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Sang Yop Kang

Professor of Law

sykang@stl.pku.edu.cn

sang918@gmail.com

“At STL, I dedicate myself to teach my students as future scientists and artists who analyze corporate governance issues with ‘warm hearts and cold brains.’ I am always happy at STL as my students develop themselves and prepare as future leaders who will accomplish 經世濟民 for their society and country.”

  • Publications

    ·Korea’s Stewardship Code and the Rise of Shareholder Activism: Agency Problems and Government Stewardship RevealedinGlobal Shareholder Stewardship: Complexities, Challenges and Possibilities(Dionysia Katelouzou & Dan W. Puchniak eds.,Cambridge University Press, 2022)(coauthored with Kyung-Hoon Chun)

    ·Analyzing Investor Protection in Chinese State-Owned Enterprises: Law and Economics Approach,Review of Banking & Financial Law(2022) (single-authored)

    ·논문:동일인지정제도와자기주식의취득,보유및처분:정성적기준을중심으로,경쟁법연구(2021) [The Same Person’ Designation System and the Acquisition, Holding, and Disposal of Treasury Stock: The Qualitative-Criteria Based Analysis, Journal of Korean Competition Law (2021)]

    ·논문:동일인지정제도,경제법연구(2021) [The Same-Person’ Designation System: A Critical Review of the Quantitative Standard and the Qualitative Standard, The Economic Law Journal (2021)]

    ·책:대기업집단규제론(신현윤,홍명수,강상엽공저;법문사, 2021) [Regulation on Large Corporate Groups(coauthored with Hyun-Yoon Shin and Myung-Soo Hong, Beobmunsa) (2021)]

    ·Diversified Enterprises with Controlling Shareholders: A Theoretical Analysis of Risk-Sharing, Control/Voting Leverage and Tunnelingin theResearch Handbook on Comparative Corporate Governance(Afra Afsharipour & Martin Geltereds.,Edward Elgar, 2021) (single-authored)

    ·Optimally Restrained Tunneling: The Puzzle of Controlling Shareholders’ “Generous” Exploitation in Bad-Law Jurisdictions, inThe Law and Finance of Related Party Transactions: A Comparative Analysis(Luca Enriques& Tobias H. Trögereds.,Cambridge University Press, 2019)(single-authored; an abbreviated version of“Generous Thieves”: The Puzzle of Controlling Shareholder Arrangements in Bad-Law Jurisdictions, Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance(2015))

    ·Book Review: Independent Directors in Asia,Cambridge University Press Asian Journal of Law and Society(2019) (single-authored)

    ·“Game of Thrones”: Children’s Competition and Corporate Governance Issues in Family-Controlled Corporations,Berkeley Business Law Journal(2018) (single-authored)

    ·The Independent Director System in China: Weaknesses, Dilemmas, and Potential Silver Linings,Tsinghua China Law Review(2017) (single-authored)

    ·Rethinking Self-Dealing and the Fairness Test: A Law and Economics Framework for Internal Transactions in Corporate Groups,Virginia Law & Business Review(2016) (single-authored)

    ·Tension Between Shareholder Primacy and (Quasi) Monopoly: A Theoretical Analysis of ControllingShareholder Economiesand China,University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review(2015)(single-authored)

    ·“Generous Thieves”: The Puzzle of Controlling Shareholder Arrangements in Bad-Law Jurisdictions, Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance(2015) (single-authored)

    ·Taking Voting Leverage and Anti-Director Rights More Seriously: A Critical Analysis of the Law and Finance Theory,Columbia Journal of Asian Law(2015) (single-authored)

    ·Competition Law Meets Corporate Governance: Ownership Structure, Voting Leverage, and Investor Protection of Large Family Corporate Groups in Korea,Peking University Transnational Law Review(2014) (coauthored with Nansulhun Choi)

    ·Re-envisioning the Controlling Shareholder Regime: Why Controlling Shareholders and Minority ShareholdersOftenEmbrace Each Other,University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law(2014) (single-authored)

    ·Transplanting a Poison Pill in Controlling Shareholder Regimes: Why It Is So Difficult,Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business(2013) (single-authored)

