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Shin Jae Kim

Shin Jae Kim

Practice Groups

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


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


Professional experience

Head of the Compliance & Investigation group and a member of TozziniFreire’s Executive Committee, Shin focuses her practice on compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law matters. She specializes in the strategic coordination of cases involving relationships with government bodies and corporate investigations. Highly regarded, Shin has over 25 years of experience in M&A and in the sale of companies, besides advising investors from various countries on their inbound and outbound investments. She is also head of the Asia Practice Group, directly coordinating the Korea Desk.


Consistently recommended as a leading lawyer by international legal publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Latin Lawyer 250 and Análise Advocacia 500, Shin is highlighted amongst the world’s leading women in investigations according to the Women in Investigations 2018 guide, by Global Investigations Review. 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.
  • LLM in International and Comparative Law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, 1994.
  • Specialized degree in Tax Law from the Law School of USP (Universidade de São Paulo), 1991.
  • Graduate of the Law School of USP, 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.
  • CCEP (Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional) by SCCE (Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics).
  • Member of the Board of Directors of CCB (Compliance Certification Board).
  • Member of HCCA (Health Care Compliance Association).
  • Non-officer member of SCCE/HCCA Board of Directors (until 2016). 
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Global Investigations Review.


  • "Compliance e Investigação no Mundo Moderno" chapter (co-author). In 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016, p. 109-121.
  • "Compliance e Mecanismos Anticorrupção nos Contratos de Afretamento de Embarcações" article (co-author). In Revista de Direito Aduaneiro, Marítimo e Portuário. São Paulo: Síntese, v. 6, no. 34 - Sept/Oct, 2016.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Getting the Deal Through: Anti-Corruption Regulation. London: Law Business Research, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions.

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