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Chang-Weon Rhee

Chang-Weon Rhee

Partner

Introduction

Introduction

Mr. Chang-Weon Rhee is a partner at Shin & Kim with over 30 years of experience.

Mr. Rhee focuses his practice primarily on general corporate matters and M&A, compliance and regulatory matters, investments, restructuring, securities & other financial transactions, as well as representing some of the largest corporations on civil and criminal business litigation. His strong track record includes the successful handling of many high-profile international M&A transactions as well as civil & criminal cases.

From March 2013 to March 2020, Mr. Rhee served as the general counsel of Citibank Korea, where he oversaw various legal and regulatory matters, such as the Financial Supervisory Service (“FSS”) and the Korea Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”) investigations, disputes relating to the sale of financial investment products, complex labor & employment issues, and the protection of credit and personal information-related issues, among others.

Education
  • 1998Boston University, School of Law (LL.M.)
  • 1986Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B.)
Professional Career
  • 2020-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2013-2020General Counsel, Citibank Korea
  • 1998-1999Foreign Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • 1993-2013Shin & Kim LLC
  • 1990-1993Judge Advocate, Korean Navy
  • 1988-1990Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
Bar Admissions
  • 1990Korea
  • 1999New York
Memberships
  • Korean Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
Languages

Korean, English, Japanese

Professional Activities

Recent Experience
  • Samsung SDS: Merger with Samsung Networks Co., Ltd. (2010)
  • SC First Bank: Sale of shares of BC Card Co. Ltd. to Vogo-BCC Investment Holdings and KGF-BCC Limited, both being affiliates of Vogo Fund (2009)
  • Daewoo Shipbuilding: Acquisition of DeWind Inc. (2009)
  • Hannuri Investment & Securities Co., Ltd.: Sale of Hannuri Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. (2008)
  • Halla Group: Acquisition of Mando Corporation from Sun Sage B.V. (2008)
  • KGI Group: Sale of equity interests (2007)
  • Fila Korea: Acquisition of Fila Business Group (2007)
  • Fitch Ratings: Acquisition of equity interests in Korea Ratings Corp. (2007)
  • GE Capital Corporation: Investment in Hyundai Capital Co., Ltd. (2004)
  • Woori Finance Holding Company: Acquisition of LG Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. (2004)

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