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Clifford Chance

21ST FLOOR, FERRUM TOWER, 19, EULJI-RO 5-GIL, JUNG-GU, SEOUL 100-210, SOUTH KOREA
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South Korea

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance’s multi-jurisdictional practice is extremely active within the Korean arbitration sector. Thomas Walsh splits his time between the Hong Kong and Seoul offices, and Singapore-based Paul Sandosham achieved a favourable result for a leading shipbuilder in an LMAA arbitration concerning the construction of a large crude oil carrier in Korea worth more than $70m. The group is representing a Korean construction company in a dispute relating to the construction of a hotel in Mongolia, as well as advising an engineering company in highly complex technical and factual issues arising from the engineering, procurement and installation of a major offshore processing facility. In other significant matters, Walsh is acting as lead counsel in an ICC arbitration between Chinese and Korean parties over the intellectual property and gaming rights for Spongebob Squarepants in the People's Republic of China.

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South Korea: Capital markets

Capital markets – Foreign firms
Capital markets – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Clifford Chance

Hyun Kim at Clifford Chance is a key figure in capital markets and is experienced in advising Korean and international issuers on a wide range of securities offerings. Richard Lee is likewise a well-respected practitioner in this sector, his expertise spans high-yield debt offerings, medium-term note programs, takedowns, IPOs and M&A. Recent standout work includes advising JP Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) on a 144A/Reg S hybrid security offering by Kyobo Life Insurance in Korea and Singapore. In other matters, the practice acted as international counsel for HSBC and others in connection with KEB Hana Bank’s global Medium Term Note update and drawdown in Korea and Singapore. Angela Ryu in Hong-Kong is also a prominent figure and is consistently involved in the most significant transactions.

Leading individuals

Hyun Kim - Clifford Chance

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South Korea: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms
Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Clifford Chance

Corporate partners, Melissa Ng, Valerie Kong and Satbir Walia lead the Singapore-based M&A team at Clifford Chance. Noted highlights for the team include advising Unilever on its acquisition of Carver Korea for $2.7bn from the company's founder, Bain Capital Private Equity and Goldman Sachs. It is also assisting private equity firm Navis Capital on the merger of a portfolio asset, a chain of fitness gyms, with Fitness First gyms across South-East Asia owned by Oaktree Capital. Clients in the joint venture space include PT Medco Energi International and Airbus. Hyun Kim in Seoul acts for development banks and financial institutions.

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