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Eun Sang Hwang’s practice focuses on capital markets transactions. He has wide-ranging experience in representing issuers and underwriters in U.S. SEC registered and unregistered securities offerings by foreign private and sovereign issuers on a standalone basis or pursuant to a shelf or medium-term note program.

Capabilities

Experience

  • JP Morgan and Credit Suisse as underwriters in connection with the US$2 billion initial public offering of SK ie technology – the largest IPO in Korea since 2017.°
  • Big Hit Entertainment in connection with its US$827 million initial public offering on the Korea Exchange – the largest IPO in Korea in 2020.
  • Psomagen in connection with its US$40 million initial public offering on the KOSDAQ Market.
  • Citigroup and Morgan Stanley as underwriters in connection with the US$793 million initial public offering of SK Biopharmaceuticals on the Korea Exchange.
  • LG Display in connection with its offering of US$687.8 million 1.50% convertible bonds.
  • Citigroup as underwriter in connection with the US$345 million initial public offering of Hanwha Systems on the Korea Exchange.
  • KEB Hana Bank in connection with the establishment of US$5 billion global covered bond program and inaugural offering of EUR500 million 0.010% social covered bonds.
  • Citigroup, Crédit Agricole CIB, HSBC and J.P. Morgan as underwriters in connection with an offering of US$300 million 0.625% notes by Korea Land & Housing Corporation under its US$5 billion global medium term note program.
  • The Korea Development BankNomuraStandard Chartered and UBS as underwriters in connection with an offering of US$300 million 1.00% notes by Doosan Infracore, guaranteed by The Korea Development Bank.
  • UBS as underwriter in connection with an offering of CHF200 million 0.1925% notes by Korea Land & Housing Corporation under its US$5 billion global medium term note program.
  • Crédit Agricole CIB as underwriter in connection with a Formosa offering of US$150 million floating rate notes by Korea Railroad Corporation under its US$2 billion medium term note program.
  • BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA as underwriter in connection with an offering of CHF150 million 0.00% notes by Korea Railroad Corporation under its US$2 billion medium term note program.
  • HSBCThe Korea Development Bank and Société Générale Corporation & Investment Banking as underwriters in connection with an offering of US$300 million 2.25% notes by Doosan Infracore, guaranteed by The Korea Development Bank.
  • Citigroup, HSBC, KEB Hana Global Finance and UBS as underwriters in an offering by KEB Hana Bank of US$400 million floating rate notes under its US$10 billion global medium term note program.
  • Hanwha Energy USA, d/b/a 174 Power Global, as issuer and The Korea Development Bank as guarantor in connection with an offering of US$300 million 2.375% green bonds.
  • Credit Suisse and UBS as underwriters in a dual tranche offering by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power of CHF200 million 0.000% notes and CHF150 million 0.050% notes under its US$5 billion medium term note program.
  • UBS as underwriter in an offering by Korea Railroad Corporation of CHF150 million 0.000% notes under its US$2 billion medium term note program.
  • Crédit Agricole CIB, Société General Corporation & Investment Banking and Standard Chartered as underwriters in a Formosa offering by KEB Hana Bank of US$400 million floating rate notes under its US$10 billion global medium term note program.
  • UBS as underwriter in an offering by Korea Gas Corporation of CHF300 million 0.00% notes under its US$11 billion global medium term note program.
  • BofA Merrill Lynch, HSBC, P. Morgan, KEB Hana Global Finance and UBS as underwriters in a dual tranche offering by KEB Hana Bank of US$300 million 3.375% notes and US$300 million 3.50% notes under its US$10 billion global medium term note program.
  • The Republic of Korea, The Korea Development Bank, The Export-Import Bank of Korea and Korea Finance Corporation in notes offering under their U.S. SEC registered shelf programs.°
  • Underwriters in numerous Rule 144A and/or Regulation S notes offerings under medium term note programs of various foreign private and sovereign issuers in Korea, including Kookmin Bank, Woori Bank, Hana Bank, Industrial Bank of Korea, The Export-Import Bank of Korea, Korea Resources Corporation, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Korea National Oil Corporation and Korea Gas Corporation

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Hwang prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., International Legal Studies, Dean's List with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 2009
  • Master of Laws, magna cum laude, Handong International Law School, 2007
    • Managing Editor, Regent Journal of International Law in Collaboration with Handong International Law School
  • B.A., Stanford University, 2005
Admissions
  • Foreign Legal Consultant – Republic of Korea
  • New York
As a Foreign Legal Consultant Office, the practice in Seoul is limited to legal advice regarding U.S. law, treaties with the U.S., and universally recognized customary international law. We may not render legal advice on Korean law matters.
Languages
  • English, Native
  • Korean, Fluent