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Jae Ho BAEK Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1363 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Jae Ho BAEK Attorney
Jae Ho BAEK Attorney

Jae Ho BAEKAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1363 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.jhbaek@kimchang.com

Areas of Expertise

Bio

Jae Ho Baek is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in banking, securities, insurance, foreign direct investment, mergers & acquisitions, investment management and private equity. 

Mr. Baek has extensive experience advising publicly and privately held multinational and Korean companies and financial institutions in a wide range of international and domestic transactions, including share and asset purchases, joint ventures, corporate governance, and securities. He also advises on regulatory matters for financial institutions. 

In the firm's Insurance Practice, Mr. Baek assists clients on a broad range of matters, including advising the establishment of insurance branches, subsidiaries, brokerages and agencies, as well as assisting these institutions with ongoing regulatory compliance issues. 

Also, the scope of Mr. Baek's investment management practice includes establishing various onshore and offshore funds and advising asset management companies. 

Mr. Baek received his LL.M. from the University of Virginia in 2008 and his LL.B. from College of Law, Seoul National University in 1996. He attended the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1999. He is admitted to the Korean and New York bars. He speaks fluent Korean, English and Japanese. 

Profile

Experience

Lecturer (Insurance Law), Yonsei Law School (2019) 

Lecturer (Insurance Law), Seoul National University School of Law (2017-2018) 

Kim & Chang (2002-Present) 

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (1999-2002)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Advised on the acquisition of the asset management company by a multinational investment management company group. 
  • Advised on the establishment of the domestic asset management company by a foreign investors. 
  • Advised on the establishment of the domestic discretionary investment management/investment advisory company by and foreign investors. 
  • Advised on the divestment of the domestic asset management company by a foreign investors. 
  • Advised on the registration of various offshore funds including offshore private funds in Korea. 
  • Advised on the acquisition of the insurance company by a multi-national insurance company group. 
  • Advised on the conversion from a branch of a foreign insurance company to a subsidiary. 
  • Advised on the listing of a Korean insurance company on Korea Exchange. 
  • Advised on conversion of a mutual aid company to an insurance company. 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Insurance (Euromoney, 2021) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Legal Times: Insurance (Legal Times, 2020) 
  • Lawyer of the Year 2019: Insurance (Legal Times, 2020) 
  • Distinguished Practitioner, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Insurance (Euromoney, 2020) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Profiles (Euromoney, 2017) 
  • External Counsel of the Year, Asian-MENA Counsel (2016) 

Publications/Activities
    • Regulatory Intelligence – South Korea: Insurance (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2019)
    • Chambers Global Practice Guide – Insurance & Reinsurance: Korea chapter - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) 
    • Chambers Global Practice Guides: South Korea chapter, Insurance (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2018) 
    • Lecturer (Insurance Law), Seoul National University School of Law (2017-2018) 
    • Regulatory Intelligence – South Korea: Insurance (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017) 
    • Practical Law – The Insurance and Reinsurance Global Guide 2015/16: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2015) 
    • The Insurance & Reinsurance Law Review (2nd edition): Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014) 
    • The Asset Management Review (1st edition): Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2012) 
    • International Investment & ETFs Review 2011: Korea chapter (Co-author, Euromoney Yearbooks, 2011)

Education

    University of Virginia (LL.M., 2008)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1999)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1996)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1999; New York, 2009

Languages

Korean, English and Japanese

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Jae Ho BAEK
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1363      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Jae Ho Baek is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in banking, securities, insurance, foreign direct investment, mergers & acquisitions, investment management and private equity. 

Mr. Baek has extensive experience advising publicly and privately held multinational and Korean companies and financial institutions in a wide range of international and domestic transactions, including share and asset purchases, joint ventures, corporate governance, and securities. He also advises on regulatory matters for financial institutions. 

In the firm's Insurance Practice, Mr. Baek assists clients on a broad range of matters, including advising the establishment of insurance branches, subsidiaries, brokerages and agencies, as well as assisting these institutions with ongoing regulatory compliance issues. 

Also, the scope of Mr. Baek's investment management practice includes establishing various onshore and offshore funds and advising asset management companies. 

Mr. Baek received his LL.M. from the University of Virginia in 2008 and his LL.B. from College of Law, Seoul National University in 1996. He attended the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1999. He is admitted to the Korean and New York bars. He speaks fluent Korean, English and Japanese. 






    Lecturer (Insurance Law), Yonsei Law School (2019) 

    Lecturer (Insurance Law), Seoul National University School of Law (2017-2018) 

    Kim & Chang (2002-Present) 

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (1999-2002)






  •   Advised on the acquisition of the asset management company by a multinational investment management company group. 
  •   Advised on the establishment of the domestic asset management company by a foreign investors. 
  •   Advised on the establishment of the domestic discretionary investment management/investment advisory company by and foreign investors. 
  •   Advised on the divestment of the domestic asset management company by a foreign investors. 
  •   Advised on the registration of various offshore funds including offshore private funds in Korea. 
  •   Advised on the acquisition of the insurance company by a multi-national insurance company group. 
  •   Advised on the conversion from a branch of a foreign insurance company to a subsidiary. 
  •   Advised on the listing of a Korean insurance company on Korea Exchange. 
  •   Advised on conversion of a mutual aid company to an insurance company. 





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Insurance (Euromoney, 2021) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Legal Times: Insurance (Legal Times, 2020) 
  •   Lawyer of the Year 2019: Insurance (Legal Times, 2020) 
  •   Distinguished Practitioner, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Insurance (Euromoney, 2020) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Profiles (Euromoney, 2017) 
  •   External Counsel of the Year, Asian-MENA Counsel (2016) 

Publications/Activities

  •   Regulatory Intelligence – South Korea: Insurance (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2019)
  •   Chambers Global Practice Guide – Insurance & Reinsurance: Korea chapter - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) 
  •   Chambers Global Practice Guides: South Korea chapter, Insurance (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2018) 
  •   Lecturer (Insurance Law), Seoul National University School of Law (2017-2018) 
  •   Regulatory Intelligence – South Korea: Insurance (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017) 
  •   Practical Law – The Insurance and Reinsurance Global Guide 2015/16: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2015) 
  •   The Insurance & Reinsurance Law Review (2nd edition): Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014) 
  •   The Asset Management Review (1st edition): Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2012) 
  •   International Investment & ETFs Review 2011: Korea chapter (Co-author, Euromoney Yearbooks, 2011)





Education

    University of Virginia (LL.M., 2008)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1999)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1996)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1999; New York, 2009


Languages
  •    Korean, English and Japanese





Capital Markets ,  Securities ,  Insurance ,  Insolvency & Restructuring ,  Foreign Direct Investment ,  Investment Management