South Korea

Korean Update – M&A in Korea – A Year in Review and Outlook (2015)

MAIN ARTICLE Korea had the strongest and most active M&A market in 2014 during the past five years with a 47% increase in announced deal volume from USD 64.8 billion in 2013 to USD 95 billion in 2014 (based on Bloomberg statistics), and Kim & Chang had the privilege of advising on transactions accounting for … Continued

Editors’ Note: Joon B. Kim is a partner at Kim & Chang. Mr. Kim is an expert in inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies as well as disputes and investigations relating to foreign direct investment and antitrust issues involving multinational corporations.


KOREAN UPDATE – Amendments to the Korean Commercial Code To Have Far-Reaching Implications for Korean M&A and Corporate Governance

Executive Summary/Highlights: The recently amended Korean Commercial Code (“KCC”), which will become effective April 15, 2012, includes an array of provisions that aim for more flexibility and transparency in corporate management, such as by introducing new forms of business entities and diverse types of stock, relaxing restrictions on dividend payments, and prohibiting the appropriation of … Continued

Editors’ Note:  Sang-Yeol Park is a partner at Kim & Chang and member of the XBMA Legal Roundtable.  Mr. Park is one of Korea’s leading corporate law practitioners, with broad expertise in mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions and extensive experience advising multinational and Korean companies on industrial projects.


XBMA – Quarterly Review for Q1 2011

The attached slides summarize trends in cross-border M&A and strategic investment activity throughout the first quarter of 2011.   Highlights: Global M&A volume for Q1 2011 was US$671.8 billion, up 29.5% as compared to Q1 2010. Cross-border transactions have rebounded substantially from 2009: 38% of Q1 2011 global M&A was cross-border — up slightly from … Continued

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