Korea: Energy 2019

In this chapter we identify eight of Korea’s most distinguished energy specialists. They are highlighted for their expertise in transactional, investment, compliance and dispute matters in the sector. 

Chang-hee Shin at Kim & Chang sits among the very top energy specialists in the Korean market and is applauded for his “ability to dovetail all the pieces of the issues so it gives the client the comprehensive view on the matters”.
Young Kyun Cho is a project finance specialist who is held in high esteem by sources thanks to his strong experience of advising on complex energy and power plant projects.  

Matthias Voss of Allen & Overy is lauded as a practitioner who always "does a very good job". He has 20 years of experience advising clients on investments in the oil and gas, natural resources, mining, and power sectors.
Kyu Bang is a well-recognised name in the energy market and a specialist in advising global players on M&A deals pertaining to the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Lee & Ko’s Jongkwan Peck is "very involved in energy space, especially nuclear energy", and is well versed in representing large institutions in high-value and high-profile nuclear power plant projects.
Jin Young Jung wields significant experience advising some of Korea’s largest energy companies on energy commodity and infrastructure projects.

Bae Kim & Lee’s Yang Ho Oh is a respected practitioner in the energy space who possesses over 20 years of experience handling corporate finance matters across the sector.

At Herbert Smith Freehills, Ken Nam wins acclaim from peers for his vast experience in cross-border transactions and investment in the energy sector. He has advised clients on mining infrastructure, gas projects and renewable energy investments.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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