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Iksoo Kim (김익수)

Iksoo Kim represents clients in a broad range of corporate transactions, including international capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, and other general corporate matters. His capital markets practice includes registered and unregistered offerings of equity, debt and hybrid securities by U.S. and Korean corporations, financial institutions, and governmental entities. He also has wide-ranging experience in advising strategic and private equity clients in a number of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions.

Iksoo has been recognized by Chambers & Partners for his experience in both capital markets and mergers & acquisitions.

Concentrations

  • Capital markets
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Leveraged buyouts

Capabilities

Experiencia

  • Underwriters in connection with US$345 million initial public offering of Hanwha Systems on the Korea Exchange.
  • TissueGene in connection with its US$180 million initial public offering on the Korea Exchange.
  • Doosan Bobcat in connection with its US$783 million initial public offering on the Korea Exchange.°
  • Underwriters in connection with US$2.0 billion initial public offering of Samsung BioLogics on the Korea Exchange.°
  • Underwriters in connection with US$1.1 billion dual-listed initial public offering of LINE Corporation on the New York Stock Exchange and Tokyo Stock Exchange.°
  • Underwriters in connection with US$301 million initial public offering of Innocean Worldwide on the Korea Exchange.°
  • Underwriters in connection with US$1.4 billion initial public offering of Cheil Industries on the Korea Exchange.°
  • Hyundai Rotem Company in connection with its US$585 million initial public offering on the Korea Exchange.°
  • Underwriters in connection with US$806 million initial public offering of Swift Transportation on the New York Stock Exchange.°
  • LG Display in connection with its offering of US$687.8 million 1.50% convertible bonds.
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries in connection with its offering of US$222 million zero coupon exchangeable bonds, exchangeable for common shares of Hyundai Merchant Marine and guaranteed by The Korea Development Bank.°
  • J.P. Morgan in connection with the offering of US$300 million convertible bonds by Celltrion.°
  • Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs in connection with US$150 million offering of global depositary shares by Kolao Holdings.°
  • Placement agents and selling shareholders in connection with a number of block trade transactions in Korea.°
  • Represented issuers, arrangers, dealers and initial purchasers in connection with numerous Rule 144A and/or Reg S debt offerings under global medium-term note (GMTN) or euro medium-term note (EMTN) programs of various Korean government-owned entities and financial institutions, including KEB Hana Bank, Shinhan Bank°, Korea Railroad Corporation, Korea Land & Housing Corporation, Korea Gas Corporation and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power.
  • Initial purchasers in connection with the offering of US$300 million 2.25% senior unsecured notes by Doosan Infracore, guaranteed by The Korea Development Bank.
  • Hanwha Energy USA Holdings Corporation, d/b/a 174 Power Global, as issuer and The Korea Development Bank as guarantor in connection with the offering of US$300 million 2.375% senior unsecured green bonds.
  • Initial purchasers in connection with the offering of US$300 million 3.875% senior unsecured green bonds by LG Display, guaranteed by The Korea Development Bank.
  • KDB Life Insurance in connection with its offering of US$200 million 7.5% subordinated capital securities.
  • Initial purchasers in connection with the offering of US$300 million subordinated capital securities by SK E&S.°
  • Indochina Bank in connection with its private placement of US$50 million secured bonds to CASCOF Holdings, L.P., an affiliate of The Carlyle Group.°
  • Initial purchasers in connection with the offering of US$500 million 2.125% notes by Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, guaranteed by The Export-Import Bank of Korea.°
  • Kolao Holdings in connection with its offering of Singapore-dollar denominated senior unsecured bonds guaranteed by the Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (a trust fund of the Asian Development Bank).°
  • Initial purchasers in connection with the offering of US$300 million 2.00% notes by Korea Water Resources Corporation.°
  • Initial Purchasers in connection with the offering of US$300 million 1.875% notes by Korea Southern Power.°
  • Sirius XM Radio in connection with its offering of US$800 million senior notes.°
  • Sealy Corporation in connection with a series of debt refinancing transactions, including issuance of US$350 million senior secured first lien notes and completion of a new asset-based revolving credit facility.°
  • Hanwha Systems in its acquisition of the businesses and assets of Phasor Solutions Limited, a U.K.-based developer of satellite communications antenna system.
  • SJL Partners, KCC and Wonik in connection with their US$3.1 billion acquisition of MPM Holdings (Momentive), a leading global specialty chemicals and materials company based in Waterford, NY. – Korea M&A deal of the year by Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters)
  • A Korean conglomerate in connection with its acquisition of a solar energy power project in Minnesota, United States.
  • The Blackstone Group in its US$300 million acquisition of a 30% stake in Simone, a leading Korean manufacturer of luxury fashion goods.°
  • Tyco International in connection with its US$1.93 billion sale of Korean security business to The Carlyle Group.°
  • Woori-Blackstone Fund in connection with its minority investment in NS Shopping.°
  • Blackstone Real Estate Partners in connection with its sale of Korean commercial real estate portfolios.°
  • Charles Schwab in connection with its US$1.0 billion acquisition of optionsXpress Holdings.°
  • The Blackstone Group in connection with its US$9.4 billion acquisition of U.S. shopping mall business of Centro Properties Group.°
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures in connection with a strategic partnership with The Go Daddy Group.°
  • L-3 Communications in connection with its spin-off of Engility, a government services company.°
  • JPMorgan Chase in connection with its sale of credit card assets to GE Capital Retail Consumer Finance.°
  • Bank of Nova Scotia in connection with its US$5.6 billion acquisition of banking operations of R-G Premier Bank of Puerto Rico from the FDIC.°
  • Celulosa Arauco y Constitución in its US$227 million acquisition of Tafisa Brasil.°

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

  • Investment Banker, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., 2001-2005
  • CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Charterholder since 2005

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2017-2020
  • Listed, Chambers Global, 2017-2020
  • Listed, IFLR 1000, 2019-2020
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, CFA Institute

Credentials

Educación
  • J.D., Columbia University Law School, 2008
    • Articles Editor, Columbia Business Law Review
    • James Kent Scholar
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • M.Sc., Economics, with distinction, London School of Economics, 2001
  • B.A., Economics, with honors, Seoul National University, 2000
Con licencia para ejercer en
  • Nueva York
  • Foreign Legal Consultant – Republic of Korea
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.
Idiomas
  • Korean, Nativo
  • Inglés, Fluido