Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

South Korea
Current View:

This content is provided by Chambers. Learn more about our methodology

Foreign desks Recently relocated to Hong Kong, the firm's Korea desk has established a strong market presence and advises Korean banks, ECAs and conglomerates on a variety of corporate matters. It is a highly sought-after team for complex cross-border transactions. Its recent work includes advising KKR on its potential JV partnership with LS Group to acquire LS Automotive and LS Mtron's copper foil and flexible copper-clad laminate business for a total of USD923.6 million.

Notable practitioners

Leading the firm's South Korea practice out of Hong Kong, Jin-Hyuk Park often advises Korean corporations and private equity firms on M&A transactions and minority investment deals. A market commentator reports: "In terms of his execution skills and reputation, he is one of the best lawyers in Korea."