    Other Publications

    ·Korea’s Stewardship Code and the Rise of Shareholder Activism,Oxford Business Law Blog(coauthored with Kyung-Hoon Chun) (based on the invitation from the University of Oxford, the summary of an article with the same title—which was published byCambridge University Pressin 2022—was posted on the blog), available at https://blogs.law.ox.ac.uk/business-law-blog/blog/2022/05/koreas-stewardship-code-and-rise-shareholder-activism

    ·Optimally Restricted Tunneling: The Puzzle of Controlling Shareholders’ ‘Generous’ Exploitation in Bad-Law Jurisdictions,Oxford Business Law Blog(single-authored) (based on the invitation from the University of Oxford, the summary of an article with the same title—which was published byCambridge University Pressin 2022—was posted on the blog), available at https://blogs.law.ox.ac.uk/business-law-blog/blog/2019/09/optimally-restrained-tunneling-puzzle-controlling-shareholders

    ·Rethinking Self-Dealing and the Fairness Test: A Law and Economics Framework for Internal Transactions in Corporate Groups,Oxford Business Law Blog(single-authored) (based on the invitation from the University of Oxford, the summary of an article with the same title—which was published byTheVirginia Law & Business Reviewin 2016—was posted on the blog), available at https://blogs.law.ox.ac.uk/business-law-blog/blog/2016/10/rethinking-self-dealing-and-fairness-standard-law-and-economics

    Presentations

    ·Dual-Class Equity Structures in China, Asian Pacific Law Institute, Seoul National University School of Law (November 2022)

    ·Discussion – Corporate Law’s Evaluation of ‘the Same Person’ System Under the Fair Trade Act,Korea Business Law Association (November 2022)

    ·Understanding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG): Implications and Limits, Perl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (PRAIA) (November 4, 2022)

    ·Discussion – Various Perspectives on Professional Regulation and General Regulation in the Big Tech Era, A Joint Conference of Academic Organizations (October 7, 2022)

    ·Rethinking ESG and Stakeholder Capitalism: Implications and Limits, Shin & Kim LLC (Sejong) (September 29, 2022)

    ·Regulation of Chinese Platform Enterprises: The Current Status and Implications, Platform and Business: Interdisciplinary Research (August 31, 2022)

    ·Discussion – Improvement of Emissions Trading System for Carbon Neutrality, Korea Society of Industrial Organization (August 25, 2022)

    ·Interplay Between Stewardship and ESG: The Case of the National Pension Service in Korea¸ Law & Society (July 13, 2022)

    ·Breaking the Common Sense: A Counter-Intuitive Analysis of Controllers’ Private Benefits and Costs in Internal Transactions, Asian Law Institute (ASLI ) Conference at the University of Tokyo (May 29, 2022)

    ·Discussion – Metaverse Industry: Challenges and Policies,Korea Small Business Institute (KOSI) Seminar (August 19, 2022)

    ·Rethinking ESG and Stakeholder Capitalism: Implications and Limits, Korean Securities Association (July 19, 2022)

    ·Review of ‘the Same Person’ Designation System: Focusing on the Analysis of De Facto Control, Competition Forum (July 7, 2022)

    ·Rethinking ESG and Stakeholder Capitalism, Corporate Law Study Association (June 22, 2022)

    ·Rethinking ESG and Stakeholder Capitalism, Peking University HSBC Business School Seminar (June 17, 2022)

    ·ESG: Implications and Limits, Asia-Pacific Law Institute, Seoul National University School of Law (November 18, 2021)

    ·Understanding ESG: Challenges and Limits, Perl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (PRAIA) (November 5, 2021)

    ·DiscussionPrivate Placements and Investor Protection in Korea(discussion with Jae Hyun Kwon), Conference held by the Korean Securities Association (February 2021)

    ·Reinterpretation of Internal Transactions and Controllers’ Private Benefits: Extraordinary Tunneling, Seoul National University School of Law & Korea Fair Trade Commission (December 2020)

    ·Internal Transactions and Tunneling: A Counter-Intuitive Analysis,The Pearl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (December 2020)

    ·Internal Transactions and Tunneling: A Counter-Intuitive Analysis, Seoul National University Center for Competition Law (September 2020)

    ·Internal Transactions and Tunneling: A Counter-Intuitive Analysis, Korea Economic Research Institute (September 2020)

