Inman KIM

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0130
  • F. +82-2-3404-0006
  • E. inman.kim@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Inman Kim focuses his practice on application for commencement of rehabilitation proceedings, advisory and representation services in relation to rehabilitation proceedings, M&A-related tasks of companies under rehabilitation, corporate workout, bankruptcy proceedings, and international bankruptcy.

Mr. Kim is a founding member of the team of who has been with the firm's Corporate Restructuring Team, which handles clients' corporate rehabilitation tasks. He has a broad range of experience in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, having handled almost every corporate reorganization, workout and restructuring case in Korea since before the 1997 Asian financial crisis. He gave lectures in the Research Study Program on Bankruptcy for Working Level Judiciary and in the Special Course for Professionals and Businessmen on the Consolidated Insolvency Act at Seoul National University School of Law. He also served as a member of Credit Recovery Committee and an advisor for the Korean Broadcasting System. Besides, he authored numerous papers, such as “Handling of Bankruptcy Case from Perspective of Applicant” and “Bankruptcy Proceedings and M&A”. In addition to being a graduate of Seoul National University School of Law and the 17th judicial training course at the Judicial Research and Training Institute, he also earned an LL.M. from Munchen University Law School in 1997.

Representative Experience

1997 Visiting Attorney, Wessing, Berenberg-Gossler Zimmerman Lange, Munchen
1991-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
1988-1991 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army
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2011-2014 Legal Advisor, Korean Broadcasting System (KBS)
2010-2014 Member, Professional Specialization Review Committee, Korean Bar Association
2002-2005 Member, Personal Credit Recovery Support Committee & Credit Recovery Committee
1999 Examiner, Adequacy of Taxation, National Tax Service Seodaemun District Office
1999 Member, Working Committee for Improvement of Property Evaluation System, Ministry of Finance and Economy

Representative Matters

Advised and represented a number of companies in application for rehabilitation proceedings (application for reorganization proceedings)—such corporate clients include: Woongjin Holdings; Kukdong E&C; Keopyung's five affiliates, including Keopyung and Keopyung Construction; Haetai Electronics; Korea Express; Medison; Jindo; Inchon Oil Refinery; Chungnam Spinning; BOD Hydis; Woojung Construction; Jindo Construction; World Construction; BK E&T; and Core Logic; Raon enterprise, etc.
Advised and represented a number of companies in rehabilitation proceedings (reorganization proceedings)—such corporate clients include: Kia Motors Corporation; Nasan; Hanil Synthetic Fiber; Daewoo Motor Company; Sammi Specialty Steel; Dongah Construction; Hanshin Construction; Il Sung Construction; Thrunet; Segye Corporation; Elcanto; SKM; Good Morning City; Woongjin Holdings; Tongyang; Hyunjin; and Pan Ocean, etc.
Advised companies on lead manager's tasks for M&A of liquidated/rehabilitated companies—such corporate clients are as follows: Kyoungki Chemicals; Youngheun Iron&Steel; Daeheung Steel; KN Wool; and Enterprise Networks (currently, Sejong Telecom)
Advised on legal matters concerning M&A of rehabilitated companies (liquidated companies)—in relation to Daewoo Motor Sales; Samsung Motors; and Pan Ocean
Advised companies on legal issues concerning the Corporate Restructuring Promotion Act and corporate workout—such corporate clients are as follows: Hyundai E&C; and Hynix
Advised and represented a number of companies in application for rehabilitation proceedings (application for reorganization proceedings)—such corporate clients include: Woongjin Holdings; Kukdong E&C; Keopyung's five affiliates, including Keopyung and Keopyung Construction; Haetai Electronics; Korea Express; Medison; Jindo; Inchon Oil Refinery; Chungnam Spinning; BOD Hydis; Woojung Construction; Jindo Construction; World Construction; BK E&T; and Core Logic; Raon enterprise, etc.
Advised and represented a number of companies in rehabilitation proceedings (reorganization proceedings)—such corporate clients include: Kia Motors Corporation; Nasan; Hanil Synthetic Fiber; Daewoo Motor Company; Sammi Specialty Steel; Dongah Construction; Hanshin Construction; Il Sung Construction; Thrunet; Segye Corporation; Elcanto; SKM; Good Morning City; Woongjin Holdings; Tongyang; Hyunjin; and Pan Ocean, etc.
Advised companies on lead manager's tasks for M&A of liquidated/rehabilitated companies—such corporate clients are as follows: Kyoungki Chemicals; Youngheun Iron&Steel; Daeheung Steel; KN Wool; and Enterprise Networks (currently, Sejong Telecom)
Advised on legal matters concerning M&A of rehabilitated companies (liquidated companies)—in relation to Daewoo Motor Sales; Samsung Motors; and Pan Ocean
Advised companies on legal issues concerning the Corporate Restructuring Promotion Act and corporate workout—such corporate clients are as follows: Hyundai E&C; and Hynix
Advised companies on corporate restructuring—such corporate clients are as follows: Bokwang; and Hyundai Group
Advised KMH on its acquisition of Shilla CC

Education

1997 Muenchen University Law School (LL.M.)
1988 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1985 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Bankruptcy Proceedings and M&A, United Bankruptcy Law (Co-author, Bobmunsa, 2006)
Handling of Bankruptcy Case from Perspective of Applicant (Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea, 2002)
Aggregate Limit on Reduction and Exemption of Special Value-Added Tax for Non-Profit Domestic Corporation, Monthly National Tax Review (National Tax Service, 2001)
Several Issues Regarding Regional Binding Power of Collective Agreement, Labor Law Review Vol. 5 No. 5, pp. 286-301 (Seoul National University Labor Law Research Association, 1996)
Meaning of Continuous Employment under Article 28(1) of the Labor Standards Act, Labor Law Review Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 363-380 (Seoul National University Labor Law Research Association, 1991)
Study on Unconstitutionality of Current Patent Trial System Vol. 1 & 2, Human Right and Justice (Korean Bar Association, 1990)
Activity
Instructor, Korea Enterprises Federation Legal Manager Basic Training Program 9th-18th Session (2001-2007)
Instructor, Special Course for Professionals and Businessmen on the Consolidated Insolvency Act, Seoul National University School of Law (2005)
Instructor, Research Study Program on Bankruptcy for Working Level Judiciary (2002)
Awards
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Lawyer (2016-2019)
IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer (2013-2022)
Asialaw - Leading Lawyer (2013-2022)

Qualifications

1988 Korea

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition