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Jae Hun Kim


Jae Hun Kim, a partner at JHK Law, previously practiced in the areas of international transaction, M&A and finance at KIM & CHANG for many years. Mr. Kim has been engaged in many high profile matters that include cross border transactions, complex restructuring deals, and takeovers. He has been noted for one of the best lawyers with both of knowledge and practical skills specialized in international trade. Mr. Kim is a graduate of Seoul National University (LL.B., 1988 and LL.M ., 1991) and was a visiting scholar at George Washington University. Mr. Kim is also a regular contributor to scholarly journals and newspapers. He wrote a wisdom sharing book on how to be a successful lawyer.

Professional Career

Representative Matters

Director, Korea Turnaroud Management Association, present


Managing Partner, JHK Law offices, 2023~present

Managing Partner, ChunGo LLP, 2013-2022

Legal advisor, Korea Communications Commission, 2008-2009 

Commissioner, Sungbuk-Ku Election Commission, 2005-2008 

Attorney, Kim & Keyes, 2003-2010 

Director, Academy for Export Credit Insurance, 1999-2000 

Legal Advisor, Korea International Trade Association, 1998-2000 

Attorney, Kim & Chang, 1994-2002 

Judicial Research and Training Institute,

The Supreme Court of Korea, 1994 

Admitted to bar, Korea,1991

Practice Areas

Strategic Legal Consulting

International Litigation and Arbitration


Cross-border investment transactions


Mergers & Acquisitions


George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Advanced Studies Program for Visiting Scholars, Washington D.C., U.S.A., 2001

Seoul National University, Graduate School of Law,

Seoul, Korea, MA, 1991


Seoul National University, College of Law, Seoul, Korea, BA, 1988

Represent a Japanese listed company on international cartel investigation in Korea Fair Trade Commission


Represent a US terminal operation company in its claim against Hanjin Shipping Co. in relation to the corporate rehabilitation proceeding of Hanjin Shipping 


Represented Royal Insurance Company, an England-based company in its claim against a Korean shipping company in the Supreme Court of Korea


Represent Monjasa S/A, a Danish company in is claim against a German Shipping Company in the vessel arrest case in Korean court 


Provide strategic legal advice to a US company in the legal dispute against a Korean company in connection with its convertible bond transaction 


Provide legal advice to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on its Korean operation


Provide legal advice to Samaritan’s Purse, US-based international relief organization on its Korean operation 


Provide legal advice to a US company on Investor-state dispute settlement arbitration


Provide legal advice to MARK IV Automotive, an Italy-based multinational company in its legal action in the Singapore Court against its chief executive officer of Singapore subsidiary


Provided legal advice to a Hong Kong company in connection with its stock pledge transaction with a Chinese company


Provide legal advice for LG Caltex Gas for its international arbitration in London in relation to US$100 million supply contract with China Natural Petroleum Corporation and its subsidiary


Provide legal advice to JungWoo Metal Industries Co., Ltd. for its international M&A deal with Mueller Industries, Inc.


Provide strategic legal advice in the acquisition for Ferrari & Maserati car franchise in Korea


Provide legal advice to Kumho P&B Chemicals for its purchasing the shares of joint venture company in China


Provide legal advice to Dongbu Steel on the dispute over a joint venture company established in Venezuela with total investment amount of US$ 378 million


Provide legal advice to Kolon Corporation against a Chinese company in its lawsuit in Nanning Local Court of China claiming the payment of L/C


Provide legal advice to JungWoo Metal Industries in its legal action in US Federal court against a US trading company


Provide legal advice to PyungChang Construction Inc. in its entering into an investment agreement with GMH S.A., a Luxembourg-based financing group


Represent Dreamhub Project Financing Company for the Yongsan International District Development Project in its legal actions against KORAIL


Represent Ssangyong Corporation in its lawsuit against Korea Export Insurance Corporation with the claim amount of 20 billion Korean Won


Represented Coavis Co., Ltd. in its legal actions over currency option contracts against Citibank Corp. (“KIKO contract case”)


Provide legal advice for the research team of Professor Hwang Woo Suk in relation to the investigations on the stem cell research fakery.


Provide legal advice to Advanced Technology Group in its dispute over the control of Korea Cyber Payment Co.,Ltd.


Provided legal advice to a Korean mega shopping complex company in connection with its business expansion into China.


Provide legal advice to a Korean company in connection with the equity investment contract with US based Fund. 

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