    ·IPO in the United States: A Few Issues, Korean Banking and Financial Law Association & Korea Venture Investment Corporation (August 2020)

    ·Shareholder Activism and Soft Law: The National Pension Service in Korea, Conference at Peking University School of Transnational Law (November 2019)

    ·Corporate Groups in Asia, at the Perl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (PRAIA)Program (November 2019)

    ·Ownership Structures of Business Complexes and Corporate Governance, Conference at Fordham University Law School (September 2019)

    ·Stewardship in Korea and Corporate Governance Implications, Conference at King’s College London (September 2019)

    ·Stewardship in Korea and Corporate Governance Implications, Symposium at University of Tokyo (August 2019)

    ·The Vanke-Baoneng Case and Beyond: Hostile Takeover and Corporate Governance in China, Comparative Corporate Governance Conference 2019, Singapore Academy of Law (January 2019)

    ·(Startup Companies and Their) Control Issues, Legal and Funding Issues for Successful Startups, Peking University School of Transnational-University of California, Berkeley Joint Conference (December 2018)

    ·Corporate Groups, at the Perl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (PRAIA)Program (November 2018)

    ·Hostile Takeover and Corporate Governance in China: Based on the Vanke Case, Conference on Corporate Governance and Business Transactions in Asia, National Singapore University (jointly organized by National University of Singapore and Stanford Law School) (September 2018)

    ·Hostile Takeover and Corporate Governance in China: Based on the Vanke Case,2018 Trans-Pacific Business Law Dialogue,Seoul National University (July 2018)

    ·Corporate Law and Corporate Governance, Peking Univ. STL Road Show Lecture in Fudan University (复旦大学) (June 2018)

    ·Hostile Takeover and Corporate Governance in China: Based on the Vanke Case, Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Conference, Seoul National University (May 2018)

    ·Unpacking Voting Leverage Mechanisms: Theoretical Analysis,2018 Beijing Conference German and East Asian Perspectives on Corporate and Capital Market Law: Diversity of Shareholders and Corporate Governance,Peking University (Beijing) (March 2018)

    ·Board Composition and Independent Directors in Korea, University of Leeds (January 2018)

    ·Corporate Groups and Internal Transactions, at the Perl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (PRAIA)Program (November 2017)

    ·Issuing New Shares, Convertible Bonds and Corporate Governance,Tsinghua University (清华大学)School of Law International Conference(October 2017)

    ·Related Party Transactions in China, Goethe University (October 2017)

    ·Related Party Transactions in China, University of Oxford (May 2017)

    ·“King Lear Problems”: Succession and Corporate Governance Issues in Family Corporations, Peking University School of Transnational Law (Faculty Seminar) (March 2017)

    ·“King Lear Problems”: Corporate Governance Issues of Succession in Family Corporations,University of California, Berkeley,International Conference entitled “Comparative Corporate Governance” (February 2017)

    ·Internal Transactions and Fairness, Korea Economic Research Institute (January 2017)

    ·“King Lear Problems”: Corporate Governance Issues During the Succession in Family Corporations, Peking University PHBS Business School (Faculty Seminar) (December 2016)

    ·“King Lear Problems”: Corporate Governance Issues During the Succession in Family Corporations, Tsinghua University (清华大学)School of Law (Public Lecture) (December 2016)

    ·“King Lear Problems”: Corporate Governance Issues During the Succession in Family Corporations, Peking University School of Transnational Law (Public Lecture) (December 2016)

    ·Rethinking Self-Dealing and the Fairness Test: A Law and Economics Framework for Internal Transactions in Corporate Groups, Renmin University (人民大学) School of Law (Public Lecture) (November 2016)

    ·Hostile Takeovers and Defenses: Lessons from Korea for China, Tsinghua University (清华大学)School of Law International Conference (October2016)

    ·Reconsidering the Independent Director System in China: A Silver Lining Amidst Weaknesses?, Peking University School of Transnational Law (Faculty Seminar) (October 2016)

    ·Understanding Corporate Groups in Asia: Transnational Law and Economics Perspective, at thePerl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (PRAIA)Program (July 2016)

    ·Rethinking Self-Dealing and the Fairness Test: A Law and Economics Framework for Internal Transactions in Corporate Groups, Peking University PHBS Business School Seminar (July 2016)

