About Us

Firm History

About us

Shin & Kim has grown with our clients

Founded in 1983, Shin & Kim’s vision has always been to offer practical and creative solutions whilst preserving its core values of integrity and excellence. It has grown with our clients.
With over 700 professionals comprising of domestic and foreign lawyers, accountants, patent attorneys and tax accountants, Shin & Kim is dedicated to providing highly specialized legal services across all industry sectors to its clients.

Achieving the objectives of the client is our top priority

Understanding the values and goals of our clients is our top priority. It is through this understanding that Shin & Kim is able to offer legal solutions to allow clients to meet there commercial objectives. We provide solutions that address the core issues rather than solutions at achieving short term gains. We tailor our services for each client respecting at all times the client’s corporate culture.

Commitment to corporate social responsibility

Giving back to marginalized groups is one of Shin & Kim’s most important responsibilities. Over the years, Shin & Kim has provided pro bono services and support for those in need. In September, 2014, Shin & Kim established a community service foundation named “Nanum & Ieum Foundation” (‘Sharing & Connecting’ in English meaning) to provide and expand volunteer activities and to proactively fulfil our corporate social responsibility.

Shin & Kim stands together with our clients

Shin & Kim will always stand together with our clients as partners in any situation. We remain committed to working with our clients to overcome uncertainties and risks and move forward towards a success.

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Professionalism - in pursuit of the highest standards Global Services - Serving clients through our global network Innovation - Creative solutions in an era of change Since our founding in 1983, we have consistently aimed to provide practical and creative solutions, based on our core values of integrity and excellence.

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April 2023 Establishment of Singapore Office
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October 2019 Establishment of Jakarta Office
February 2019 Move to D-Tower (17 Jongno 3-gil, Jongno-gu)
May 2018 Establishment of Pangyo Office
February 2018 Establishment of Hanoi Office
January 2017 Establishment of Ho Chi Minh City Office
September 2014 Establishment of Nanum & Ieum Foundation to make greater social contributions through a wide range of pro bono activities
March 2012 Move to State Tower Namsan (100, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu)
August 2011 Business alliance with Koreana Patent Firm
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February 2010 Establishment of a representative office in Shanghai
January 2010 Merger with Evergreen Law Group
January 2006 Establishment of a representative office in Beijing
March 2005 Incorporation of Shin & Kim China (Beijing) Consulting Ltd.
December 2003 Incorporation of Shin & Kim China Consulting Co., Ltd.
January 2001 Merger with Yeollin Law Firm
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July 1997 Incorporation of Shin & Kim (Authorization Date: June 26, 1997)
March 1991 Move to Ace Tower (1-170, Soonhwa-dong, Chung-ku)
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November 1986 Move to Kyunghui Building(1-122, Sinmoonro 2-ga, Jongro-ku)
March 1983 Adoption of firm name, “SHIN & KIM” (in Korean, “Sejong”) Move to Kyobo Building(Kyobo Bldg, Sejong-ro, Jongro-ku)
April 1981 Establishment of Lim, Shin & Kim (Representative / Managing Partner: Young-Moo Shin)