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Chang Joo Kim is the Managing Shareholder of the Seoul office and represents issuers and underwriters in a wide range of corporate finance transactions, including debt restructurings, investment grade debt offerings, equity-linked debt offerings, rights issues and securitizations. He has broad experience representing Korean companies and global companies doing business in Korea. C.J.'s practice also focuses on international project finance, M&A and other corporate matters, including representations of acquirers, sellers and targets in connection with acquisitions, divestitures and joint venture transactions.

Concentrations

  • Corporate finance transactions
  • International project finance
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented three U.S. investment banks in an innovative offering of $500 million "going public" exchangeable notes issued by Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation.
  • Represented three U.S. investment banks in connection with a $1 billion bond offering by the Republic of Korea.
  • Represented a Korean company in the sale of its 100 percent interest in its holdings of Daehan Investment & Securities Co., Ltd., valued at approximately $470 million.
  • Represented a Korean power company in its joint venture project valued at approximately $650 million to build a power plant in China.
  • Represented one of the largest commercial banks in Korea in connection with its $50 million revolving credit facility.
  • Represented one of the largest commercial banks in Korea in connection with its various securities advice.
  • Represented a Korean venture capital company in its sale of all of its stock to a U.S. company, valued at approximately $50 million.
  • Represented a Korean asset management company in the sale of $1 billion of restructured corporate loans.
  • Represented a Korean company in its public auction of non-performing loans held by its wholly owned subsidiary.
  • Represented a Korean company in the sale of a 51 percent interest in its holdings of Korean Life Insurance Corporation, valued at $700 million.
  • Represented a Korean power company in connection with the restructuring of eight issues of Yankee bonds representing approximately $2.95 billion in aggregate principal amount.
  • Represented a Korean power company in connection with the restructuring of 11 issues of Eurobonds representing approximately $800 million in aggregate principal amount.
  • Represented a Korean power company in connection with U.S. securities matters related to the restructuring of four issues of Samurai bonds representing approximately $725 million in aggregate principal amount.
  • Represented a Korean power company in the sale of two of its generation power plants.
  • Represented two U.S. investment banks and other underwriters in a $2.24 billion global secondary offering of American Depository Shares of Korean Telecom.
  • Represented a major Korean conglomerate company in an ICC arbitration worth $40 million.
  • Represented a U.S. company against a major Korean conglomerate company in an ICC arbitration worth $50 million.

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

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 1995
  • LL.M., University of Iowa College of Law, 1992
  • International Law Doctorate Course, Korea University Graduate Law School
  • Master of Law, Korea University Graduate Law School, 1988
  • LL.B., Korea University College of Law, 1986
Admissions
  • New York