Feb.1999)
  •   Study of Commercial Injunctions (LL.M. Thesis, Feb.1997)





Education

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2000)

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (LL.M., 1997)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1992)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1990)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1992; New York, 2001


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Insolvency & Restructuring ,  Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes ,  Foreign Direct Investment ,  Private Equity ,  Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance ,  Corporate & M&A Litigation ,  Insolvency & Restructuring Litigation ,  Trade Secret & Corporate Information Protection ,  Corporate Finance