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White & Case LLP (Foreign Legal Consultant Office)


South Korea

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLP (Foreign Legal Consultant Office)

White & Case LLP (Foreign Legal Consultant Office) expanded its team with the arrival of Jun Hee Kim, previously international general counsel Hyundai Heavy Industries, who has been involved in construction and energy-related disputes of late. Mark Goodrich is a well-known figure in high-value cross-border construction disputes. Main Seoul-based contact James K. Lee has joined Arnold & Porter in Los Angeles.

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Mark Goodrich - White & Case LLP (Foreign Legal Consultant Office)

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South Korea: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms
Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

White & Case LLP (Foreign Legal Consultant Office)

White & Case LLP (Foreign Legal Consultant Office) is regularly instructed by Korean conglomerates, including Samsung Electronics, on outbound investment opportunities, as well as by global private equity firms on inbound investments in Korean enterprises. The team worked with Hong-Kong based Christopher Kelly for Baring Private Equity Asia on the sale of its 100% equity interest in Halla Cement to Asia Cement for $723m. The cross-border practice's expertise in private equity transactions is demonstrated by Kim, Kelly and private equity partner, London-based Peggy Wang, who collectively represented buyers Affinity Equity Partners, GIC and AlpInvest on GE’s sale of its interest in Hyundai Card to Hyundai Commercial. Kyungseok Kim has joined Arnold & Porter following the announcement that it is opening a Seoul office.

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South Korea: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Foreign firms
Projects and energy – Foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLP (Foreign Legal Consultant Office)

White & Case LLP (Foreign Legal Consultant Office) has a strong focus on transactional matters and is regularly called upon by blue-chip corporations and financial institutions to lend its expertise in the project finance space. Arthur Scavone, global practice head, is a highly experienced project finance specialist; he is representing KEXIM as well as other lenders in relation to the ongoing construction of the Kelar power plant in Chile. Saul Daniel and Mark Castillo-Bernaus are also names to note.

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