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Shin Jae Kim

Shin Jae Kim

Practice Groups

Compliance & Investigation, Corporate Law and Foreign Investment, Mergers and Acquisition, Engineering & Construction, International Trade, Korea Desk


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5276


Professional experience

A member of TozziniFreire’s Executive Committee, Shin focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, and regulatory compliance matters. Well respected for her leading practice, Shin has over 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and other transactional work, and advises investors from various countries in their inbound and outbound investments. She also counsels clients on their relationships with government bodies and corporate investigations. Shin is the head of the Compliance & Investigation and Asia Practice Groups, directly coordinating the Korea group.


She is consistently recommended as a leading lawyer in international legal publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Latin Lawyer 250. In 2007, Shin was awarded the International Compliance Professional award from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. She is also recommended by Latin Lawyer - Masters of M&A. Shin is LACCA Approved: Latin America’s leading private practitioner for Anti-Corruption & Compliance.


  • English
  • Korean


  • Studied at the Academy of American and International Law within the Center for American and International Law, USA, 1997.
  • LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, 1994.
  • Specialized in Tax Law from the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 1991.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo (USP) in 1990.

Additional activities:

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) & Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) until 2020.
  • Senior Board Member of the Brazil-China Business Council.
  • Transparency International’s Country Law Expert 2014
  • Transparency International’s representative in Brazil for the preparation of the "Progress Report 2014: Assessing Enforcement of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery".
  • Regional Governor for South America of International Association of Korean Lawyers.
  • At-Large Council Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, representing Latin America (2012-2017).
  • Deputy Program Coordinator of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.
  • Former member representing the Brazilian government in the Brazil-Korea Forum.
  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Compliance Certification Board (CCB).
  • Member of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).
  • Non-officer member of SCCE/HCCA Board of Directors (until 2016). 
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Global Investigations Review.


  • Co-author of the chapter "Compliance e Investigação no Mundo Moderno" of the book 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016, p. 109-121.
  • Co-author of the article "Compliance e mecanismos anticorrupção nos contratos de afretamento de embarcações" in Revista de Direito Aduaneiro, Marítimo e Portuário. Vol. 6, n° 34 - sept/oct 2016. São Paulo: Síntese, 2016.
  • Co-author of the "Brazil" chapter from the book Getting the Deal Through: Anti-Corruption Regulation. London: Law Business Research, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions.

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