Iris H. Park

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Iris H. Park

Associate, Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong, Admitted in New York

Hong Kong | Dechert, 31/F Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
+852 3518 4754 | +852 3518 4777

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Iris H. Park regularly represents corporate and private equity clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint venture formation, deal structuring, contract interpretation and negotiation with counterparties. Ms. Park has also represented issuers and underwriters in capital markets transactions in the U.S. and Asia. The companies which she has represented span a broad range of sectors, including electronics, energy, e-commerce, semiconductor, solar power, manufacturing, retail, life insurance, construction and medical technology as well as investment and commercial bank clients.

Ms. Park is recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 for Corporate and M&A in South Korea.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Park worked at major international law firms in New York, Hong Kong and Korea.

Significant Representations

Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity

  • SK hynix Inc., as a member of the consortium, in the two trillion yen (approx. US$18 billion) acquisition of Japan-based Toshiba Corporation’s NAND flash memory and solid-state drive business.
  • OCI Company Ltd. in its acquisition of a 100% equity interest of Tokuyama Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. from Tokuyama Corporation based in Japan. 
  • Shanghai Shenda Co. Ltd. in 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. 
  • Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd. in its joint venture with an Indonesian company in connection with establishing wood pallet manufacturing plants in Indonesia. 
  • Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd., the Daelim Business Conglomerate's main lead, in its acquisition, jointly with KDB Infrastructure Investments Asset Management Co. Ltd., of a 41.3% stake in Millmerran Power Plant, an 851 MW coal-fired power plant in Queensland, Australia, from Marubeni Corporation. 
  • A major private equity in its bid to acquire ADT CAPS Co., Ltd. and other subsidiaries of Tyco Far East Holdings Ltd. 
  • A major Korean oil company in its potential bid to acquire a 75% stake in the oil and gas field assets in Indonesia held by Hess Corporation. 
  • A major Korean private equity in its proposed acquisition of marine terminal assets in the U.S. and the Caribbean. 
  • West Publishing Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thomson Reuters U.S., Inc., in its sale of BarBri business to Leeds Equity Partners, a private equity firm specializing in educational products and services. 
  • Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana S.A., a Colombia-based financial holding company, in its acquisition of Latin American pensions, life insurance and investment management operations from ING Groep N.V., a Netherland-based financial institution, for a total consideration of approximately €2.7 billion. This was the largest acquisition by a Colombian company and the largest cross-border acquisition within the Latin American region. 
  • Gambro AB, a global medical technology company, in its sale of CaridianBCT, a blood transfusion technology firm, to Terumo Corporation, a Japanese medical device maker, for a total enterprise value of US$2.6 billion. 
  • Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, a leading provider of diagnostic testing for patients, in its acquisition of Athena Diagnostics, a clinical laboratory specializing in genetic testing for neurological disorders, from Thermo Fisher Scientific for US$740 million in cash. 
  • Dycom Industries, Inc., a provider of specialty contracting services to telecommunications providers, in its acquisition of NeoCom Solutions, Inc., a service provider to construct, install, optimize and maintain wireless communication facilities.

Capital Markets

  • BNP Paribas and Daiwa Capital Markets on KEXPORT LEASING 2015’s issuance of US$150 million guaranteed floating rate notes due 2025, guaranteed by The Export-Import Bank of Korea. This was part of an aircraft financing deal in connection with a Boeing aircraft purchased and leased to Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. 
  • Société Générale on Kolao Holdings’ issuance of S$60 million 2.000% guaranteed bonds due 2017, guaranteed by Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (“CGIF”), a trust fund of the Asian Development Bank. The transaction marked Kolao Holdings’ first bond offering in the international capital markets and CGIF’s third guaranteed bond transaction. 
  • Citi, Crédit Agricole CIB, HSBC, Mizuho Securities USA Inc., KEB Asia Finance Limited and Hana Daetoo Securities on Korea Exchange Bank’s issuance of US$500 million 2.500% senior instruments due 2019 under its US$4 billion global medium term note programme. 
  • Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Crédit Agricole CIB, HSBC, ING, Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered Bank and UBS on NongHyup Bank’s update of its US$8 billion global medium term note programme. 
  • Barclays, Citigroup, ING and Standard Chartered Bank on NongHyup Bank’s issuance of US$300 million 2.625% notes due 2018 its US$8 billion global medium term note programme. 
  • LG Electronics Inc. on its establishment of US$2 billion global medium term note programme, arranged by Barclays. 
  • Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd. on its issuance of US$500 million 3.250% senior capital securities. This was the first hybrid corporate perpetual bonds offering by a corporate issuer in Korea. 
  • HSBC, The Korea Development Bank and Standard Chartered Bank on Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.’s issuance of US$350 million 4.5% guaranteed notes due 2016, guaranteed by The Korea Development Bank. 
  • Deutsche Bank and HSBC on Lotte Shopping Business Management (Hong Kong) Limited’s issuance of CNY750 million 4% guaranteed notes due 2015, guaranteed by Lotte Shopping Co., Ltd. 
  • Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and another multinational banking and financial services holding company on Vedanta Resources plc’s US$1.25 billion bond offering, which was the largest high-yield bond for an Asian corporate borrower.
  • Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and UBS Securities LLC on WellPoint, Inc.’s US$1 billion notes shelf takedown offering. 
  • Banc of America Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and RBS Securities Inc. on Peabody Energy Corporation’s shelf takedown of US$650 million 6.500% senior notes due 2020. 
  • UBS Investment Bank, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Securities on ONEOK Partners, L.P.’s US$300 million public offering of common units representing limited partner interests. 
  • BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and a multinational banking and financial services holding company on the initial public offering of common stock of The Fresh Market, Inc. on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. 
  • Various companies on their regular company filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 

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

Education
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2004, summa cum laude, Dean's List, Co-Valedictorian of International Relations Major
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2009, Associate Editor, Harvard International Law Journal
Admissions
  • New York
Languages
  • English
  • Korean