Jinho Kim / Partner

Jinho Kim/Partner

Jinho Kim
t. +82 2 6956-0259 / f. +82 2 6956-0280
/ e. jhkim@labpartners.co.kr


Jinho Kim is a partner at LAB Partners and had started his professional career in the areas of M&A, corporate finance transaction, while also practicing in Japan related cross border deals including in-bound investment from Japan, with experience of spending his early stage of life in Japan.
After studying in Waseda University Japan, Mr. Kim deepened his understanding of Japanese and Japanese corporates, based on which he is currently providing extensive legal advice and CEO management consulting on various issues, not only on M&A transactions but also on labor/employment, compliance related issues including internal investigation, protection of data and confidential business information.


Practice Areas

  • Corporate / Corporate Governance / Mergers & Acquisition / Foreign Investment / Internal Investigation/Compliance / Japan Practice




Korea, Japanese


  • 2010 : Waseda University, Japan (Visiting Scholar)
  • 1995 : Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B)

Professional Career

  • 2013 – 2018 : Kim & Chang
  • 2004 – 2013 : Shin & Kim
  • 2002 – 2004 : Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea

Recent Engagements

  • Extensive experience on advising on issues of each process of M&A, JV, foreign investment, prior regulation check, business execution, insolvency and withdrawal of capital of corporates Advising on corporate restructuring
  • including merger, division and transfer of business Consulting on organization assessment, HR management system, labor union related matters, management issues including restructuring and turnaround Cases involving
  • CEO protection and establishment of compliance system, internal investigation and related civil and criminal litigation Advised on establishing on protection of business confidential information and disputes related to the breach of confidential information
  • Establishment of data privacy protection system Represented and advised on subcontract and agency related disputes

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