SEOUL – June 2, 2021 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has expanded its Seoul, South Korea office by welcoming two highly regarded attorneys, Jang Hyuk Yeo and Eun Sang Hwang, as shareholders in its Global Corporate Practice.
“We are delighted that Jang Hyuk has joined our Seoul office. Greenberg Traurig has long been committed to South Korea and having a market-leading attorney like Jang Hyuk join us with his extensive experience, underscores the firm’s commitment to this region. In addition, we are pleased that Eun Sang has rejoined the firm, which further strengthens our global corporate capabilities – providing clients with one of the most sophisticated international transactional practice in Seoul,” said Chang Joo Kim, Managing Shareholder of the Seoul office.
“We have long had a very successful litigation and arbitration practice which has produced tremendous results for our clients. With the presence of Jang Hyuk and Eun Sang, who have worked on some of the largest deals in the country, coupled with the firm’s unique global footprint, we now provide full-service transactional capabilities to all the players in the Korean market, who seek counseling in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and elsewhere in Asia” said Richard A. Edlin, Vice Chair of Greenberg Traurig. Edlin also chairs both the Litigation Practice in New York and the Business & Regulatory Financial Services Litigation Group.
Mr. Yeo focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, capital markets, foreign investments, private equity transactions, and other general corporate matters. Since moving to Korea in 2012, Mr. Yeo has advised Korean companies in some of the most high-profile, complex cross-border transactions.
Mr. Hwang’s practice focuses on capital markets transactions. His experience includes 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.
“Mr. Yeo and Mr. Hwang have experience with a full range of complex transactions and their clients will benefit from an international platform with the highest levels of integrated services. Seoul is a dynamic market with tremendous opportunity for all and we are fortunate that they have joined our firm, allowing us to expand what we can offer Korean clients seeking to grow into new markets,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Greenberg Traurig’s Executive Chairman.
Mr. Yeo received his LL.B from Korea University and his J.D. from Columbia University Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar and is admitted to practice in New York. Mr. Yeo has been listed in IFLR 1000 as a “Notable Practitioner” in Corporate and M&A, 2018-2020.
Mr. Hwang received his LL.M. in international legal studies from Georgetown University Law Center, where he made the Dean's List with distinction; his Master of Laws, magna cum laude, from Handong International Law School, where he was managing editor of the Regent Journal of International Law in collaboration with Handong International Law School; and his B.A. from Stanford University. He is admitted in New York.
Mr. Yeo and Mr. Hwang are Foreign Legal Consultants in the 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.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice comprises more than 450 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America who regularly advise public and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and investment funds on global mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. The group’s industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, consumer products, energy, food and beverage, health care, manufacturing, media, technology, and telecommunications sectors.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Asia Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Asia Practice regularly represents companies throughout China, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan in their business dealings in the United States and abroad. The firm also advises U.S. and European companies engaging in transactions throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Attorneys provide strategic advice and legal services in connection with mergers and acquisitions, financings and securitization activities, intellectual property, trade and governmental strategies, international dispute resolution, infrastructure and project finance, export controls, and business immigration issues. The practice brings together attorneys based in the firm’s Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo offices along with numerous multilingual attorneys from across Greenberg Traurig’s global organization with experience handling client matters in Asia.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: www.gtlaw.com