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Shin & Kim

8TH FLOOR, STATE TOWER NAMSAN, 100 TOEGYE-RO, JUNG-GU, SEOUL 04631, SOUTH KOREA
Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4114
Fax:
Fax +82 2 756 6226
Email:
Web:
www.shinkim.com
Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai

Jong-Uk Lee

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4642
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Banking and finance, Capital markets

Position

Partner

Career

Shin & Kim (2007–Present); Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Hong Kong Office (2012 - 2013) Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (2004–2007).

Languages

Korean, English

Member

Korean and Seoul Ba Association

Education

University of Texas at Austin (LL.M., 2012); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea(2004); Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1999).


South Korea: Capital markets

Capital markets – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Jong-Uk Lee - Shin & Kim

Within: Capital markets – Local firms

Shin & Kim is ‘excellent with respect to industry knowledge and transaction experience’. Jong-Uk Lee is singled out as ‘outstanding’ and is consistently involved in the most significant ABS and covered bond deals, for example in acting for the issuer from the structuring to the documentation phase to successfully issue the ABS for Lotte Card in the value of $260m. In securities issuances, Lee, Yong Jin Park and practice head Sang Man Kim advised Heungkuk Life Insurance regarding its offering of $500m 4.475% subordinated capital securities – the first public offering of this type of securities abroad by a medium-sized life insurance company.  Other key figures in the ‘value for money’ team are Tae-Yong Seo and Jeong-Hoon Lee who lead on IPO deals – they represented underwriters Daishin Securities as transaction counsel in relation to Aekyung Industrial's IPO and listing on the Korea Exchange.

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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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