    ·King Lear Problem: Succession Crisis in Family-Controlled Corporations, Asian Law and Economics Association Conference (June 2016)

    ·Cumulative Voting, Corporate Groups, and Institutional Investors, AsianLaw Institute Conference (May 2016)

    ·Rethinking Self-Dealing and the Fairness Test: A Law and Economics Framework for Internal Transactions in Corporate Groups, Peking University School of Transnational Law (Faculty Seminar) (May 2016)

    ·Dilemmas of the Independent Director System in China, Tsinghua University (清华大学)School of Law International Conference (November 2015)

    ·Market Dominant Corporation, Shareholder Wealth, and Welfare of a Nation: Analysis in Controlling Shareholder Economies and China, Korea Law and Economics Association Conference (June 2015)

    ·Market Dominant Corporation, Shareholder Wealth, and Welfare of a Nation: Analysis in Controlling Shareholder Economies and China, Peking University School of Law (Faculty Seminar) (June 2015)

    ·Refining Disciplines on State-Owned Enterprises: Lessons from China, Korea, Japan, and the ICSID Convention(with Mark Feldman), Peking University School of Law (Faculty Seminar) (May 2015)

    ·Tension Between (Quasi) Monopoly and Shareholder Value Maximization, Korea Securities Law Association (February 2015)

    ·The Puzzle of Controlling Shareholder Arrangements: Why Some Controlling Shareholders “Generously” Expropriate from Minority Shareholders, Shin & Kim (August 2014)

    ·Re-envisioning Investors’ Anti-Director Rights Index: Theory, Criticism, and Implications, Korean Securities Law Association (July 2014)

    ·Law and Economics Analysis on (Unfair) Self-Dealing in Chaebols: Problems, Reforms, and Evaluation, University of Tokyo Law Faculty (May 2013)

    ·Non-legal Mechanisms for Constraining Controlling Shareholders: Analysis of“Roving” and “Stationary” Controllers,Peking University School of Transnational Law (Faculty Seminar) (March 2013)

    ·Controlling Shareholders: “Roving” v. “Stationary”,Seoul National University Law Research Institute, International Conference “Recent Trends in Research on Corporate Law” (September 2012)

    ·Efficiency Market Hypothesis, Behavioral Finance, and the Securities Regulation,Korea Law and Economics Association (August 2012)

    ·U.S. Takeover Doctrines and Their Implications, Korea Securities Law Association (July 2012)

    ·Evaluating Macro-level Corporate Governance Index, Peking University School of Transnational Law (May 2012)

    ·Re-envisioning the Controlling Shareholder Regime:Why Controlling Shareholders and Minority Shareholders Embrace Each Other?, Peking University School of Transnational Law (March 2011)

    Comments

    ·Invited as a commentator at an international conference,The COVID-19 Crisis and Its Aftermath: Corporate Governance Implications and Policy Challenges, held by the GCGC (Global Corporate Governance Colloquia) and the ECGI (European Corporate Governance Institute) (April 2020)

    ·Invited as a commentator atTsinghua University (清华大学)School of Law International Conference (October 2018)

    ·Invited as a commentator in a conference organized by National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Management University (SMU) (January 2018)

    ·Invited as a commentator at Renmin University (人民大学) School of Law in the Symposium, “The Development of Legal Journals in English in China” (December 2016)

    ·Invited asa commentatorat Renmin University (人民大学) School of Lawin the conference organized by the two journals, The Frontiers of Law in China and The Journal of Contemporary China (May2016)

    • Business Associations (U.S. Corporate Law)

    • Corporate Governance from the Global Perspective

    • Economic Analysis of Corporate Law

    • Securities Regulation

    • Seminar: Corporations and Financial Markets

    • Seminar: East Asian Economic Structure

  • Publications

    ·Korea’s Stewardship Code and the Rise of Shareholder Activism: Agency Problems and Government Stewardship RevealedinGlobal Shareholder Stewardship: Complexities, Challenges and Possibilities(Dionysia Katelouzou & Dan W. Puchniak eds.,Cambridge University Press, 2022)(coauthored with Kyung-Hoon Chun)

    ·Analyzing Investor Protection in Chinese State-Owned Enterprises: Law and Economics Approach,Review of Banking & Financial Law(2022) (single-authored)

