Mr Kim, a founding member of Hannuri Law is known for handling some of the most challenging, high-stakes securities litigations. He successfully led the LG stockholders’ derivative action, ELS (Equity Linked Securities) fraud actions against Deutsche Bank and the Royal Bank of Cananda, Daewoo accounting fraud lawsuit, Hyundai Securities’ stockholders’ derivative lawsuit, Woori Power Income Fund lawsuit and contributed to the application of class action suit system in Korea by showing examples of its efficacy. Prior to founding Hannuri Law, he started his career in Kim & Chang in 1992, concentrating on fair trade and corporate advising. Recipient of Fulbright scholarship, he studied in Chicago University Law School. In 1997, he opened a law office with his father Kim Sang-won, an ex-Supreme Court Justice and his brother Kim Joo-hyun, and also, served as a vice chairman of Economic Reform Committee at the Peoples’ Solidarity for Participatory Democracy and as the president of the Center for Good Corporate Governance.
Having faith in the power of truth, Mr Kim believes that his clients can achieve the best results by boldly seeking it and he finds joy in discovering the truth by rigorous study and analysation. Mr Kim is also a frequent speaker on securities fraud and internal investigations to professional organisations and other academic conferences. Mr Kim received his LLB from Seoul National University, passed the Korean Bar in 1986.