Jay Ahn
Name: Jay Ahn
Firm Name: Kim & Chang
Jurisdiction: South Korea
Practice Area: Insurance & Reinsurance Law

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Professional Biography:

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.

Mr. Ahn has also advised sellers and buyers in strategic and financial merger and acquisition transactions.

In addition to his legal practice in Korea, Mr. Ahn was a visiting attorney at Proskauer Rose Goetz and Mendelsohn’s New York office in 2004 and 2005. Since 2003, Mr. Ahn has also acted as an advisor to the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), serving as a member of the Competition Policy Advisory Committee to the KFTC. In this capacity, Mr. Ahn has helped the Korean competition authorities establish policies on leniency programs.

Mr. Ahn received an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1994 and an LL.B. from College of Law, Seoul National University in 1984. He also received training from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1985. He is admitted to the Korea bar and New York bar.

Insurance Law Practice:

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.

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.