Bio

Hyungsoo Kim has worked on a wide range of corporate matters, including the representation of:

  • Hanwha Aerospace Co., Ltd. in its US$300 million acquisition of EDAC Technologies Corporation, a manufacturer of various components for aerospace engine applications;
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in its acquisitions of (i) Joyent, Inc., a public and private cloud provider; (ii) NewNet Communication Technologies LLC, a provider of wireless communications services; (iii) LoopPay, Inc., a mobile payments company that led to the worldwide launch of “Samsung Pay”; and (iv) Fluenty, Inc., an interactive conversational artificial intelligence provider; and (v) its proposed acquisition of a multibillion-dollar technology company in the U.S.;
  • Kia Motors Corporation in its joint venture with a Croatian autonomous driving technology company;
  • Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. in its US$825 million going-private transaction by way of a merger;
  • an affiliate of Simone Investment Managers Co., Ltd. and Hana Alternative Asset Management in its (i) $415 million sale of the Washington Harbour, based in Washington, D.C.; and (ii) sale of certain real estate assets located in Germany;
  • Visteon Corporation in the US$3.6 billion sale of its 70% stake in Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. to an affiliate of Hahn & Company, a private equity firm, and Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.;
  • affiliates of Hanwha General Chemical Co., Ltd. in its investments in (i) Nikola Corporation, a hybrid truck design and manufacturer based in the U.S., and in Nikola’s public listing on Nasdaq; (ii) a transportation company based in the U.S.; (iii) GTL Americas, LLC, a multibillion-dollar gas-to-liquid project based in the U.S.; and (iv) NextDecade Corporation, a public company listed on Nasdaq;
  • City Storage Systems, LLC (formerly called CloudKitchens) in its acquisition of a cloud storage company based in Korea; and
  • gumi Inc., a leading Japanese mobile entertainment content publisher and developer, in its joint venture with South Korea-based firm YJM Games Co. Ltd. called Seoul VR Startups Co. Ltd.

Prior to attending Georgetown University Law Center, while at Tsinghua University School of Law in 2011, Mr. Kim was the Chief Articles Editor for the Tsinghua China Law Review. Mr. Kim received his B.A. in Economics and B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science from Stanford University.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2012 (Staff Editor, The Tax Lawyer; Law Fellow, Legal Research & Writing curriculum)
  • B.A., Stanford University, 2009
  • B.S., Stanford University, 2009

Admissions

  • Foreign Legal Consultant Korea
  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Hyungsoo Kim