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Jang Hyuk Yeo focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets, foreign investments, private equity transactions, and other general corporate matters. Mr. Yeo has worked on numerous high-profile cross-border transactions since moving to Korea in 2012 and has advised Korean companies in some of the most complex cross-border transactions. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Yeo practiced at a leading Korean law firm where he has gained extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.

Concentrations

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Joint ventures
  • Capital markets

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented a Korean company in its sale of 49% of its electronic vehicle components and systems business to an Austrian company for approx. USD 450 million.°
  • Represented an international private equity firm in its proposed acquisition of a waste treatment platform.°
  • Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of a Chinese biotech company.°
  • Represented an international private equity firm in its proposed acquisition of a digital marketing company.°
  • Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of a copper foil company from an international private equity firm for approx. USD 1 billion.°
  • Represented a game company in its proposed acquisition of a controlling stake of a global game company.°
  • Represented a major Korean conglomerate in its acquisition of an electronics components company located in Austria for approx. EUR 1.1 billion, which was the largest M&A transaction ever by the Korean conglomerate.°
  • Represented shareholders of an industrial gas company in their sale of the entire stake in the company for approx. USD 2 billion.°
  • Represented a Korean company in its sale of a stake in an automotive components company and its sale of a copper foil business to a major private equity firm for approx. USD 1 billion.°
  • Represented a Korean bank and other creditors’ committee members in the sale of their stake in a global tire company headquartered in Korea.°
  • Represented a Korean company in the sale of its stake in a semi-conductor company.°
  • Represented a Korean company in connection with the formation of a special gases joint venture with a Japanese company.°
  • Represented a private equity firm in its acquisition of a majority stake in a Taiwanese company, a leading franchisor of tea beverage products that owns the Gongcha brand.°
  • Represented a Korean company in connection with its purchase of certain assets of Vitasoy USA.°
  • Represented a Canadian pension fund in connection with its investment in a private equity fund established by a major private equity firm that acquired a certain machine tool business from a Korean company.°
  • Represented an international private equity firm in its proposed acquisition of a leading supermarket and retail store operator in Korea.°
  • Represented an international private equity firm in its acquisition of a leading provider of security services and products in Korea.°
  • Represented a Korean conglomerate in its proposed sale of the entire stake in a certain non-manufacturing affiliate.°
  • Represented a major Korean company in its proposed acquisition of a building and chemical products company.°
  • Represented a major Korean company in its proposed acquisition of a leading operator of airport duty-free shops incorporated under the laws of Italy.°
  • Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of a majority stake in a Vietnamese company that operates a major department store in Vietnam.
  • Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of a cosmetics and health food company in Japan.°
  • Represented a media company in its acquisition of a Korean technology company specializing in media products and technology.°
  • Represented a Korean company in its joint venture with a Saudi Arabian company and a Kuwaiti company to establish a Korean joint venture company that will operate a propane dehydrogenation facility in Korea.°
  • Represented a major hotel chain in Korea in its acquisition of a significant minority stake in an operator of duty-free shops in the United States.°
  • Represented a major hotel chain in Korea in its proposed acquisition of a company that operates one of the world’s largest airport duty-free shops.°
  • Represented a Korean company in the sale of its entire stake in its subsidiary that operates gas stations in Korea for approx. USD 1.8 billion.
  • Represented a Korean company in its investment in a palm oil business in Indonesia.°
  • Represented an entertainment company in connection with a transaction involving (i) the sale of a certain minority stake of its subsidiary to a major Chinese company, (ii) the Chinese company’s subscription of newly issued shares in the subsidiary, and (iii) the spin-off and sale of its gaming business to the subsidiary.°
  • Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of the entire stake in an industrial gas company owned by a French company.°
  • Represented an Australian company in its acquisition of a Korean corporation that manufactures and sells gloves.°
  • Represented a Korean franchisee company in its receipt of investment from a major private equity firm. Proceeds of the investment were used to acquire the franchisor in the United States.°
  • Represented two Canadian pension funds in their indirect investments in a Korean company engaged in the water and air purifying business through a fund established by a major private equity firm.°
  • Represented a Japanese corporation in its proposed acquisition of a Korean manufacturer of industrial parts and materials.°
  • Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of a leading airbag textiles producer headquartered in Germany with manufacturing facilities in eight different jurisdictions.°

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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, IFLR1000, “Notable Practitioner,” Corporate and M&A, 2018-2020

Credentials

Education
  • LL.B., Korea University, 2000
  • J.D., Columbia University Law School, 2005
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Admissions
  • 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
  • Korean