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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
  • 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