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Jong-Goo YI Attorney (Admitted in New York and Washington D.C.)

T.+82-2-3703-1006 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Jong-Goo YI Attorney
Jong-Goo YI Attorney

Jong-Goo YIAttorney (Admitted in New York and Washington D.C.)

T.+82-2-3703-1006 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.jgyi@kimchang.com

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Jong-Goo Yi is a senior foreign attorney in the finance and corporate practices at Kim & Chang. Dr. Yi has extensive experience in regulatory compliance, financial regulations, capital markets, banking, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Before joining Kim & Chang, Dr. Yi served as a Commissioner of Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) for three years (2008-2011) and was in charge of international affairs at the FSC, among other responsibilities. He acted as the Korea’s representative at the Steering Committee of the Financial Stability Board, an international organization created pursuant to the mandate of the G20 Leaders to coordinate global financial regulatory reform efforts after the global financial crisis.  

Prior to joining the FSC, Dr. Yi practiced law at major global law firms, including Sullivan & Cromwell and Shearman & Sterling in New York. 

Since he joined Kim & Chang, Dr. Yi has been actively involved in crisis management and regulatory compliance issues faced by global companies (both financial and non-financial) operating in Korea.  

Dr. Yi acted as a vice chairman of the Banking, Finance and Securities Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and a member of the Council on Financial Development under the Ministry of Finance and Economy. He also served as a director for both public and private companies in Korea. 

Dr. Yi was active in academia. He served as an editor of the bi-monthly journal of Business, Finance and Law (BFL) published by the Center for Financial Law at the Seoul National University. He also served as an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of International Studies of both Korea University and Yonsei University. He has published numerous articles on economics, finance and legal and regulatory issues, including in the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, BFL, and Commercial Law Review. 

Dr. Yi received his B.A. in economics from Seoul National University (1981), a J.D. from Stanford Law School (1990) and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University (1991).

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Experience

Kim & Chang (2011-Present)

Commissioner, Financial Services Commission (2008-2011)

Senior Foreign Legal Consultant, Shin & Kim (1996-2008)

Associate Attorney, Shearman & Sterling, New York (1992-1996)

Associate Attorney, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York (1991-1992)

 
Activities:
 

Outside Director and Member of Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, Metlife Insurance Co. of Korea, Ltd. (2019-Present) 

Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Non-Standing Director, Incheon International Airport Corporation (2013-2016.1.) 

Member, Korea-US Business Council (2011-Present) 

Outside Director and Chairman of Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of IBK (Industrial Bank of Korea) (2011-2017.5.) 

Member, Committee for Government Properties (2011-2012) 

Outside Director, KORAIL (Korea Railroad) (2008) 

Outside Director, Korea Ratings Corporation (2007-2008) 

Editor, BFL, published by the Center for Financial Law, Seoul National University (2006-2011) 

Member, the Committee for Financial Development established under the Ministry of Finance and Economy (2002-2004) 

Vice Chairman, Banking, Finance and Securities Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (2001-2004) 

Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University (2000-2008) 

Director, Kyung-in Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (2000-2004) 

Member, Evaluation Committee, Korea Research Council of Public Science & Technology (a governmental entity responsible for supervising government funded science and technology research institutes) (1999-2001) 

Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University (1998-1999)

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Publications/Activities
    • G20 and Global Financial Regulatory Reforms, BFL, No.45 (2011)
    • G20's Financial Regulatory Reform and Korea's Response, Capital Market PERSPECTIVE, Vol.2, No.3 (2010)
    • Cross Border Residential Mortgage Backed Securities – a Case Study in Korea, BFL, No.14 (Co-author, 2005)
    • Securitization in Korea, Korean Forum on International Trade and Business Law, Vol.8 (1999)
    • On Theory of Lender Liabilities: Cases of U.S. and Japan, Commercial Law Review, Vol.XVI, No.2 (1997)
    • Telecommunications Business and Financial Innovation, Telecoms Market, Vol.8 (1997)
    • A Chapter on Korean Securities Law in International Securities Law (Euromoney Publications PLC., 1996)
    • Public Disclosure System and Protection of Confidential Information, Journal of Korean Public Administration, Vol.27, No.4 (1994)
    • Litigation and Pretrial Negotiation under Incomplete Information, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol.10, No.4 (Co-author, 1994)
    • Regulatory Takings and Compensation: For the Efficiency of Governmental Policy, Journal of Korean Public Administration, Vol.27, No.2 (1993)
    • The Role of Precedent in the Repeated Litigation, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol.9, No.1 (Co-author, 1993)
    • Economic Analysis of Litigation with Multiple Parties (Ph.D. Dissertation, 1991)

Education

    Stanford University (Ph.D., Economics, 1991)

    Stanford Law School (J.D., 1990)

    Seoul National University (B.A., Economics, 1981)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 1991; Washington D.C., 1992

Languages

Korean, English and Chinese

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Jong-Goo YI
Attorney (Admitted in New York and Washington D.C.)


