Jay Ahn

South Korea

Kim & Chang
39, Sajik-ro 8-gil,
Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-720,
South Korea

Tel: +822-3703-1058
Fax: +822-737-9091/3

Email: jhahn@kimchang.com
Web: www.kimchang.com

Jay Ahn is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in the areas of antitrust and competition, insurance, mergers & acquisitions, Japanese, corporate governance and foreign direct investment. He serves as the chair of the firm’s Insurance Practice Group.

Mr. Ahn’s antitrust and competition practice focuses on cartel, abuse of dominance, merger filings and other anti-competitive issues. He also serves as defense counsel in complex competition law litigation cases. For the past two decades, Mr. Ahn has represented clients in a wide range of industries, such as the software, information technology, telecommunications, insurance, banking, paper, power cable, pharmaceutical, motion picture, airline and construction industries.

As chair of the firm’s Insurance Practice Group, Mr. Ahn has experience with a variety of insurance transactions and regulatory matters. These include mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, license applications, regulatory compliance and regulatory examinations. He works extensively with Korean and multinational insurance companies, reinsurance companies, brokers and other participants in the insurance industry.

Kim & Chang’s market leading Insurance Practice Group offers superior service to clients, utilizing the expertise and resources of the Group, as well as the firm’s other practice groups, to provide for a wide range of client needs, including establishment and licensing of new business entities, general legal advice and assistance on regulatory compliance.

Our Insurance Practice Group is also well-known for its expertise in mergers & acquisitions in the insurance industry and insurance dispute resolution.

Expertise and Experience
Our Insurance Practice Group consists of attorneys, CPAs, certified tax accountants, actuaries and other experts, many of whom have focused their practice on insurance matters and accumulated experience in leading legal and accountancy practices. Drawing upon such wealth of expertise, our Group is able to provide effective and efficient advice to our clients based on the understanding of the legal issues and the regulatory requirements, as well as an up-to-date knowledge of the industry trends and developments.

Full Service Capability
Our Insurance Practice Group is able to offer a full range of services to our clients, many of whom require a “one-stop” service for advice or assistance on legal matters which insurance and reinsurance companies may encounter, such as legal and regulatory compliance, regulatory audits, labor and employment maters, real estate issues, asset management, competition law issues, tax matters, business license matters, mergers and acquisitions, among others. Moreover, we work closely with other practice groups of Kim & Chang, including experts in banking, securities, and investment management, to anticipate and address the diverse needs of our clients in the rapidly changing financial market environment in Korea.

Kim & Chang is Korea’s largest and most specialized law firm with a premier global practice. Since the firm was founded in 1973, it continues to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions. Based in Seoul, Kim & Chang is a full service law firm with over 900 dedicated professionals including Korean, US and European licensed lawyers, tax lawyers and accountants, patent and trademark attorneys.

The firm’s world-class professionals uphold the diversity of talent and expertise having graduated from only the top law schools and universities in Korea and around the world. Most attorneys have practiced in major international law firms in the US and Europe, adding a global perspective to the firm’s well-respected practice areas. Kim & Chang places high importance on multicultural backgrounds, global legal training and quality legal skills, best positioning the firm as the market-recognized leader in meeting the complex legal needs of our clients.

Kim & Chang’s success is founded on our commitment to meeting the needs of clients, no matter how small the issue, while upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. Our valued clients are start-ups, small businesses to international conglomerates. We customize our legal advice paying close attention to client details such as business size, business model, industry and market. Kim & Chang regularly solves the most complex and challenging legal issues for the world’s largest multinational corporations and international financial institutions on cross-border transactions and in doing business in Korea. Our professionals at Kim & Chang see the world from the viewpoint of our clients, big or small, building lasting relationships.

Kim & Chang is the market leader in each of the major practice areas and industry sectors in which we specialize, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust and fair trade, banking and finance securities and capital markets, litigation and arbitration, bankruptcy/corporate restructuring, international trade, tax and customs, product liability, labor and employment, real property and construction, environment, telecommunications and e-commerce, health and pharmaceuticals, aviation, intellectual property and technology and maritime.


Insurance group chair Jae Hong Ahn is a versatile practitioner experienced in insurance and antitrust matters. He has recently represented various domestic and foreign insurance companies in an administrative suit with the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) over alleged cartel activities. “We think very highly of him,” enthused one client, “He knows our business intimately.”
Chambers Asia & Pacific, 2015