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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 2South KoreaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Bae, Kim & Lee delivers an impressive all-round banking law service in the Korean market, with a particularly strong reputation for representing domestic banks, asset managers, private equity firms and export credit agencies. Also fully equipped to tackle sponsor-side work. Advises on a broad spectrum of transactions, from syndicated loans to acquisition and project finance. Maintains notable expertise in the energy and natural resources sector and has strong relationships with a number of foreign private equity funds operating in Korea. Additionally well placed to represent both borrowers and lenders in aircraft and ship financing transactions. Notable clients include Korea Development Bank, Credit Suisse and HSBC.

Strengths

A source comments that "Bae, Kim & Lee makes itself available and gives timely advice."

"They are very friendly and professional, and we are happy with their service," according to another interviewee.

Work highlights

Bae, Kim & Lee represented Korea Development Bank in relation to a USD200 million syndicated term loan facility to LG Chem Wroclaw Energy.

Notable practitioners

Eui Jong Chung is a partner in Bae, Kim & Lee's finance team and has particular strength in acquisition and asset-based financing transactions. He serves a diverse client base comprising Korean and international banks, private equity firms and corporations.

Ho Jin Kim typically handles real estate, asset finance and acquisition finance transactions in the Korean legal market. He acts for financial institutions, private equity funds and asset managers.

Young Joon Cho covers work that spans across acquisition, aircraft and shipping finance. He often represents Korean and international banks.

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Overview

BKL’s finance practice group represents commercial banks, insurance companies, investment banks, private equity funds, leveraged buyout sponsors and borrowers in a wide range of financing transactions. These transactions include secured and unsecured syndicated loans, leveraged finance, acquisition finance, project finance, aircraft and ship finance, and derivatives. 

In connection with many of the M&A transactions in which our firm has played a role, our finance team has concurrently advised the purchaser in the financing of the transaction. In these transactions, high leverage is a key element especially where we are advising private equity funds.

We also represent developers, underwriters and commercial banks in a wide variety of project financing transactions. On many occasions, the practice group has represented banks in their financing of power plants and other projects in the energy sector.

BKL’s finance team is regularly retained by lenders and borrowers to handle financing of aircraft, vessels and equipment. 

In the course of the group’s extensive cross-border work over the past decades, they have collaborated with law firms in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Australia and other countries. As a tradition and as a policy aimed at securing the finest quality of service, We have maintained professional ties with respected law firms around the world. This enables the team to better coordinate assistance for clients operating in multiple jurisdictions.








Members

Cho, Young Joon

Chung, Eui Jong

Kim, Gi Sik

Kim, Ho Jin

Lee, Annie Eunah

Lee, Taeki

Shin, Eun Sik

Banking & Finance

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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Location

Tower B, Centropolis, Ujeongguk-ro

Jongno-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

03161

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 3 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Article

Virtual Currency - Implications of US SEC Announcements on Korean Market

Authors: Sky YANG, Jae In LEE, David Soohyun JOO, Eu Gene PARK

Article

Virtual Currency – Financial Regulations to Curb Speculation and Money Laundering

Authors: Sky YANG, Jae In LEE, David Soohyun JOO, Eu Gene PARK

Article

Virtual Currency – Enhancement of Control over Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Authors: Sky YANG, Jae In LEE, David Soohyun JOO, Se Yeong IM

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South Korea

Banking & Finance


Eui Jong Chung
Band 3
Young Joon Cho
Band 3