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Kim, Hwa-Jin

L. Bates Lea Global Professor of Law

437 Hutchins Hall

Hwa-Jin Kim, an L. Bates Lea Global Professor of Law at Michigan Law since 2011, is a professor of law at Seoul National University (SNU) School of Law. He has taught at New York University School of Law as the Global Professor of Law in Shanghai, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, IDC Herzliya Law School, 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 public director of the Korean Financial Investment Association, a member of the Korea National Pension Service Proxy Advisory Committee, and the outside director of Hyundai Robotics Company.

Professor Kim is the outside director and chair of the nominating committee of Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings, the world's largest shipbuilder, an outside director of Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund Corporation, the largest mutual fund in Korea, 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 Theoretical Foundations of Securities Regulation (2nd ed., 2016), Corporate Governance (2017), Corporate Governance of Large Family Firms (2020) and Asan Chung Ju-yung [the founder of Hyundai] Legacy (2021).

See Professor Kim's CV.


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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.