A Samsung Group flag, centre, and South Korean national flag flutter outside the company's Seocho building in Seoul on October 25. Photo: Agence France-Presse A Samsung Group flag, centre, and South Korean national flag flutter outside the company's Seocho building in Seoul on October 25. Photo: Agence France-Presse
A Samsung Group flag, centre, and South Korean national flag flutter outside the company's Seocho building in Seoul on October 25. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Samsung succession plans complicated by Lee Jae-yong’s risk of jail time

  • The timing of Lee’s formal ascension is sensitive given how public dissatisfaction with the country’s powerful conglomerates, or chaebol, has grown in past years
  • Also complicating the succession is an enormous inheritance tax bill the Lee family will have to pay, possibly loosening their control over the conglomerate

Topic |   Samsung Electronics
A Samsung Group flag, centre, and South Korean national flag flutter outside the company's Seocho building in Seoul on October 25. Photo: Agence France-Presse A Samsung Group flag, centre, and South Korean national flag flutter outside the company's Seocho building in Seoul on October 25. Photo: Agence France-Presse
A Samsung Group flag, centre, and South Korean national flag flutter outside the company's Seocho building in Seoul on October 25. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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