• Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity

    • SK Inc. in its acquisition of a minority stake in Monolith Materials, Inc., a U.S.-based leader in green hydrogen technologies.
    • A leading Korean conglomerate in its US$200 million minority investment in a U.S. pharmaceutical company focusing on targeted protein degradation therapeutics. 
    • A multinational securities company in its investment and development of a data center platform in Korea.
    • The former senior management of a prominent US data center company in the establishment and formation of a pan-Asia data center investment and development platform.
    • An alternative asset investment company based in Korea in its acquisition of a large commercial office building in Charlotte, North Carolina.
    • A Korean asset manager in an acquisition and financing of a student housing in Dusseldorf, Germany.
    • A Hong Kong venture capital firm in its seed funding to an Australian biotech company.
    • The founders of a leading logistics asset management and investment platform based in Korea in its joint venture and shareholding restructuring with it major shareholders. 
    • One of the world’s largest memory chipmakers in its investment in a U.S.-based developer of memory-converged infrastructure (MCI) systems. 
    • The holding company of a South Korean energy and telecoms conglomerate in its role as the lead investor in Series E funding round of a California-based fabless semiconductor company. 
    • SK Holdings Co., Ltd. in its US$300 million investment in Chindata Group Holdings Limited, a data center operator.
    • A South Korean asset manager in its Series N investment in a U.S.-based aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company.
    • A proposed investment in a Vietnamese real estate development by a leading South Korean asset manager.
    • SK Holdings Co., Ltd. in its investment in Hummingbird Bioscience, a biotherapeutics company. 
    • SK Siltron in its US$450 million acquisition of DuPont's Silicon Carbide (SiC) Wafer business.
    • Fortune Group Holdings Limited, wholly owned by Chatchaval Jiaravanon, on the purchase of FORTUNE media brand for US$150 million from Meredith Corporation Limited.
    • SK hynix, Inc. as a member of the consortium, in the US$18 billion acquisition of Japan-based Toshiba Corporation’s NAND flash memory and solid-state drive business.
    • Served as international counsel to Shanghai Shenda Co. Ltd. in connection with its agreement to form a global joint venture with International Automotive Components to supply soft trim and acoustics products to automotive original equipment manufacturers globally.
    • OCI Company Ltd. on its acquisition of a 100% equity interest of Tokuyama Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. from Tokuyama Corporation based in Japan.
    • OCI Solar Power, a North American subsidiary of listed South Korean clean energy and chemicals company OCI Company Ltd., in its agreement to sell Alamo 7, its latest solar power plant development project, to New York-based energy company ConEdison Development.
    • OCI Enterprises Inc., the North American subsidiary of OCI Company Ltd. of Seoul, Korea, in the US$430 million sale of a controlling stake of OCI Resources LP, a NYSE-listed master limited partnership, to Ciner Enterprises Inc.
    • Giosis Pte. Ltd., the parent company of Pan-Asian e-commerce platform Qoo10, in its US$82.1 million Series A funding round. 
    • Join Me Group (HK) Investment Company Limited, a Hong Kong company, whose China subsidiaries operate the largest B2B procurement platform for the food service industry in China, and its 13 shareholders, in the sale of 100% of equity interests of JMU to a subsidiary of NASDAQ-listed Wowo Limited, a leading e-commerce platform in China focusing on local entertainment and lifestyle services
    • One of the world’s largest financial services groups in its participation in a US$700 million preferred shares offering by a Chinese group-discount company.
    • The founding members of a joint venture with a subsidiary of Shanghai e-Shang Warehousing Services Co., Ltd. which focuses on investing in and developing an industrial and warehouse logistics portfolio in Korea.
    • A major Asian engineering, construction and energy conglomerate on its bid to partner with the Government of the Republic of Uganda to construct a crude oil refinery in Uganda with an estimated capacity of 60,000 barrels per day and with an estimated US$2.5 billion+ project cost.
    • POSCO, a South Korea-based steel-making company, in its investments in the Chile-based lithium exploration companies Li3 Energy, Inc. and Pan American Lithium Corp.
    • Nexolon Co., Ltd., a Korea-based manufacturer of polysilicon ingots and wafers, in its supply agreements and procurement contracts.
    • Orchid Asia Group Management Limited, an Asia-based private equity fund, on its investments in PRC manufacturers of power equipment, machinery products and precision machinery tools.
    • One Equity Partners, a global private equity firm, in the US$69.6 million purchase by its wholly-owned affiliate, OEP CHME Holdings, LLC, of a controlling stake in China Medicine Corporation.
    • A major Asia-based telecommunications company in its cross-border acquisition of a significant stake in another telecommunications company, with an expected transaction value of more than US$600 million.
    • SK Telecom Co., Ltd., South Korea’s largest mobile telecommunications service provider, in its sale of a 3.7% stake in China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited back to China Unicom for approximately US$1.3 billion, as well as its U.S.-registered offering of American Depositary Shares of SK Telecom valued at more than US$1 billion.
    • MBK Partners L.P., a South Korea-based buyout firm, in its leveraged buyout of Gala Television Corporation, a leading television network that operates three of the most popular and highest rated commercial cable television channels in Taiwan, as well as in its acquisition of China Network Systems, Co., Ltd., a major cable systems operator in Taiwan.
    • Gmarket Inc., South Korea’s largest e-commerce provider, in eBay’s all cash public tender offer for up to 100% of Gmarket for US$1.2 billion, and in the agreement by Yahoo! Inc. to acquire a 10% stake in Gmarket from Oak Investment Partners.

    Corporate/ Finance/ Capital Markets

    • A leading Korean conglomerate in its establishment and formation of an overseas renewable energy focused infrastructure fund. 
    • A securities company and asset manager in connection with an offshore financing of a proposed commercial retail property in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    • A consortium of Korean investors in the offshore mezzanine financing of a commercial multi-use real estate development in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    • E-Land Fashion China Holdings, Limited and E-Land Fashion Hong Kong Limited, subsidiaries of Eland World Limited, a leading retail company headquartered in Korea, in their US$225 million term loan facility refinancing and US$75 million revolving loan facility financing guaranteed by Eland World Limited.
    • OCI Resources LP on its master limited partnership initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
    • SK Innovation Co., Ltd. and SK Technology Innovation Company in connection with their senior secured convertible note investment in HelioVolt Corporation, a producer of thin film solar PV modules. The initial funding of US$9.5 million closed on June 20, 2013.
    • Celltrion, a leading biopharmaceutical company, on the offering of its US$300 million convertible bond.
    • OCI Company Ltd., a South Korea-based global producer of polysilicon, in its US$700 million offering of global depositary receipts and listing in Singapore.
    • SK Telecom Co., Ltd., South Korea’s largest mobile telecommunications service provider, in its U.S.-registered offering of American Depositary Shares of SK Telecom valued at more than US$1 billion.
    • Gmarket Inc., South Korea’s largest e-commerce provider, in its US$144 million initial public offering on the NASDAQ Stock Market.

    Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

    • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1992
    • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1995
    • California
    • Illinois
    • English
    • Korean
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