ALB Korea Law Awards 2019

Enika Vania

 

FINALISTS**

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INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Dealmaker of the Year
Jaewoo Lee, Ropes & Gray
Kwangbok Kim, LAB Partners
Sang Gon Kim, Lee & Ko
Seong Hoon (Sean) Yi, KL Partners
Sky Yang, Bae, Kim & Lee
Sung Jin Kim, Yoon & Yang
Tong Gun Lee, Shin & Kim
Wan Suk Kim, Kim & Chang

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year 
Byung Chol Yoon, Kim & Chang
Dong Ryul Choi, Yulchon
Doo Sik Kim, Shin & Kim
John P. Bang, Bae, Kim & Lee
Mike McClure, Herbert Smith Freehills
Seon Tae Kim, Lee & Ko
Seung Ryong Yoo, Yoon & Yang

Foreign Lawyer of the Year
Chung In Anthony Choi, Yulchon
Daniel de Bruycker, McDonald’s Korea
Frank S. Shyn, Lee & Ko
Jay Im, Netflix Korea
John Kim, Ashurst
John Kim, KL Partners
Mike McClure, Herbert Smith Freehills
Myung Ahn Kim, Yoon & Yang
Robert Young, Shin & Kim
Robin J. Baik, Kobre & Kim
Seung Hyo (Sam) Baek, DR & AJU
William Yongkyun Kim, Ropes & Gray

In-House Lawyer of the Year
Andrew Hong, KSOE
Byoungrae Lee, SK Holdings
Chin Hyock Choi, WeWork Korea
Dokyung Kim, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Hunyoung Lee, ING Bank N.V.
Hyounggon Kim, Korea International, Ltd.
Jae Youp Park, Schneider Electric
Jay Im, Netflix Korea
Moses Sye, Hyundai Corp
Yoo Ree Kim, Teva Pharmaceutical

Managing Partner of the Year
Beomsu Kim, KL Partners
Dongho Lee, Herbert Smith Freehills
Kye Sung Chung, Kim & Chang
William Yongkyun Kim, Ropes & Gray
Young Hee Jo, LAB Partners

Woman Lawyer of the Year
Anna Chung, Shearman & Sterling
Dana Kim, Herbert Smith Freehills
Hyunjoo Oh, Lee & Ko
Jiyeon Park, Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim Yae Jin, Woo & Partners
Kyoung Yeon Kim, Yulchon
Yoo Ree Kim, Teva Pharmaceutical
Young Hee Jo, LAB Partners
Yunjoh Lee, Kim & Chang
Helen Pak, Shin & Kim

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IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
ING Bank N.V.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Construction and Heavy Industries In-House Team of the Year
Korea International, Ltd.
KSOE

Innovative In-House Team of the Year
McDonald’s Korea
Samsung SDS
Schneider Electric
WeWork Korea

Retail and Manufacturing In-House Team of the Year
GSK
McDonald’s Korea
Schneider Electric
Teva Pharmaceutical

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
Big Hit Entertainment
eBay Korea
Netflix Korea
Samsung SDS

LAB Partners Award Korea In-House Team of the Year
Big Hit Entertainment
eBay Korea
GSK
Korea International, Ltd.
KSOE
McDonald’s Korea
Netflix Korea
Samsung SDS
Schneider Electric
SK Holdings
WeWork Korea

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FIRM CATEGORIES

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
LAB Partners
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Accelsior Partners
KL Partners
LAB Partners
RosettaLegal
SEUM Law
Yoon & Lee International Patent & Law Firm

Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Herbert Smith Freehills
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
DR & AJU
Herbert Smith Freehills
Kim & Chang
KL Partners
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
White & Case
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

International Deal Firm of the Year
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith Freehills
Ropes & Gray
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

International Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
Ropes & Gray
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

Korea Deal Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
LAB Partners
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang

Korea Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
DR & AJU
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Lee International Patent & Law Firm
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Korea Practice Foreign Law Firm of the Year
Allbright Law Offices
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Ashurst
Beijing Cyan Law Firm
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Roosdiono & Partners

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
LAB Partners
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
Kobre & Kim
Lee & Ko
O’Melveny & Myers
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
DR & AJU
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Yoon & Yang

Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
Lee & Ko
Woo & Partners

Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
DR & AJU
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Bae, Kim & Lee
Herbert Smith Freehills
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang

Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
LAB Partners
Lee & Ko
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year 
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year 
Bae, Kim & Lee
Herbert Smith Freehills
Kim & Chang
LAB Partners
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Refinitiv Award Korea Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
LAB Partners
Lee & Ko
Ropes & Gray
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

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DEAL CATEGORIES

Debt Market Deal of the Year

Hyundai Capital’s Global Medium Term Note
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Shin & Kim
Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; UBS

KEPCO’s Issuance of Green Bond
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Citigroup Global Markets; Crédit Agricole CIB

Kookmin Bank’s Covered Bond Issuance
Law firm: Kim & Chang

Korea Housing Finance Corporation’s Issuance of Social Covered Bonds
Law firms: Kim & Chang; Linklaters; Shin & Kim

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power’s Green Bond Offering
Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Lee & Ko
Banks: BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets; HSBC; J.P. Morgan; Korea Development Bank; UBS

LG Chem’s Triple Tranche Green Notes Offering
Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Lee & Ko; Linklaters
Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; BNP Paribas; Citigroup Global Markets; HSBC; Morgan Stanley; Standard Chartered Bank

NongHyup Bank’s Global Bond Issuance
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Banks: Crédit Agricole CIB; HSBC; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Société Générale; UBS; NH Investment & Securities

Shinhan Financial Group’s Global Medium Term Note Programme
Law firms: Shin & Kim; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Suhyup Bank’s 2018 Euro Medium Term Note Programme
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Lee & Ko

The Republic of Korea’s Dual Tranche Notes Offering
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Lee & Ko; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Citigroup Global Markets; Crédit Agricole CIB; HSBC; Korea Development Bank

The Republic of Korea’s Sustainability Bonds
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Lee & Ko; Linklaters
Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; Crédit Agricole CIB; HSBC; J.P. Morgan

Equity Market Deal of the Year

Citigroup Global Markets’ Block Trade Deal
Law firms: Paul Hastings; Yulchon

Daelim Industrial’s Refinancing
Law firm: Yulchon

Kumho Tire’s Issuance of New Shares
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Lee & Ko

Shinhan Alpha REIT’s IPO and KRX Listing
Law firm: Bae, Kim & Lee

SK Shipping’s Issuance of New Shares
Law firms: Lee & Ko

SSG.com’s Issuance of New Shares
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Lee & Ko

M&A Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Coway by Woongjin Group and STIC Consortium 
Law firms: Kim & Chang; Yulchon

Acquisition of Momentive by SJL, KCC and Wonik
Law firms: Greenburg Traurig; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Shin & Kim; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Bank: UBS

CJ Group’s Acquisition of Schwan’s Company
Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Faegre Baker Daniels; Shin & Kim
Banks: Morgan Stanley; Piper Jaffray

Hanon Systems’ Acquisition of Magna International’s Global Fluid Pressure & Controls Business
Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Hengeler Mueller; Kim & Chang; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

IMM Private Equity’s Acquisition of Linde Korea
Law firms: Hengeler Mueller; Lee & Ko; Shin & Kim
Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Deutsche Bank AG

Kia Motors’ Investment in Construction of Manufacturing Plants in India
Law firms: Ashurst; IPN Associates

MBK Partners’ Acquisition of Lotte Card
Law firms: Lee & Ko; Kim & Chang; Shin & Kim
Bank: Woori Bank

Merger of SK Broadband and t-broad
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Lee & Ko; Liwu; Shin & Kim

Privatization of Hanwha Q CELLS
Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Conyers Dill & Pearman; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Walkers
Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; Houlihan Lokey Capital

Sale of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering by Korea Development Bank
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Kim & Chang

Shinhan Financial Group’s Acquisition of Orange Life Insurance
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Kim & Chang

SK Telecom and MIRA’s Acquisition of ADT Caps
Law firms: Kim & Chang, Latham & Watkins; Lee & Ko

SKC’s Acquisition of KCF Technologies
Law firms: Kim & Chang; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Project Finance Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Coway by Woongjin Group and STIC Consortium 
Law firms: Kim & Chang; Yulchon

Acquisition of Momentive by SJL, KCC and Wonik
Law firms: Greenburg Traurig; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Shin & Kim; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Bank: UBS

