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Korean Business Law

Edited by Hwa-Jin Kim, Professor of Law, Seoul National University School of Law, South Korea
The approach of the book is two-fold. On the one hand the book offers valuable insight into the fundamental principles of Korean business law, and landmark cases in the field. On the other hand there is extensive analysis of more recent developments and of current issues raised by recent court cases. The book combines coverage of Korean corporate law and Korean financial law and includes detailed examination of corporate law issues such as director liability, minority shareholder protection, and the dynamic practice area of mergers and acquisitions, and of financial law topics, including private equity, structured finance and foreign financial institutions.
Extent: 304 pp
Hardback Price: $140.00 Web: $126.00
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 1 78100 339 8
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  • Asian Studies
  • Asian Law
  • Law - Academic
  • Asian Law
This book is a detailed overview of the corporate and financial laws of Korea and analyzes current issues within those fields from both academic and practical perspectives, providing a unique tool for understanding Korean law in a business and financial context.

The approach of the book is two-fold. On the one hand the book offers valuable insight into the fundamental principles of Korean business law, and landmark cases in the field. On the other hand there is extensive analysis of more recent developments and of current issues raised by recent court cases. The book combines coverage of Korean corporate law and Korean financial law and includes detailed examination of corporate law issues such as director liability, minority shareholder protection, and the dynamic practice area of mergers and acquisitions, and of financial law topics, including private equity, structured finance and foreign financial institutions.

A rich and extensive resource with insight from leading scholars and practitioners, Korean Business Law will be of great benefit both to lawyers who have clients with business interests in Korea, and to scholars of international corporate law and governance.
‘We welcome this thought-provoking title as a great introduction to those new to both the country itself and how its own legal system for business is structured so you have some idea of how to do business the Korean way.’
– Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor The Barrister Magazine
Contributors: B.S. Black, B.R. Cheffins, A.Z. Chen, J. Cho, H.J. Kang, T.D. Kang, H.-J. Kim, H. Kim, S.G. Kim, M. Klausner, K.H. Moon, H. Oh, S.-J. Park, A.C. Pritchard, H.-J. Rho, E.Y. Shin
Contents:

Preface

1. Directors’ Duties and Liabilities in Korean Companies
Hwa-Jin Kim and Sung-Joon Park

2. Shareholder Suits Against Korean Directors
Bernard S. Black, Brian R. Cheffins and Michael Klausner

3. New Squeeze-out Devices as a Part of Corporate Law Reform in Korea
Hyeok-Joon Rho

4. Monitoring of Corporate Groups by Independent Directors
A.C. Pritchard

5. Piercing of the Corporate Veil in Korea: Case Commentary
Joseph Cho and Eun Young Shin

6. The Range and Scope of Accounting Books and Records
Tony DongWook Kang

7. Review of Korean Laws Pertinent to Foreign Financial Institutions’ Korean Business: With Emphasis on a Few Issues that are Frequently Raised in Practice
Hyunjoo Oh

8. Recent Regulatory Developments Regarding ABS in Korea
Kyung Hwa Moon

9. Private Equity in Korea: History, Industry and Policy
Hwa-Jin Kim and Alice Z. Chen

10. The Present and Future of Private Equity Funds (PEF) in Korea
Hee Jeu Kang and Hyun Kim

11. The Market for Corporate Control in Korea
Hwa-Jin Kim

12. Issuance of New Shares as a Takeover Defense and Countermeasures
Sang Gon Kim

Index