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Lee & Ko

HANJIN BUILDING, 63 NAMDAEMUN-RO, JUNG-GU, SEOUL 04532, SOUTH KOREA
Tel:
Work +82 2 772 4000
Fax:
Fax +82 2 772 4001
Email:
Web:
www.leeko.com
Seoul, Seoul

Wonsik Choo

Tel:
Work +82-2-772-4393
Email:
Lee & Ko

Work Department

Capital Markets Practice Group

Position

- Partner - Capital Markets, IPO, Capital Markets Disputes, Private Equity, Real Estate, Banking & Finance, Financial Disputes, Other Financial Institutions

Career

Lee & Ko: 2000-Present Public Prosecutor:1997-2000

Languages

Korean, English, Chinese

Member

Admitted to bar, New York: 2005 Admitted to bar, Korea: 1997

Education

George Washington University School of Law – LL.M.: 2005 Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea: 1996 Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University – LL.M.: 1994 College of Law, Seoul National University – LL.B.: 1991


South Korea: Capital markets

Capital markets – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Wonsik Choo - Lee & Ko

Within: Capital markets – Local firms

Lee & Ko remains highly active on debt capital markets work advising blue-chip clients on their issuances or subscriptions on a wide range of bonds, for example on Korea National Oil Corporation's $285m 3% notes due 2022. It also retains strong capabilities in IPOs, derivatives, disputes and regulatory matters. Securities and derivatives expert Hyunjoo Oh and Seung-A Hyun assisted Korea Midland Power with the establishment of a €3bn MTN programme and issuance of €40m 1.7% notes due 2037. IPO leading figure Wonsik Choo and Jun Woo Cho  advised SD Bio-Tech and U-Bio Logics on their successful IPOs on the Korean Exchange. Je Won Lee focuses on private equity funds and Geen Kim specialises in financial investment products and compliance; they and Ji Young Lee are recommended for collective investment schemes. Wonkyu Han leads the practice which has been joined by partners Cheekwan Kim from Clifford Chance and former judge Jiwoong Lim.

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