Chiyong Rim is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practises in a wide range of insolvency and restructuring areas, with a focus on corporate liquidation, mergers and acquisitions in reorganisation proceedings and cross-border insolvency cases. His most recent position was that of judge for the bankruptcy panel of the Seoul Central District Court.

He has been listed in The Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in insolvency law and has been recognised in Chambers Asia-Pacific as a ‘band 1’ lawyer. Chambers and Partners in 2014 said that ‘he was noted among peers for his many years of experience’ in this field, and cites him as a veteran bankruptcy lawyer.

He has co-authored various publications in English, including The International Insolvency Review (Korea chapter, Law Business Research), Cross-Border Insolvency (Korea chapter, Globe Law and Business); Collier’s International Business Insolvency Guide (Korea chapter, LexisNexis); and ‘Korean Insolvency System’ in the Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law 2003 (Thomson West). He has also published four volumes of The Study of Bankruptcy Research.

He was placed on a secondment to Addleshaw Goddard LLP in London for three months in 2014, and he is a member of the Insolvency Law Review Committee of the Department of Justice.