Chris Kim

  • Senior Foreign Attorney
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Chris Kim practices regulatory investigations, funds and asset management, financial regulations, derivatives, securities, licensing, insurance and compliance matters. Prior to joining Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Mr. Kim served as head of Legal at Barclays Korea advising on complex regulatory matters, various products and transactions. Mr. Kim also worked at a number of global banks in Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea.

Representative Experience

2018-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2017 Legal Consultant, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Hong Kong
2011-2017 Director, Barclays PLC, Seoul
2008-2011 Vice President, Barclays PLC, Hong Kong
2007 Vice President, Credit Suisse Group AG, Singapore
2003-2006 Senior Counsel, Samsung Life Insurance

Representative Matters

Represented top Korean companies including Lotte Group and Nonghyup Bank in their offshore regulatory investigations
Advised numerous funds and asset managers regarding fund related regulations, registrations, compliance and investments
Represented numerous foreign and local corporations and financial companies in their internal and external investigations related to both civil and criminal matters
Represented numerous financial institutions regarding financial regulations, compliance, and Korea license obtainment
Represented numerous corporations and financial institutions in their dealings with the Korean regulators including Financial Supervisory Services, Financial Services Commission, Department of Labor, and Ministry of Economy and Finance


2000 Baylor University School of Law (J.D.)
1997 University of Texas at Austin (B.B.A.)

Selected Activities

Fundraising from South Korea: Guide to accessing Korean capital (Co-author, Preqin, 2022)
Asian Legal Business - Korea Super 30 Lawyers (2022)


2000 Texas

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