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Yong Seung Sun

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Kim & Chang

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Banking, Structured Finance, Foreign Direct Investment, Investment Management


Yong Seung Sun is an attorney in the firm's Banking Practice, Investment Management Practice and Structure Finance Practice.

Mr. Sun joined the firm in 2000 and his practice focused on advising multinational and Korean financial institutions and corporations in a wide range of cross-border and domestic transactions, including banking, investment management and structure finance areas.

Mr. Sun graduated from the College of Law of Seoul National University in 1995, and continued his legal traning in the Korean Army. He joined the firm in 2000. He received LL.M. from New York Univerisity School of Law in 2006 and worked at the New York office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton before returning to Kim & Chang in 2007.


Korean and English


Admitted to bar, Korea, 1997


School of Law, New York University (LL.M., 2006)
Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1997)
College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1995)

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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