Minjo Kim

  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0661
  • F. +82-2-3404-0804
  • E. minjo.kim@bkl.co.kr


Minjo Kim is a partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. Based on the experience in various litigation and advisory cases involving financial investment, debt collection, management control disputes, labor disputes, etc., Mr. Kim has advised and represented Japanese companies in civil and criminal disputes for many years in the areas ranging from the entry into the Korean market, internal compliance, human resources and labor, M&A (share transfer, business transfer, etc.) and restructuring, to liquidation or closure.

Mr. Kim has kept in close contact with Korean Bar Association, Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Lawyers Association of Zainichi Korean (LAZAK), and Japanese law firms by using Japanese that he learned while studying at the middle school and the high school in Japan, and he is also active externally by holding seminars and conducting internal training regarding various themes that may arise in Korea such as internal compliance and human resources and labor systems in the expatriate community in Japan including the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Seoul Japan Club.


Representative Experience

2018-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2009-2018 Attorney, HMP Law
2006-2009 Attorney, Law Firm Hanseung
2004-2006 Attorney, Law Firm Sam Yeong
2001-2004 Judge Advocate for Public Service, Ministry of Justice
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2006-Present Legal Counsel, Legal Advisory Program for Small and Medium Sized Companies, Ministry of Justice

Representative Matters

Advised on M&As, foreign investment, acquisition of assets (business transfer, share transfer, merger after division, etc.) between Japanese companies and Korean companies
Advised and represented Japanese companies in litigation in connection with internal compliance, human resources and labor (labor union, restructuring), and investigation on internal complaints
Advised Japanese financial institutions and banks on financing agreements, foreign currency securities, etc.
Advised and represented Japanese companies in litigation in connection with the withdrawal of their Korean subsidiaries and branches (liquidation, rehabilitation, and bankruptcy proceedings)
Advised and represented Japanese companies in litigation in connection with the establishment of JV, disputes, resolution (share transfer or purchase) and withdrawal


2001 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1997 Korea University (LL.B.)


2001 Korea