Chinpyo PARK

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0677
  • F. +82-2-3404-7308
  • E. chinpyo.park@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Chinpyo Park's main practice focuses on energy investment and regulation, merger and acquisition and private investment. Mr. Park has extensive expertise and wide experience in regulations, agreements and investments in the energy sector such as electric power industry and gas industry including electricity market, power purchase agreement (PPA), LNG purchase agreement and terminal use agreement and legal issues on conversion of energy.

Mr. Park graduated from Seoul National University and Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea, before studying Energy and Resources Law at the University of Houston Law Center's LL.M. Program in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law.

Representative Experience

2004-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2001-2004 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army
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2019 Member, Expert Committee, Korea Electric Association
2019 Member, Fine Dust Environment Committee, Korean Bar Association
2019 Member, Energy Subcommittee, Korea Water Resources Association
2018-Present Member, Energy Development Expert Committee, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
2018-2021 Member, Subsidy Management Committee, Ministry of Economy and Finance
2018-2020 Expert Advisor, The Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation
2018 Expert Advisor, Korea Solar Power Industry Association
2017-2018 Expert Advisor, Sustainable Electric Power Policy Coalition
2016-2017 Member, 5th Receiving Base and Gas Industry Development Strategy Advisory Committee, Korea Gas Corporation
2015 KEPCO-Nominated Member, Forum on Electricity Law
2014-Present Member, Alternative Investment Committee, National Pension Service
2013-Present Research fellow, Energy & Mineral Resources Development Association of Korea

Representative Matters

Advised Korea Gas Corporation on individual charging system and other regulation under the Urban Gas Business Act
Advised Korea Electric Power Corporation on vesting contract with private coal-fired plants and by-product gas plants
Advised on the LNG agreement between KEPCO subsidiaries and private power plants
Advised SK Gas on the terminal use agreement
Advised on hydrogen fuel cell, photovoltaic, and wind power generation projects
Advised Korea Gas Corporation on individual charging system and other regulation under the Urban Gas Business Act
Advised Korea Electric Power Corporation on vesting contract with private coal-fired plants and by-product gas plants
Advised on the LNG agreement between KEPCO subsidiaries and private power plants
Advised SK Gas on the terminal use agreement
Advised on hydrogen fuel cell, photovoltaic, and wind power generation projects
Advised Eugene Super Freeze on regulation of cold energy business
Advised Keppel Infrastructure Trust on acquisition of Kyungnam Energy (including advise on all regulatory issues including urban gas charges)
Advised IMM Investment on investment in and acquisition of port, Celltrion Group company, CNCITY Energy, Najin Industry, etc.
Advised the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on the measures to improve overseas resource development fund laws
Advised Korea Electric Power corporation on the power purchase agreement (PPA) to build an eco-friendly energy self-reliant island in Ulleung-do
Advised Korea Development Institute on the preliminary feasibility study of Korea Gas Corporation's FLNG development project in Mozambique's Coral gas field and Rovuma LNG project
Advised the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on the feasibility study of the small LNG liquefaction plant in Saskatchewan, Canada
Provided a research report on the study of re-establishment of the roles and improvement plan for economy in the district electricity power business pursued by the Korea District Heating Corporation
Advised Korea Western Power on sale of photovoltaic generation project in Nevada, United States
Advised LG International Corp on acquisition of STX Energy
Advised Posco E&C on sale of equities in Taegisan Wind Power Plant
Advised lenders on Jeju Gimnyeong Wind Power Plant Project implemented
Advised Company A of its plan for the sale of the equity in the investment company which invested in Indonesia oil and gas fields
Provided various research reports including one on the review of success repayable loans of Energy & Mineral Resources Development Association of Korea
Advised Korea Southern Power on attraction of investment in Youngnam Natural Gas Power Plant Construction Project
Advised the refinancing project for Taegisan Wind Power Plant
Advised Hyundai Heavy Industries of its acquisition of management control over Hyundai Oilbank and the disputes related thereto
Advised on joint investment agreement on water treatment company by and between LG Electronics and Hitachi
Advised Asahi Glass Company on public purchase of Hankuk Electric Glass
Advised Hankook Tire on establishment of a plant in Indonesia
Advised on establishment of Troika Fund, the nation's overseas resources development fund

