Insub Kim is an honorary managing partner of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. Mr. Kim served as a judge at Seoul District Court and research judge at the Supreme Court of Korea and presiding judge at Seoul Civil District Court. In 1980, he started to practice law with an intent to establish a model for a Korean international law firm, and he is a cofounder of BKL.
Mr. Kim prepared a way forward for the Korean legal profession by presenting BKL as a new model for Korean law firms in the early days of law firms. In addition, he contributed to the development of the legal culture by establishing new precedents and solving famous cases that are meaningful in the times, including the cases involving the collapse of the floodgate of a reservoir in Mangwon-dong, the violation of the Foreign Exchange Control Act by Korean residents in Japan, innocence of General Jun-Byung Park at the time of December 12 Military Coup, illegal imposition of administrative fines on the sale of bottled water, litigation seeking the return of shares of Shinhan Investment & Finance, patent infringement litigation involving Jin Heung Fine-Chem, and the dispute involving Silkriver Country Club.
Mr. Kim earned a LL.B. from Korea University and passed the justice division of the Higher Civil Service Examination in 1961 and earned a LL.M. from Seoul National University. After starting to practice law, he served as a commissioner at the Policy Advisory Commission of the Board of Audit and Inspection, director at the Korean Bar Association, commissioner of the Judicial Reform Deliberations Committee, and legal advisor at the National Tax Service, After retiring from BKL, he founded Good Society Foundation and has taken the lead in various civic movements to establish the rule of law.