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Lee & Ko

Banking & Finance

4 ranked lawyersBand 1South KoreaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Lee & Ko's banking group is highly regarded for its advice on Korean legal matters. Offers market leading expertise in acquisition finance transactions, as well as showcasing a pronounced strength in project, shipping and asset finance matters. State-sponsored banks and prominent international lenders are among the team's core client base. Well placed to advise on cross-border transactions with a US component and has additional expertise in regulatory matters. Notable clients represented by the team include Standard Chartered Bank, KEB Hana Bank and Samsung Securities.

Strengths

An interviewee notes that "Lee & Ko has a very good financing team specialised for acquisition financing."

Another source praises their "ability to handle multinational deals."

Work highlights

Lee & Ko advised Standard Chartered Bank on a USD583.73 million financing of the acquisition of eight containerships for HMM.

Notable practitioners

Tom Shin typically advises lenders on their role in financing energy, construction and transport infrastructure projects. He has expertise in refinancing.

Woo Young Jung is Lee & Ko's managing partner in Seoul, bringing to bear over two decades of experience advising on finance transactions and regulatory compliance mandates. He offers particular expertise in shipping finance matters.

Yeo Kyoon Yoon leverages over two decades of experience handling transactions in the banking and finance field in South Korea. He is especially well versed in acquisition and real estate finance.

Yong-Jae Chang is well regarded in the South Korean legal market for his work on acquisition finance and project finance transactions, advising both lenders and borrowers.

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Overview

Our Banking & Finance Group is renowned for its extensive experience and expertise in providing a wide range of legal services to Korean and foreign financial institutions and corporations on matters including general banking, project finance, acquisition finance, structured finance and securitization, trade finance, lease and transportation finance, derivatives transactions, insurance and development of financial products. 

Our clientele includes Korean banks and financial institutions of all sizes as well as foreign banks and financial institutions doing business in Korea. We act as designated external legal counsel for market regulators, such as the Bank of Korea and the Financial Supervisory Service. Having them as our clients adds versatility to our practice as we are able to gain insights into their current perspectives on important regulatory and compliance issues. 

Upon being established in 1977, our Banking & Finance Group has provided highly sophisticated and professional legal services to our clients with our unique client-friendly and flexible approach. We have always strived to provide customized one-stop legal solutions to our clients by tapping into, and taking full advantage of, the vast professional resources available within the firm.

Our track records of delivering excellent solutions and outcomes for our clients have earned us a recognition as the most reliable and outstanding law firm in the field of banking and finance practice in Korea.



Members

Ko, Hun

Kwak, Myoung Chul

Seo, Yunjeong

Shin, Tom

Sohn, H.K. Helen

Yoon, Yeo Kyoon

Banking & Finance

Lee & Ko

firm
Location

Hanjin Building

63 Namdaemun-ro

Jung-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

04532

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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

Banking & Finance


Woo Young Jung
Eminent Practitioners
Yeo Kyoon Yoon
Band 3
Yong-Jae Chang
Band 2