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Kim, Hwa-Jin

William W. Cook Global Law Professor
Winter 2015

437 Hutchins Hall
Hwa-Jin Kim, William W. Cook Global Law Professor at Michigan Law, is a professor of law and business at Seoul National University School of Law. He also teaches at Seoul National University Business School and for in-house executive education programs of large Korean companies and financial institutions. Prof. Kim has taught at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and Stanford Law School. Before joining academia in 2006, Prof. Kim practiced corporate and securities law in Korea and Switzerland, where he advised and worked for or with global investment banking houses on their international mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions. Prof. Kim has advised the Office of the President of Korea, Korea Fair Trade Commission, Korea Financial Supervisory Service, and Ministry of Justice of Korea. He is a board member of the Korean Financial Investment Association and chair of the Korea Investment Bankers Forum. He writes op-eds for leading financial papers in Korea and receives media coverage for his work, speeches, and testimonies before the Korean National Assembly. He won the Book Prize from the Korean National Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005 and 2010 (in business and law, respectively). A member of the New York Bar, Prof. Kim received his BS in mathematics from Seoul National University; Dr Jur, magna cum laude, from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, where he was an Adenauer Scholar and worked with Prof. Bruno Simma; and LLM from Harvard Law School.

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Concentrated Ownership and Corporate Control: Wallenberg Sphere and Samsung Group. Univ. of Michigan Law School, Law and Economics Research Paper Series, no. 14-015.
Full Text: MLaw Repository | SSRN

Toward Transatlantic Convergence in Financial Regulation. Univ. of Michigan Law & Economics, Empirical Legal Studies Center Working Paper Series, no. 11-004; Univ. of Michigan Public Law Working Paper Series, no. 234. Working Paper.
Full Text: MLaw Repository | SSRN

Co-author. "Favoritism and Corporate Law: The Confused Corporate Opportunity Doctrine in the Hyundai Motor Case." S. H. Lee and S. M. Woodcock, co-authors. Mich. J. Private Equity & Venture Capital L. (Forthcoming).
Full Text: MLaw Repository | SSRN

Editor. Korean Business Law. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2012.

Corporate Finance and Governance. 2nd ed. Seoul: Pakyoungsa, 2012.

"Control Premium in Corporate Control Contests." Korean B. Ass'n J. 427 (2012): 81-94.

Commercial Law. 3rd ed. Seoul: Pakyoungsa, 2012.


Organizer, MT-thebell's global conference, "The Good Capital: Toward a New Definition of Value in Capital Markets," Seoul, South Korea, September 2012.

Presented "How to Improve Corporate Governance and Transparency," Korean Capital Markets Conference, Stanford University, April 2012.

Organizer, MT-thebell's global conference, "The Next: A New Era of Business and Finance in East Asia," Seoul, South Korea, October 2011.

Organizer, KIBF Malaysia Conference, "The Business and Investment in Malaysia," Kuala Lumpur, January 2011.

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