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Hye Sung KIM Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1421 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Hye Sung KIM Attorney
Hye Sung KIM Attorney

Hye Sung KIMAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1421 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.hskim2@kimchang.com

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Hye Sung Kim is a senior attorney at Kim & Chang. Her practice primarily focuses on corporate governance, ESG (environmental, social and governance), shareholder activism defense, capital market transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Ms. Kim has advised numerous multinational and domestic industrial corporations, financial institutions and financial advisors on matters relating to corporate governance (including corporate restructuring and other conflicts of interest transactions), shareholder activism defense, shareholder engagement planning, and a range of ESG issues. Ms. Kim has also advised on mergers and acquisitions, JV investment and portfolio investment as well as IPO transactions across industries. 

Ms. Kim is a member of the Corporate Review Committee under the Korea Exchange, KOSDAQ Market Division. 

Ms. Kim has authored or co-authored a number of publications, including: “Lexology Getting the Deal Through - ESG & Impact Investing 2022: Korea Chapter” (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021), “International Capital Markets and Securities Regulation: Korea Chapter” (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2021), “Chambers Global Practice Guide - Shareholders' Rights and Shareholder Activism: Korea Chapter” (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) and “Director’s Liability - A Worldwide Review Third Edition - Korea Chapter” (Co-author, Kluwer Law International, 2016). 

Ms. Kim earned her Bachelor of Laws degree from Seoul National University in 2000, and a S.J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2018. She is a graduate of the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2003), and is admitted to both the Korean bar and the New York bar. 

Profile

Experience

Member, Corporate Review Committee, Korea Exchange (2020-Present) 

International Attorney, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York (2010-2011) 

Kim & Chang (2003-Present) 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 (Euromoney, 2020-2022)

Publications/Activities
    • Lexology Getting the Deal Through - ESG & Impact Investing 2022: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021) 
    • Korea’s Journey to Economic Democratization (EquitiesFirst & Nasdaq Governance Solutions, 2021) 
    • International Capital Markets and Securities Regulation: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2017, 2019, 2021) 
    • Chambers Global Practice Guide - Shareholders' Rights and Shareholder Activism: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) 
    • Establishing an Effective Corporate Governance Regime of a Post-Developmental State: Lessons from South Korea (Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Dissertation, 2018) 
    • Legal Issues Surrounding the Appointment of Audit Committee Members, Business Law Review (Co-author, Korea Business Law Association, 2017) 
    • Director’s Liability - A Worldwide Review Third Edition - Korea Chapter (Co-author, Kluwer Law International, 2016) 
    • Onju on Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act - Tender Offer Chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters LawnB, 2015) 
    • Corporate Elections and Shareholder Proposal Rights: From Case Studies in South Korea, University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review, Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2012)

Education

    Harvard Law School (S.J.D., 2018) 

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., requirements completed, degree waived, 2010) 

    Korea National Open University (Master of Business Management, 2009) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2003) 

    Seoul National University (LL.B., summa cum laude, 2000)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2003; New York, 2011

Languages

Korean and English

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Hye Sung KIM
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1421      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Hye Sung Kim is a senior attorney at Kim & Chang. Her practice primarily focuses on corporate governance, ESG (environmental, social and governance), shareholder activism defense, capital market transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Ms. Kim has advised numerous multinational and domestic industrial corporations, financial institutions and financial advisors on matters relating to corporate governance (including corporate restructuring and other conflicts of interest transactions), shareholder activism defense, shareholder engagement planning, and a range of ESG issues. Ms. Kim has also advised on mergers and acquisitions, JV investment and portfolio investment as well as IPO transactions across industries. 

Ms. Kim is a member of the Corporate Review Committee under the Korea Exchange, KOSDAQ Market Division. 

Ms. Kim has authored or co-authored a number of publications, including: “Lexology Getting the Deal Through - ESG & Impact Investing 2022: Korea Chapter” (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021), “International Capital Markets and Securities Regulation: Korea Chapter” (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2021), “Chambers Global Practice Guide - Shareholders' Rights and Shareholder Activism: Korea Chapter” (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) and “Director’s Liability - A Worldwide Review Third Edition - Korea Chapter” (Co-author, Kluwer Law International, 2016). 

Ms. Kim earned her Bachelor of Laws degree from Seoul National University in 2000, and a S.J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2018. She is a graduate of the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2003), and is admitted to both the Korean bar and the New York bar. 






    Member, Corporate Review Committee, Korea Exchange (2020-Present) 

    International Attorney, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York (2010-2011) 

    Kim & Chang (2003-Present) 






Awards

  •   Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 (Euromoney, 2020-2022)

Publications/Activities

  •   Lexology Getting the Deal Through - ESG & Impact Investing 2022: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021) 
  •   Korea’s Journey to Economic Democratization (EquitiesFirst & Nasdaq Governance Solutions, 2021) 
  •   International Capital Markets and Securities Regulation: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2017, 2019, 2021) 
  •   Chambers Global Practice Guide - Shareholders' Rights and Shareholder Activism: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) 
  •   Establishing an Effective Corporate Governance Regime of a Post-Developmental State: Lessons from South Korea (Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Dissertation, 2018) 
  •   Legal Issues Surrounding the Appointment of Audit Committee Members, Business Law Review (Co-author, Korea Business Law Association, 2017) 
  •   Director’s Liability - A Worldwide Review Third Edition - Korea Chapter (Co-author, Kluwer Law International, 2016) 
  •   Onju on Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act - Tender Offer Chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters LawnB, 2015) 
  •   Corporate Elections and Shareholder Proposal Rights: From Case Studies in South Korea, University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review, Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2012)





Education

    Harvard Law School (S.J.D., 2018) 

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., requirements completed, degree waived, 2010) 

    Korea National Open University (Master of Business Management, 2009) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2003) 

    Seoul National University (LL.B., summa cum laude, 2000)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2003; New York, 2011


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Securities ,  Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes ,  Capital Markets ,  Shareholder Activism ,  Mergers & Acquisitions