Jae Young Chang

Jae Young Chang


Mr. Jae Young Chang is a partner of Shin & Kim's Merger and Acquisition practice.

Mr. Chang has been advising foreign and domestic companies in a wide range of industries including automobile, finance, construction, telecommunication, distribution, game, medicine, and alternative energy and private equity funds on the issues related to friendly M&A, joint venture, venture capital, establishment of domestic subsidiary and branch, and corporate governance. He has also advised a number of clients in hostile takeover. In addition, as a member of the firm’s Anti-trust practice, Mr. Chang has represented and advised various corporate clients on the issues relating to holding companies, unfair trade practices, collusions and franchising law.

Mr. Chang holds an LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law where he focused extensively on corporate governance, M&A and anti-trust studies. Mr. Chang has also worked as a foreign lawyer at both New York and Tokyo offices of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, one of the most reputable law firms in the United States.

Professional Career
  • 2019-2023Outside Director, Hyundai Department Store
  • 2014-2016Legal Counsel, Korean Hospital Association
  • 2014-PresentAdvisory Committee Member, Global M&A Desk, Korea Core Industrial Technology Investment Association (KITIA)
  • 2011-2013Member, Central Environmental Policy Committee (Resource Circulation Subcommittee), Ministry of Environment
  • 2009-2010Foreign Lawyer, New York and Tokyo office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • 2005-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2003-2005Associate, Yoon Yang Kim Shin & Yu
  • 2000-2003Public-Service Judge Advocate
  • 1998-2000Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
  • 2009New York University School of Law (LL.M., Corporate Law)
  • 1998Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B.)
Bar Admissions
  • 2000Korea
  • Korean Bar Association
  • Korea Securities Law Association

Korean, English

Professional Activities
Professional Accolades

  • Ranked no. 1 for "M&A Power Lawyers", Korea Economic Daily, 2023
  • "Leading Individual" for Corporate/M&A, Chambers Global/Chambers Asia, 2016-2024
  • "Best Lawyer" for M&A, JoongAng Ilbo, Korea In-house Counsel Association, 2023
  • "Leading Lawyer" for M&A, IFLR1000, 2023
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Corporate and M&A, Legal Times, 2019, 2021-2023
  • "Best Lawyer" for Corporate, Lawtimes, 2020, 2022
  • "Best Lawyer" for Corporate Legal and M&A, Hankyung Business, 2020-2023
  • "Recommended Lawyer" for Corporate and M&A, Legal500, 2018-2020
  • "Dealmaker of the Year", ALB Korea Law Awards, 2020
  • "Best Lawyer" for Finance and Capital Markets, Hankyung Business, 2020

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