Korean M & A Due Diligence Checklist: Mergers & Acquisitions Due Diligence in Korea

This Korean Merger & Acquisition Due Diligence Checklist is not a substitute for retaining a Korean-based international attorney to assist with your M & A.  Please, only, use this checklist as an initial guide and to insure that your attorney is checking off all of the boxes. Korean companies often are poor at keeping accurate records that reflect a rational reality.  Thus, you must know where to find the red flags.  These skills come with experience in Korea, thus, the need for someone with significant commercial and legal experience in Korea. M & A Due Diligence Checklist Company History Company History/Background Founder, Family & Key Individuals in Company Historical Profitability Credit Rating Primary Customers, Suppliers & Vendors Reason for Sale or Merger Stinky Fish & Stinky People Old Hats Financials & Shareholder Distributions Audited Financial Statements Tax Returns, Tax Certificates, Tax Filings & VAT Receipts etc. Government Filings, Government Notices

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