Expertise

Corporate Compliance & Anti-Corruption

Introduction

Introduction

Due to increased regulations and stricter enforcement of compliance and anti-corruption regulations in Korea and abroad, including through the enactment of the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act of Korea and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of the United States, establishment of corporate compliance systems and implementation of internal investigations to prevent and resolve increasing legal risks have become imperative. Based on extensive experience and in-depth expertise in such areas, our Compliance and Anti-Corruption team advises clients, including public companies and financial institutions, in connection with the establishment of programs related to maintaining internal control and anti-corruption. Our Compliance and Anti-Corruption team also assists clients in conducting internal audits and responding to government investigations.

Key Services

Shin & Kim provides services in the following areas in relate to environment and climate change: 

  • Compliance with environmental laws and regulations 
  • Environmental laws in connection with M&A and other business transactions and operations
  • Facility location analysis, permit registration and periodical renewal of permits and licenses for environmental impact assessments and the Integrated Environmental Management System
  • Enactment, amendment and interpretation of various laws and regulations, including submission of opinions
  • Response and handling of sanctions and administrative/criminal proceedings of the Ministry of Environment and other regulatory bodies 
  • Resolution of disputes and lawsuits involving environmental issues, including soil contamination, noise, vibration, wastes and emission trading
Experiences
  • Public companies, financial institutions and affiliates of large Korean corporate groups, in connection with internal control systems, compliance and government investigations
  • Multinational corporations in healthcare, defense and machinery and equipment industries, in connection with internal investigations and responding to government investigations
  • A Korean company, in responding to an information request by a foreign anti-corruption investigation agency
  • A Korean company, in responding to a World Bank sanction for unfair trade practices