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Shin Jae Kim

Shin Jae Kim

Practice Groups

Compliance & Investigation, Mergers & Acquisition, Korea Desk, Crisis Management

Contact

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

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Professional experience

Head of TozziniFreire’s Compliance & Investigation practice group and member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Shin Jae Kim is a pioneer in the development of the Compliance field in Brazil. She is a specialist in the strategic coordination of initiatives that involve relationships with government bodies and corporate investigations. Respected for her leading practice and over 25 years of experience in corporate law, M&A and in the sale of companies as well, she counsels investors from several different countries in their inbound and outbound investments. She is also head of the Asia Practice Group, directly coordinating the Korea Desk. In addition, Shin chairs and speaks at several forums and international events focused on Anti-corruption, corporate governance and investigations matters. Shin along with Giovanni Falcetta also co-headed the creation of the Latin American Compliance & Investigation League (LACIL), which involves the top Latin America law firms in this practice.

Recognition:

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 recognized as LACCA Thought Leader: Anti-Corruption & Compliance, and she is LACCA Approved.

Languages:

  • English
  • Korean

Education:

  • 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 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:

  • Co-leader of Brazil Chapter of WWCDA (Women’s White Collar Defense Association).
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) & Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) until 2020. 
  • Member of the editorial board of GIR (Global Investigations Review).
  • Program Coordinator of the Inter-pacific Bar Association (IPBA).
  • 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). 
  • 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 Certification Board of CCB (Compliance Certification Board). 
  • Member of HCCA (Health Care Compliance Association).
  • Non-officer member of SCCE/HCCA Board of Directors (until 2016).

Publications:

  • "The Advantages of a Robust Compliance Programme in the Event of an External Investigation" chapter (co-author). In The Guide to Corporate Compliance. London: Latin Lawyer/LACCA (Law Business Research), 2020.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Getting the Deal Through: Anti-Corruption Regulation. London: Law Business Research, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions. 
  • "Compliance e Investigação no Mundo Moderno" chapter (co-author). In 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016. 
  • "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.

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