Byung Tae Kim

Byung Tae Kim


Mr. Byung Tae Kim is a partner at Shin & Kim. Mr. Kim’s main areas of practice include mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring and general corporate transactions.

Mr. Kim has been involved in many significant cross-border investments and major mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Kim has also participated in many corporate restructuring matters especially for financial companies. As Korean companies are increasing their investment in the Latin American region, Mr. Kim, as an important member to the Latin America Practice Group at Shin & Kim, provides legal counsel on investment in the region for Korean companies.

Further, Mr. Kim has written extensively and conducted research on topics related to securities and M&A law, and corporate law.

Mr. Kim built up experience in various areas while working at the New York office of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, one of the top international law firms in the world.

Professional Career
  • 2014Lecturer, Seoul National University, School of Law (Finance and Law Course)
  • 2010-PresentLecturer, Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (International Contract Law)
  • 2009.2-2013.2Member of the Board on the Substantial Examination for Delisting from KOSDAQ at Korea Exchange
  • 2008Member of the Committee for Enhancement of Competitiveness in the Legal Services
  • Industry for Ministry of Justice of Korea
  • 2005-2006Associate, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
  • 2000-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 1997-2000Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force
  • 1995-1997Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
  • 2004-2005New York University Law School (LL.M.)
  • 1991-1995Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B.)
Bar Admissions
  • 1997Korea
  • 2006New York
  • Korean Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Korean Securities Law Association

Korean, English, Japanese

Professional Activities
Professional Accolades


  • "Leading Lawyer" for Corporate and M&A, Legal Times, 2019, 2021-2023
  • "Recommended Lawyer” for Corporate and M&A, Legal500, 2019
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Corporate/M&A, Asialaw Profiles, 2018, 2019
  • "Recommended Individual", Asialaw Profiles, 2015-2017

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