Jae Gu Kim

  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0176
  • F. +82-2-3404-0804
  • E. jaegu.kim@bkl.co.kr


Jae Gu Kim has successfully handled various issues for Japanese firms for years, including HR and labor issues, liquidation, restructuring, labor-management disputes, and union disputes. Mr. Kim has abundant experience in issues related to Japanese firms.

Mr. Kim graduated from Korea University (LL.B.), completed the course of Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea, and graduated from the University of Tokyo (LL.M.). After graduating the University of Tokyo, he worked for Matsuo & Kosugi in Tokyo and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto in Tokyo. Later, he worked at Kim & Chang, where he primarily handled HR and labor cases. He joined Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in 2019.

Currently, Mr. Kim also serves as a counselor for the Labor Committee of Seoul Japan Club.

Representative Experience

2019-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2004-2019 Kim & Chang
2004 Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Tokyo
2003-2004 Visiting Attorney, Matsuo & Kosugi, Tokyo
1997-2003 Yeollin Law Firm
1994-1997 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Navy
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2008-Present Counselor, Labor Committee, Seoul Japan Club

Representative Matters

Handled restructuring of Company A, Company AB, Company AC, and many other companies
Handled liquidation of Company B, Company BA, Company BC, and many other companies
Handled relief applications submitted to Labor Relations Commission and mediation cases brought before Labor Relations Commission
Represented in many lawsuits related to labor


2004 The University of Tokyo (LL.M.)
1994 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1990 Korea University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Business Transfer other than Rehabilitation Plan (Master's Thesis, The University of Tokyo, 2004)


1994 Korea