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Prof. Kim

Professor Kon Sik Kim
Professor Kon Sik Kim is teaching corporate and securities law at Seoul National University (SNU). After graduating from SNU, he received his LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and J.D. and Ph.D. from University of Washington Law School. He joined the faculty of SNU in 1986 and now heads the Center for Financial Law, which he founded in 2002. He has founded two law journals: the Journal of Korean Law (JKL), an English-language journal covering legal issues and developments in Korea, and BFL, a Korean-language law journal specializing in corporate and finance law. He served as editor-in-chief of JKL until 2003 and still serves as editor-in-chief of BFL.

He has published numerous books and articles in the field of corporate law, including a leading textbook on securities regulation. He has visited Tokyo University, City University of Hong Kong, Harvard Law School and Duke Law School (Hong Kong Program) as a visiting professor, and Munich University (Germany), Stanford Law School and Columbia Law School as a visiting scholar. He has given a paper or speech at workshops or conferences organized by such institutions as APEC, China Securities Depository and Clearing Co., Columbia University, Dartmouth University, Hitotsubashi University (Japan), IBRD, the Indonesian Stock Exchange, IOSCO, Law Asia, Max-Planck Institute in Hamburg, National Taiwan University, NYU, OECD, Stanford University, UCLA, University of California at Berkeley, University of Hawaii, Washington University, and Securities Commission of Vietnam.

He has extensive experience in advising various institutions in Korea such as the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Financial Supervisory Commission, Fair Trade Commission, Korea Exchange and Korea Securities Depository. He has been retained as a short-term consultant by IBRD. He currently serves as outside director (the audit committee chair) in two large listed firms in Korea. He has served as an expert witness in connection with a variety of litigation and arbitrations, both domestic and international.