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Kim, Hwa-Jin

William W. Cook Global Law Professor
Winter 2020

437 Hutchins Hall
734.763.3806
E-mail hjkim7@snu.ac.kr

Hwa-Jin Kim, a William W. Cook Global Law Professor at Michigan Law, is a professor of law at Seoul National University (SNU) School of Law and a senator of the SNU Faculty Senate. He has taught at New York University School of Law as the Global Professor of Law in Shanghai, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, and Stanford Law School. He is published in the Journal of Corporation Law, Oxford University Comparative Law Forum, Columbia Business Law Review, Berkeley 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 advised the Office of the President of Korea, Korea Fair Trade Commission, Korea Financial Supervisory Service, and Ministry of Justice of Korea. He was a board member of the Korean Financial Investment Association, chair of the Derivative Services Committee of Korea Securities Depository, and a member of the Korea National Pension Service Proxy Advisory Committee.

Professor Kim is the outside director and chair of the audit committee of Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings, an independent director of Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund, and chair of the Korea Corporate Governance Service Proxy Advisory Committee.

Professor Kim received his BS in math from SNU; 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 Sciences in 2005, 2010, and 2015. His recent books in Korean include Investment Banking (2nd ed., 2015), Theoretical Foundations of Securities Regulation (2nd ed., 2016), Theories in International Law (2017), Corporate Governance (2017), and Stanford Went to Harvard (SNU Press, 2018).

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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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"Private Enforcement of Company Law and Securities Regulation in Korea." In Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Law: China and the World, edited by R. H. Huang and N. C. Howson, 444-53. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017.

국제법이론 [Theories in International Law]. Seoul: Pakyoungsa, 2017.

상법강의 [Law and Business]. 7th ed. Seoul: Pakyoungsa, 2017.

코리아 아젠다 2017 [Korea Agenda 2017]. Kang T’ae-jin et al., co-authors. Seoul: Nanok, 2017.

"Financial Regulation and Supervision in Corporate Governance of Banks." J. Corp. L. 41, no. 3 (2016): 707-26.
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자본시장법 이론 [Theoretical Foundations of Securities Regulation]. 2nd ed. Seoul: Pakyoungsa, 2016.

상법강의 [Law and Business]. 6th ed. Seoul: Pakyoungsa, 2016.