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KL Partners
17th floor, East Wing, Signature Tower
100 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul 04542
South Korea

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South Korea > Corporate and M&A: local firms

Although KL Partners is a relatively new firm (having been established in 2015), it has already established an excellent reputation among many of the largest and most active domestic and international private equity firms; clients include KKR, Baring Private Equity and IMM. It also has a strong client following among corporates. In addition to winning work in its own right, the firm generates a significant amount of referral work from foreign law firms. In 2018, practice head Seong Hoon (Sean) Yi was the lead adviser to KTB Private Equity (KTB) on the circa $230m sale of shares in Junjin Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. to Well To Sea Investment and Motrex. In another highly-publicised transaction, Eun Nyung (Ian) Lee and others assisted Shangdong Ruyi Group with acquiring Lycra companies from Koch Industries for over $2bn. The team has been strengthened recently by the arrivals of Seonho Kim and Young Suk Park from SEUM Law and Atinum Partners respectively. Other practitioners in the group are Jisun HwangDoo-Ri Jeong and In Sung KimTim Kim has left to help establish Kim & Partners.