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Shin & Kim

Banking & Finance

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

Shin & Kim's banking legal team in South Korea provides advice on the full spectrum of banking transactions and remains a popular choice for Korean banks, asset managers and corporations. Frequently called upon to advise on major acquisition finance and project finance transactions. Also well placed to handle asset finance, real estate finance and export finance, alongside debt restructuring matters. Regularly instructed to advise on cross-border transactions. Notable clients include Banco Santander, KEXIM and Woori Bank.

Strengths

A client commends Shin & Kim for "handling time-sensitive work well," and for being "very responsive and easy to work with."

Another source declares: "I believe that Shin & Kim has the capability to assist clients by communicating with international counterparties while satisfying our needs."

Work highlights

Shin & Kim acted for Korea Export-Import Bank on the financing of the development, construction, operation and maintenance of the Yanbu 4 Independent Water Plant in Saudi Arabia.

Notable practitioners

Helen Pak is a leading lawyer in South Korea. She handles a wide range of finance mandates, often advising on cross-border acquisition and investment financing transactions on behalf of domestic and international banks, asset managers and export credit agencies. A source comments that "she does a lot of cross-border work. Korean institutional investors who are looking to invest abroad depend on her. She has built up a huge reputation."

Michael Chang is well respected in the Korean legal market. He maintains an active practice advising international lenders on financing projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Sang-Hyun Lee advises both lenders and borrowers on financing oil and gas and renewable energy projects, in addition to infrastructure mandates. He acts on behalf of Korean and international banks, corporations and asset managers.

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Overview

The Banking and Finance Practice Group has a stellar reputation. It has been and remains the leading practice in Korea. The Group is comprised of specialized groups that focus on specific banking and finance practices. Whether it be general banking, project finance, acquisition finance, SOCs, PPPs, asset finance (ship and aircraft), asset management or funds, the Group has unrivalled experience and expertise in all areas of banking and finance across various industries. With over 40 lawyers dedicated to just banking and finance matters, the Group has the depth and experience to provide the most expert and commercial advice.

Members

Chang, Michael

Hur, Chang Bok

Hwang, Ho Seok

Jang, Yun Seok

Kim, Daeshik

Kim, Sang Man

Kim, Yong Hee

Lee, Sang-Hyun

Moon, Kyun Hwa

Pak, Helen

Song, Woong Soon

Yang, Seung Gyu

Clients

Anchor Equity Partners

Credit Suisse AG

Hanwha Investment & Securities

KEB Hana Bank

Korea Trade Insurance Corporation

Macquarie Korea Asset Management

Mirae Asset Daewoo Co., Ltd

National Pension Service of Korea

ORIX Corporation

Standard Chartered Bank

The Korea Development Bank

The Korea Export-Import Bank

Woori Bank

Yuanta Securities (Korea)

Industries

Banks

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Insurance

Real Estate Finance

Banking & Finance

Shin & Kim

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Location

23rd Floor, D-Tower (D2)

17 Jongno 3-gil, Jongno-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

03155

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Ranked Lawyers

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


Michael Chang
Band 3
Sang-Hyun Lee
Band 3