Jinduk Han’s practice includes a wide range of international securities and corporate matters including private placements and public offerings of the debt and equity securities of a large number of Asian issuers, primarily those based in Korea.

Notably, he led the Cleary team representing the Republic of Korea in the country’s first-ever global debt offering during the Asian financial crisis. He has also led the firm’s team representing the issuer on a number of Korean privatizations, including KT Corporation and POSCO and has acted as issuer’s counsel on three of the four largest IPOs with an international tranche listed on the Korea Exchange, which consist of Samsung Life Insurance, Samsung Biologics and Netmarble Games.

Jinduk joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1997. He was resident in the New York office from 1989 to 1993 and the Hong Kong office from 1993 to 2016 and has been based in the Seoul office since 2016. During a leave of absence in 1991, he worked at the law firm of Kim & Chang in Seoul, Korea.

Notable Experiences

Public Sector Issuers

  • The Republic of Korea, The Korea Development Bank, The Export-Import Bank of Korea, The City of Seoul, Korea National Oil Corporation, Korea Gas Corporation, Korea Resources Corporation and all six power generation subsidiaries of KEPCO (the state-owned power company), including Korea Hydro-Nuclear Power Corporation. 

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Private Sector Issuers

  • POSCO, Samsung Life Insurance, Samsung Electronics, Samsung C&T, Samsung SDI, Samsung BioLogics, Samsung Card, LG Display, LG Electronics, LG Chem, KT, GS Caltex, SK Telecom, SK Innovation, STX Pan Ocean, Innocean Worldwide, Netmarble Games Corporation, Line Corporation, Korean Air Lines, and Daewoo Corporation. 

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Banking Sector Issuers and Underwriters

  • Issuer clients include Kookmin Bank, Woori Bank, Chohung Bank, Koram Bank, H&CB, Commercial Bank of Korea, Industrial Bank of Korea, Long-Term Credit Bank of Korea, and Pusan Bank; also represented the underwriters in Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation’s first exchangeable bond offering. 

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M&A Transactions

  • An affiliate of the Goldman Sachs Group in its investment in Kookmin Bank.

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