Sungmin CHO

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-6516
  • F. +82-2-3404-0803
  • E. sungmin.cho@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Sungmin Cho is a partner in Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. Mr. Cho's practice focuses on: M&A transactions, general advice on corporate legal affairs, litigation cases involving companies, and advice on real estate transactions. He joined BKL after completing the Judicial Research and Training Institute course and serving his military duties. Since joining BKL, he has advised on M&A transactions and other general corporate legal affairs. He also gained a variety of experience while representing many corporate clients in their litigation cases.

Representative Experience

2015-2016 Reed Smith LLP, Silicon Valley
2008-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2005-2008 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Navy

Representative Matters

Advised Hyundai/Kia Motors on their investment in Code42
Advised Pin Therapeutics, a biotech venture firm, on its investment attraction
Advised Chinese Doublestar on its acquisition of Kumho Tire
Advised U-Base on the sale of its shares
Advised HMM on its acquisitions of (i) the shares in TTI, a US container terminal manaagement company, (ii) the shares in Hanjin Pacific, Taiwanese terminal management company, and (iii) the shares in TTIA, a container terminal management company based in Alhesyras, Spain
Start up
Advised Hyundai/Kia Motors on their investment in Code42
Advised Pin Therapeutics, a biotech venture firm, on its investment attraction
Advised GS Home Shopping on its investment in Cookat
Advised Lotte Shopping on its equity investment in the U.S. based Fyusion
Advised IMM Investment on its equity investment in Daewon C&M
Advised L&P Cosmetics with the ownreship of Mediheal on the sale of its minority shares
Advised KDB Infra on its investment in veture capital firms
M&A
Advised Chinese Doublestar on its acquisition of Kumho Tire
Advised U-Base on the sale of its shares
Advised HMM on its acquisitions of (i) the shares in TTI, a US container terminal manaagement company, (ii) the shares in Hanjin Pacific, Taiwanese terminal management company, and (iii) the shares in TTIA, a container terminal management company based in Alhesyras, Spain
Advised Orchard One on its acquisition of Pizza Hut Korea and execution of MFA
Advised Korea Alcohol Industrial on its acquisition of Cyndiff
Advised LG Electronics on its acquisition of Robostar
Advised KT Group on the sale of Tax Refund Business Division of KTS, one of its affiliates
Advised Creditor Banks' Group including KDB on the sale of STX
Advised Samsung Everland, a Korean themepark operation and construction company, in its acquisition of the fashion business of Cheil Industries a Korean fashion company and affiliate of Samsung Group
Advised Samsung Electronics, a listed Korea company, in the sale of joint venture shares with Toshiba engaging in manufacture and sale of optical disk drives to the third party
Advised Samsung C&T Corporation, a listed Korean trading company, in its acquisition of shares in Seoul Lakeside a golf club operation company
Advised Woongjin Holdings, a listed Korea holding company, in the sale of shares in Woonjin Chemical a listed Korean fiber and filter manufacturer
Advised Hankook Tire, a listed Korean worldwide tire manufacturer, in relation to its corporate restructuring
Advised Oak Investment, a US-based fund, in its sale of shares in CDNetworks
Advised Sensata Korea, a Korean auto part manufacturer, in its acquisition of sensor business of Honeywell Korea, which was a part of global transaction
Advised So-net Entertainment Corporation, a Japanese entertainment company, in its investment in Chorokbaem Media and Pledis, Korean entertainment companies
Advised Shinhan PE on its attempted acqusition of the equity shares in Kleannara (fka. Daehan Pulp)
Advised selling shareholders in the sale of shares in Ticket Monster a Korean social commerce company
Advised SK Planet, a Korean information technology company, in its acquisition of shares in Madsmart Co., Ltd., a Korean start-up company developing mobile messenger.
Advised Dongbu Farm Hannong, a Korean agricultural company, in its acquisition of the seed business of Monsanto Korea a member of GMO food and seed company
Advised Doran Capital, an Asia based real property fund, in its sale of the Bundang Seohyun building
Advised Hanwha Group, in its acquisition of German solar cells manufacturer Q-Cells
Advised Sambo Motors, a listed Korean auto part manufacturer, in its acquisition of shares in Prako and Najeon, Korean auto part manufacturers
Advised ED&F Man Group, a worldwide terminal operation company, in its sale of Westway Terminals Korea
Advised Hanjin Shipping, a listed Korean shipping company, in relation to transfer of terminal operation business in Busan Northport of its subsidiary to Sebang Busan Terminal a new terminal operation company in Busan Northport
Restructuring
Advised Mulberry on the establishment of a joint venture company named Mulberry Korea and its conversion into its 100% subsidiary
Advised Dongmoon Construction and its affiliates on their respective corporate restructuring and completion of workout program
Advised on the merger between Kakao and Kakao M and spin-off using the in-kind investment
Advised KT, a listed Korean telecommunication company, in dissolution of its subsidiary
Advised Korail, a national railroad operation company, in Yongsan Development Project
Advised Paper Corea, a listed Korean paper manufacture company, in relation to its corporate restructuring scheme

Education

2015 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (LL.M.)
2005 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
2001 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Qualifications

2005 Korea