Yoon Hyoung JEONG

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-6576
  • F. +82-2-3404-7307
  • E. yoonhyoung.jeong@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Since joining Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in 2010, Yoon Hyoung Jeong has been actively advising in the corporate, M&A and financial regulatory sectors; and has worked extensively with major domestic and international private equity funds, multinational corporations, financial services firms, and institutional investors in a broad range of general corporate and transactional matters, including inbound and outbound cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign-direct investments, private equity transactions, and corporate restructurings, among other areas of practice. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Jeong has represented major domestic and multinational corporations, financial services firms, and institutional investors such as Hana Financial Group, Shinhan Financial Group, Samsung Group, Shinsegae Group, LIG Group, LF Group, Ardian Group, Yuanta Financial Group, Fubon Financial Group; and top domestic and foreign private equity funds such as The Carlyle Group, Softbank Vision Fund, Baring Private Equity Asia, and Macquarie Capital Korea in high profile domestic and cross-border transactions relating to securities and asset purchases, joint ventures, divestments, spin-offs, and corporate restructurings. His many areas of expertise include a range of financial industries sectors such as banking, insurance, securities trading/brokerage and fintech.

Mr. Jeong received his LL.B. from Korea University Law School in 2004 and his LL.M. from Duke University School of Law in 2017. He was admitted to the Korean and New York Bar, and also worked as a visiting attorney at White & Case's Seoul office in 2017-2018.

Representative Experience

2017-2018 Visiting Attorney, White & Case LLP, Seoul
2010-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Representative Matters

Advised Tving on the attraction of pre-IPO investment from JCGI and ViacomCBS
Advised Eugene Group on the sale of Eugene Savings Bank
Advised a major shareholder of LIG on the sale of old shares in KCGI fund
Advised Keystone PE on its investment in Mugunghwa Trust
Advised Dominus Investment on its pre-IPO investment in Hallacast
Advised Tving on the attraction of pre-IPO investment from JCGI and ViacomCBS
Advised Eugene Group on the sale of Eugene Savings Bank
Advised a major shareholder of LIG on the sale of old shares in KCGI fund
Advised Keystone PE on its investment in Mugunghwa Trust
Advised Dominus Investment on its pre-IPO investment in Hallacast
Advised Shinhan Life Insurance and Orange Life Insurance on the merger between those two companies
Advised Shinhan Financial Group on its acquisition of a JV stake in Shinhan Asset Management (formerly known as Shinhan BNPP Asset Management)
Advised Shinsegae Group on the transfer of SSG PAY business between its affiliates
Represented Hana Financial Group in its acquisition of Hana Non Life Insurance (formerly known as The-K Non Life Insurance)
Represented Hana Financial Group in LINE's acquisition of new shares of KEB Hana Indonesia
Represented Shinhan Financial Group in its acquisition of Asia Trust
Represented Fubon Life Insurance in its acquisition of Fubon Hyundai Life
Represented LF in its acquisition of Koramco Reits & Trust
Represented VIG Partners in its sale of Burger King Korea
Advised Samsung Life Insurance on its acquisition of equity in Samsung Card
Represented LIG Group in its sale of LIG Insurance to KB Financial Group
Represented DGB Financial Group in its acquisition of DGB Insurance (formerly known as Woori Aviva Insurance)
Represented Yuanta Financial Group (Taiwan) in its acquisition of Yuanta Securities (formerly known as Tongyang Securities)
Represented Hana Financial Group in its comprehensive stock swap with Korean Exchange Bank and merger between Korean Exchange Bank and Hana Bank
Advised on IMM Investment's sale of equity in Midas
Represented Hana Financial Group in a merger between PT Bank KEB Indonesia and PT Bank Hana
Represented Baring Asset Management Limited on its acquisition of Baring Asset Management (formerly known as SEI Asset Korea Asset Management)
Advised Standard Chartered PEF's on its investment in RCPS of Smoothie King Korea
Advised Shinhan Financial Group's on its acquisition of Ye Han Byul Savings Bank and the merger between Shinhan Savings Bank and Ye Han Byul Savings Bank

Education

2017 Duke University School of Law (LL.M.)
2010 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
2004 Korea University (LL.B.)

Qualifications

2020 New York
2010 Korea