Education

2012 University of Houston Law Center (LL.M.)
2001 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1998 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
LNG: Fuel For a Changing World (Korean translation, original was written by Michael D. Tusiani, Gordon Shearer) (Co-translator, Sigma Press, 2017)
Analysis of Key Terms and Conditions of LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement and Terminal Use Agreement (Foundation for Overseas Resources Development, 2019)
Fuel for a Changing World, Reader Contribution No. 1-12 (The Korea Electric Times, 2018)
Electricity Regulation, Getting the Deal Through: Korea Chapter (Lexology, 2017)
Governance of the Grand Energy Transition and Measures for Expanded Role of LNG Power Generation, Journal Winter Issue (The Korea Gas Union, 2017)
Risks of New and Renewable Energy Regulations and Possible Solutions, Legal Insight (Yonhap Infomax, 2017)
Gas Regulation, Getting the Deal Through 14th Ed: Korea Chapter (Lexology, 2016)
Analysis of Legal System for Resource Development in Central and South America—Legal Framework on Mineral Resource Development in Peru Vol. 9 (Energy & Mineral Resources Development Association of Korea, 2015)
Study on Improvement of Mandatory Renewable Portfolio Standard Policy, Environmental Series (Korean Bar Association, 2014)
Overview of Petroleum Gas Legislation in North America (Collected Papers of the Association for Research on the Legislation on Resources and Energy, 2013)
Korea M&A review in Korea (International Mergers & Acquisitions Review, 2013)
Proposals to Reform the Tender Offer Regulation, BFL No. 55 (Seoul National University Center for Financial Law, 2012)
The Investigation into a New Cognitive Framework for Corporate Governance—An Essay on Corporate Governance Model based on the Investment Contract Hypothesis, Law Review Vol. 2 (Seoul National University Press, 2011)
General Partner of Limited Partnership Collective Investment Scheme and Embezzlement—ocused on the Corporate Restructuring Corporate under the former Industrial Development Act, BFL No. 39 (Seoul National University Center for Financial Law, 2010)
Study on the Method for the Improvement of Overseas Resources Development Business Act (Co-author, Collected Papers of the Association for Research on the Legislation on Resources and Energy, 2010)
Introduction of Controlling Shares as Takeover Defense, Corporate Governance Structure Review Vol. 29 (Korea Corporate Governance Service, 2006)
Peform Plan for the Act on the Structural Improvement of the Financial Industry—Consideration of Problems in Provisions for Handling Insolvent Financial Institutions, BFL No. 7 (Seoul National University Center for Financial Law, 2004)
Activity
Toward Increased Flexibility and Competition in East-Asian LNG Markets (The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, 2019)
Proposer, Discussion on Legal Issues in Granting the Status of Permanent Employee to Workers Dispatched by the Private Sector to the Public Sector of Electricity Industry (National Assembly, 2019)
Speaker, Legal Issues regarding Electricity Market Mechanisms and Seeking of Alternatives (Electric Power Forum, 2019)
Speaker, Mineral Resources Session: Approval Process and Case Analysis of Mine Development in Australia (Energy & Mineral Resources Development Association of Korea, 2017)
Speaker, Where Korea's Renewable Sector Is Headed Amid Evolution in Energy Policy (IPFA Asia / Moody's Investors Service & Macquarie Capital, 2017)
Speaker, Reform of Legal System for Expanded Role of LNG Power Generation—Seminar on Role of New Climate Regime and LNG Industry (Energy Economic News, 2017)
Lecturer, Asset Management Specialist Training Course for International Law and Natural Resources Development in relation to Overseas Oil and Gas Exploration Projects (Energy & Mineral Resources Development Association of Korea, 2015-2017)
Speaker, Foreign Investment and Petroleum Legislation in Turkmenistan (The Federation of Korean Industries, 2013)
Awards
IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer (2018-2022)
Getting the Deal Through: Electricity Regulation - National expert (2018)

Qualifications

2001 Korea

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition