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Shin & Kim

23TH FLOOR, D-TOWER (D2), 17 JONGNO 3-GIL, JONGNO-GU, SEOUL 03155, SOUTH KOREA
Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4114
Fax:
Fax +82 2 756 6226
Email:
Web:
www.shinkim.com
Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai

Hyun Ju Helen Pak

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4212
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Banking and Finance.

Position

Senior Foreign Attorney.

Career

Shin & Kim (2007-Present); Senior Foreign Legal Counsel, Horizon Law Group (2003-2007); Senior Corporate Counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Hong Kong (1996-2001); Shin & Kim (1992-1996); Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York (1987-1992); Summer Law Clerk, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (1986); Summer Law Clerk, New York Legal Aid Society (1985).

Languages

Korean and English.

Member

New York State Bar Association.

Education

George Mason University, Extended Studies Program, Psychology & Human Emotions Research Laboratory (Associate, 2001-2003); Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 1987); Cornell University (B.A. in Government and Economics, magna cum laude, 1984).


South Korea: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Hyun ju Helen Pak - Shin & Kim

Within: Banking and finance – Local firms

Shin & Kim continues to have a strong reputation in acquisition and project finance. The team has been active on several significant transactions, in one notable example Yun Seok Jang and Yong Hee Kim advised a syndicate of financial institutions led by long-standing client Woori Bank as lenders on the refinancing of acquisition financing for Doosan Machine Tools valued at over $900m. Senior foreign attorney Hyun Ju Helen Pak frequently advises private equity and asset management firms and sponsors on acquisition finance with a cross-border element. She and Jang advised Korea Trade Insurance on a loan facility extension to Korea Shipping and Maritime Transportation. For project finance transactions, Sang-Hyun Lee is well regarded and has been active on the practices’ largest transactions.

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Legal Developments by:
Shin & Kim

  • Essilor’s Proposed Combination with an Optical Lens Maker in Korea is Blocked

    In its press release on March 17, 2014, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (the "KFTC") blocked the proposed acquisition of 50% shares by Essilor Amera Investment Pte. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Essilor International S.A., the largest optical lens maker in the world) in Daemyung Optical Co., Ltd. (the second largest optical lens maker in Korea) citing inter alia the likely lessening effect on price competition and the probable future abuses of the enhanced market power. On top of the expressed competitive concerns, the KFTC observed that allowing foreign firms to acquire local firms and turn them into their local sub-contractors worsens the competitive market structure of the domestic optical lens industry.
    - Shin & Kim

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