C. W. Hyun, senior partner at Kim & Chang, graduated from Seoul National University (law school) in 1976 and became a member of the Korean Bar Association in 1978, after which he received an L.L.M. from Harvard Law School, joined the New York Bar Association in 1988, and worked with Sullivan & Cromwell (1987-1988). He has been an attorney at Kim & Chang since 1981, where he currently heads the employment/labor law team of over 30 professionals and also is extensively involved with mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate restructuring issues. He has managed and supported some of the largest transactions to take place in Korea from labor and corporate law perspectives, particularly during the period of significant foreign investment since 1997. In balance with his substantial professional endeavors, he continues to contribute significantly to professional organizations in Korea through holding positions such as Chair of American Chamber of Commerce's HR Committee, legal counsel for the Ministry of Labor, and Vice-President of the Harvard Club of Korea.
Kim and Chang was established in 1972 and is the largest law firm in Korea. Kim and Chang has about 180 attorneys, including 20 resident expatriate foreign legal consultants and a support staff of over 500 people. Kim and Chang is the recognized leader in providing specialized legal services for international transactions involving Korea. The firm is a full service firm which has developed departmental specialization. Kim and Chang, as well as having major Korean clients, represents major multinational companies and also serves numerous medium and small foreign clients doing business in or with Korea.
Firm Practice Areas
Acquisition Finance, Anti-Corruption and Regulatory Compliance, Antitrust and Competition, Banking, Broadcasting & Telecommunication, Chinese Practice, Construction, Corporate Governance, Customs and International Trade, Derivatives, Energy, Entertainment, Environment, European Practice, Finance Tax, Financial Institutions, Foreign Direct Investment, General Tax Consulting, Health, Insolvency and Restructuring, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation, Investment Management, Japanese Practice, Labor and Employment, Lease and Transportation Finance, Litigation & Arbitration, Mergers & Acquisitions, Overseas Investment, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Product Liability/Consumer Claims, Project Finance, Real Estate, Securities, Shipping, Structured Finance, Tax Audit and Dispute Resolution, Transfer Pricing, White Collar Criminal Defense