Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes
“Proactive, commercially-minded and client-oriented”
- The Asia Pacific Legal 500
We offer practical advice and comprehensive solutions based on our understanding of complex corporate governance and shareholder dispute issues and decades of experience in this area.
Customized advice for establishing optimal corporate governance plans
We have counseled many of the largest corporations in Korea on the optimal corporate governance structure tailored for each client based on careful consideration of their unique needs. As regulatory scrutiny intensifies, clients depend on us for comprehensive corporate reorganization plans that meet the constantly evolving industrial and regulatory climate, whether they involve conversion into a holding company structure, internal reorganization within a business group, business divisions, mergers or comprehensive stock exchanges or transfers.
Our highly experienced attorneys, accountants and other experts have in-depth knowledge about the relevant laws and regulations and offer practical solutions on all aspects of corporate governance. Our Corporate Governance Group also includes well-respected authorities in the relevant fields, including former government officials with experience at the Financial Supervisory Service, Korea Fair Trade Commission and Korea Exchange and the National Tax Service, who bring first-hand experience and a broad perspective to address our clients’ concerns.
Thinking outside the box to derive the best solution for clients involved in hostile takeovers and other management disputes
We are well-known for our expertise in shareholder disputes and hostile takeover transactions and actively assist clients from the early stage by formulating strategies to advance their interests. We also leverage our expertise across our industry-leading practice groups, such as corporate, civil and criminal, tax, labor and employment and antitrust and competition, to respond quickly and effectively to challenges and derive the best solution for our clients.
We have represented both bidders and targets in different contexts and, based on our extensive experience, have played pivotal roles in developing innovative solutions for either securing or defending management control for a number of different corporations. Our commitment to clients’ success has allowed our team to set many groundbreaking precedents in contentious matters involving a wide spectrum of issues, including in relation to convocation of an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting as well as injunctions relating to issuance of new shares, performance of director’s duties, company’s refusal to provide access to books and records or exercise of voting rights.