Kee Won SHIN

  • Senior Foreign Attorney
  • T. +82-2-3404-0272
  • F. +82-2-3404-7688
  • E. keewon.shin@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Kee Won Shin is a senior foreign attorney of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (BKL) who has been focusing on corporate legal affairs, capital market and fair trade for the last 20 years.

Mr. Shin graduated Yale University and earned J.D. from Columbia Law School. Since he was admitted to the New York Bar in 2002, he has worked in New York and the Hong Kong office of Davis, Polk & Wardwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and Lee & Ko LLC in Seoul.

Representative Experience

2020-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2016-2020 Foreign Attorney, Lee & Ko LLC
2008-2016 Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Hong Kong
2006-2008 Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Hong Kong
2004-2006 National Court Administration, Supreme Court of Korea
2001-2004 Associate, Winston & Strawn LLP, New York

Representative Matters

Represented a Korean airline company in connection with the establishment of an unincorporated joint venture with a foreign airline company, and advised on multi-jurisdictional merger notification and regulatory filing matters
Represented a science research company in connection with regulatory matters, including interactions with the Korea Fair Trade Commission as well as organizing and conducting compliance training programs
Represented shipping companies in connection with investigation by the Korea Fair Trade Commission in connection with alleged collusion and provided advice on various regulatory and criminal matters in connection therewith
Represented a semiconductor service provider in connection with merger notification in Korea for the proposed merger with a capital equipment company, which was ultimately terminated due to antitrust concerns raised in the United States
Represented a major international financial institution in connection with various F/X related investigations by the Korea Fair Trade Commission
Antitrust/Competition Transactions
Represented a Korean airline company in connection with the establishment of an unincorporated joint venture with a foreign airline company, and advised on multi-jurisdictional merger notification and regulatory filing matters
Represented a science research company in connection with regulatory matters, including interactions with the Korea Fair Trade Commission as well as organizing and conducting compliance training programs
Represented shipping companies in connection with investigation by the Korea Fair Trade Commission in connection with alleged collusion and provided advice on various regulatory and criminal matters in connection therewith
Represented a semiconductor service provider in connection with merger notification in Korea for the proposed merger with a capital equipment company, which was ultimately terminated due to antitrust concerns raised in the United States
Represented a major international financial institution in connection with various F/X related investigations by the Korea Fair Trade Commission
Represented a Korean electronics company and a foreign semiconductor company as interested third parties in connection with the Korea Fair Trade's investigation of a U.S. company
Represented various multinational clients, on the review and preparation of various distribution and other agreements to be used against Korean counterparties, in accordance with the applicable Korean antitrust and fair trade laws
Corporate Transactions
Represented the majority shareholder of a Korean home interior product manufacturer in connection with the sale of shares to a private investment firm, valued at approximately US$550 million
Represented a Korean multiplex cinema chain in connection with joint venture, guarantee and share pledge agreements for investment in the largest shareholder of an Indonesian cinema chain
Capital Markets Transactions
Issuer's counsel to a camera parts supplier in its initial public offering on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, including a public offering in Hong Kong and a private placement outside Hong Kong pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S
Transaction counsel to Korean public corporation and the dealers/underwriters in the establishment and updates of US$8 billion GMTN Programme by the corporation and drawdowns under the Programme in November 2010 (US$700 million), October 2011 (US$1 billion), March 2012 (US$1 billion), January 2014 (US$1 billion) and July 2014 (US$500 million)
Transaction counsel to a Korean bank and the dealers/underwriters in the updates of the bank's US$6 billion GMTN Programme and drawdowns under the Programme in April 2010 (US$500 million), April 2011 (US$500 million), December 2011 (US$500 million), February 2012 (US$500 million), January 2013 (US$500 million), September 2013 (US$300 million) and October 2014 (US$300 million Tier II)
Transaction counsel to a foreign oil company, Korean public corporation and the underwriters in a US$630 million Guaranteed Notes offering by the foreign oil company, guaranteed by the Korean public corporation in May 2013
Counsel to a Korean retail company in a Won 312.2 billion US Dollar-Settled Zero Coupon Exchangeable Bonds in January 2013
Transaction counsel to a Korean bank and the dealers/underwriters in the update and drawdown under the bank's US$8 billion GMTN Programme in July 2012 (US$500 million)
Counsel to a Korean retail company in a US$400 million standalone Rule 144A/Regulation S debt offering in May 2012
Transaction counsel to a Korean telecommunications company and the underwriters in a US$300 million standalone Regulation S debt offering in January 2012. (English law) Also prepared and filed the company's annual report on Form 20-F to the SEC for fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013
Counsel to a Korean life insurance company in a Rule 144A/Regulation S initial public offering registered in Korea, which was the biggest IPO in Korea, in April 2010
Counsel to a Korean holding company in a Rule 144A/Regulation S initial public offering registered in Korea in November 2009
Counsel to a Korean public corporation in a US$1 billion standalone Rule 144A/Regulation S debt offering in July 2009
Counsel to foreign banks in US$ 1 billion debt offering by Philippine's asset management company in May 2009
Counsel to the Republic of Korea in a SEC-registered shelf offering of US$1.5 billion in bonds in April 2009 and of US$1 billion in September 2013
Counsel to a Korean telecommunications company in filing of a F-4 registration statement with the SEC in connection with a merger of a subsidiary in February 2009
Counsel to underwriters in several SEC-registered shelf offerings by the Republic of Philippines between 2008 and 2010

Education

2001 Columbia Law School (J.D.)
1998 Yale University (B.A.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Amendments to the KFTC Merger Review Guidelines, Legal Development Articles (Co-author, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2019)

Qualifications

2010 Hong Kong
2002 New York