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Michael Chang

Michael Chang

Senior Foreign Attorney
Introduction

Michael is a senior foreign attorney at Shin & Kim whose principal areas of practice are banking & finance, infrastructure, energy and M&A.

Michael has broad ranging commercial law experience across a number of jurisdictions, including Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Peru, USA, Canada and Vietnam. He has acted for banks, infrastructure funds, strategic investors and governmental agencies in a wide range of sectors, including infrastructure, media, power, mining, property development, hotels and transport. His clients have included Macquarie Bank, The Walt Disney Company, Shinhan Bank, Kohler Co., John Deere & Co., Kookmin Bank, Thomson Reuters, ACE Insurance, Standard Chartered, Australia and New Zealand Banking Corporation, Woori Bank and Volvo Financial Services.

He began practice in Melbourne with Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks in 1996 (now known as Allens). Michael was seconded as a senior associate to Shin & Kim from 2002 to 2008, before returning to Allens Arthur Robinson’s Singapore office. He returned to Shin & Kim in 2010 as a senior foreign attorney. During his time in Korea, he has advised numerous foreign clients in investments in Korea. His in-depth experience in different sectors and different aspects of Korean law allows him to provide commercial and integrated advice, whether it be to a strategic investor in the manufacturing or media sector or a financial investor in the infrastructure sector, Michael has the depth of experience and expertise to assist a client in reaching its commercial objectives in Korea.

Professional Career
  • 2022-PresentMember, Investment Committee, Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation (KIND)
  • 2016-PresentConvener of Law Council of Australia, Seoul Chapter
  • 2016-PresentBoard Member, Australian Chamber of Commerce in Korea
  • 2002-PresentShin & Kim LLC, Seoul
  • 1996-2010Allens, Melbourne, Singapore
Education
  • 1995University of Melbourne (LL.B.(Hons) and B.Com., Major in accounting and submajor in finance)
Bar Admissions
  • 1997Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia
Languages

English, Korean

Professional Accolades

 

  • "Leading Individual" for Projects and Energy, Legal500, 2018-2024
  • "Leading Individual" for Banking and Finance, Chambers Global/Chambers Asia, 2014-2024
  • "Leading Individual" for Projects and Energy, Chambers Asia, 2016-2024
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Banking & Finance, Asialaw Profiles, 2018-2024
  • "Leading Lawyer" for M&A, Project Development, IFLR1000, 2015-2023
  • ALB Korean Super 30 Lawyers, Asia Legal Business, 2021
  • "Recommended Lawyer" for Employment, Legal500, 2019
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Banking and Finance, IFLR1000, 2019
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Corporate/M&A, Asialaw Profiles, 2018
  • "Recommended Lawyer" for Banking and Finance, Legal500, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • "Foreign Expert" for Banking and Finance – South Korea (Foreign Experts-Australia), Chambers Global, 2015
  • "Leading Individual" for Corporate/M&A, Chambers Global/Chambers Asia, 2013

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