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Yong Ho Kim

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Structured Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring, International Practice, Banking, Derivatives


Yong Ho Kim is an attorney at Kim & Chang's Structured Finance Practice.

Mr. Kim has extensive experience in a wide range of cross-border and domestic financial transactions, with an emphasis on asset securitization, ABCP conduit program, credit derivatives, real estate project financing, and development of new financial products. He also has extensive experience advising clients on insolvency and restructuring matters.

Mr. Kim has been very closely involved in the development of Korean laws and regulations on asset securitization and related matters. Mr. Kim served as the primary drafter of the Asset-Backed Securitization Act enacted in 1998, and also participated in the subsequent drafting of related laws such as the Housing Mortgage-Backed Securitization Company Act enacted in 1999 and the Korea Housing Finance Corporation Act enacted in 2003. He is also the co-author of Financial Innovation - ABS, a leading book on asset-backed securitization in Korea, published by The Korea Economic Daily in 1999.


Korean, English and Japanese


Admitted to bar, Korea, 1988; New York, 2000


Cornell Law School (LL.M., 1996)
Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1988)
College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1985)

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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