Kyu Wha Lee is highly respected by clients as a diligent and pragmatic case manager. Peers also recognise his long-standing market experience. In cross-border highlights, he acted for Samsung Heavy Industries on its acquisition of the shares of Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali in Italy from Patriarch Partners.
Hyeong Gun Lee is praised for his practical and professional approach. One client noted: "He got a sense of our personalities very well, and fit in very well with our time." Notable work includes advising Samsung Electronics on the USD1.38 billion sale of its global subsidiaries' HDD business to Seagate Technologies.
Sang Gon Kim tackles a range of M&A matters, with a specialisation in hostile takeovers. He recently advised CJ GLS and CJ Cheiljedang on their USD1.8 billion acquisition of a controlling stake in Korea Express.
Yong-Seok Ahn brings expertise in competition law to the team. Sources praise his "good knowledge and good judgement."
The firm boasts an impressive bench of attorneys with specialisations and first-hand experience in Japan, who are active on a diverse range of legal matters including M&A, antitrust, disputes and intellectual property. The group's expertise earns the patronage of top clients such as Sony Computer Entertainment, Sumitomo Heavy Industries and Mizuho Securities.
Seoung Hee Park is head of the firm's Japan group. She has extensive experience of international M&A, joint ventures, capital market transactions and international arbitration, and is a fluent English and Japanese speaker.
Keum Sub Park is a fluent Japanese speaker, and previously worked at Nishimura & Partners as a foreign associate. He represents Japanese clients such as Sumitomo Chemical Analysis, Yamato Steel, Mizuho Securities and Panasonic.
Hyun Chan Pyun focuses on projects, energy and infrastructure in Korea and across Central Asia. He has extensive experience in real estate and construction in Kazakhstan, where his numerous achievements have included advising on a real estate development project in Almaty and an apartment complex in Astana.
Samuel Kwon is a highly experienced practitioner. He is well regarded for his expertise with US legal issues, having worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in Washington, DC for nearly 13 years.
German-qualified Michael Won-Min Suh focuses on corporate and IP-related matters, and regularly advises German companies on their Korean operations. He also lectures on German law at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.
Seung Ryong Oh recently returned to Seoul following a stint in the firm's Beijing office as head of the China practice. He continues to assist Korean enterprises and their Chinese subsidiaries with incorporations and the establishment of joint ventures.