    ·논문:동일인지정제도와자기주식의취득,보유및처분:정성적기준을중심으로,경쟁법연구(2021) [The Same Person’ Designation System and the Acquisition, Holding, and Disposal of Treasury Stock: The Qualitative-Criteria Based Analysis, Journal of Korean Competition Law (2021)]

    ·논문:동일인지정제도,경제법연구(2021) [The Same-Person’ Designation System: A Critical Review of the Quantitative Standard and the Qualitative Standard, The Economic Law Journal (2021)]

    ·책:대기업집단규제론(신현윤,홍명수,강상엽공저;법문사, 2021) [Regulation on Large Corporate Groups(coauthored with Hyun-Yoon Shin and Myung-Soo Hong, Beobmunsa) (2021)]

    ·Diversified Enterprises with Controlling Shareholders: A Theoretical Analysis of Risk-Sharing, Control/Voting Leverage and Tunnelingin theResearch Handbook on Comparative Corporate Governance(Afra Afsharipour & Martin Geltereds.,Edward Elgar, 2021) (single-authored)

    ·Optimally Restrained Tunneling: The Puzzle of Controlling Shareholders’ “Generous” Exploitation in Bad-Law Jurisdictions, inThe Law and Finance of Related Party Transactions: A Comparative Analysis(Luca Enriques& Tobias H. Trögereds.,Cambridge University Press, 2019)(single-authored; an abbreviated version of“Generous Thieves”: The Puzzle of Controlling Shareholder Arrangements in Bad-Law Jurisdictions, Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance(2015))

    ·Book Review: Independent Directors in Asia,Cambridge University Press Asian Journal of Law and Society(2019) (single-authored)

    ·“Game of Thrones”: Children’s Competition and Corporate Governance Issues in Family-Controlled Corporations,Berkeley Business Law Journal(2018) (single-authored)

    ·The Independent Director System in China: Weaknesses, Dilemmas, and Potential Silver Linings,Tsinghua China Law Review(2017) (single-authored)

    ·Rethinking Self-Dealing and the Fairness Test: A Law and Economics Framework for Internal Transactions in Corporate Groups,Virginia Law & Business Review(2016) (single-authored)

    ·Tension Between Shareholder Primacy and (Quasi) Monopoly: A Theoretical Analysis of ControllingShareholder Economiesand China,University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review(2015)(single-authored)

    ·“Generous Thieves”: The Puzzle of Controlling Shareholder Arrangements in Bad-Law Jurisdictions, Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance(2015) (single-authored)

    ·Taking Voting Leverage and Anti-Director Rights More Seriously: A Critical Analysis of the Law and Finance Theory,Columbia Journal of Asian Law(2015) (single-authored)

    ·Competition Law Meets Corporate Governance: Ownership Structure, Voting Leverage, and Investor Protection of Large Family Corporate Groups in Korea,Peking University Transnational Law Review(2014) (coauthored with Nansulhun Choi)

    ·Re-envisioning the Controlling Shareholder Regime: Why Controlling Shareholders and Minority ShareholdersOftenEmbrace Each Other,University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law(2014) (single-authored)

    ·Transplanting a Poison Pill in Controlling Shareholder Regimes: Why It Is So Difficult,Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business(2013) (single-authored)

    Other Publications

    ·Korea’s Stewardship Code and the Rise of Shareholder Activism,Oxford Business Law Blog(coauthored with Kyung-Hoon Chun) (based on the invitation from the University of Oxford, the summary of an article with the same title—which was published byCambridge University Pressin 2022—was posted on the blog), available at https://blogs.law.ox.ac.uk/business-law-blog/blog/2022/05/koreas-stewardship-code-and-rise-shareholder-activism

    ·Optimally Restricted Tunneling: The Puzzle of Controlling Shareholders’ ‘Generous’ Exploitation in Bad-Law Jurisdictions,Oxford Business Law Blog(single-authored) (based on the invitation from the University of Oxford, the summary of an article with the same title—which was published byCambridge University Pressin 2022—was posted on the blog), available at https://blogs.law.ox.ac.uk/business-law-blog/blog/2019/09/optimally-restrained-tunneling-puzzle-controlling-shareholders

