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Korean Attorney

Hyoung Woo KIM

Mr. Hyoung Woo Kim is a Partner in the Finance Group and Financial Disputes Group.  He became a certified public accountant (CPA) in 2002 before being admitted to the Korean bar in 2006.  During his time as a CPA, he worked on audits, asset securitizations, sales of non-performing loans and real estate development within the financial consulting division of Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Kim’s main areas of practice expertise include advice and representation on: project financings, asset securitizations, and bond issuances; diverse finance-related disputes relating to the incomplete sales of KIKO currency options and subordinated bonds of savings banks, KOSPI 200 market-rigging allegations against Deutsche Bank, and accounting fraud allegations against DSME and Samsung Biologics; M&As and management disputes; insolvency related matters ranging from corporate rehabilitation to bankruptcy; tax related disputes; and general advice to a vast array of public institutional clients such as the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of SMEs and Startups, Government Employees Pension Service, and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power.

Mr. Kim holds a B.A. in English Education from Seoul National University and an M.A. in Engineering from Korea University.

He is a member of the Korean Bar.

Education Close

  • 2019-Present Korea University Graduate School of Computer & Information Technology (M.A. in Engineering)
  • 2016 Seoul Bar Association Practical Training in Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • 2015 Seoul Bar Association Practical Training in Securities & Finance
  • 2009 Training at The Korean Institute of Certified Public Accounts
  • 2008 Training on securities & financing at Korea Securities Institute 
  • 2005 Seoul National University (B.A. in English Education)

Experience Close

  • 2019-Present Partner, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2021-Present Member, Investment Committee, Korea SMEs and Startups Agency
  • 2019-Present Senior outside auditor, Kiwoom Capital
  • 2019-Present Commissioner, KOFCA
  • 2019-2021 Director, Korean Patent Bar Association
  • 2018-2021 Auditor, Korea Intellectual Property Protection Agency
  • 2014-2021 Legal Consultant, Korea SMEs and Startups Agency
  • 2012-2021 Commissioned lawyer, Korea Consumer Agency
  • 2016-2019 Vice Chairman, Korean Patent Bar Association
  • 2012-2013 Lectured at the Legal Clinic, Sogang University School of law
  • 2011-2019 Associate, DR & AJU LLC
  • 2010 Associate, Youngjin (Kim&Jung Partners)
  • 2010 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
  • 2002. 03, 06-07 Samil PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Bar Admissions & Qualifications Close

  • 2010Korea
  • 2002Certified Public Accountant (Korea)

Languages Close

Korean / English