Hyun A KIM

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-6519
  • F. +82-2-3404-7688
  • E. hyuna.kim@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Hyun A Kim is a partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. Ms. Kim's practice covers the full spectrum of antitrust matters, including merger control filings, cartels, abuse of dominance, and unfair transaction. She was awarded as “Recommended Lawyer” in Antitrust and Competition by the Legal 500 in 2018 and "Leading Practitioner" in competition by Who's Who Legal in 2020 and 2021.

Ms. Kim has lectured in the academic world based on her experience, on corporate law, intellectual property rights, and Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act. She previously served as vice chair of the IPBA Antitrust Committee, and is currently a member of IBA Antitrust Committee Cartel Working Group.

Ms. Kim also made various contributions, including in the GCR Handbook of Competition Agencies (2016-2018), GCR Getting the Deal Through (Dominance, 2012), International Comparative Legal Guide to Competition Litigation (2010-2015), Chambers – Doing Business In 2020 and Merger Control in 2020 and Legal 500 – Merger Control in 2020.

Also, Ms. Kim is an environmental lawyer who has been representing clients in issues such as environmental regulations on the atmosphere, water quality, waste, and soil pollution, and new environmental regulations such as climate change issues including the greenhouse gas emission trading system, chemical-related regulations, and integrated permits under the Act on the Integrated Control of Pollutant-Discharging Faculties.

Ms. Kim previously served as a legal advisor at the Ministry of Environment. She is currently serving various positions, including non-standing member of the central environmental dispute mediation committee of the Ministry of Environment, member of the environmental damage relief council of the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute and director of Korea Environmental Law Association.

Representative Experience

2019-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2001-2019 Shin & Kim LLC
2000-2001 Yulchon LLC
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2022-Present Chairman, ESG Special Committee, Seoul Bar Association
2022-Present Member, Relief Account Management Committee for Damage from Biocidal Products, Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI)
2022-Present Member, Expert Committee for Deliberation of Relief from Damage Caused by Biocidal Products, Ministry of Environment
2021-Present Non-standing Member, Central Environmental Dispute Mediation Committee, Ministry of Environment
2021-Present Member, Statutory Interpretation Deliberation Committee, Ministry of Government Legislation
2020-Present Member, Special Committee for Investigation and Adjudication regarding Toxic Humidifier Sterilizer, Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI)
2020-Present Member, International Cooperation Committee, Asia-Pacific Competition Community (APCC)
2018-Present Member, Environmental Damage Relief Council & Relief Money Review Committee, Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute
2018-2020 Member, Administrative Appeals Commission of Gyeonggi Province
2017-Present Member, Cartel Working Group of Antitrust Committee, International Bar Association (IBA)
2017-2019 Member, International Committee, Seoul Bar Association
2017-Present Member, General Disciplinary Committee, Ministry of Environment
2016-2018 Counselor, Ministry of Environment
2014-2017 Vice Chair, Antitrust Committee, Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
2014-2016 Director, Korean Women Lawyers Association
2013-2020 Director, Korean Environmental Law Association
2012-2013 Outside Advisory, Climate Change Negotiation Team, Ministry of Environment

Representative Matters

Represented Veolia Environment S.A. in the filing of a business combination report in connection with its acquisition of Suez S.A.
Represented U.S. semiconductor manufacturer in litigation and KFTC investigation concerning abuse of dominant market position
Represented Japanese bearing manufacturer in litigation and KFTC investigation on international cartel
Represented Japanese airline in litigation and a KFTC investigation related to an international cartel
Represented BorgWarner Inc. in the filing of a business combination report concerning its acquisition of shares in Delphi Technologies PLC
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Represented Veolia Environment S.A. in the filing of a business combination report in connection with its acquisition of Suez S.A.
Represented U.S. semiconductor manufacturer in litigation and KFTC investigation concerning abuse of dominant market position
Represented Japanese bearing manufacturer in litigation and KFTC investigation on international cartel
Represented Japanese airline in litigation and a KFTC investigation related to an international cartel
Represented Google in the filing of a business combination report in connection with its acquisition of Motorola
Represented BorgWarner Inc. in the filing of a business combination report concerning its acquisition of shares in Delphi Technologies PLC
Represented Taiwan's LCD panel manufacturer in litigation and KFTC investigation on international cartel
Represented Hyundai Hysco in a KFTC investigation cartel
Represented Samsung Life Insurance in a KFTC investigation on cartel
Represented Hansung Motors in litigation and KFTC investigation on cartel
Represented Owens Corning in the filing of a business combination report in relation to its acquisition of glass fiber reinforcement sector from Saint Gobain Vetrotex
Represented Daimler in the filing of a business combination report in connection with establishing a JV with Bosch
Represented China National Agricultural Corporation (CNAC) in the filing of a business combination report in relation to its acquisition of Syngenta
Represented Blackstone in the filing of a business combination report in relation to its acquisition of Thomson Reuters' Financial & Risk business
Represented KKR Fund in the filing of a business combination report concerning its acquisition of shares of various companies
Advised and education numerous companies on fair trade and compliance
Represented Lotte Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. in a case concerning its transaction refusal
Environment
Represented and advised companies in cases related to the Waste Control Act, Water Environment Management Act, Clean Air Conservation Act, Soil Environment Conservation Act, etc.
Advised many companies on the Act on Registration, Evaluation, etc. of Chemicals and Chemicals Control Act
Advised a number of companies on a business project related to overseas greenhouse gas emission permits
Represented nonferrous company in a lawsuit for the cancellation of plans to distribute greenhouse gas emission permits
Advised on the negotiation terms with the Ministry of Environment concerning the installation of wastewater discharge facility in special countermeasure area related to the enlargement of the semiconductor company
Provided services for the Ministry of Environment to inspect the operation of an integrated management system of environmental pollution facilities and prepare for improvement plans
Advised a client on the integrated permits following the Act on the Integrated Control of Pollutant-Discharging Facilities on semiconductor companies

Education

2005 New York University School of Law (LL.M.)
2000 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1994 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Awards
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Lawyer (2022-2023)
The Legal 500 - Leading Individual (2018)
Who's Who Legal - Leading Practitioner (2020-2022)
GCR Awards - Merger Control Matter of the Year – Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa (2022)
Women in Business Law Awards - Antitrust & Competition Lawyer of the Year (2022)

Qualifications

2007 New York
2000 Korea

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