Chano CHOI

  • Expert Advisor
  • T. +82-2-3404-7578
  • F. +82-2-3404-7687
  • E. chano.choi@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Chano Choi is a certified tax consultant at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. Mr. Choi's main work areas include representation in tax probes, prior tax examination, tax appeals as a procedure prior to trial (including request for a judgment on propriety before tax levying, examination of national tax, and judgment of national tax) and general tax counseling.

Mr. Choi passed the 37th National Higher Civil Service Examination on Government Administration (finance and economy). He started his career with NTS Jungbusan District Office (as head of General Affair Division) in May 1995. He worked at Jeju District Office, Pyeongtaek District Office, NTS Jungbu Regional Office (Corporate Taxation Division), National Tax Service (VAT Division, Planning & Budget Office, and Planning & Finance Office), Yeongdeock District Office (as head of the Office), and NTS Seoul Regional Office (as head of Research Division 3 of Research Bureau 1) until December 2010 before joining BKL in January 2011.

Representative Experience

2011-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2009-2010 Director General, Planning & Finance Office, Planning & Coordination Bureau, National Tax Service
2009 Head, Research Division 3, Investigation Bureau 1, National Tax Service Seoul Regional Office
2006 Head, Yeongdeok District Office, National Tax Service Daegu Regional Office
2003-2005 Planning Section Chief of Planning and Budget Office, Planning and Management Office, National Tax Service
2001-2003 Value-Added Tax Section Chief of Value-Added Tax Division, Individual Taxation Bureau, National Tax Service
2000-2001 Corporate Taxation Division, Tax Revenue Management Bureau, National Tax Service Jungbu Regional Office
1999-2000 Pyeongtaek District Office, National Tax Service Jungbu Regional Office
1999 Jeju District Office, National Tax Service Busan Regional Office
1995 Jungbusan District Office, National Tax Service Busan Regional Office

Representative Matters

Represented affiliates of major groups such as Samsung, LG, CJ, Lotte, Kumho, Dongbu, etc. in tax audits
Successfully represented a copper tycoon, etc. in pre-taxation deliberation in connection with the alleged offshore tax evasion
Represented CJ CheilJedang in pre-assessment review of corporate tax regarding the denial of unfair transaction and accounting
Represented CJ Group in the request for trial for the CEO's gift tax and income tax
Advised LG Display on the change of regulations relating to the application of temporary investment tax credits
Represented affiliates of major groups such as Samsung, LG, CJ, Lotte, Kumho, Dongbu, etc. in tax audits
Successfully represented a copper tycoon, etc. in pre-taxation deliberation in connection with the alleged offshore tax evasion
Represented CJ CheilJedang in pre-assessment review of corporate tax regarding the denial of unfair transaction and accounting
Represented CJ Group in the request for trial for the CEO's gift tax and income tax
Advised LG Display on the change of regulations relating to the application of temporary investment tax credits
Represented Hyundai Corporation in pre-taxation deliberation with respect to whether the profits made from overseas resource development constitute an overseas delivery export
Represented an affiliate of Lotte E&C in the request for trial for corporate tax regarding the denial of unfair transaction and accounting
Represented SK Telecom in the case regarding a request for judgment in relation to a tax audit
Represented a shareholder, etc. of Celltrion in the case regarding a request for judgment on gift tax
Represented OB in the case regarding a request for judgment on corporate tax
Represented Dongbu HiTek in the case regarding a request for examination of corporate tax on goodwill

Education

2008 Michigan State University (M.S.)
2008 KDI School of Public Policy and Management (MPP)
1995 Seoul National University (M.P.A.)
1993 Seoul National University (B.S.)

Qualifications

2010 Korea