Choi, Jeong Wook | KPMG | KR

Choi, Jeong Wook

Head of Tax / Partner

KPMG in South Korea

Education and Qualifications

Seoul National University, Department of Sociology (B.A.) 

Seoul National University, Graduate School of Business Administration (M.S.)

The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business (M.P.A.)

Kyungwon University, Graduate School of Business Administration (Ph. D)

Completion of ‘Future Management CEO Program’ organized by World Futures Forum

Completion of ‘Advanced Management Program (AMP)’ at Seoul National University Business School

Member of Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants (KICPA)

Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California (AICPA)



Jeong Wook joined KPMG Samjong Accounting Corp. (KPMG Korea) as a tax partner in October 2011.  Before joining KPMG Korea, he worked for Kim & Chang, a law firm in Korea from 1997 to 2011, and Samil Accounting Corp. (currently PwC Korea) from 1991 to 1997. 

He has provided services for Korean and multinational companies in various tax areas including tax audit assistance, tax disputes and general tax consulting, among others.  In particular, he has extensive experience in international tax matters such as transfer pricing analysis, advance pricing agreement (APA), competent authority proceedings, permanent establishment issues, tax withholding and treaty interpretation issues.

His representative work includes, providing assistance for court litigation in support of a major multinational pharmaceutical company’s transfer pricing issue (Supreme Court case, 2007); assisting major multinational pharmaceutical and IT companies in tax audits and appeal cases; assisting clients in unilateral and bilateral APA cases and competent authorities proceedings, among others.



The Tax Treatment of Transfer Pricing: Chapter of Korea (Co-author, IBFD, 2002-2008)

A Study in Transfer Pricing Analysis for Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies in Korea (IFA, 2010)

An Empirical Study on Comparability Analysis Related to Transfer Pricing (Co-author, KAIA, 2010)

A Study on the Comparability Factors related to Transfer Pricing Analysis (Doctoral dissertation, 2012; IFA, 2013)

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