Hee-Joong Kim

hakim@hwahyunlaw.com
+82-2-535-1766

Heejoong (Alex) Kim is a Senior Counsel at HwaHyun and has a broad practice in the firm’s General Corporate, M&A, Finance & Securities, Tax & Customs, Construction & Real Estate, Labor & Employment, Technology/Media/Telecoms, and International Litigation & Arbitration Groups. He has significant experience as both in-house and outside counsel in international business law and practice, including inbound/outbound investment, joint venture, M&A, financial services, export/import, franchising, distributorship, licensing, and labor & employment. In addition, he served as compliance officer at global companies, maintaining various compliance programs and conducting internal audits in the areas of fair trade, anti-corruption, protection of business secrets, export/re-export of controlled products, and document management.

Heejoong (Alex) Kim is a Senior Counsel at HwaHyun and has a broad practice in the firm’s General Corporate, M&A, Finance & Securities, Tax & Customs, Construction & Real Estate, Labor & Employment, Technology/Media/Telecoms, and International Litigation & Arbitration Groups. He has significant experience as both in-house and outside counsel in international business law and practice, including inbound/outbound investment, joint venture, M&A, financial services, export/import, franchising, distributorship, licensing, and labor & employment. In addition, he served as compliance officer at global companies, maintaining various compliance programs and conducting internal audits in the areas of fair trade, anti-corruption, protection of business secrets, export/re-export of controlled products, and document management.

Professional Experiences

  • Senior Counsel, HwaHyun (2017-Present)
  • Senior Legal Counsel, Samsung Electronics (2011-2014)
  • Corporate Counsel, Cisco Systems Korea (2006-2010)
  • Foreign Legal Consultant, Yoon & Yang (2003-2005)
  • Legal Counsel, Orion Group (2001-2003)
  • Foreign Legal Consultant, Aram International Law Office (2000-2001)

Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • In-house Counsel, Korea Institute of Technology and the Law
  • Mediator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
  • Member, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea
  • Associate Member, International Fiscal Association Korea

Selected Work

  • Advised and drafted various documents in relation to Cisco’s investment in Songdo U-City, including strategic collaboration between Cisco and Incheon Metropolitan City
  • Negotiated and drafted various documents in relation to Turner’s and Time Warner’s investment in Orion Group companies
  • Led complex M&A transactions, including acquisition of a sports betting company and a Multiple System Operators (MSO) in the cable TV industry.
  • Drafted a global company’s anti-corruption policy and coordinated it to be translated into over 20 languages; prepared training materials and made them available for anti-corruption training at overseas subsidiaries
  • Advised on development of various compliance tools, including compliance program website, contracts management system, and advance notice system of interaction with competitors
  • Conducted comprehensive compliance audits for each period of two weeks at a global company’s overseas subsidiaries in India and Chile
  • Managed global companies’ government affairs functions for Korea, India, ASEAN countries, and EU countries

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