Sungjo YUN

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0196
  • F. +82-2-3404-0804
  • E. sungjo.yun@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Sungjo Yun is a partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (BKL). Mr. Yun's practice focuses primarily on domestic and cross-border M&As by Korean/foreign private equity funds/companies, corporate restructuring, energy, and general corporate legal affairs.

Since joining BKL in 2001, Mr. Yun has handled inbound investment by foreign companies/funds and various types of domestic/cross-border investment by Korea-based private equity funds. He also has handled corporate restructuring or changes of corporate governance, such as large companies' converting to holding companies, corporate split-up, merger, and sale and purchase of business. Recently, he successfully helped domestic private equity funds and companies make investments in the U.S., China, and Europe. Supporting the establishment of a private equity fund at home and abroad and an M&A by the established fund also falls under his main areas of practice.

Representative Experience

2006-2007 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Hong Kong
2001-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
1998-2001 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force
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2014-2015 Advisor, PEF System Improvement TF, Financial Services Commission

Representative Matters

Advised Affinity Equity Partners on its investment in Shinhan Financial Group
Advised Macquarie PE on its investment in LG CNS
Advised Kakao Mobility on raising investment from TPG
Advised on the merger between SK and SK C&C
Advised Unilever on its acquisition of Carver Korea
Corporate Law
Advised Affinity Equity Partners on its investment in Shinhan Financial Group
Advised Macquarie PE on its investment in LG CNS
Advised Kakao Mobility on raising investment from TPG
Advised on the merger between SK and SK C&C
Advised Unilever on its acquisition of Carver Korea
Advised H&Q AP Korea on its acquisition of CJ HealthCare and investment in 11Street
Advised Anchor Equity Partners on its investment in LINE Games and Kakao Games
Advised on Kakao's merger with Loen Entertainment
Advised Crafton on the attraction of investment from Tencent
Advised Mirae Asset Financial Group on its investment in Longdian, China
Advised Stonebridge Capital and Daishin Private Equity on their investment in Green Cross Canada
Advised financial investors including Keistone Partners on its co-investment in ADT Caps
Advised Affinity Equity Partners on its acquisition of Lock & Lock
Advised STIC Investments on its investment in Hanwha S&C's business
Advised on Daum-Kakao merger
Advised on SK C&C-SK Holdings merger
Advised Hankook Tire on its conversion into a holding company
Advised IBK-Keistone Partners on the sale of the stake in Kumho Buslines
Advised IMM PE on acquiring Taelim Packaging and its affiliates including Dongil Paper
Advised Delivery Hero on its acquisition of delivery app, Yogiyo
Advised STX Group on acquisition by of Aker Yards ASA, a shipbuilding company in Norway
Advised Autoliv on acquisition of Delphi's air bag and safety belt production facilities
Advised HSBC PEF on investing in Korea
Advised KT Group on its reorganization (corporate division, investment in kind, business transfer)

Education

2006 Columbia Law School (LL.M.)
1998 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1995 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Legal Issues pertaining to Corporate Division and Entries in Corporate Division Plan -Focusing on Allocation of Rights and Obligations, BFL No. 49, pp. 24-39 (Co-author, Seoul National University Center for Financial Law, 2011)
Activity
Lecturer, Lecture on PEF, Korea Development Bank (2009-2013)
Awards
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Lawyer (2019-2022)
Chambers Global - Leading Lawyer (2019-2022)
Asian Legal Business - Dealmakers of Asia (2021)

Qualifications

2010 New York
1998 Korea

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