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Seung Jae Yoo

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Kim & Chang

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Labor & Employment


Seung Jae (SJ) Yoo is a foreign attorney within the Finance Department at Kim & Chang. Mr. Yoo has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and other projects.

Throughout his career, Mr. Yoo has been actively involved in many high-profile transactions in Korea or relating to Korean businesses including banking, automobiles, heavy industry & shipbuilding and other sectors. Mr. Yoo represents corporate clients and both foreign and domestic financial institutions on various mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and other projects.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Yoo worked at Linklaters in Hong Kong.


Korean and English


Admitted to bar, New York, 2006


Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., 2005)
Washington University in St. Louis (BSBA, 2001)

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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