O’Melveny & Myers LLP announced today that one of Korea’s top cross-border M&A lawyers, Daniel Sae-Chin Kim, has joined the firm’s Seoul office as a partner. Kim will serve as co-representative of the office alongside partner Youngwook Shin and will work closely with Joseph Kim, firmwide chair of O’Melveny’s Korea Practice.
Kim arrives at O’Melveny after serving as Head of Paul Hastings’s Korea Corporate Practice. His practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity buyouts and investments, and international joint ventures, particularly outbound transactions for some large Korean companies. Jinkang Albert Nah has also joined O’Melveny’s corporate practice in the Seoul office.
“Daniel is the ‘go to’ M&A lawyer for many of Korea’s best-known companies,” said O’Melveny chair, Bradley J. Butwin. “Over the last ten years, he has led some of the largest cross-border and outbound deals in Korea. His arrival significantly expands our offering for internationally active Korean companies, some of which are among our firm’s most important clients.”
“We are delighted to welcome Daniel and Albert to our practice,” added Joseph Kim. “As Korean companies continue to pursue larger and more ambitious cross-border undertakings, our team is well-positioned to provide them with award-winning, sophisticated support in high-stakes litigation and, now, in M&A and investment transactions.”