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Woo Hyun BAIK Tax Attorney/CPA

T.+82-2-3703-1047 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Woo Hyun BAIK Tax Attorney/CPA
Woo Hyun BAIK Tax Attorney/CPA

Woo Hyun BAIKTax Attorney/CPA

T.+82-2-3703-1047 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.whbaik@kimchang.com

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Woo Hyun Baik is a tax attorney/CPA at Kim & Chang.  He practices primarily in finance tax and general tax consulting. 

Mr. Baik has over 35 years of experience in advising companies on a wide range of corporate and business tax issues, including finance tax, corporate tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring.  In particular, as a tax attorney in the firm’s Finance Tax Practice, Mr. Baik specializes in providing comprehensive tax advice on financial derivatives, securities lending and borrowing, structured financing, acquisitions or sales of equities, and debt securities.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Baik worked at Samil Accounting Corporation for approximately three years. 

Mr. Baik has co-authored various articles in major legal publications, including the Korea chapter in World Tax (2011-2018) and the Korea chapter in Getting the Deal Through – Tax Controversy (2018).  Mr. Baik has also been recognized as a Leading Individual by Chambers Asia-Pacific nine years in a row (2011-2019).

Mr. Baik received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and a B.Bus. from the College of Business Administration at Seoul National University in 1978.  He is a certified public accountant in Korea and California. 

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Experience

Kim & Chang (1983-Present)

Samil Accounting Corporation (1981-1983)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Represented a major investment bank in a tax audit. 
  • Represented a major supplier of shipbuilding equipment and related services in a tax investigation focusing on permanent establishment issues. 
  • Represented a taxpayer in a Review of Adequacy of Tax Imposition procedure regarding a valuation issue arising from a transfer of Korean shares between foreign entities. 
  • Conducted tax audit defense and appeal for foreign bunker trader (VAT compliance focus). 
  • Conducted tax audit defense for IT companies. 
  • Provided tax advice to a major investment bank in relation to equity investment and exit

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Highly Regarded, World Tax: Korea, Tax (International Tax Review, 2020) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Corporate Tax (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  • Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Tax (Legalease, 2016-2017) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Profiles: Taxation (Euromoney, 2014-2018) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Tax Directors Handbook (Legalease, 2011-2017) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Tax: Consultants (Chambers and Partners, 2011-2019)

Publications/Activities
    • The Corporate Tax Planning Law Review (Edition 1): Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019) 
    • Getting the Deal Through – Tax Controversy: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018) 
    • World Tax - South Korea chapter (Co-author, International Tax Review, 2011-2018)

Education

    The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A., 1992)

    College of Business Administration, Seoul National University (B.Bus., 1978)

Qualifications

    Certified Public Accountant, Korea, 1979; California, 1991

Languages

Korean and English

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Woo Hyun BAIK
Tax Attorney/CPA


T. +82-2-3703-1047      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Woo Hyun Baik is a tax attorney/CPA at Kim & Chang.  He practices primarily in finance tax and general tax consulting. 

Mr. Baik has over 35 years of experience in advising companies on a wide range of corporate and business tax issues, including finance tax, corporate tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring.  In particular, as a tax attorney in the firm’s Finance Tax Practice, Mr. Baik specializes in providing comprehensive tax advice on financial derivatives, securities lending and borrowing, structured financing, acquisitions or sales of equities, and debt securities.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Baik worked at Samil Accounting Corporation for approximately three years. 

Mr. Baik has co-authored various articles in major legal publications, including the Korea chapter in World Tax (2011-2018) and the Korea chapter in Getting the Deal Through – Tax Controversy (2018).  Mr. Baik has also been recognized as a Leading Individual by Chambers Asia-Pacific nine years in a row (2011-2019).

Mr. Baik received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and a B.Bus. from the College of Business Administration at Seoul National University in 1978.  He is a certified public accountant in Korea and California. 






    Kim & Chang (1983-Present)

    Samil Accounting Corporation (1981-1983)






  •   Represented a major investment bank in a tax audit. 
  •   Represented a major supplier of shipbuilding equipment and related services in a tax investigation focusing on permanent establishment issues. 
  •   Represented a taxpayer in a Review of Adequacy of Tax Imposition procedure regarding a valuation issue arising from a transfer of Korean shares between foreign entities. 
  •   Conducted tax audit defense and appeal for foreign bunker trader (VAT compliance focus). 
  •   Conducted tax audit defense for IT companies. 
  •   Provided tax advice to a major investment bank in relation to equity investment and exit





Awards

  •   Highly Regarded, World Tax: Korea, Tax (International Tax Review, 2020) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Corporate Tax (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  •   Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Tax (Legalease, 2016-2017) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Profiles: Taxation (Euromoney, 2014-2018) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Tax Directors Handbook (Legalease, 2011-2017) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Tax: Consultants (Chambers and Partners, 2011-2019)

Publications/Activities

  •   The Corporate Tax Planning Law Review (Edition 1): Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019) 
  •   Getting the Deal Through – Tax Controversy: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018) 
  •   World Tax - South Korea chapter (Co-author, International Tax Review, 2011-2018)





Education

    The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A., 1992)

    College of Business Administration, Seoul National University (B.Bus., 1978)


Qualifications

    Certified Public Accountant, Korea, 1979; California, 1991


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Finance Tax ,  Structured Finance ,  Tax ,  Ship Finance ,  Private Equity