T. +82-2-3703-1006      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Jong-Goo Yi is a senior foreign attorney in the finance and corporate practices at Kim & Chang. Dr. Yi has extensive experience in regulatory compliance, financial regulations, capital markets, banking, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Before joining Kim & Chang, Dr. Yi served as a Commissioner of Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) for three years (2008-2011) and was in charge of international affairs at the FSC, among other responsibilities. He acted as the Korea’s representative at the Steering Committee of the Financial Stability Board, an international organization created pursuant to the mandate of the G20 Leaders to coordinate global financial regulatory reform efforts after the global financial crisis.  

Prior to joining the FSC, Dr. Yi practiced law at major global law firms, including Sullivan & Cromwell and Shearman & Sterling in New York. 

Since he joined Kim & Chang, Dr. Yi has been actively involved in crisis management and regulatory compliance issues faced by global companies (both financial and non-financial) operating in Korea.  

Dr. Yi acted as a vice chairman of the Banking, Finance and Securities Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and a member of the Council on Financial Development under the Ministry of Finance and Economy. He also served as a director for both public and private companies in Korea. 

Dr. Yi was active in academia. He served as an editor of the bi-monthly journal of Business, Finance and Law (BFL) published by the Center for Financial Law at the Seoul National University. He also served as an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of International Studies of both Korea University and Yonsei University. He has published numerous articles on economics, finance and legal and regulatory issues, including in the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, BFL, and Commercial Law Review. 

Dr. Yi received his B.A. in economics from Seoul National University (1981), a J.D. from Stanford Law School (1990) and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University (1991).






    Kim & Chang (2011-Present)

    Commissioner, Financial Services Commission (2008-2011)

    Senior Foreign Legal Consultant, Shin & Kim (1996-2008)

    Associate Attorney, Shearman & Sterling, New York (1992-1996)

    Associate Attorney, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York (1991-1992)

    Activities:

    Outside Director and Member of Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, Metlife Insurance Co. of Korea, Ltd. (2019-Present) 

    Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Non-Standing Director, Incheon International Airport Corporation (2013-2016.1.) 

    Member, Korea-US Business Council (2011-Present) 

    Outside Director and Chairman of Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of IBK (Industrial Bank of Korea) (2011-2017.5.) 

    Member, Committee for Government Properties (2011-2012) 

    Outside Director, KORAIL (Korea Railroad) (2008) 

    Outside Director, Korea Ratings Corporation (2007-2008) 

    Editor, BFL, published by the Center for Financial Law, Seoul National University (2006-2011) 

    Member, the Committee for Financial Development established under the Ministry of Finance and Economy (2002-2004) 

    Vice Chairman, Banking, Finance and Securities Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (2001-2004) 

    Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University (2000-2008) 

    Director, Kyung-in Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (2000-2004) 

    Member, Evaluation Committee, Korea Research Council of Public Science & Technology (a governmental entity responsible for supervising government funded science and technology research institutes) (1999-2001) 

    Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University (1998-1999)






Publications/Activities

  •   G20 and Global Financial Regulatory Reforms, BFL, No.45 (2011)
  •   G20's Financial Regulatory Reform and Korea's Response, Capital Market PERSPECTIVE, Vol.2, No.3 (2010)
  •   Cross Border Residential Mortgage Backed Securities – a Case Study in Korea, BFL, No.14 (Co-author, 2005)
  •   Securitization in Korea, Korean Forum on International Trade and Business Law, Vol.8 (1999)
  •   On Theory of Lender Liabilities: Cases of U.S. and Japan, Commercial Law Review, Vol.XVI, No.2 (1997)
  •   Telecommunications Business and Financial Innovation, Telecoms Market, Vol.8 (1997)
  •   A Chapter on Korean Securities Law in International Securities Law (Euromoney Publications PLC., 1996)
  •   Public Disclosure System and Protection of Confidential Information, Journal of Korean Public Administration, Vol.27, No.4 (1994)
  •   Litigation and Pretrial Negotiation under Incomplete Information, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol.10, No.4 (Co-author, 1994)
  •   Regulatory Takings and Compensation: For the Efficiency of Governmental Policy, Journal of Korean Public Administration, Vol.27, No.2 (1993)
  •   The Role of Precedent in the Repeated Litigation, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol.9, No.1 (Co-author, 1993)
  •   Economic Analysis of Litigation with Multiple Parties (Ph.D. Dissertation, 1991)





Education

    Stanford University (Ph.D., Economics, 1991)

    Stanford Law School (J.D., 1990)

    Seoul National University (B.A., Economics, 1981)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 1991; Washington D.C., 1992


Languages
  •    Korean, English and Chinese





Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance ,  Financial Regulation & Compliance ,  Capital Markets ,  Banking ,  Securities ,  Fintech & IT Compliance ,  Mergers & Acquisitions