Ho Kyung CHANG

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-6564
  • F. +82-2-3404-7308
  • E. hokyung.chang@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Ho Kyung Chang joined Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in 2009 and has since worked extensively in advising major domestic and international private equity funds and multinational companies with a broad range of general corporate and transactional matters, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, financial transactions and corporate governance, among other areas of practice.

Throughout his career, Mr. Chang has represented major domestic and international private equity funds such as Affinity Equity, MBK Partners, Anchor Equity, VIG Partners, H&Q Korea Partners, Mirae Asset Partners, STIC Investments, Hanwha Asset Management and Hana Financial Investment, to name a few, in high-profile domestic and cross-border transactions, including investment in major domestic and foreign companies such as Kakao, Shinhan Financial Group, CJ Healthcare, Homeplus, Line Games, Serveone, 11st Street, LS Cable & System Asia, Selecta (Brazil), CJ CGV (HK), Century Logistics (Malaysia) and K-Swiss (USA).

Moreover, Mr. Chang has also represented top domestic and multinational corporations such as Samsung Electronics, Tesco, LG, Delivery Hero, Sony Music, CJ, KT, Dongbu, and Woongjin on major inbound and outbound transactions relating to share and asset purchases, joint ventures, divestments, spin-offs, and corporate restructurings. He has experience in many areas include the food industry, cargo logistics, hypermarket, online food delivery, MRO, fintech, healthcare, telecommunications, online gaming, entertainment and retail groups, among others.

Mr. Chang received his LL.B. from Seoul National University in 2005 and his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2014. He was admitted to the Korean and New York bars, and also worked as an international lawyer at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington D.C. He is currently a member of the Legal Advisory Panel for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Doing Business Abroad under the Ministry of Justice.

Representative Experience

2014-2015 International Lawyer, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington D.C.
2009-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
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2011-Present Member, Legal Advisory Panel for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Doing Business Abroad, Ministry of Justice

Representative Matters

Advised H&Q Korea Partners on its sale of Playtime Group
Advised H&Q Korea Partners on its investment in Lifegoeson Corp.
Advised on the formation of battery separator film joint venture in Hungary between LG Chemical and Toray
Advised Carlyle on its acquisition of A Twosome Place
Advised Anchor Equity on its investment in Market Kurly
Advised H&Q Korea Partners on its sale of Playtime Group
Advised H&Q Korea Partners on its investment in Lifegoeson Corp.
Advised on the formation of battery separator film joint venture in Hungary between LG Chemical and Toray
Advised Carlyle on its acquisition of A Twosome Place
Advised Anchor Equity on its investment in Market Kurly
Advised Aju IB / Stonebridge PE on their acquisition of Gugus / Gugus Yeongnam
Advised Softbank Vision Fund on its investment in Naver Z
Advised the sale of Perenne Bell to JKL Partners
Advised Softbank Vision Fund on its investment in Yanolja
Advised Styleshare on the sale of its equity to Musinsa
Advised FI investors including Reverent Partners on their investment in Daangn Market
Advised Softbank Vision Fund on its investment in Riiid
Advised H&Q Korea Partners on its acquisition of Lendit
Advised VIG Partners on its acquisition of The Skin Factory
Advised Anchor Equity on its investment in Kakaobank
Advised Affinity Equity on its investment in Shinhan Financial Group
Advised Anchor Equity on its investment in Kakao M
Advised MBK Partners on its investment in CJ CGV (HK)
Advised VIG Partners on its sale of Samyang Optics
Advised Affinity Equity on its acquisition of Serveone
Advised LG U-Plus on its acquisition of CJ Hello
Advised Anchor Equity on its acquisition of Solity
Advised Hana Financial Investment on its investment in Fresheasy
Advised Reverent Partners on its investment in Fadu
Advised Anchor Equity on its investment in Line Games
Advised H&Q Korea Partners on its investment in 11Street
Advised H&Q Korea Partners, Mirae Asset Partners and STIC Investment on their investment in CJ Healthcare
Advised Anchor Equity on its acquisition of food companies including Hyunjin Greenmeal, etc.
Advised Samsung Electronics on its sale of printing business division
Advised CJ CheilJedang on its acquisition of Selecta (Brazil)
Advised Affinity Equity on its sale of Loen Entertainment and its investment in Kakao
Advised Tesco on its sale of Homeplus
Advised Sony Music on its investment in KQ Entertainment
Advised Delivery Hero on its acquisition of Fly & Company
Advised H&Q Korea Partners on its investment in LS Cable & System Asia
Advised Shinhan Private Equity on its sale of Everdigm
Advised IBK/SK Securities PE on their investment in Molim
Advised Dominus Investment on its investment in K-Swiss
Advised Woongjin Holdings on its sale of Coway
Advised KT in connection with its restructuring including spin-off of KT Sat and establishment of KT Media Hub and business transfer thereto
Advised Dongbu Hannong on its establishment of a local joint venture in Australia

Education

2014 Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M.)
2009 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
2005 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
The Mergers & Acquisitions Review, 13th Edition: Korea Chapter (Co-author, The Law Reviews, 2019)
Getting the Deal Through - Joint Ventures: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019)
The Mergers & Acquisitions Review, 12th Edition: Korea Chapter (Co-author, The Law Reviews, 2018)
Getting the Deal Through - Joint Ventures: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2017)
Awards
The Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner (2018)
IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer (2022)

Qualifications

2015 New York
2009 Korea

Awards and Recognition