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Joon Young KIM Attorney

Joon Young KIM Attorney
Joon Young KIM Attorney

Joon Young KIMAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1824 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.joonyoung.kim@kimchang.com

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Joon Young Kim is a senior attorney at Kim & Chang. His practice focuses on fintech, insurance, TMT, e-business, non-bank financial companies, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, and foreign direct investment.

Mr. Kim “spearheads Kim & Chang’s E-Finance & FinTech team[,] and advises extensively on legal issues relating to the latest technological innovations, such as blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and cloud computing,” as noted by Asian Legal Business. 

Mr. Kim also regularly advises financial industry clients and e-business industry clients on regulatory, governance, and corporate law-related matters. He has also successfully advised clients in disputes and in litigation, as well as in responding to inquiries or investigations from government and regulatory authorities. 

Mr. Kim has been actively involved in publishing on various Korean and international journals and conducting lectures related to e-finance & fintech, blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, insurance, internet bank and corporate governance.

His expertise and experience has been recognized by industry experts. He was named in Asian Legal Business’ “40 Under 40” list in 2018 and was recognized among the “40 of the brightest young legal minds in the region.” The publication ranked only three practitioners in Korea, of which Mr. Kim was the only finance industry expert. He has also been named as a “Next Generation Lawyer” and “Next Generation Partner” for four consecutive years by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific since 2017.

Mr. Kim received his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2016 and also received his law degrees from Seoul National University (LL.M. in 2009; LL.B. in 2005). He graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2007. He was admitted to the Korea bar in 2007, and in 2016, passed the New York bar exam.

Profile

Experience

Member, Task Force for Improvement of the Cloud Regulation Applied to the Financial Sector, Financial Services Commission (2018) 

External Expert Member, Financial Dispute Settlement Committee, Financial Supervisory Service (2017-Present) 

Kim & Chang (2010-Present) 

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (2007-2010)

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Next Generation Partner, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Insurance (Legalease, 2020) 
  • 40 Under 40 in Asia (Asian Legal Business, 2018) 
  • Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Insurance (Legalease, 2017-2019)

Publications/Activities
     
    [Publications]
     
    • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2020: Korea chapter (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2019) 
    • IHL/Legal 500 - Blockchain Comparative Legal Guide (Co-author, Legalease, 2019) 
    • Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Fintech 2020: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019) 
    • The Financial Technology Law Review (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019) 
    • Financial Services: The Unchained Potential of Blockchain (Co-author, IFLR, 2019) 
    • Operating in a Void - Detailed Guide on Cryptocurrency Compliance (Co-author, IFLR, 2019) 
    • Key Amendments to the Act on External Audits of Corporations, Etc. (Co-author, HyubSung Association, 2019) 
    • Virtual Currency Regulation Review: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Reviews, 2018) 
    • A Token by Any Other Name - ICOs and Tokens (Co-author, IFLR, 2018) 
    • Getting the Deal Through - Fintech: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018) 
    • Global Legal Insights - Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018) 
    • Implications and Issues Regarding Initial Coin Offering (ICO), The Korean Journal of Securities Law, Vol. 19 No. 2 (Korea Securities Law Association, 2018) 
    • Work in Progress - An Overview of Regulations for Distributed Ledger Technology, Blockchain and Smart Contracts (Co-author, IFLR, 2018) 
    • Legal Issues on Cryptocurrency Transaction and Self-Regulation, BFL Vol. 89 (Co-author, Seoul National University Financial Law Center, 2018) 
    • Cryptocurrency and Finance Regulation - Comparison of Korean Law and Japanese Law, Symposium, BFL Vol. 89 (Panelist, Seoul National University Financial Law Center, 2018) 
    • Review on the Legal and Practical Issues on Advantages and Disadvantages of Strengthening Exercise of Shareholders’ Rights (Co-author, HyubSung Association, 2018) 
    • Review on the Relationship Between the Limitation of the Right to Claim and the Right of Victim to Claim (General Insurance Association of Korea, 2018) 
    • Legal Issues on the Variable Insurance as an Asset Management Product, BFL Vol. 72 (Co-author, Seoul National University Financial Law Center, 2015) 
    • Suitable Governance Framework in the Financial Sector: How to Minimize Excessive Risk-Taking (Harvard Law School, LL.M. Thesis, 2015) 
    • The Insurance & Reinsurance Law Review (Edition 2, 3): Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014-2015) 
    • A Study on Foreign Investment Regulation Related to National Security: Focusing on the Analysis of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act (Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University, LL.M. Thesis, 2009) 
     
    [Activities]
     
