Yeo Kyoon Yoon enjoys a stellar reputation for his leading work in the banking space. He has in-depth knowledge of leveraged and acquisition finance, and has represented several Korean and international banks.
Yeo Kyoon Yoon is one of the leading partners in the banking and finance group at Lee & Ko with 20 years of practice experience. He has extensive experience in leveraged and acquisition finance, having regularly represented many leading Korean and international banks and financial institutions on a variety of high-profile M&A transactions, including leveraged finance transactions for the acquisition of ADT Caps, ING Insurance, Oriental Brewery, Hi-Mart, Nepa, Coway, Superior Essex and Fila Global. He has also frequently advised the Korea Trade Insurance Corporation (formerly known as the Korea Export Insurance Corporation) in a number of ECA-backed finance transactions that include, among others, the Sabine Pass LNG train project in the US; the Marafiq US$3.5 billion independent water and power project (IWPP) in Saudi Arabia; the Al Dur US$2.1 billion IWPP project in Bahrain; and the Angamos US$1.2 billion power project in Chile.
Mr Yoon served as a member of the financial disputes mediation committee of the Financial Supervisory Service from 2006 to 2013. He also writes and lectures frequently on general banking, asset finance, project finance, leveraged finance and ECA-backed finance at the Judicial Research and Training Institute, as well as various banks and financial institutions in Korea including the Korea Trade Insurance Corporation. Mr Yoon has been recognised by IFLR1000 as a notable practitioner (2019) and has also been recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific (2016-2019), Chambers Global (2016-2019), The Legal 500 (2019) and Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2017).
Mr Yoon holds degrees from Seoul National University College of Law (LLB) and the University of Southampton (LLM). He has been a member of the Korean Bar Association and the Seoul Bar Associations since 1986. After joining Lee & Ko he also worked at Lillick & Charles in Long Beach, California; and Clyde & Co in London, as a foreign legal consultant. He is the author of Research on the Draft Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Ministry of Justice of Korea, 2001) and Air Carrier's Liability in Passenger Claims, (LLM thesis, 1997).