Edited by Hwa-Jin Kim
The Korean business and financial sectors continue to evolve rapidly in a dynamic and sophisticated way. Accordingly, the corresponding laws and regulations of such continue to adapt by promulgating new laws and creating precedents in an attempt to provide a fair and effective governance and market environment. This book describes corporate and financial laws of Korea and analyzes current issues from academic and practical perspectives, providing a unique tool for understanding law, business and finance in Korea. The book provides commentaries from the most renowned scholars and professionals engaged in business and financial laws. The content of the book largely covers three major practice areas: corporate law, financial law, and mergers and acquisitions. Each area is covered thoroughly and provides a practical perspective in addition to political implications. The chapters explore such standard issues of Korean corporate law as director liability and minority shareholder protection from a comparative perspective, paying special attention to the dynamic practice area of mergers and acquisitions. They also cover the cutting-edge topics of Korean financial law, including private equity, structured finance and foreign financial institutions. Finally, the book provides a grand picture of the Korean business and financial sector that allows readers to compare and understand Korea’s position in connection with the global advancement of business and financial law. Some of the chapters of this book are shortened and updated versions of the articles previously appeared in the Journal of Korean Law. I thank the Journal for graciously giving its permission to reprint the articles....