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Yulchon LLC
The Textile Center Building
12F, 518 Teheran-ro
Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-713

Tel: +82-2-528-5219
Fax: +82-2-528-5228


Mr. Dong Soo Kim is a head of tax group at Yulchon. His practice also includes corporate general, litigation and arbitration. He was previously an attorney with Yulchon Law Offices and has been an attorney with Yulchon LLC since its inception, becoming a partner in 1999.

Mr. Kim wrote “Can the Earnings-stripping Rule Withstand the Crossfire of the Treaty Nondiscrimination Rule?” which was published in the Korean Taxation Law Journal and “Tax Incentives to Promote Corporate Reorganization” which was published in Human Rights and Justice. He also wrote “Lease and Tax Avoidance” for his LL.M. thesis. Most recently, he co-authored “”Beyond the Tax Audit: The Korean Tax Appeal and Litigation Systems”” for Asian Counsel (2007.10).

Mr. Kim has been an adjunct professor at Seoul National University Law School and has also held numerous memberships. He was a member of the Corporate Taxation Committee of the Tax Policy Review Council for the Ministry of Finance and Economy and the International Tax Law Reform Act Committee for the National Tax Service. He was also a member of the advisory board for the National Tax Service Call Center. He is currently a member of the Tax Quality Innovation Committee for the National Tax Service and advisor for the Jungbu District Tax Office.

Mr. Kim has represented many noclients, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, ING, Samsung Corporation, Hyundai Group, and Citibank, among others.

Tax Law Practice:

Yulchon’s Tax Group is acknowledged globally for its competency and problem-solving ability. In Korea,the Group won the first place in tax area according to the survey conducted by leading Korean newspaper on major Korean companies and, internationally, the prominent foreign media has chosen Yulchon as a first-tier firm within Tax and as the “Firm of the Year”.

Organized with over 60 tax experts including tax lawyers with extensive experience in courts and law firms, certified public accountants who previously worked for Korean and overseas accounting firms, and tax attorneys and customs attorneys with their experiences in National Tax Service, Korea Customs Services and Tax Tribunals, Yulchon’s Tax Group is striving to achieve client satisfaction through organizing optimum experts teams for each client’s case to create a synergy effect.

Yulchon’s Tax Group provides full legal services to give solutions to clients from tax planning to acquisition of authoritative rulings from National Tax Service, Korea Customs Services and the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, examination and response to tax investigations, appealing to the tax tribunal, and tax litigation. Also the Group is performing overall legal services on tax controversy matters by having an exclusive team for foreign enterprises investing in Korea and Korean enterprises investing in overseas to keep pace with globalizing world economy.

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