Yong Guk Lee’s practice focuses on international securities, M&A and corporate matters, including cross-border securities offerings and acquisitions involving Korean entities.
Yong joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 1999. From 1995 to 1997 and again from 2004 to 2012, he was resident in the Hong Kong office. From 1989 to 1992, he was on a leave of absence and worked at the law firm of Kim & Chang in Seoul, Korea and at the International Law Section of the Korean Ministry of National Defense Legal Affairs Office.
The IPOs of ING Life Insurance Korea, Samsung SDS, Cowell e Holdings, Doosan Bobcat, Mirae Asset Life Insurance, Hyundai Rotem, CJ HelloVision, Mando Corporation, SK C&C and Tong Yang Life Insurance
Kakao Corp. in its $1 billion offering of global depositary shares
Kyobo Life Insurance in a $500 million subordinated capital securities offering, its inaugural cross-border securities offering and the first international offering of hybrid securities recognized as regulatory capital by a Korean life insurance company
Heungkuk Life Insurance in a $500 million subordinated capital securities offering, its inaugural cross-border securities offering and the second international offering of hybrid securities recognized as regulatory capital by a Korean life insurance company
Kakao Corp. and Kookmin Bank in Kakao’s Won 230 billion exchangeable bond offering, guaranteed by Kookmin Bank
Multiple debt securities offerings of Woori Bank, including a $500 million subordinated notes offering, the first international offering of Basel III-compliant additional Tier I capital securities by a Korean bank
Doosan Infracore, Doosan Heavy Industries and Doosan Power Systems in their securities offerings
Multiple debt securities offerings of Kookmin Bank
Other Notable Experience
Hyundai Merchant Marine in its debt restructuring
Kookmin Bank in its initial and follow-on investments in JSC Bank CenterCredit, one of the largest banks in Kazakhstan, and in connection with the U.S. law aspects of its conversion into a financial holding company structure under the newly established KB Financial Group Inc.
Woori Finance Holdings in connection with the U.S. law aspects of the spin-off of its regional banks and its merger with Woori Bank
November 16, 2010