Philippe Shin

Philippe Shin

Senior Foreign Attorney

Mr. Philippe Shin is a senior foreign attorney at Shin & Kim. Mr. Shin’s main areas of practice include cross-border investments, general corporate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, defense procurement law, labor law, and competition law.

Mr. Shin has been involved in many cross-border investments and joint ventures between Korean and foreign investors, as well as major acquisitions by foreign companies of Korean businesses. He also advises foreign clients on the daily operation of their Korean subsidiaries.

Professional Career
  • 2001-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 1998-2001Foreign Legal Consultant, Kim & Chang, Seoul, Korea
  • 1996-1998Registered Foreign Lawyer, Coudert Brothers, Hong Kong, China
  • 1993-1996Avocat, Coudert Brothers, Paris, France
  • 1990-1992Avocat, Moquet, Borde & Associés, Paris, France
Key Experience
  • Advised Terra Firma in connection with its acquisition of the Korean operation of McDonald’s
  • Advised Valeo in connection with various joint venture and restructuring projects in Korea
  • Advised S4 Capital and its subsidiaries in connection with the acquisition of Korean targets
  • Advised Solvay on its acquisition of a Korean chemicals company
  • Advised Semtech on the Korean portion of its acquisition of Sierra Wireless
  • Advised French companies in connection with the acquisition of certain businesses from AmorePacific
  • Advised European Cargo Services in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in a Korean company
  • Advised WPP and its subsidiaries in relation to their acquisitions in Korea
Corporate and other
  • Advised German automotive equipment manufacturers for their antitrust filings in Korea
  • Advised Goldman Sachs for various antitrust filings in Korea
  • Advised Kantar Public on the liquidation of its Korean subsidiary
  • Advised foreign aircraft manufacturers in connection with their supply contracts with the Korean defense procurement agency
  • Advised Cargolux on various administrative filings with the Korean ministry of transportation
  • Advised EDF Renouvelables in connection with their expansion plans in the offshore wind power sector
  • 1993The University of Chicago, The Law School (LL.M.)
  • 1989University of Paris II-Assas, Paris, France (D.E.A.)
  • 1989Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Paris, France (HEC)
Bar Admissions
  • 1991Paris
  • 1994New York
  • American Bar Association

French, English, Korean

Professional Accolades


  • “National Leader” for Litigation, Who's Who Legal, 2021
  • “Matter of the Year” – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles/PSA Group, GCR Awards, 2021
  • “Merger Control Matter of the Year – Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa”– ZF Friedrichshafen/WABCO, GCR Awards, 2021
  • "Recommended Lawyer” for Antitrust and Competition, Legal500, 2018
  • “Foreign Expert” for Corporate/M&A – South Korea (Foreign Experts-France), Chambers Global, 2013-2016
  • "Leading Individual" for Employment, Chambers Asia, 2011-2012

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