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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

Equity Securities

  • DoubleDown Interactive in its US$114 million initial public offering of American Depositary Shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market – the first NASDAQ IPO by a Korean company in 6 years
  • Big Hit Entertainment in its US$827 million initial public offering on the Korea Exchange – the largest IPO in Korea in 2020
  • Psomagen in its US$40 million initial public offering of Korean Depositary Receipts 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 an underwriter in connection with the US$345 million initial public offering of Hanwha Systems on the Korea Exchange

Debt Securities

  • BNP PARIBAS in an offering of CHF 250 million 2.0275% “Green Bonds” notes due 2025 by Korea Railroad Corporation under its US$2 billion Medium Term Note Program
  • BNP PARIBAS, Citigroup, Crédit Agricole CIB, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank in an offering of US$700 million 5.75% “Social Bonds” notes due 2025 by Korea Land & Housing Corporation under its US$5 billion Global Medium Term Note Program
  • UBS in an offering of CHF 200 million 2.2225% notes due 2026 by The Korea Development Bank under its US$30 billion Global Medium Term Note Programme
  • SK On in its offering of US$900 million 5.375% “Green Bonds” notes due 2026 guaranteed by Kookmin Bank
  • UBS in offering of CHF100 million 2.150% notes due 2024 by Korea National Oil Corporation
  • BNP PARIBAS, HSBC, The Korea Development Bank and Standard Chartered Bank in an offering of US$300 million 3.179% green notes due 2027 by Hyundai Heavy Industries guaranteed by The Korea Development Bank
  • Hanwha Life Insurance in its offering of US$750 million 3.379% Tier II sustainability securities – the first of its kind by a Korean life insurance company
  • HSBC in an offering of US$130 million 0.774% notes due 2024 by Korea Land & Housing Corporation
  • Korean asset management company in a workout of mortgage loans in the amount of US$1.2 billion secured by an office building located in New York city
  • Korean asset management company in its minority investment in a German based football platform media company
  • Korean asset management company in its minority investment in an Israeli based health tracking device company
  • Korean asset management company in its minority investment in a Finnish based health wearable technology company
  • Korean asset management company in its minority investment in a U.S. based digital securities issuance platform
  • Korean asset management company in a resolution of a dispute over a US$125 million REIT investment
  • Korea Investment Corporation, the sovereign wealth fund of the Republic of Korea, in its minority investment in Golub Capital
  • A Korean company in its joint venture with a New York company for establishment of electric vehicle charging stations

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., International Legal Studies, Dean's List with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Master of Laws, magna cum laude, Handong International Law School
    • Managing Editor, Regent Journal of International Law in Collaboration with Handong International Law School
  • B.A., Stanford University
Admissions
  • Foreign Legal Consultant – Republic of Korea
  • New York
Languages
  • English, Native
  • Korean, Fluent