Bapco’s Refinery Expansion in Bahrain
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Linklaters; Shearman & Sterling; Shin & Kim

Financing for Emirates’ A380 Aircrafts
Law firms: Bird & Bird; Yulchon

Gwangmyeong-Seoul Expressway PPP Project
Law firm: Kim & Chang

Hi Investment & Securities’ Financing Procurement of the Paradise City Development Project
Law firm: Bae, Kim & Lee

Jawa-1 LNG to Power Project in Indonesia
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Ginting & Reksodiputro; Shearman & Sterling; Widyawan & Partners
Banks: Asian Development Bank; Crédit Agricole CIB; JBIC; Mizuho Bank; MUFG; NEXI; OCBC Bank; Société Générale

Mirae Asset Daewoo’s Acquisition of Tour Majunga in Paris
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Clifford Chance; Ginisty & Associés; Lacourte Raquin Tatar

Nghi Son 2 Power Plant Project in Vietnam
Law Firms: Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Frasers Law Company; VILAF
Banks: Export-Import Bank of Korea; JBIC; Mizuho Bank; MUFG; Shinsei Bank; DBS Bank; Malayan Banking Berhad; OCBC Bank

Project EPIC – Financing for Crude Oil Pipeline Project in the U.S.
Law firms: Latham & Watkins; Lee & Ko; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Banks: Goldman Sachs; Barclays; Deutsche Bank Securities; ABN AMRO Capital

Project Financing of Residential Properties in Songdo
Law firm: LAB Partners

Refinancing of Guri-Pocheon Expressway PPP Project
Law firms: First; Kim & Chang

Samcheok Thermal Power Plant
Law firm: Kim & Chang

Silvertown Tunnel PPP Project in London
Law firms: Ashurst; Shin & Kim

Real Estate Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Office Building in Vienna
Law firms: Eversheds Sutherland, Shin & Kim

Acquisition of Samsung SDS Tower
Law firm: Lee & Ko

ARA Asset Management’s Acquisition of Seoul Sqaure Building
Law firms: Shin & Kim; Yulchon

Blackstone’s Acquisition of Three Asia Shopping Centers
Law firms: Baker McKenzie; Kim & Chang; Kirkland & Ellis; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Bank: J.P. Morgan

Government-sponsored Housing Land Site Leasing REIT Project
Law firm: Kim & Chang

Goyang Samsong District Housing Development Project
Law firm: Yoon & Yang

Hana Alternative Asset Management’s Acquisition of Sanctuary Building in London
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Herbert Smith Freehills

Land Development Project of Former Renaissance Hotel
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Shin & Kim; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

M&G Real Estate’s Acquisition of Building Centropolis
Law firms: Kim & Chang; Shin & Kim

Mirae Asset Daewoo’s Acquisition of Tour Majunga in Paris
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Clifford Chance; Ginisty & Associés; Lacourte Raquin Tatar

Sale of 30 Gresham Street in London
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Kim & Chang; Mayer Brown

Sale of Samsung Seocho Office
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Lee & Ko

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year

Affinity Equity Partners’ Investment in Shinsegae Group’s E-Commerce Unit
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Lee & Ko

Korean Air’s IT System Upgrading to Amazon Web Services
Law firm: Lee & Ko

LG Uplus’s Acquisition of CJ Hello
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Kim & Chang

Merger of SK Broadband and t-broad
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Lee & Ko; Liwu; Shin & Kim; Yulchon

Pearl Abyss’s Acquisition of CCP Games
Law firms: Kim & Chang; LEX; Logos; White & Case

SK Telecom and MIRA’s Acquisition of ADT Caps
Law firms: Kim & Chang; Latham & Watkins; Lee & Ko

SoftBank Vision Fund’s Investment in Coupang
Law firms: Hughes Hubbard & Reed; Kim & Chang; Weil, Gotshal & Manges

**COMPLETENESS AND ACCURACY OF INFORMATION

Please note that the inclusion of banks and legal advisors in the transactions essentially reflects the information provided by nominating organizations. Therefore, any omission of a party involved in any of these transactions should not be taken as a commentary on the role assumed by that party. For queries about the shortlist, please email Harmony at [email protected]

 

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