Kwan Ha Kim

  • Managing Partner
  • Tel | +82-2-6367-5011
  • Fax | +82-2-6367-6500
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  • Language | Korean and English


Mr. Kwan Ha Kim is a managing partner at EJE Law. His extensive experience covers the Labor and Employment law support of corporate transactions such mergers and demergers and issues relating to restructuring. Many clients with Mr. Kim’s support have achieved the settlement of conflicting interests and developed workable social plans when negotiating restructurings and reductions in force with their employees.

Mr. Kim advises clients in relation to employment contracts, remuneration schemes, secondment and employment policies. Clients benefit from his skills and knowledge in relation to the negotiation of collective agreements, the setting up of employee representative bodies, the closing down of worksites, collective redundancies, outsourcing and transfers of business.

In 2016, Mr. Kim was recognized as one of the highly recommended lawyers by the Legal Times for employment and labor. He currently serves as a commissioner at Seoul Regional Labor Relations Commission.

Prior to practice at EJE Law, Mr. Kim spent twelve (12) years at Kim & Chang and provided legal services on all labor and employment issues.

  • Experience
  • Education
  • Publication
  • Bar/Qualification/Award
  • Korea (1998)
  • Represented one of the largest chemical listed companies on the employment aspects of the acquisition of another company
  • Advised and represented a manufacturer in its restructuring process during the negotiations with employees, work councils and union
  • Advised one of the largest network company on all labor and employment law aspects of the sale and transfer of its networks business to another company, including negotiation of a reconciliation of interest and pension plans with the works council
  • Advised on new employment contracts for several major employers after the M&A transactions
  • Advised on incentive systems in public and private companies
  • Advised major listed companies on sexual harassment/discrimination claims
  • Represented a major listed service firm in its litigation against another involving misuse of confidential information
  • Advised a major listed company on all employment issues associated with a series of substantial outsourcings
  • Represented many listed companies and foreign owned companies in a labor dispute at the National Labor Relations Commission and several regional Labor Relations Commissions
  • Advised numerous companies in different industries on internal audit and compliance
  • University of Southern California School of Law (Visiting, 2011)
  • Judicial Research & Training Institute (2001)
  • Seoul National University School of Law (LL.B., 1998)