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Korean Attorney

Sehun KO

Mr. Sehun Ko is a partner in the firm’s M&A Team and advises clients on M&A transactions, general corporate matters, complex cross-border transactions, tax and investments issues. 

Mr. Ko has also been a pivotal member of the firm’s Yangon Office where he spent many years helping the office grow and flourish. Since returning to the Seoul Office, Mr. Ko continues to work on Myanmar-related matters including local M&As, joint ventures, real estate development and investments, incorporation of local corporations including financial institutions, manufacturing companies and construction companies, and also accumulated experiences related to operation of local corporations including license acquisition, labor, taxation and accounting regulations. In 2016, Mr. Ko once again returned to the firm’s Yangon Office as a partner and provided one-stop services with respect to local laws and taxation. As of August 2019, he completed the LLM program at Columbia Law School in the United States and returned to the Seoul office. He currently is a member of the M&A Team.

Before joining Jipyong, Mr. Ko was in charge of standard cost calculation and financial reporting for mobile phone camera module products at Samsung Techwin (currently, Hanwha Techwin) for two years, and then moved to Texas Instruments, an analog semiconductor manufacturer, where he was responsible for designing and analyzing standard costs, designing internal transfer price, and internal control systems for semiconductor products (outsourcing semiconductor fab and assembly/test) for three years. Mr. Ko is able to his extensive commercial experience to provide tailored advice to his clients.

Education Close

  • 2018-2019Columbia Law School (LL.M.)
  • 2012Konkuk University Law School (J.D.)
  • 2004Chung-Ang University (B.A. in Business Administration)
  • 2003Exchange Program, California State University, East Bay, USA

Experience Close

  • 2012-PresentPartner, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2020-PresentMember, Korea Association of Personal Data Professionals (KAPP)
  • 2020-PresentLegal Counsel, Global Business Strategy Planning Committee (GSC), Korea Land and Housing Corporation
  • 2020-PresentStanding Director, Korea Personal Information Protection Law Association
  • 2019Passed the New York bar examination
  • 2016-2018Senior Attorney (Head of Legal Practice and Tax Advisory), JIPYONG MYANMAR Limited
  • 2013-2014Associate, JIPYONG MYANMAR Limited
  • 2006-2009Accounting Manager (Manufacturing Unit), Texas Instruments (Korea)
  • 2007Passed Certified Public Accountant Exam (California)
  • 2004-2006Junior Accountant, Samsung Techwin

Honors and Recognitions Close

  • 2019Award from Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Economy and Finance

Speaking Engagements and Publications Close

  • 2018. 02.Review on Myanmar Land Regulations and Condominium Law in Myanmar, Co-Author, Ilkam Real Estate Law Review 
  • 2016. 12. / 2014. 12. FAQs on Myanmar Labor and Myanmar Taxation, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (Yangon), 2014 and 2016 update
  • 2014. 01.Myanmar Foreign Investment Law and Practice, Practical approach to legal frameworks of investment related laws in Myanmar, Co-Author (Company Act, Labour Laws, Tax Laws) (Purun-namu)
  • 2010. 12.Liabilities for Damages of Certified Public Accountant in Capital Markets, Ilkam Real Estate Law Review
  • 2011. 11.Hedge Funds Regulation in U.S. after Dodd-Frank Act and Legal Proposals to Korea’s Hedge Fund Regulators, International Law Review

Admissions/Qualifications Close

  • 2012Admitted in Korea

Languages Close

Korean / English