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About

Provided by Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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. Representative IPO transactions and KRX listings of note include Krafton, Kakao Bank, Big Hit Entertainment, SK Biopharm, Doosan Bobcat, Samsung Biologics, LIG Nex1, Innocean, Cheil Industries and BGF Retail.

The firm’s work in the major share block trade on the KRX has been unparalleled. Major 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 as well. 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.



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Capital Markets: Domestic Firms - South Korea
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What the team is known for

Bae, Kim & Lee houses a market-leading capital markets 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, convertible bonds and GMTN programmes. Multilingual and dual-qualified team able to provide advice across various US jurisdictions as well as Australia and Japan. Acts for a diverse range of clients from international underwriters, major Korean banks and securities houses, including Korea Development Bank and Citigroup Global Markets. Also acts for issuers, including foreign companies listed on KOSDAQ. Recently active advising on the IPOs of real estate investment trusts. Offers additional expertise in securitisation, notably in the offshore structuring of leveraged finance deals.

Notable Practitioners

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Eui Jong Chung
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Eui Jong Chung
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Eminent Practitioners

Eui Jong Chung is a well-renowned lawyer in the debt capital markets space. He advises a range of financial institutions and issuers on bond issuances and notes offerings in various jurisdictions, including in Singapore, Frankfurt and Tokyo. He has additional expertise in transactions involving convertible bonds.

Hee-Gang Shin
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Hee-Gang Shin
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Hee-Gang Shin leverages his significant experience in both equity and debt capital markets to assist clients with IPOs, note offerings and bond issuances. One client says: "He specialises in finance, has a strong network, and helps us prepare by fully explaining the risks that may arise." According to another client, "Hee-Gang Shin is one of the big pillars of the Korean capital markets legal field."

Jeong-Hoon Lee
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Jeong-Hoon Lee
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Jeong-Hoon Lee offers extensive experience advising on equity capital markets, with particular strength in advising on IPOs. His client list includes several prominent underwriters in the Korea market.

Mi Eun Roh
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Mi Eun Roh
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Mi Eun Roh maintains an active equity capital markets practice and frequently advises clients on IPOs and share offerings. One client identifies her as someone who is "singled out for her work in capital markets and also possesses the knowledge and talents to provide useful advice to us." Another client praises her responsiveness and availability, noting: "Without her prompt and accurate advice, we would not have been able to successfully complete the project."

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Seung Il Hong
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Seung Il Hong regularly advises clients on significant Korean IPOs, including those of real estate investment trusts and companies. Offers significant expertise in the securitisation of acquisition financing transactions through offshore investment vehicles.

Ranked Lawyers at
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Capital Markets: Domestic Firms

Eui Jong Chung
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Eui Jong Chung
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Eminent Practitioners
Hee-Gang Shin
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Hee-Gang Shin
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Jeong-Hoon Lee
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Jeong-Hoon Lee
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Mi Eun Roh
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Mi Eun Roh
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Seung Il Hong
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Members

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Annie Eunah Lee

Eun Sik Shin

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Hee-Gang Shin

Head of Department

Heesug Chung

Seung Il Hong

Young Jin Ha

Clients

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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

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Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Chemicals

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Insurance

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications