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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 School, is a professor of law and business at Seoul National University School of Law. He has also taught at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and Stanford Law School. He has published in the Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review, Oxford University Comparative Law Forum, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Columbia Business Law Review, Berkeley Journal of International Law, Georgetown Journal of International Law, Austrian Journal of Public and International Law, and elsewhere. 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 in 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. Prof. Kim received his BS in math from Seoul National University; Dr Jur, magna cum laude, from 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 and 2010 (in business and law, respectively). His recent books in Korean include A Samsung Electronics in Finance (2014), Hollywood Movies Money and Politics (2014), Theoretical Foundations of Securities Regulation (2014), Law and Business (2nd edition, 2015), and Investment Banking (2nd edition, 2015).

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Recent Publications

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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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