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White & Case LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1095
United States
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South Korea > Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

At White & Case LLP (Foreign Legal Consultant Office)Ji Hoon Hong recently took over as the corporate and M&A practice head from outgoing partner Kyungseok Kim, who moved to Arnold & Porter. The firm fields a team of more than 20 Korean-speaking lawyers in South Korea, Japan, the US, the UK and Belgium. Also notable is that the Seoul-based group works closely with a group based in the Hong Kong office, which was strengthened by the arrival of four private equity partners from Ropes & Gray LLP. In Seoul, counsel Sarah Park joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP and associate Younghee Chung arrived from Ropes & Gray LLP. The firm’s ability to work across offices make it a strong choice for South Korean conglomerates seeking advice on outbound investment transactions. Associate Kyle Oh has been assisting Hyundai Motor Corporation with multiple investments in start-up companies in the US and Europe. Oh also worked with the Madrid office to assist Samsung Electronics with the acquisition of Spain-based Zhilabs. Elsewhere, the group also generates work from a sizeable base of global private equity clients, including Baring Private Equity Asia, Standard Chartered Private Equity and Affinity Equity Partners.