Young Mo KIM

  • Senior Foreign Attorney
  • T. +82-2-3404-0255
  • F. +82-2-3404-7305
  • E. youngmo.kim@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Young Mo Kim is a senior foreign attorney of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC whose practice focuses on financial and economic regulations. Mr. Kim also regularly advises clients on matters relating to international trade in services. Currently, he is the head of FI Practice of the firm.

Mr. Kim is a foreign attorney of BKL whose practice focuses on financial and economic regulations. He also regularly advises clients on matters relating to international trade in services.

Mr. Kim has served in a number of key positions in government agencies and departments, including the Economic Planning Board, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance and the Financial Services Commission, and has extensive knowledge and experience in government policy and regulations, foreign exchange, and finance. He is also an expert in trade in services, having participated in important governmental negotiations involving the WTO, OECD membership, 1997 Asian financial crisis, KOR-US FTA and KOR-EU FTA. Bringing his ample expertise, he has been providing professional advice on M&As and licensing of financial institutions, financial regulatory matters including amendment of regulations, and unfair securities trading. Furthermore, he vigorously serves as legal advisor for government and public institutions such as the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the Financial Services Commission, the Financial Supervisory Service, the Korea Exchange and the Korea Financial Investment Association.

Representative Experience

2021-Present Member, Sanctions Review Committee, Financial Supervisory Service
2018-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2015-2017 CEO, Economic Regulatory Administration Consulting (ERAC)
2008-2014 Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2003-2008 Director, Prime Minister's Office, International Economic Policy Division, Trade Policy Coordination Division, Ministry of Strategy and Finance (Chief delegate to the KOR-US and KOR-EU FTA service negotiations)/Director, General Administration Division, Financial Supervisory Commission, Financial Services Commission
2001-2002 Foreign Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
1987-2000 Overseas Economic Policy Coordination Office, Economic Planning Board / Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea in Geneva / International Finance Bureau, Ministry of Finance and Economy
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2017-2019 Public Interest Director, Korea Financial Investment Association
2015-2018 Member, Audit Committee, Farmsco
2013-2017 Member, Market Efficiency Committee, Financial Services Commission
2013-2017 Member, Self-Regulation Committee, Korea Financial Investment Association
2012-2016 Member, Korea Post
2011-2016 Advisor, International Contracts Department, Defense Acquisition Program Administration
2009-2013 Director, Charity Foundation, Korea Securities Depository
2009-2013 Member, Dispute Resolution & Mediation Committee, Korea Exchange
2008-2011 Legal Advisor, Ministry of Economy and Finance
2008-2011 Member, Financial Development Review Committee, Financial Services Commission

Representative Matters

Advised Kakao Bank Consortium on obtaining approval for an internet-only banking
Advised foreign securities firms on obtaining approval for the securities business of the new branch offices in Korea and its OTC derivative business
Advised Hana Financial Group on its acquisition of Korea Exchange Bank from Lone Star Funds
Advised on Korea's first introduction of equity-linked warrants and the special purpose acquisition company(SPAC) system
Advised the Vietnamese government on the legislation of the KOICA-led law on Information Technology
Licensing of Financial Institutions and Financial Regulatory Matters
Advised Kakao Bank Consortium on obtaining approval for an internet-only banking
Advised foreign securities firms on obtaining approval for the securities business of the new branch offices in Korea and its OTC derivative business
Advised a domestic securities company on authorization for capital increase and designation as a comprehensive financial investment business entity
Advised a domestic bank on obtaining approval for concurrent operation of REIT asset management business (first of its kind in the banking industry)
Advised foreign banks on the establishment of branch offices in Korea and obtaining approval for the OTC derivative business
Advised on the establishment of the first private securities investment trust
Advised on obtaining approval for the registration of and changes to the asset management business
Advised on creating the first private equity fund for investment contract securities
Advised on electronic banking such as electronic cash, prepaid card and points
Advised on various financial regulations, including the Financial Holding Company Act, the Act on Real Name Financial Transactions and Guarantee of Secrecy, the Use and Protection of Credit Information Act, the Banking Act, the Capital Markets Act, the Insurance Business Act, the Mutual Savings Banks Act and the Specialized Credit Financial Business Act
Assisted in responding to inspection and sanctions against private equity funds such as funds from Lime and Optimus
Assisted Korean banks in responding to inspection and sanctions
Assisted a biotech company in responding to an investigation into unfair trade under the Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act
M&As of Financial Institutions
Advised Hana Financial Group on its acquisition of Korea Exchange Bank from Lone Star Funds
Advised a foreign life insurer on its acquisition of a Korean life insurer
Advised on obtaining approval for the acquisition of a Korean credit card company
Advised a Chinese company on its acquisition of the general partner of a Korean PEF
Advised on the sale of Hyundai Investment Trust Securities
Advised a foreign asset management company on its acquisition of a Korean asset management company
Advised on the acquisition of Korean financial institutions through PEF structures
Advised on the establishment of Korea Investment Corporation, Korea Finance Corporation and Korea Financial Investment Association
Regulatory Consulting
Advised on the comprehensive amendments to the Insurance Business Act
Advised on Korea's first introduction of the cooling-off period under the Securities and Exchange Act
Advised on Korean banks about the Volcker Rule and the U.S. and E.U. economic sanctions
Advised foreign securities houses in Seoul on the amendments to the Depositor Protection Act regarding the imposition of insurance premiums against deposit for futures trading
Advised on Korea's first introduction of equity-linked warrants and the special purpose acquisition company(SPAC) system
Advised on the new introduction of a comprehensive financial supervision system over financial conglomerates
International Finance and Economic Cooperation
Advised the Vietnamese government on the legislation of the KOICA-led law on Information Technology
Advised the Cambodian government on the legislation of the ADB-led laws on government bonds and e-commerce
Advised Asian Development Bank on multiple cases related to Korea
Advised on the issuance of foreign currency-denominated bonds
Advised a Korean construction company on the construction of a new city in Hanoi, Vietnam
Advised a Korean telecom company on tis entry into Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam
Performed a study on the international bidding system in Vietnam
International Trade
Advised on the legal issues related to the KOR-US FTA
Advised on the possible violations of the WTO/GATS and other investment treaties
Advised Expedia Group on laws and regulations applicable to the travel industry

Education

2001 Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
1986 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Qualifications

2014 Authorized Administrative Agent (Korea)
2002 New York