Jeongrai Cho's practice focuses mainly on financial regulation/supervision/permission, other financial disputes, M&As involving financial institutions, financing including structured finance, various funds, financial derivatives, and other financial litigations.
Mr. Cho studied Economics at Seoul National University, and Economics of Money and Banking at Seoul National University Graduate School. He is a finance lawyer with 24 years' practice experience at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. He has advised and represented clients in major financial deals/cases. Such examples include advice on financial institutions' restructuring and M&A (e.g. advising on liquidating five insolvent banks by using contract transfer method, a first for bank liquidation in Korea; advising on establishment of Shinhan Financial Group, a first financial holding company in Korea; advising on Shinhan Financial Group's acquisition of LG Card, the biggest M&A deal in history), advice on project finance (e.g. advising on project financing—the biggest deal in history—for Incheon International Airport Railroad), and advice and litigation involving all sorts of funds and derivative products.
Based on such experiences, Mr. Cho delivered lectures on financial transaction laws at the Judicial Research and Training Institute for seven years and also served as a member of numerous TFs established for amendments to financial laws.
Having majored in Economics and Monetary Economics in university and university graduate school, respectively, Mr. Cho has engaged in various works in the financial field throughout his 20+ years of service at BKL as an attorney in the Securities, Banking and Finance Practice Group.