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AMCHAM Private Equity & Startup Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 10, 2019

8:30am - 11:00am

8:30am - 9:00am: Registration and Networking
9:00am - 11:00am: Speech and Q&A


Yulchon LLC, Parnas Tower, 38F, 521 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06164, Korea


TOPIC Startup Legal Boot Camp
COST KRW 15,000 for members
KRW 15,000 for non-members (My Company is an AMCHAM Member)
KRW 35,000 for non-members
Noon, Tuesday, October 08, 2019

* No refunds for cancellations after this date and time
* Please complete registration in advance. No walk-ins or payments accepted at the door.
* 2 complimentary admission for Founding Partners

About the Speaker

Catharina Y. Min, Covington & Burling LLP (Palo Alto office)

Catharina Min is a partner of Covington & Burling LLP (Palo Alto office) and she represents both U.S. and international clients in mergers and acquisitions, private financings, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate partnering, securities offerings, and other corporate transactions. She also represents emerging companies in general corporate matters and venture capital financings. In addition, Ms. Min has extensive experience representing Asian clients doing business in the United States.

Anthony Choi, Yulchon LLC (Seoul)

Anthony Choi is a senior foreign counsel in the Corporate & Finance Group, whose practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, private equity & venture capital, energy and natural resources projects, acquisition finance, capital markets and sports & entertainment. Mr. Choi received B.A. in Spanish literature from Seoul National University and J.D. (cum laude) from the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Choi is a renowned expert in his area of expertise (in particular M&A and private equity investment) and was selected as a Leading Lawyer of Korea Corporate M&A in 2012 and as a Recognized Practitioner of Korea Corporate M&A in 2018 by Chambers Asia-Pacific. He previously worked at Kim & Chang in Seoul and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Hong Kong and New York.


(email) shhan@amchamkorea.org

(phone) 02-6201-2212

Message from the Co-Chairs

Ever wondered what it takes to be part of a startup and what it takes to get from idea to launch? Are you thinking about starting a company, or are you currently working in an early stage / growth stage company? What are the differences between incorporating your business in Korea vs. overseas designations like the United States? Ever have dreams of listing in Nasdaq or NYSE?

Many early stage company founders comment that they sacrificed critical legal advice at the outset of the venture and then later find out they have lost leverage, ownership and critically, value in their businesses. To assist start-ups and founders at these early yet crucial stages this workshop will provide an overview of essential legal topics to share good practices and to reduce commercial risks.

Some topics that will be addressed include: Starting up (incorporation, NDAs, shareholder agreements,), protecting assets (trademark registration in the US, Korea and worldwide) and early stage fund raising (financial promotion and compliance considerations).

Please join us for this 2-hour to experience the startup journey from a legal perspective.

AMCHAM Private Equity & Startup Committee Co-Chairs
James D. Ahn / Charles Yun-Sik Chang / Nina H. Kim