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Firm profile for Global 2021

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Asia-Pacific 2021 High Net Worth 2021

About

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Managing Partner: Dongwoo SEO
Number of partners: 298
Number of lawyers: 540
Languages: Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Vietnamese, Burmese, Hindi

Firm Overview:
Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (‘BKL’) offers comprehensive services for businesses and investors in global market. A firm of more than 500 lawyers, BKL is able to deliver swift and focused advice in every area of commercial interest. Specialised practice groups regularly advise on a wide span of cross-border transactions for clients, among them many multinational enterprises and investor groups.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:

■ Advised Macquarie PE on its financing for’s the acquisition of a stake in LG CNS.
■ Advised NH-Amundi Asset Management on its financing for the biomass project in Teesport UK.
■ Advised The Export-Import Bank of Korea on its financing for a nuclear power plant in Barakah, UAE.
Contact: Eui Jong CHUNG
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
■ Advised on the IPOs of SK Biopharmaceuticals, Big Hit Entertainment, Samsung BioLogics, Doosan Bobcat, Celltrion Healthcare, etc.
■ Advised Republic of Korea on its issuance of Foreign Exchange Equalization Bonds.
■ Advised LG Display on the issuance of Convertible Bonds.
Contact: Hee Gang SHIN
Email: [email protected]

Competition/Antitrust:
■ Multi-jurisdictional merger filings for Hyundai Heavy Industries’ acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
■ Response to KFTC investigation on HSBC for the alleged foreign exchange swap collusion.
■ Represented LG Electronics for the lawsuit filed by Qualcomm for appealing KFTC’s anti-trust fine.
Contact: Seong Un YUN
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
■ Advised Delivery Hero in its acquisition of Woowa Brothers.
■ Advised Korea Development Bank on its sale of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering
■ Advised Unilever on its acquisition of Carver Korea.
■ Advised Tesco PLC on its sale of Homeplus.
Contact: Joonki Yi
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
■ Represented Dongkook Pharm for its patent litigation between Novartis AG (Swiss pharmaceutical company) on Octreotide (drug for acromegaly).
■ Represented Lotte Confectionery for its trademark infringement litigation filed by Ezaki Glico over a look-alike product.
■ Represent LG Chem for its trade secret dispute between SK Innovation on issues related to electric-vehicle (EV) batteries.
■ Advised on licensing out transactions including Hanmi Pharm’s deal with Sanofi, Janssen, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim
Contact: Kijoong KANG
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration):
■ Represented KEPCO in a landmark LCIA on a nuclear power plant project in the UAE
■ Represented Hyundai Oilbank in a 18-year-long post M&A dispute against Hanwha Energy (currently known as Incheon Oil)
■ Represented Berjaya Group for Securing Damages from the Suspended Construction of a Jeju Yerae Residential Resort Complex.
Contacts: Byoungha JEON, Tony Dongwook KANG
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate:
■ Advised on the establishment of Lotte REIT for its IPO and listing, marking the first REIT deal in Korea with an overseas offering.
■ Advising Merlin Entertainment on the development of Legoland Korea, the first-ever global theme park construction project in Korea.
■ Advised Korea Land & Housing Corporation on the South Saad Al Abdullah New Town Development Project in Kuwait
■ Advised Hanwha Engineering & Construction on its Bismayah New City Development Project in Iraq
Contact: Gun Chul DO
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
■ Defended KORAIL against tax authorities in a lawsuit over the deductibility of compensation expenses associated with Yongsan Development Project, the biggest real estate development project in Korean history
■ Representing Bank of China in the corporate tax litigation over the issue of interest income.
■ Provided general tax advisory services to multinational companies on their starting business in Korea such as UberEats,Tesla, Philip Morris, etc.
Contact: Seog Kyoo KANG
Email: [email protected]

PRACTICE AREAS
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Competition/Antitrust
Corporate/M&A
Construction & Real Estate
Restructuring & Insolvency
Insurance & Shipping
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
International Trade & Anti-Dumping
Labour & Employment
Dispute Resolution
Tax
Technology, Media & Telecommunication

Global

This firm is also ranked in:

Asia-Pacific 2021 High Net Worth 2021

Contributions

Total 4 contributions

Law and Practice

Real Estate 2021 in South Korea

Authors: Hyeon Kang, Tae Kyoon Kim, Seung Il Hong, Jeong Sun Lee

Law and Practice

Outsourcing 2020 in South Korea

Authors: Wook Rae Lee, Hye Chong Elizabeth Yu, Ben Gyowoong Gu, Beatrice H Na

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 40 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Asia-Pacific Region

Arbitration (International)
Band 5
North Korea

General Business Law
Spotlight Table
South Korea

Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms
Band 2
Capital Markets: Domestic Firms
Band 1
Corporate/M&A
Band 1, Spotlight Table
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
Band 2

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Intellectual Property


Hoo Dong Lee
Expertise based abroad
North Korea

General Business Law


Chan Ho Lee
Expertise based abroad
Wook Yoo
Expertise based abroad
South Korea

Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms


Eui Jong Chung
Band 3
Young Joon Cho
Band 3

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Eminent Practitioners
Dong Woo SeoCorporate/M&A
Ri Bong HanCorporate/M&A
Band 1
Eui Jong ChungCapital Markets: Domestic Firms
Hee-Gang ShinCapital Markets: Domestic Firms
Tony (Dongwook) KangDispute Resolution: Litigation
Band 2
Hoo Dong LeeIntellectual Property
Taeck Soo KwonIntellectual Property
Band 3
Eui Jong ChungBanking & Finance: Domestic Firms
Ho Jin KimBanking & Finance: Domestic Firms
Young Joon ChoBanking & Finance: Domestic Firms
Jeong-Hoon LeeCapital Markets: Domestic Firms
Mi Eun RohCapital Markets: Domestic Firms
Mok Hong KimCorporate/M&A
Sungjo YunCorporate/M&A
Byoung Ha JeonDispute Resolution: Litigation
Wu Cheol SongDispute Resolution: Litigation
Jihyun KimIntellectual Property
Band 4
Byoung Ki LeeCorporate/M&A

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Tower B, Centropolis, Ujeongguk-ro

Jongno-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

03161

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