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Launch of TF for Prevention and Response to Grave Industrial Accidents and Public Safety Disasters

The bill on the Act on the Punishment of Companies Responsible for Grave Industrial Accidents, Etc. (the “Act on Punishment of Grave Industrial Accidents”)—which passed the National Assembly in January 2020 and will come into effect next year—has regulations that hold companies more strongly accountable for serious industrial accidents and public safety disasters than the Occupational Safety and Health Act. In response, BKL has launched the TF for the Prevention and Response to Grave Industrial Accidents and Public Safety Disasters, expanding and reorganizing the Industrial Safety TF. BKL was the first large law firm to launch a task force handling industrial safety issues back in as early as 2015. Building on such long expertise in industrial accidents, BKL’s new task force is comprised of professionals specialized in, among others, human resources management, criminal law and applicable regulations, environment, and construction who cooperate with various experts on chemistry, electricity, electronics or machinery depending on the case. Accordingly, BKL is now capable of providing the best one-stop legal services for any client who needs to manage industrial accidents and prevent safety accidents.


Mok H. KIM, a partner in the corporate and M&A practice group at BKL, was featured as one of the ‘Dealmakers of Asia 2020’ in the December issue of Asian Legal Business (“ALB”). ALB chose to highlight several lawyers involved in key deals within Asia as “Dealmakers of Asia,” and these individuals were chosen among the pool of finalists selected within each country for “Dealmaker of the Year.” Mok H. KIM was recognized for his involvement in some of the most prominent deals within the region, including Delivery Hero’s acquisition of Woowa Brothers (currently pending antitrust approval), BlueRun Ventures’ investment in Line Man (a delivery app) and Affinity Equity Partners’ investment in Shinhan Financial Group. ALB’s recognition of Mr. Kim, noting his extensive experience advising corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions (including Tesco on its sale of Homeplus, Samsung Group in its sale of petrochemical and defense businesses and MBK Partners’ investment in CJ CGC’s Southeast Asian business), illustrates his position as a leading dealmaker in Asia and an M&A power attorney. Dealmakers of Asia 2020 Mok H. Kim named as one of the ‘Dealmakers of Asia 2020’ by ALB PREV List Tony Dongwook KANG, a partner and head of the International Arbitration and Litigation Group at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC ("BKL") was listed among Asia's Top 15 Litigators 2021 selected by Asian Legal Business ("ALB"). He is the only Korean-qualified lawyer among those listed. Tony Dongwook KANG named as one of ALB Asia's Top 15 Litigators 2021 NEXT