Ohoon Kwon is a Partner at OhKims Law & Company. He concentrates his practice in the area of corporate law, with focus on finance, information technologies and healthcare.
Concentrating on legal advisory services for various investment projects for both inbound and outbound transactions, Ohoon assisted successfully carrying out number of cross border deals. His client includes business from US, EU, China, SEA as well as offshore jurisdiction from Cayman Islands, Belize, British Virgin Islands and Seychelles.
Most recently, he has advised several blockchain companies on their cryptocurrency related projects. His work includes ICO (initial coin offering), off-shore incorporation, licensing, whitepaper review and STO (security token offering) issues. He also has experience in foreign exchange regulations in Korea especially on cross-border cryptocurrency and fiat exchange, along with other AML regulations.
His work extends to highly regulatory fields such as MLM (multi-level marketing) regulations and anti-bribery laws in Korea. He has successfully implemented major compliance initiatives within large corporations.
Ohoon has previously worked as an inhouse counsel in MNCs including Amway Korea, Bausch & Lomb Korea and Blizzard Entertainment Korea. He has organized several regulation reform projects involving government and legislative staffs and represented the private sector.
Admitted to practice law in the Republic of Korea, He is a member of the Korean Bar Association. Ohoon served as a director at Inhouse Counsel Forum (IHCF), the largest inhouse counsel society in Korea.
Amway Korea Ltd.
Bausch & Lomb Korea Ltd.
[current] OhKims Law & Company
Securities, Derivatives, Project Financing, Joint Venture, M&A, Fintech, Blockchain, Initial Coin Offering (ICO), Security Token Offering (STO), P2P Loan, Startups
Industrial sector: Finance, Blockchain, Health care (Cosmetics, Food, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices)
Establishing Financial Vehicles in Korea and SEA, Off-shore
Providing legal opinion for Korean and foreign entities
Dispute management in Korea for foreign interest parties
Consultation on establishment of overseas subsidiaries (US, EU, China, SEA, Off-shore))
Cryptocurrency OTC transactions
Asset-backed tokens and STO projects
Mediation of Group Disputes over Hacking Damage in Korea
Advisory on Foreign Exchange Transaction Laws and Anti Money Laundering services related to cryptocurrenc.
Startup stock option structure in Korea
1. External activities
[Current] Member of the Korean Bar Association's IT Blockchain Special Committee.
[Current] Director of Health Care Center Fourth Industrial Revolution Forum (HIRF)
[Current] Member of the Global Blockchain Policy Consultative Committee.
[Former] Director of Inhouse Counsel Forum (IHCF)
2. Lectures, etc.
Lecture on Intellectual Property of the Korean Society for the Advancement of Inventions (2019)
Busan Blockchain Meetup Law talk Lecture (2019)
Singapore World Block Chain Summit Marbles Panel Discussion (2019)
Singapore World Blockchain Forum Panel Discussion (2019)
Taiwan DLT101 Global Consortium Panel Discussion (2019)
Shanghai International Arbitration, Regulatory & Competition Law Summit Panel Discussion (2019)
Lecture on the Legal Dispute and Solutions of Cryptocurrency (2019)
Panel at the National Assembly - Establishing Korean-type ICO Guideline (2018)
Start-up Legal Guide (co-author, Parkyoungsa, 2018)
Legal Issues on Blockchain Consensus Algorithms and Cryptocurrency (Ilkam Law Review, Vol. 45, The Institute of Legal Studies, Konkuk Univ., 2020)
Korean Government’s Policy on Virtual Currencies -Discussion on Guideline for Korea (Ilkam Law Review, Vol. 43, The Institute of Legal Studies, Konkuk Univ., 2019)
Bachelor of Business Administration, Sogang University
Juris Doctor, Konkuk University
Doctor of Juridical Science, Konkuk University (Candidate)
Korean Bar Association (2012)
Korea, English (Native Fluency)