    • Main Speaker, "Key Legal Issues on Insurtech" (Insurtech Seminar, Korea Life Insurance Association, 2019) 
    • Designated Debater, “Insurtech and Life Insurance Industry” (Insurtech Seminar, Korea Life Insurance Association, 2019) 
    • Lecturer, “InsurTech” (Capital Market Research Association, 2019) 
    • Lecturer, “Key Issues in Practice on Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency” (Judge Training Academy, Judicial Research and Training Institute, 2019) 
    • Lecturer, “Delegation of Information Processing and Cloud Computing for Financial Institutes” (Smart Finance Academy, Korea Banking Institute, 2019) 
    • Lecturer, “Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency” (Smart Finance Academy, Korea Banking Institute, 2019) 
    • Lecturer, “InsurTech” (Smart Finance Academy, Korea Banking Institute, 2019) 
    • Lecturer, “Key legal Issues on Cryptocurrency” (4th Industrial Revolution Academy, Big Data Institute, Seoul National University, 2019) 
    • Main Speaker, “Key Issues on Blockchain Business,” Academic Conference (Korea Society of Blockchain, 2018) 
    • Designated Debater, “Digital Innovation in Finance and Challenges in Korea” (Seoul Financial Forum, 2018) 
    • Main Speaker, “Key Issues and Implications of Cryptocurrencies in Korea” (Compliance Officer Group Workshop for Foreign Bank Branches in Korea, 2018) 
    • Designated Debater, “Key Issues on Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency” (Seoul National University Institute for Research in Finance and Economics, 2018) 
    • Main Speaker, “Key Issues and Implications for ICO (Initial Coin Offering)” (Korea Securities Law Association, 2018) 
    • Lecturer, “Legal Issues on Internet Bank” (Smart Finance Academy, Korea Banking Institute, 2018) 
    • Lecturer, “Issues on the Smart Contracts” (4th Industrial Revolution Academy, Big Data Institute, Seoul National University, 2018) 
    • Panelist, “Cryptocurrency and Finance Regulation – Comparison of Korean Law and Japanese Law” (Capital Market Research Association, 2018) 
    • Main Speaker, “Legal Issues on New Financial Instruments Using Blockchain Technology” (Korean Association of Comparative Private Law, 2017) 
    • Lecturer, “Major Issues Related to Listed Companies under the Korean Commercial Code,” Corporate Law Specialization Training Session (Financial Supervisory Service, 2017)

Education

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2016)

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (LL.M., 2009)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2007)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 2005)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2007

Languages

Korean and English

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Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1824      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Joon Young Kim is a senior attorney at Kim & Chang. His practice focuses on fintech, insurance, TMT, e-business, non-bank financial companies, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, and foreign direct investment.

Mr. Kim “spearheads Kim & Chang’s E-Finance & FinTech team[,] and advises extensively on legal issues relating to the latest technological innovations, such as blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and cloud computing,” as noted by Asian Legal Business. 

Mr. Kim also regularly advises financial industry clients and e-business industry clients on regulatory, governance, and corporate law-related matters. He has also successfully advised clients in disputes and in litigation, as well as in responding to inquiries or investigations from government and regulatory authorities. 

Mr. Kim has been actively involved in publishing on various Korean and international journals and conducting lectures related to e-finance & fintech, blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, insurance, internet bank and corporate governance.

His expertise and experience has been recognized by industry experts. He was named in Asian Legal Business’ “40 Under 40” list in 2018 and was recognized among the “40 of the brightest young legal minds in the region.” The publication ranked only three practitioners in Korea, of which Mr. Kim was the only finance industry expert. He has also been named as a “Next Generation Lawyer” and “Next Generation Partner” for four consecutive years by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific since 2017.

Mr. Kim received his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2016 and also received his law degrees from Seoul National University (LL.M. in 2009; LL.B. in 2005). He graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2007. He was admitted to the Korea bar in 2007, and in 2016, passed the New York bar exam.






    Member, Task Force for Improvement of the Cloud Regulation Applied to the Financial Sector, Financial Services Commission (2018) 

    External Expert Member, Financial Dispute Settlement Committee, Financial Supervisory Service (2017-Present) 

    Kim & Chang (2010-Present) 

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (2007-2010)






Awards

  •   Next Generation Partner, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Insurance (Legalease, 2020) 
  •   40 Under 40 in Asia (Asian Legal Business, 2018) 
  •   Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Insurance (Legalease, 2017-2019)

Publications/Activities

 
[Publications]
 
