Hyeon-Jin Kim

Hyeon-Jin Kim




Mr. Hyeon-Jin Kim is a partner at Shin & Kim. Mr. Kim’s main areas of practice include trusts and estates, civil & criminal litigations in relation to tax and accounting (prosecution’s criminal stage, tax appeal, international arbitration) and consultation (capital markets act, inheritance etc.).

Mr. Kim passed the 29th Certified Public Accountants exams in 1994, and worked at Ernst & Young and KPMG. While joining Ernst & Young and KPMG, Mr. Kim worked on providing tax consulting for various companies.

  • 2012USC Gould School of Law, USA (LL.M., 2012)
  • 1995Dankook University, College of Business Administration (B.A., 1995)
Professional Career
  • 2014-PresentMember, National Tax Research Committee, The Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountant (KICPA)
  • 2005-PresentShin & Kim
  • 2003-2005Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
  • 2000-2003SeBit Accounting Firm, a member firm of KPMG
  • 1999-2000SanTong Accounting Firm, a member firm of KPMG
  • 1996-1998Defense Procurement Agency of the Ministry of National Defense
  • 1994-1995YoungHwa Accounting Firm, a member of Ernst & Young
Bar Admissions
  • 2005Korea
  • Korean Bar Association
  • Korea Institute of Certified Public Accountants [1999]
  • The Korean Society of Family Law
  • Tax Law Association

Korean, English, Japanese

Professional Activities

Recent Experience
  • Consulting on response to tax investigation for multiple corporations such as company Q, C, K, S, N, M, etc.
  • Tax consulting on merger through division between the affiliates of K Group
  • Tax consulting on sale of Natuur Business Division of Lotte GRS (split-up, business transfer, etc.)
  • Tax consulting on restructuring of FedEx Global (business and equity transfer)
  • Tax consulting on restructuring of Starion Group (split-up, merger, etc.)
  • Tax consulting on restructuring of Halla Group
  • Comprehensive legal consulting for company H, J, Y, P, S, K, etc. with business succession as a precondition (including tax consulting with split-up, merger, etc. as preconditions)
  • Consulting on acquisition of equity of SMCore of SK
  • Consulting on acquisition of overseas business of Cheil Industries Inc.
  • Legal Explanatory Notes for External Audit on Corporations, Etc. (Supervision) (Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2019)
  • Online Explanatory Notes for the Local Tax Act, the Framework Act on Local Taxes and the Local Tax Collection Act (2019)
  • Service Report on Improvement of Taxation on artwork and craftwork, Ministry of Culture (Sports and Tourism, 2019)
  • Online Explanatory Notes for the Inheritance Tax and Gift Tax Act (2018)
  • Corporate Accounting: Legal Risks and Countermeasures, Asia Legal Business, October 2013
  • Economic Democratization and Taxation in the 2013 Summer Joint Congress of Korea Commercial Cases Association and Korea Business Law Association, August 2013
Professional Accolades
  • "Leading Individual" for Tax, Chambers Asia, 2018, 2019
  • "Leading Individual (Band 1)” for Private Wealth Law, Chambers HNW, 2018
  • "Recommended Lawyer” for Tax, Legal500, 2017-2019
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Tax, Legal Times, 2017, 2019


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