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Giwook Kim

Giwook Kim

Partner
Introduction

Mr. Giwook Kim is a partner at Shin & Kim, mainly practicing in the area of antitrust and personal information protection, general corporate advice.

Mr. Kim has extensively advised a number of Korean and foreign companies in the field of antitrust, in connection with abuse of market dominant position, unfair collaborative acts, unfair trade practices, unfair support practices, the Subcontract Act, the Franchise Business Act, the Large Retail Business Act, the Labeling and Advertising Act, the Electronic Commerce Act, and the Consumer Protection Act. He has also actively participated in investigations, deliberation, and mediation by the Korea Fair Trade Commission and Korea Fair Trade Mediation Agency, as well as in related litigation cases.

In addition, Mr. Kim has tried cases related to the Personal Information Protection Act, the Information and Communications Network Act, and the Credit Information Act, and he has advised the Personal Information Protection Commission, the Korea Communications Commission, and the Korea Internet & Security Agency.

Mr. Kim graduated from Seoul National University College of Social Sciences and Seoul National University School of Law (J.D.). He joined the Korean Bar in 2014, joining the 3rd class of Korean Bar Examinees. He earned his LL.M. from Columbia Law School and passed the New York State Bar Exam.

Professional Career
  • 2022Passed the New York State Bar Examination
  • 2014-PresentShin & Kim LLC
Key Experience
  • Represented a foreign mobile phone component manufacturer in a case of abuse of market dominant position.
  • Represented a foreign shipping company in the case relating to ocean freight charge fixing.
  • Represented Korean drug distributors in a case relating to bid rigging for vaccine purchases.
  • Represented several Korean construction companies in a case relating to collusion in construction bidding.
  • Represented a foreign chemical manufacturer in a case relating to price and volume collusion.
  • Represented a Korean cigarette manufacturer and distributor in a case relating to unfair trade practices.
  • Represented a Korean pharmaceutical company in a case relating to unfair trade practices regarding rebates.
  • Represented multiple business organizations in Korea in a case relating to price fixing.
  • Represented a Korean construction company in a case relating to the violation of the Subcontract Act.
  • Represented a Korean vehicle parts manufacturer in a case relating to the violation of the Subcontract Act.
  • Represented a Korean chemical manufacturer in a case relating to a violation of the Subcontract Act.
  • Represented a Korean home shopping operator in a case relating to the violation of the Large Retail Business Act.
  • Represented a large Korean distributor in a case relating to a violation of the Large Retail Business Act.
  • Represented a Korean household goods manufacturer in a case of relating to a violation of the Franchise Business Act.
  • Represented a foreign restaurant operator in a case relating to a violation of the Franchise Business Act.
  • Registered a franchise business for a foreign restaurant operator.
  • Registered a franchise business for a foreign hotel franchise operator.
  • Reviewed compliance with the Fair Trade Act for a number of large Korean business groups.
  • Reviewed compliance with the Fair Trade Act for a foreign automobile importer.
  • Advised a foreign automobile importer on violations of the Personal Information Protection Act.
  • Advised a Korean credit finance corporation on violations of the Credit Information Act.
Education
  • 2021Columbia Law School (LL.M., 2021)
  • 2011-2014Seoul National University, School of Law (J.D., 2014)
  • 2005-2011Seoul National University, College of Social Science (B.A. in Economics, 2011)
Bar Admissions
  • 2014Korea
Memberships
  • Korean Bar Association
Languages

Korean, English

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