    ·Rethinking Self-Dealing and the Fairness Test: A Law and Economics Framework for Internal Transactions in Corporate Groups,Oxford Business Law Blog(single-authored) (based on the invitation from the University of Oxford, the summary of an article with the same title—which was published byTheVirginia Law & Business Reviewin 2016—was posted on the blog), available at https://blogs.law.ox.ac.uk/business-law-blog/blog/2016/10/rethinking-self-dealing-and-fairness-standard-law-and-economics

    Presentations

    ·Dual-Class Equity Structures in China, Asian Pacific Law Institute, Seoul National University School of Law (November 2022)

    ·Discussion – Corporate Law’s Evaluation of ‘the Same Person’ System Under the Fair Trade Act,Korea Business Law Association (November 2022)

    ·Understanding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG): Implications and Limits, Perl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (PRAIA) (November 4, 2022)

    ·Discussion – Various Perspectives on Professional Regulation and General Regulation in the Big Tech Era, A Joint Conference of Academic Organizations (October 7, 2022)

    ·Rethinking ESG and Stakeholder Capitalism: Implications and Limits, Shin & Kim LLC (Sejong) (September 29, 2022)

    ·Regulation of Chinese Platform Enterprises: The Current Status and Implications, Platform and Business: Interdisciplinary Research (August 31, 2022)

    ·Discussion – Improvement of Emissions Trading System for Carbon Neutrality, Korea Society of Industrial Organization (August 25, 2022)

    ·Interplay Between Stewardship and ESG: The Case of the National Pension Service in Korea¸ Law & Society (July 13, 2022)

    ·Breaking the Common Sense: A Counter-Intuitive Analysis of Controllers’ Private Benefits and Costs in Internal Transactions, Asian Law Institute (ASLI ) Conference at the University of Tokyo (May 29, 2022)

    ·Discussion – Metaverse Industry: Challenges and Policies,Korea Small Business Institute (KOSI) Seminar (August 19, 2022)

    ·Rethinking ESG and Stakeholder Capitalism: Implications and Limits, Korean Securities Association (July 19, 2022)

    ·Review of ‘the Same Person’ Designation System: Focusing on the Analysis of De Facto Control, Competition Forum (July 7, 2022)

    ·Rethinking ESG and Stakeholder Capitalism, Corporate Law Study Association (June 22, 2022)

    ·Rethinking ESG and Stakeholder Capitalism, Peking University HSBC Business School Seminar (June 17, 2022)

    ·ESG: Implications and Limits, Asia-Pacific Law Institute, Seoul National University School of Law (November 18, 2021)

    ·Understanding ESG: Challenges and Limits, Perl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (PRAIA) (November 5, 2021)

    ·DiscussionPrivate Placements and Investor Protection in Korea(discussion with Jae Hyun Kwon), Conference held by the Korean Securities Association (February 2021)

    ·Reinterpretation of Internal Transactions and Controllers’ Private Benefits: Extraordinary Tunneling, Seoul National University School of Law & Korea Fair Trade Commission (December 2020)

    ·Internal Transactions and Tunneling: A Counter-Intuitive Analysis,The Pearl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (December 2020)

    ·Internal Transactions and Tunneling: A Counter-Intuitive Analysis, Seoul National University Center for Competition Law (September 2020)

    ·Internal Transactions and Tunneling: A Counter-Intuitive Analysis, Korea Economic Research Institute (September 2020)

    ·IPO in the United States: A Few Issues, Korean Banking and Financial Law Association & Korea Venture Investment Corporation (August 2020)

    ·Shareholder Activism and Soft Law: The National Pension Service in Korea, Conference at Peking University School of Transnational Law (November 2019)

    ·Corporate Groups in Asia, at the Perl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (PRAIA)Program (November 2019)

    ·Ownership Structures of Business Complexes and Corporate Governance, Conference at Fordham University Law School (September 2019)

    ·Stewardship in Korea and Corporate Governance Implications, Conference at King’s College London (September 2019)

    ·Stewardship in Korea and Corporate Governance Implications, Symposium at University of Tokyo (August 2019)

    ·The Vanke-Baoneng Case and Beyond: Hostile Takeover and Corporate Governance in China, Comparative Corporate Governance Conference 2019, Singapore Academy of Law (January 2019)

