Yongsoo Kim

  • Advisor
  • T. +82-2-3404-7573
  • F. +82-2-3404-7687
  • E. yongsoo.kim@bkl.co.kr


Yongsoo Kim is a member of the Tax Team of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (BKL). Prior to joining BKL, Mr. Kim worked as an international investigation specialist at International Investigation Division, Seoul Regional Tax Office, and as a dispatched official at the Central Investigation Department, Supreme Prosecutors' Office where he participated in investigating tax-evasion crimes. Based on prior work experience, he now takes charge of tax probes/prior tax examinations, tax appeals (including review of legality before taxation and appeal to tax tribunal), and establishment of tax strategy.

Mr. Kim studied at National Tax College and at Graduate School of Science in Taxation, University of Seoul. He also completed business and accounting courses at University of California, San Diego.

Representative Experience

2008-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2006 Central Investigation Department, Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea (Secondment)
2002-2007 International Trade Investigatio Bureau, Seoul Regional Office, National Tax Service (NTS)
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2008 Advisor of Taxation Issues, NTS Gangnam District Office
2007-2008 H.C.Park Associates, PLC, Virginia
2005-2008 Specialist in Computer Investigation, NTS
2003-2007 Member, Transfer-Pricing Review Committee, NTS Seoul Regional Office
2002-2008 Specialist in International Investigations, NTS

Representative Matters

Advised Samsung C&T Corporation, Shinhan Financial Group, Hyundai Group, LG Group, CJ Group, and Daesang on tax probes
Advised foreign private equity funds, including Affinity, on tax probes
Advised Sae-A, Dongbu Lightec, and Philip Morris on tax probes involving transfer pricing
Advised S-LCD, Shinhan Bank, Hanjin Shipping, Hanwha Group, Hyundai Corporation, Kumho Asiana, Diageo, SK Telecom, KT, and foreign funds on pre-trial cases involving domestic taxes
Advised Copper King and Toy King on pre-trial cases involving offshore tax evasion


2003 University of Seoul (M.S.)
2001 Korea National Open University (LL.B.)
1999 National Tax College

Selected Activities

Study on National Research Program of IRS (2008)
Study on Calculation of Capital Gains on the Transfer of Real Property (Master's Thesis, University of Seoul, 2003)


2001 Korea