Tae-Yong Seo

Tae-Yong Seo


Mr. Tae-Yong Seo is a partner at Shin & Kim. Mr. Seo’s main areas of practice include international/domestic securities offerings, PEF consulting, corporate restructuring, investigation on unfair trading of capital market, accounting supervision and general corporate legal affairs.

Mr. Seo also worked as a foreign associate in the Hong Kong office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and experienced capital market transactions.

Professional Career
  • 2023-PresentMember, Postal service Management Evaluation Committee, Korea Post
  • 2020-PresentMember, Examination Committee for Listing on KOSDAQ Market, Korea Exchange
  • 2019-PresentLegal Advisor, Korea Exchange
  • 2017-PresentLegal Advisor, Credit Finance Association
  • 2017-PresentMember, Alternative Investment Committee, Government Employees Pension Service
  • 2015-PresentMember, Risk Management Committee of the Mutual Benefit System for Small and Micro Business Owners, Korea Federation of SMEs
  • 2015-2018Member, Derivatives Market Development Committee, Korea Exchange
  • 2012-2014Member, Listing Committee of KOSDAQ Market, Korea Exchange
  • 2007-2008Foreign Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Hong Kong
  • 2001-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 1999-2001Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
Key Experience
  • Securities Issuance: Advised on IPOs for Samsung Life, Samsung SDS, Netmarble Games, ING Life and Kakao Bank, Kendall Square REITs, etc.
  • Private Equity Fund: Advised on the establishment of PEFs and transaction structures for IMM Private Equity, Mirae Asset Management, JKL Partners, Dominus Partners, Q Capital, and other leading domestic PEs
  • Corporate restructuring: Advised on workout for SK Networks and on voluntary arrangements for Korean Cable & System’s, etc.
  • Investigation of unfair trading in the capital market: Advised on response to more than 20 unfair trading investigations
  • Response to Listing Maintenance: Advised on substantial review of around ten cases of listing eligibility of listed companies on the KOSPI and KOSDAQ market
  • 2006-2007University of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, California (LL.M.)
  • 1990-1997Seoul National University, College of Social Science (B.A.)
Bar Admissions
  • 2001Korea
  • Korean Bar Association

Korean, English, Japanese

Professional Accolades


  • "Leading Individual" for Capital Markets, Legal500, 2018-2024
  • "Leading Individual" for Capital Markets, Chambers Global/Chambers Asia, 2018-2023, 2024 (Band 1)
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Capital Markets, IFLR1000, 2020-2023
  • "Leading Lawyer" for M&A, IFLR1000, 2019-2023
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Securities and Finance, Legal Times, 2017, 2019, 2021-2023
  • ALB Korean Super 30 Lawyers, Asia Legal Business, 2021
  • Ranked no. 1 for "IPO Best Lawyers", Korea Economic Daily, 2018

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