Samuel Yim is a senior foreign attorney at Kim & Chang’s e-finance and FinTech practice where he focuses on blockchain and cryptocurrency matters. He regularly represents token sellers, cryptocurrency exchanges, ventures, hedge and private equity funds and their portfolio companies, token marketers and broker-dealers, funds interested in trading digital assets, global investment banks, financial institutions and asset managers, and others in the space. He has advised foreign and domestic clients on major industry-defining matters such as, among others, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and reverse ICOs, token private placements, the establishment or acquisition of cryptocurrency exchanges, cryptocurrency arbitrage and the establishment of cryptocurrency not-for-profit foundations.
Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr Yim worked at Allen & Overy LLP and served in the US Army. Mr Yim received a BS from the United States Military Academy (West Point) and a JD/MA from Georgetown University Law Center and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He received the Fulbright Fellowship and studied at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Mr Yim was also an adjunct professor at Yonsei University Law School and was a term member on the Council on Foreign Relations. He is admitted to the New York Bar.