  •   Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2020: Korea chapter (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2019) 
  •   IHL/Legal 500 - Blockchain Comparative Legal Guide (Co-author, Legalease, 2019) 
  •   Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Fintech 2020: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019) 
  •   The Financial Technology Law Review (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019) 
  •   Financial Services: The Unchained Potential of Blockchain (Co-author, IFLR, 2019) 
  •   Operating in a Void - Detailed Guide on Cryptocurrency Compliance (Co-author, IFLR, 2019) 
  •   Key Amendments to the Act on External Audits of Corporations, Etc. (Co-author, HyubSung Association, 2019) 
  •   Virtual Currency Regulation Review: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Reviews, 2018) 
  •   A Token by Any Other Name - ICOs and Tokens (Co-author, IFLR, 2018) 
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Fintech: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018) 
  •   Global Legal Insights - Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018) 
  •   Implications and Issues Regarding Initial Coin Offering (ICO), The Korean Journal of Securities Law, Vol. 19 No. 2 (Korea Securities Law Association, 2018) 
  •   Work in Progress - An Overview of Regulations for Distributed Ledger Technology, Blockchain and Smart Contracts (Co-author, IFLR, 2018) 
  •   Legal Issues on Cryptocurrency Transaction and Self-Regulation, BFL Vol. 89 (Co-author, Seoul National University Financial Law Center, 2018) 
  •   Cryptocurrency and Finance Regulation - Comparison of Korean Law and Japanese Law, Symposium, BFL Vol. 89 (Panelist, Seoul National University Financial Law Center, 2018) 
  •   Review on the Legal and Practical Issues on Advantages and Disadvantages of Strengthening Exercise of Shareholders’ Rights (Co-author, HyubSung Association, 2018) 
  •   Review on the Relationship Between the Limitation of the Right to Claim and the Right of Victim to Claim (General Insurance Association of Korea, 2018) 
  •   Legal Issues on the Variable Insurance as an Asset Management Product, BFL Vol. 72 (Co-author, Seoul National University Financial Law Center, 2015) 
  •   Suitable Governance Framework in the Financial Sector: How to Minimize Excessive Risk-Taking (Harvard Law School, LL.M. Thesis, 2015) 
  •   The Insurance & Reinsurance Law Review (Edition 2, 3): Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014-2015) 
  •   A Study on Foreign Investment Regulation Related to National Security: Focusing on the Analysis of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act (Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University, LL.M. Thesis, 2009) 
 
[Activities]
 
  •   Main Speaker, "Key Legal Issues on Insurtech" (Insurtech Seminar, Korea Life Insurance Association, 2019) 
  •   Designated Debater, “Insurtech and Life Insurance Industry” (Insurtech Seminar, Korea Life Insurance Association, 2019) 
  •   Lecturer, “InsurTech” (Capital Market Research Association, 2019) 
  •   Lecturer, “Key Issues in Practice on Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency” (Judge Training Academy, Judicial Research and Training Institute, 2019) 
  •   Lecturer, “Delegation of Information Processing and Cloud Computing for Financial Institutes” (Smart Finance Academy, Korea Banking Institute, 2019) 
  •   Lecturer, “Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency” (Smart Finance Academy, Korea Banking Institute, 2019) 
  •   Lecturer, “InsurTech” (Smart Finance Academy, Korea Banking Institute, 2019) 
  •   Lecturer, “Key legal Issues on Cryptocurrency” (4th Industrial Revolution Academy, Big Data Institute, Seoul National University, 2019) 
  •   Main Speaker, “Key Issues on Blockchain Business,” Academic Conference (Korea Society of Blockchain, 2018) 
  •   Designated Debater, “Digital Innovation in Finance and Challenges in Korea” (Seoul Financial Forum, 2018) 
  •   Main Speaker, “Key Issues and Implications of Cryptocurrencies in Korea” (Compliance Officer Group Workshop for Foreign Bank Branches in Korea, 2018) 
  •   Designated Debater, “Key Issues on Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency” (Seoul National University Institute for Research in Finance and Economics, 2018) 
  •   Main Speaker, “Key Issues and Implications for ICO (Initial Coin Offering)” (Korea Securities Law Association, 2018) 
  •   Lecturer, “Legal Issues on Internet Bank” (Smart Finance Academy, Korea Banking Institute, 2018) 
  •   Lecturer, “Issues on the Smart Contracts” (4th Industrial Revolution Academy, Big Data Institute, Seoul National University, 2018) 
  •   Panelist, “Cryptocurrency and Finance Regulation – Comparison of Korean Law and Japanese Law” (Capital Market Research Association, 2018) 
  •   Main Speaker, “Legal Issues on New Financial Instruments Using Blockchain Technology” (Korean Association of Comparative Private Law, 2017) 
  •   Lecturer, “Major Issues Related to Listed Companies under the Korean Commercial Code,” Corporate Law Specialization Training Session (Financial Supervisory Service, 2017)





Education

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2016)

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (LL.M., 2009)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2007)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 2005)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2007


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Fintech & IT Compliance ,  Insurance ,  Technology, Media & Telecommunications ,  Non-Bank Financial Companies ,  Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes ,  Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Foreign Direct Investment