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Joongil Cho

Joongil Cho

Partner

Introduction

Introduction

Mr. Joongil Cho is a partner at Shin & Kim’s Corporate/M&A Group. His main area of practice include mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate governance. He have advised on major M&A transactions in the IT industry. He has also served as a senior legal counsel at Samsung Electronics. He worked at Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co. (GKH) in Israel, where he advised on investments in start-ups.

Education
  • 2016-2017Duke University School of Law (LL.M.)
  • 2000-2008Konkuk University, College of Law, Seoul, Korea (LL.B.)
Professional Career
  • 2013.5-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2022-PresentMember, KBA Venture/Start-Up Legal Assistance Special Committee
  • 2018-PresentLegal Advisory Unit, Center for Creative Economy & Innovation, Ministry of Justice
  • 2017-2018International Associate, Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co. (GKH), Israel
  • 2013-2015Member, Review Committee for National Tax Appeal, Dongdaemun District Tax Office
  • 2012.7-2013.4Senior Legal Counsel, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • 2010-2012.6Shin & Kim LLC
  • 2007-2010Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army
  • 2005-2007Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
Bar Admissions
  • 2007Korea
Memberships
  • Korean Bar Association
Languages

Korean, English

Professional Activities

Publications
  • Comparison of investment in startups between FI (Financial Investor) and SI (Strategic Investor), Korea Venture Capital Association M&A Newsletter, March 2021
  • Realities and concerns of legislation related to personal mobility, Monthly "EV Magazine" Vol. 03, September 2020
  • Review of the Current Regulation on Intragroup Transactions and Recommendations to Improve the Regulatory Framework, Law Review Vol. IV, December 2013 (Co-authored)
  • “Legal Issues on Corporate Spin-off”, BFL Series 8, Center for Financial Law, Seoul National University, 2013 (Co-authored)
  • “Corporate Spin-off and Treatment of Security Interests”, BFL (bimonthly periodical published by Center for Financial Law of Seoul National University) Vol. 49, 2011 (Co-authored)
Awards and Recognitions
  • 2019Commendation from the Minister of Justice (Ministerial Commendation for Strengthening SMEs’ Competitiveness)
Professional Accolades
  • "Leading Individual" for Corporate/M&A, Chambers Global/Chambers Asia, 2021-2022
  • “Best Lawyer” for Corporate, Lawtimes, 2022
  • "Rising Star" for Corporate and M&A, Legal Times, 2021 / "Leading Lawyer" for Corporate and M&A, Legal Times, 2021

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