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Chang Hyeon Ko

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Foreign Direct Investment, Banking, Japan, Capital Markets, Securities, Private Equity


Chang Hyeon Ko is a Kim & Chang attorney whose practice focuses on M&A, corporate governance (including restructuring), capital markets and private equity transactions. Mr. Ko has provided corporate governance and financing counseling to numerous public companies. He also advises global financial institutions and private equity funds in financial and strategic investments.

Mr. Ko served on various committees of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Financial Supervisory Service, Korea Exchange and National Pension Service. He also served as an adjunct lecturer of Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea and Korea Securities Dealers’ Association. He currently serves as a counselor of Korea Listed Companies Association.


Korean, English and Japanese


Admitted to bar, Korea, 1990


Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1998)
Graduate School, Hanyang University (Ph.D. Candidate, International Business, 1997)
Graduate School of Banking, Hanyang University (M.B.A., International Finance, 1993)
Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1990)
College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1988)

South Korea: Capital markets

Capital markets – Local firms

Within: Capital markets – Local firms

Kim & Chang continues to be a prominent practice within the capital markets arena; the 31-partner strong team handles IPOs in Korea and other jurisdictions, securities, credit and equity-linked derivatives, and bonds. Yong Ho Kim heads the structured finance department and has a speciality in asset securitisation, ABCP conduit programmes and credit derivatives. He and Ie-Hwan Yoo advised Hanwha Investment & Securities on its refinancing transaction involving outstanding RCPS'. The practice remains a popular choice for underwriters; Kim and Yong Seung Sun represented NH Investment & Securities as the arranger in securing a hybrid loan guaranteed by CJ Cheil Jedang. M&A specialist Young Man Huh is also proficient in securities and IPOs; Chang Hyeon Ko is recommended for capital market and venture capital transactions. Seon-Jee Lee advises on structured financing transactions including asset-backed securitisation, and Myoung-Jae Chung is a well-respected practitioner in the area of securities and asset management; he is advising Korea East-West Power on its $500m issue of 2.62% notes and, along with Seung Jae Yoo, advised Korean Air Lines on its issue of $300m senior capital securities which were issued pursuant to a fiscal agency agreement entered into between the issuer and Deutsche Bank (Hong Kong Branch), acting as agent. Associate Kwon Eui Park is recommended for securities transactions and securities regulations.

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