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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

Market-leading practice with a strong reputation for acting on significant IPOs, block trades and GDR offerings, for both issuers and underwriters. Also able to provide support on various types of bond issuances including Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings and GMTN programmes. Multilingual and dual-qualified team able to provide advice across various US jurisdictions as well as Australia, Canada, China and Singapore. Acts for a diverse range of clients from international underwriters and major Korean banks to securities houses and public institutions. Recently active advising on the IPOs of real estate investment trusts.

Notable practitioners

Eui Jong Chung maintains a strong reputation for his work advising a range of financial institutions and issuers on bond issuances and notes offerings. A pleased client praises his "great problem-solving skills."

Hee-Gang Shin leverages significant experience in the field to assist clients with IPOs, notes offerings and offers further expertise on DCM matters, including bond issuances. A market source notes his leading role on mandates, reporting: "He makes his presence felt; he is a very good ECM lawyer and clients like him."

Jeong-Hoon Lee offers extensive experience advising on IPOs and notes issuances. A client appreciates that he is "client-focused, detail-oriented and reachable at all times."

Mi Eun Roh receives praise from a client for her proactive, timely and supportive approach. She maintains an active ECM practice and frequently advises clients on IPOs and share offerings.

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Overview

BKL's Capital Markets Team is the pre-eminent team in the equity space for the domestic Korean market. In the last few years alone, BKL has been the trusted advisor for IPOs for both foreign and domestic issuers and GDR offerings. Recent IPO transactions and KRX listings of note include Doosan Bobcat, Samsung Biologics, Englewood Lab (2016); LIG Nex1, Innocean, DoubleU Games and It’s Skin (2015); Cheil Industries and BGF Retail (2014).

The firm’s work in the major share block trade on the KRX has been unparalleled. Recent transactions include the sale of KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering shares by KEPCO and sale of POSCO shares by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.  

Clients continue to lean on BKL’s expertise in the debt market. Highlights include offering of: NZD 200 millon Kauri bonds by Korea Development Bank; USD 250 million CoCo Bonds by Busan Bank; KRW 175 billion Arirang Bonds by China Eastern Airlines, the first KRW bond offering by a Chinese issuer in Korea. BKL continued its representation of the Korean government in connection with its issuance of USD denominated bonds taking place in early January.

BKL serves as the legal advisor to the Korean government, as well as other public institutions and major banks in various equity and debt capital market transactions.  BKL also advised underwriters or managers of the foregoing transactions with a roster of prominent clients such as J.P.Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, HSBC and Macquarie.



Members

Chung, Eui Jong (Head of Department)

Cho, Young Joon

Kim, Byungjae

Kim, Young Sup

Lee, Annie Eunah

Lee, Jeong-Hoon

Roh, Mi Eun

Roh, Mi Eun

Roh, Taesik

Shin, Eun Sik

Clients

Citigroup Global Markets Korea Securities Limited

Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Seoul Branch

Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, Seoul Branch

HSBC

J.P. Morgan Securities (Far East) Limited, Seoul Branch

Korea Development Bank

Korea Investment & Securities Co., Ltd.

Macquarie Securities Korea Limited

Mirae Asset Daewoo Securities Co., Ltd.

NH Investment & Securities Co., Ltd.

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Chemicals

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Insurance

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Capital Markets

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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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

South Korea

Capital Markets: Domestic Firms


Eui Jong Chung
Band 1
Hee-Gang Shin
Band 1
Jeong-Hoon Lee
Band 3