Mergers & Acquisitions

"I felt that BKL had excellent knowledge on M&A, including contract negotiation. They easily made the seller understand what we wanted and needed throughout the whole M&A process."

- Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

Overview

BKL is a leading law firm in Korea for corporate and M&A transactions. We have represented clients in matters ranging from landmark M&A deals to investments in middle market business enterprises and startup companies. With our broad understanding of corporate transactions and extensive experience covering a range of industries and sectors, we are able to provide carefully tailored legal services and advice to each client and deliver high-quality and business-focused advice.

We have handled a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, investments, business transfers, divestures and spin-offs, and have extensive experience in all types of inbound/outbound transactions. We advise clients from the beginning of a transaction to the closing and post-closing integration of the transaction by guiding them through various issues, including regulatory matters, labor and employment matters, fair trade and tax.

We draw upon attorneys from different industry practice groups, including finance, energy, environmental, pharmaceutical, medical, IT and media, to effectively serve the clients who are situated in, or are looking to make investments in, the relevant industries. We have one of the most experienced teams of transactional lawyers among Korea’s top law firms who are geared to provide individualized services to clients and can advise and structure transactions in the most efficient and effective manner.

Our M&A Group ranks Tier 1 on Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Asia Legal Business and has been recognized by clients across industries for having the expertise and ability to assist the clients in complex transactions seamlessly and efficiently.

Key Services

Advising on transaction structures and providing strategic advice
Coordinating and conducting seller/buyer legal due diligence
Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and executing transaction documents
Advising on and attending to signing and closing-related matters including merger filings and regulatory approvals
Advising on PMI (post-merger integration) matters and other post-closing operational issues regarding tax, employment benefits and labor and fair trade

Representative Cases

Delivery Hero’s acquisition of Baemin from Woowa
Merger of SK Broadband and T-Broad
Shinhan Financial Group’s acquisition of Orange Life Insurance
Delivery Hero’s acquisition of Baemin from Woowa
Korea Development Bank’s sale of DSME
LG Chemical’s sale of LCD polarizer film business
LG Electronics’ sale of its stake in Beijing Twin Towers
Merger of SK Broadband and T-Broad
KB Kookmin Bank’s acquisition of PRASAC Microfinance, a Cambodian financial institution
Sale of HSG Sungdong ING
POSCO’s sale of shares in POSCO SS VINA
Hana Financial Group’s acquisition of The-K Non-Life Insurance
Shinhan Financial Group’s acquisition of Orange Life Insurance
Hyundai Heavy Industry Group’s block-deal sale of shares in Hyundai Oilbank
Dr. Jart+ sale
Hana Financial Holdings’ investment in Vietnamese bank BIDV
LG U+’s acquisition of CJ Hello
Samsung Electronics’ acquisition of Samsung Electro-Mechanics PLP business
Korea Investment Value Asset Management’s acquisition of shares in Kakao Bank
Thailand’s Fubon Life Insurance’s acquisition of a stake in Woori Financial Holdings
TA Associates’ acquisition of GongCha
Double Star’s acquisition of Gumho Tire
GS Energy’s sale of Seorabeol and HY Energy
DGP Financial Holding’s acquition of Hi Investment & Securities Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics’ sale of its printer business
Kakao’s issuance of equity in Kakao Mobility to the TPG consortium
CJ Cheil’s acquisition of Brazil Sementes Selecta
Transfer of SK Network’s fashion business
Lotte Chemical’s acquisition of Samsung’s chemicals business
Samsung Life’s acquisition of Samsung Card
HMM’s sale of its bulk business
Tesco’s sale of Homeplus
Merger of Hana Bank and Korea Exchange Bank
Visteon’s sale of Hanon Systems
Samsung Group’s sale of Samsung General Chemical and Samsung Techwin