    ·(Startup Companies and Their) Control Issues, Legal and Funding Issues for Successful Startups, Peking University School of Transnational-University of California, Berkeley Joint Conference (December 2018)

    ·Corporate Groups, at the Perl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (PRAIA)Program (November 2018)

    ·Hostile Takeover and Corporate Governance in China: Based on the Vanke Case, Conference on Corporate Governance and Business Transactions in Asia, National Singapore University (jointly organized by National University of Singapore and Stanford Law School) (September 2018)

    ·Hostile Takeover and Corporate Governance in China: Based on the Vanke Case,2018 Trans-Pacific Business Law Dialogue,Seoul National University (July 2018)

    ·Corporate Law and Corporate Governance, Peking Univ. STL Road Show Lecture in Fudan University (复旦大学) (June 2018)

    ·Hostile Takeover and Corporate Governance in China: Based on the Vanke Case, Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Conference, Seoul National University (May 2018)

    ·Unpacking Voting Leverage Mechanisms: Theoretical Analysis,2018 Beijing Conference German and East Asian Perspectives on Corporate and Capital Market Law: Diversity of Shareholders and Corporate Governance,Peking University (Beijing) (March 2018)

    ·Board Composition and Independent Directors in Korea, University of Leeds (January 2018)

    ·Corporate Groups and Internal Transactions, at the Perl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (PRAIA)Program (November 2017)

    ·Issuing New Shares, Convertible Bonds and Corporate Governance,Tsinghua University (清华大学)School of Law International Conference(October 2017)

    ·Related Party Transactions in China, Goethe University (October 2017)

    ·Related Party Transactions in China, University of Oxford (May 2017)

    ·“King Lear Problems”: Succession and Corporate Governance Issues in Family Corporations, Peking University School of Transnational Law (Faculty Seminar) (March 2017)

    ·“King Lear Problems”: Corporate Governance Issues of Succession in Family Corporations,University of California, Berkeley,International Conference entitled “Comparative Corporate Governance” (February 2017)

    ·Internal Transactions and Fairness, Korea Economic Research Institute (January 2017)

    ·“King Lear Problems”: Corporate Governance Issues During the Succession in Family Corporations, Peking University PHBS Business School (Faculty Seminar) (December 2016)

    ·“King Lear Problems”: Corporate Governance Issues During the Succession in Family Corporations, Tsinghua University (清华大学)School of Law (Public Lecture) (December 2016)

    ·“King Lear Problems”: Corporate Governance Issues During the Succession in Family Corporations, Peking University School of Transnational Law (Public Lecture) (December 2016)

    ·Rethinking Self-Dealing and the Fairness Test: A Law and Economics Framework for Internal Transactions in Corporate Groups, Renmin University (人民大学) School of Law (Public Lecture) (November 2016)

    ·Hostile Takeovers and Defenses: Lessons from Korea for China, Tsinghua University (清华大学)School of Law International Conference (October2016)

    ·Reconsidering the Independent Director System in China: A Silver Lining Amidst Weaknesses?, Peking University School of Transnational Law (Faculty Seminar) (October 2016)

    ·Understanding Corporate Groups in Asia: Transnational Law and Economics Perspective, at thePerl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law (PRAIA)Program (July 2016)

    ·Rethinking Self-Dealing and the Fairness Test: A Law and Economics Framework for Internal Transactions in Corporate Groups, Peking University PHBS Business School Seminar (July 2016)

    ·King Lear Problem: Succession Crisis in Family-Controlled Corporations, Asian Law and Economics Association Conference (June 2016)

    ·Cumulative Voting, Corporate Groups, and Institutional Investors, AsianLaw Institute Conference (May 2016)

    ·Rethinking Self-Dealing and the Fairness Test: A Law and Economics Framework for Internal Transactions in Corporate Groups, Peking University School of Transnational Law (Faculty Seminar) (May 2016)

    ·Dilemmas of the Independent Director System in China, Tsinghua University (清华大学)School of Law International Conference (November 2015)

    ·Market Dominant Corporation, Shareholder Wealth, and Welfare of a Nation: Analysis in Controlling Shareholder Economies and China, Korea Law and Economics Association Conference (June 2015)

    ·Market Dominant Corporation, Shareholder Wealth, and Welfare of a Nation: Analysis in Controlling Shareholder Economies and China, Peking University School of Law (Faculty Seminar) (June 2015)

