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Kim, Hwa-Jin

William W. Cook Global Law Professor
Winter 2017

437 Hutchins Hall

Hwa-Jin Kim, a 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 has taught at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and Stanford Law School. He has published in the Journal of Corporation Law, Oxford University Comparative Law Forum, Columbia Business Law Review, Berkeley Journal of International Law, Georgetown Journal of International Law, and elsewhere. Before joining academia in 2006, Professor Kim practiced corporate and securities law in Korea and Switzerland, where he advised and worked for or with global investment banking houses in their international mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions.

Professor 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, chair of the Korea Corporate Governance Service Proxy Advisory Committee, and founding chair of The NEXT Global Conference and Seoul Corporate Governance Forum. Professor Kim received his BS in math from Seoul National University; Dr Jur, magna cum laude, from the University of Munich, where he was an Adenauer Scholar; and his LLM from Harvard Law School. He won the Book Prize from the Korean National Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005, 2010, and 2015. His recent books in Korean include Theoretical Foundations of Securities Regulation (2nd ed., 2016), Law and Business (6th ed., 2016), and Investment Banking (2nd ed., 2015).

See Prof. Kim's CV.


Recent Publications

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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.
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"Financial Regulation and Supervision in Corporate Governance of Banks." J. Corp. L. 41, no. 3 (2016): 707-26.
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"Concentrated Ownership and Corporate Control: Wallenberg Sphere and Samsung Group." J. Korean L. 14, no. 1 (2014): 39-59.
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"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. 3, no. 1 (2013): 41-74.
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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.