Annie Eunah LEE

  • Senior Foreign Attorney
  • T. +82-2-3404-0258
  • F. +82-2-3404-7305
  • E. annie.lee@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Annie Eunah Lee is a senior foreign lawyer in Bae, Kim & Lee LLC's Finance Group. Ms. Lee is a leading practitioner in banking and finance. She concentrates on acquisition finance and advises on a broad range of financings for many of the Firm's leading private equity and corporate clients.

Ms. Lee has extensive experience representing private equity sponsors in many significant acquisition financings, including Oriental Brewery, Loen Entertainment, Lock & Lock, CJ CGV, SK Holdings, KB Financial Group and Shinhan Financial Group. Her practice also includes project finance, capital markets, and debt rescheduling. Annie has advised on several landmark project finance transactions, including the financing of nuclear power plant in the UAE, which deal received the Global Finance Deal of the Year: Projects (Middle East) by The American Lawyer in 2017, and the development and financing of run-of-the-river hydroelectric power generation facility in Pakistan. Annie also regularly advises issuers and underwriters in connection with a broad range of public and private debt, equity and equity-linked offerings. As an expert in the areas of asset-based financing and capital markets, she has extensive experience advising domestic and international financial institutions in all aspects of cross-border financing transactions. She started her career at White & Case's New York Office in 1990, and joined BKL in 1992. She has been recognized by Chambers Asia Pacific (2020) as Leading Individual and is also a repeat honoree of IFLR1000 Leading Lawyer - Highly Regarded. In addition, she is recognized by Who's Who Legal: Project Finance. Annie has contributed to Getting the Deal Through: Acquisition Finance - Korea Chapter. She is a graduate of Boston College Law School (J.D. 1990) and Ewha Womans University (B.A. 1987). She was admitted to the New York Bar in 1991.

Representative Experience

1992-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
1990-1992 White & Case LLP, New York
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2006-2010 Member, Commission for Deliberation of Public Disclosure of Information, Financial Services Commission

Representative Matters

Advised foreign PEFs, such as KKR, CVC, Affinity, JP Morgan, Carlyle, MBK Partners, on the acquisition finance in connection with acquisition of and investment in shares of Korean companies, such as Oriental Brewery, Loen Entertainment, Lock & Lock, CJ CGV, SK Holdings, KB Financial Group and Shinhan Financial Group
Advised KEXIM its loan of USD 2.5 billion to fund the UAE nuclear power construction project
Advised the government and lead arranger on the issuance of FX equalization bonds denominated in the US dollar, euro and yuan by the government
Advised South East Power Co., Ltd., etc. on the project financing for the Gulpur hydropower project in Pakistan
Advised KEB Hana Bank on the securities-backed loan of KRW 1.5 trillion to Lone Star
Advised foreign PEFs, such as KKR, CVC, Affinity, JP Morgan, Carlyle, MBK Partners, on the acquisition finance in connection with acquisition of and investment in shares of Korean companies, such as Oriental Brewery, Loen Entertainment, Lock & Lock, CJ CGV, SK Holdings, KB Financial Group and Shinhan Financial Group
Advised KEXIM its loan of USD 2.5 billion to fund the UAE nuclear power construction project
Advised the government and lead arranger on the issuance of FX equalization bonds denominated in the US dollar, euro and yuan by the government
Advised South East Power Co., Ltd., etc. on the project financing for the Gulpur hydropower project in Pakistan
Advised KEB Hana Bank on the securities-backed loan of KRW 1.5 trillion to Lone Star
Advised the Daegu Bank on the public offering of overseas bonds worth USD 300 million
Advised Hana Bank on the public offering of overseas bonds worth USD 500 million
Advised KDB on the issuance of dim sum bonds worth 1 billion yuan
Advised Korea Gas Corporation on the Korea's first issuance of Canadian Maple Bonds worth C$300,000,000
Advised Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power on the public offering of overseas bonds worth USD 500 million
Advised purchasers of overseas bonds worth USD 1 billion publicly issued by Korea National Oil Corporation
Advised Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power on the public offering of overseas bonds worth USD 1 billion
Advised KDB on the issuance of Kauri bonds worth NZD 200 million
Advised a lead arranger on the paid-in capital increase assigned to shareholders by Shinhan Financial Group
Advised lenders on the refinancing of USD 2.5 billion for the acquisition of Novelis by Bank of America, N.A. and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Advised lenders on the refinancing of USD 6.5 billion for the acquisition of Edwards by Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch
Advised lenders on the refinancing of USD 125 million for the acquisition of GST Auto Leather by Bank of Newyork Mellon
Advised lenders on the deb adjustment by LG Philips Display Korea
Advised the Ministry of Economy and Finance/Financial Services Commission on the negotiations about the financial services under the Korea-US FTA and Korea-EU

Education

1990 Boston College Law School (J.D., cum laude)
1987 Ewha Womans University (B.A.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Getting the Deal Through: Acquisition Finance - Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2016-2018)
Awards
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Lawyer (2020)
IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer (2018-2022)
IFLR 1000 - Women Leaders (2021-2022)
Who's Who Legal - Leading Practitioner (2014-2015)

Qualifications

1991 New York

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