Woojae Kim


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Woojae is an established and trusted advisor to Korean conglomerates on outbound M&A transactions in technology, manufacturing, energy, retail and other key industries. He is an especially recognized leader for advising Korean companies on their investments and sales involving US public companies. He also advises international investment banks and private equity clients in major transactions involving Korea, including M&A, joint ventures, and securities matters.

Woojae is a tireless advocate for his clients. He brings personal care and attention to every matter, and works to achieve efficient and practical outcomes for his clients.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Woojae practiced as a partner at one of Korea’s largest domestic law firms and at the Seoul office of a major international firm. With more than 12 years’ experience at global law firms in New York, Hong Kong and Seoul, he brings a truly Asia-regional and international perspective and approach to his work.


  • Korean


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Korea: Foreign Legal Consultant (New York, US)


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2005
  • Seoul National University, LL.B., 1996

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Magna Powertrain Group in the establishment of LG Magna e-Powertrain, a joint venture with LG Electronics 
  • CJ Logistics in its sale of CJ Rokin Logistics and Supply Chain 
  • The management sellers in the sale of equity interests in Woowa Brothers to Delivery Hero 
  • Praxis Capital Partners in its acquisition of new convertible preferred shares in JTBC Studios 
  • HELLA Holding International in its sale of equity interests in Mando-Hella Electronics to Mando 
  • Carlyle Growth Korea in its sale of equity interests in Yakjin Trading Corp. 
  • SK Telecom/11st Street in a strategic alliance transaction between 11st Street and Amazon, including potential equity participation arrangements
  • HELLA Asia Pacific Holdings in its sale of equity interests in HSL Electronics to SL Corporation