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Kye Sung CHUNG Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1102 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Kye Sung CHUNG Attorney
Kye Sung CHUNG Attorney

Kye Sung CHUNGAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1102 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.kschung@kimchang.com

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Kye Sung Chung is a senior partner and the chair of the Finance Practice at Kim & Chang. Mr. Chung is also the managing partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office. 

Mr. Chung’s practice focuses on financial regulatory matters, corporate finance, securities law, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Chung has extensive transactional experience, representing publicly and privately held multinational and Korean companies in cross-border acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, securities offerings and financings. In addition, he advises foreign and domestic financial institution clients on commercial banking and investment banking issues, including regulatory matters. 

Over the years, Mr. Chung has served as a member on various committees, including International Financial Center Promotion Committee of the Financial Services Commission (2008-2010), Financial Industry Development Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Finance and Economy (1996-2006) and Industrial Deregulation Review Committee of the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (1993-1997). He was also an auditor of Korean Institute of Directors (2002-2004) and an incorporator of the Financial Supervisory Service (1998). 

Mr. Chung has published numerous articles on various financing and corporate matters, including regulation of foreign banks, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and insider dealing regulation. He has regularly co-authored the “Getting the Deal Through – Banking Regulation: Korea Chapter” (Law Business Research) and “Inside the Minds: Banking and Finance Client Strategies in Asia – Banking and Finance Law Trends and Tactics in South Korea.” 

Mr. Chung is consistently ranked in the top tier as a leading individual for corporate/M&A, banking & finance, and capital markets by various notable legal directories, including IFLR1000, Who’s Who Legal and Asialaw Profiles. In 2013, 2016 and 2018, he was also awarded the Managing Partner of the Year award by the ALB Korea. 

Mr. Chung received an LL.B. from the College of Law, Seoul National University in 1973. He also graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1976. He is admitted to the Korean bar. 

Profile

Experience

Member, Board of Directors, The Green Future Foundation (2010-Present)

Member, KAIST Graduate School of Finance Committee (2009-2011)

Member, International Financial Center Promotion Committee, Financial Services Commission (2008-2010)

Auditor, Beautiful Store (2008-2018)

Auditor, Korean Institute of Directors (2002-2004)

Incorporator, Financial Supervisory Service (1998)

Member, Council on Financial Industry Development, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Korea (1996-2006)

Member, Industrial Deregulation Review Committee, Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Korea (1993-1997)

Associated with Shearman & Sterling, New York (1982-1983)

Kim & Chang (1976-Present)

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Notable Practitioner, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Corporate/M&A (Euromoney, 2020) 
  • Notable Practitioner, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Banking and Finance (Euromoney, 2020) 
  • The A-List: Korea’s Top 100 Lawyers, Asia Business Law Journal (Vantage Asia, 2019) 
  • Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 (Euromoney, 2018, 2020) 
  • Market-Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Corporate/M&A (Euromoney, 2016-2018) 
  • Market-Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Banking & Finance (Euromoney, 2016-2018) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Expert Guides: Banking, Finance and Transactional Guide (Euromoney, 2016) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Corporate/M&A (Euromoney, 2015) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Banking & Finance (Euromoney, 2015) 
  • Recommended Individual, Asialaw Profiles (Euromoney, 2014-2016) 
  • Managing Partner of the Year, ALB Korea Law Awards (Asian Legal Business, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Project Finance (Euromoney, 2013-2014) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Banking (Euromoney, 2013-2014) 
  • The Foremost Legal Practitioner, Who's Who Legal Awards: Mergers and Acquisitions (Law Business Research, 2013) 
  • Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 (Euromoney, 2011-2017)

Publications/Activities
    • International Capital Markets and Securities Regulation: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2017)
    • Practical Law - Acquisition Finance Global Guide: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2016)
    • Inside the Minds: Banking and Finance Client Strategies in Asia, “Banking and Finance Law Trends and Tactics in South Korea” Section (2009)
    • Getting the Deal Through - Banking Regulation: “Korea” Section (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2008-2013)
    • Regulation of Foreign Banks, United States and International, LEXIS Publishing (Co-author, 2000)
    • Cross-Border M&A, Asia Law (Co-author, 1997)
    • Insolvency Laws in Asia, Asia Business Law Review (1996.7.)
    • Problems Relating to Systems of Securities Investment by Foreigners, Sangjanghyup, Vol.27, Korea Listed Companies Association (1993)
    • Cracking Open Korea’s Stock Exchange, International Financial Law Review, October (Co-author, 1991)
    • Insider Dealing Regulation Ineffective in Practice, Asia Law and Practice (1990.11.)
    • Law & Practice Concerning Overseas Issuance of Korean Securities, The Korea Economic Daily (Co-author, 1989)
    • The Internationalization of the Korean Securities Market: Legal and Economic Perspectives, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 27, No.1, The Columbia Journal of Transnational Law Association, Inc. (1988)

Education

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1976)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1973)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1976

Languages

Korean, English and Japanese

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Kye Sung CHUNG
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1102      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Kye Sung Chung is a senior partner and the chair of the Finance Practice at Kim & Chang. Mr. Chung is also the managing partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office. 