    ·Refining Disciplines on State-Owned Enterprises: Lessons from China, Korea, Japan, and the ICSID Convention(with Mark Feldman), Peking University School of Law (Faculty Seminar) (May 2015)

    ·Tension Between (Quasi) Monopoly and Shareholder Value Maximization, Korea Securities Law Association (February 2015)

    ·The Puzzle of Controlling Shareholder Arrangements: Why Some Controlling Shareholders “Generously” Expropriate from Minority Shareholders, Shin & Kim (August 2014)

    ·Re-envisioning Investors’ Anti-Director Rights Index: Theory, Criticism, and Implications, Korean Securities Law Association (July 2014)

    ·Law and Economics Analysis on (Unfair) Self-Dealing in Chaebols: Problems, Reforms, and Evaluation, University of Tokyo Law Faculty (May 2013)

    ·Non-legal Mechanisms for Constraining Controlling Shareholders: Analysis of“Roving” and “Stationary” Controllers,Peking University School of Transnational Law (Faculty Seminar) (March 2013)

    ·Controlling Shareholders: “Roving” v. “Stationary”,Seoul National University Law Research Institute, International Conference “Recent Trends in Research on Corporate Law” (September 2012)

    ·Efficiency Market Hypothesis, Behavioral Finance, and the Securities Regulation,Korea Law and Economics Association (August 2012)

    ·U.S. Takeover Doctrines and Their Implications, Korea Securities Law Association (July 2012)

    ·Evaluating Macro-level Corporate Governance Index, Peking University School of Transnational Law (May 2012)

    ·Re-envisioning the Controlling Shareholder Regime:Why Controlling Shareholders and Minority Shareholders Embrace Each Other?, Peking University School of Transnational Law (March 2011)

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    ·Invited as a commentator at an international conference,The COVID-19 Crisis and Its Aftermath: Corporate Governance Implications and Policy Challenges, held by the GCGC (Global Corporate Governance Colloquia) and the ECGI (European Corporate Governance Institute) (April 2020)

    ·Invited as a commentator atTsinghua University (清华大学)School of Law International Conference (October 2018)

    ·Invited as a commentator in a conference organized by National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Management University (SMU) (January 2018)

    ·Invited as a commentator at Renmin University (人民大学) School of Law in the Symposium, “The Development of Legal Journals in English in China” (December 2016)

    ·Invited asa commentatorat Renmin University (人民大学) School of Lawin the conference organized by the two journals, The Frontiers of Law in China and The Journal of Contemporary China (May2016)

    • Columbia University, School of Law, J.S.D. (Doctor of Science of Law)

    • Columbia University, School of Law, LL.M.

    • Yonsei University, LL.B (Law)

    • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, M.A.L.D.

    • Yonsei University, B.A. (Economics)

  • Professor Sang Yop Kang Published Two Articles in Korea

    STL Professor Sang Yop Kang Publishes Chapter in New Comparative Corporate Governance Book

    2020 PKUSZ Commencement Speech—Professor Sang Yop Kang

    STL Professor Sang Yop Kang Participated and Published New Book

    Professor Sang Yop Kang’s Joint Teaching at the University of Tokyo

    Professor Sang Yop Kang’s Presentation on Shareholder Activism and Stewardship at the University of Tokyo

    Professor Sang Yop Kang Visited Stanford Law School for Academic Research

    Professor Sang Yop Kang Appointed Research Membership at the ECGI

    Professor Kang Invited Presentation on Business Transaction and Corporate Governance

    Professor Kang Invited Presentation in Seoul

    Professor Kang’s Article Published in Leading Corporate Law Journal

    Professor Kang Presents on Corporate Governance at International Conference in Beijing

    Professor Kang Presents at Leeds University Conference on Boards of Directors

    Professor Kang Joins World-leading Scholars in Conference on US-Asia Comparative Corporate Governance

    Professor Kang Gives Invited Presentation at Oxford

    Professor Kang Wins Tsinghua China Law Review Award for Excellence in Research

    Professor Kang Invited to Harvard Law School and University of California, Berkeley

    Professor Kang Delivers Invited Lectures at Tsinghua University and Renmin University

    Professor Kang Speaks at 21st Century Commercial Law Forum

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