Cheolhyo AHN

  • Senior Foreign Attorney
  • T. +82-2-3404-7586
  • F. +82-2-3404-0803
  • E. cheolhyo.ahn@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Cheolhyo Ahn focuses his practice on M&As between Korean and foreign (particularly, South-East Asia), outbound investments and licenses/permits, construction and real estate projects and development and operation of hotels by companies at home and abroad.

As an attorney specializing in outbound investments, Mr. Ahn advised POSCO, CJ, and Shinsegae on complicated M&A transactions and joint venture projects in South-East Asia; domestic financial institutions, including KB Bank, Lotte Card and Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance on M&A deals with local financial institutions and obtainment of licenses/permits. Additionally, he has built extensive experience and knowledge in construction and operation of hotels domestically and internationally. He obtained a B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University, M.B.A. from Michigan University School of Business (1994) and J.D. from Emory University School of Law (1998). Before joining Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, he worked at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York (1999-2005), Yulchon LLC in Seoul and Legal Team, Yahoo Korea & Overture Korea.

Representative Experience

2015-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2008-2015 Foreign Attorney, Yulchon LLC
2007-2008 Senior Advisor, Yahoo Korea & Overture Korea
2005-2007 Foreign Attorney, Yulchon LLC
1999-2005 Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York

Representative Matters

Advised KB Bank and KDB on the obtainment of banking license in Myanmar
Advised KEB Hana Bank on the strategic investment in Vietnam-based bank
Advised Hanwha Asset Management on the acquisition of shares in Vietnam-based Vingroup
Advised POSCO International on hotel project in Myanmar
Advised Hotel LOTTE on the management of a hotel located in Seattle
Advised KB Bank and KDB on the obtainment of banking license in Myanmar
Advised KEB Hana Bank on the strategic investment in Vietnam-based bank
Advised Hanwha Asset Management on the acquisition of shares in Vietnam-based Vingroup
Advised POSCO International on hotel project in Myanmar
Advised Hotel LOTTE on the management of a hotel located in Seattle
Advised a foreign fund on the management of a hotel located in Korea
Advised POSCO International on the investment in the rice peeling business in Myanmar
Advised Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance on the investment in Vietnamese insurance company
Advised Lotte Card on the acquisition of Vietnam Techcom Finance
Advised KB Securities on the acquisition of Vietnamese securities company
Advised CJ Cheiljedang on the acquisition of two Vietnamese food companies
Advised Dongwon Group on the acquisition of a Vietnam-based listed company
Advised a Korean fund on the acquisition of the stake in the hotel/resort businesses in Indonesia
Advised POSCO International on the investment in a copper mine in Indonesia.
Advised Shinsegae Food on the establishment and operation of a JV in Malaysia.
Advised CJ Logistics on the acquisition of a Malaysia-based logistics company
Advised POSCO Engineering & Construction on the real estate development project in Clark, Philippines
Advised CJ Olive Young on the entry into Philippine franchise market

Education

1998 Emory University School of Law (J.D.)
1994 Michigan University School of Business (M.B.A.)
1990 Seoul National University (B.A.)

Qualifications

1999 New York