Mr. Chung’s practice focuses on financial regulatory matters, corporate finance, securities law, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Chung has extensive transactional experience, representing publicly and privately held multinational and Korean companies in cross-border acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, securities offerings and financings. In addition, he advises foreign and domestic financial institution clients on commercial banking and investment banking issues, including regulatory matters. 

Over the years, Mr. Chung has served as a member on various committees, including International Financial Center Promotion Committee of the Financial Services Commission (2008-2010), Financial Industry Development Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Finance and Economy (1996-2006) and Industrial Deregulation Review Committee of the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (1993-1997). He was also an auditor of Korean Institute of Directors (2002-2004) and an incorporator of the Financial Supervisory Service (1998). 

Mr. Chung has published numerous articles on various financing and corporate matters, including regulation of foreign banks, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and insider dealing regulation. He has regularly co-authored the “Getting the Deal Through – Banking Regulation: Korea Chapter” (Law Business Research) and “Inside the Minds: Banking and Finance Client Strategies in Asia – Banking and Finance Law Trends and Tactics in South Korea.” 

Mr. Chung is consistently ranked in the top tier as a leading individual for corporate/M&A, banking & finance, and capital markets by various notable legal directories, including IFLR1000, Who’s Who Legal and Asialaw Profiles. In 2013, 2016 and 2018, he was also awarded the Managing Partner of the Year award by the ALB Korea. 

Mr. Chung received an LL.B. from the College of Law, Seoul National University in 1973. He also graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1976. He is admitted to the Korean bar. 






    Member, Board of Directors, The Green Future Foundation (2010-Present)

    Member, KAIST Graduate School of Finance Committee (2009-2011)

    Member, International Financial Center Promotion Committee, Financial Services Commission (2008-2010)

    Auditor, Beautiful Store (2008-2018)

    Auditor, Korean Institute of Directors (2002-2004)

    Incorporator, Financial Supervisory Service (1998)

    Member, Council on Financial Industry Development, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Korea (1996-2006)

    Member, Industrial Deregulation Review Committee, Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Korea (1993-1997)

    Associated with Shearman & Sterling, New York (1982-1983)

    Kim & Chang (1976-Present)






Awards

  •   Notable Practitioner, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Corporate/M&A (Euromoney, 2020) 
  •   Notable Practitioner, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Banking and Finance (Euromoney, 2020) 
  •   The A-List: Korea’s Top 100 Lawyers, Asia Business Law Journal (Vantage Asia, 2019) 
  •   Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 (Euromoney, 2018, 2020) 
  •   Market-Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Corporate/M&A (Euromoney, 2016-2018) 
  •   Market-Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Banking & Finance (Euromoney, 2016-2018) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Expert Guides: Banking, Finance and Transactional Guide (Euromoney, 2016) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Corporate/M&A (Euromoney, 2015) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Banking & Finance (Euromoney, 2015) 
  •   Recommended Individual, Asialaw Profiles (Euromoney, 2014-2016) 
  •   Managing Partner of the Year, ALB Korea Law Awards (Asian Legal Business, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Project Finance (Euromoney, 2013-2014) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Banking (Euromoney, 2013-2014) 
  •   The Foremost Legal Practitioner, Who's Who Legal Awards: Mergers and Acquisitions (Law Business Research, 2013) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 (Euromoney, 2011-2017)

Publications/Activities

  •   International Capital Markets and Securities Regulation: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2017)
  •   Practical Law - Acquisition Finance Global Guide: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2016)
  •   Inside the Minds: Banking and Finance Client Strategies in Asia, “Banking and Finance Law Trends and Tactics in South Korea” Section (2009)
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Banking Regulation: “Korea” Section (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2008-2013)
  •   Regulation of Foreign Banks, United States and International, LEXIS Publishing (Co-author, 2000)
  •   Cross-Border M&A, Asia Law (Co-author, 1997)
  •   Insolvency Laws in Asia, Asia Business Law Review (1996.7.)
  •   Problems Relating to Systems of Securities Investment by Foreigners, Sangjanghyup, Vol.27, Korea Listed Companies Association (1993)
  •   Cracking Open Korea’s Stock Exchange, International Financial Law Review, October (Co-author, 1991)
  •   Insider Dealing Regulation Ineffective in Practice, Asia Law and Practice (1990.11.)
  •   Law & Practice Concerning Overseas Issuance of Korean Securities, The Korea Economic Daily (Co-author, 1989)
  •   The Internationalization of the Korean Securities Market: Legal and Economic Perspectives, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 27, No.1, The Columbia Journal of Transnational Law Association, Inc. (1988)





Education

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1976)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1973)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1976


Languages
  •    Korean, English and Japanese





Banking ,  Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Hong Kong