Dr Joon Hyug Chung is a partner in the M&A practice at Shin & Kim, and is one of the most active M&A lawyers in Korea. He has been involved in numerous M&A projects representing strategic and financial investors, with a focus on private equity transactions and cross-border transactions between Korea and European countries.

Dr Chung obtained a PhD degree at Seoul National University School of Law, and holds an LLM degree from Columbia Law School, as well as a Master of Laws from Seoul National University. He was named ‘M&A Lawyer of the Year’ in 2016 by Legal Times and was among the top three lawyers in The Korea Economic Daily’s ‘M&A Power Lawyers’ in 2016. Thomson Reuters magazine Asian Legal Business named him one of the ‘40 Under 40’ outstanding lawyers in the region in 2017. Dr Chung has been distinguished as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Legal Times in the practice areas of corporate law, M&A and private equity.