Cleary Gottlieb has extensive experience in a wide variety of public and private sector transactions involving Korea.  The firm assists Korean clients with their capital raising, overseas investment and other activities and assists non-Korean clients in direct investment in Korea.  These transactions often require advice with respect to a variety of issues, including finance, corporate governance, tax and disclosure of information.

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Practice Highlights What Others Say About Our Practice

The Export-Import Bank of Korea in $2.25 Billion Dual Tranche Notes Offering

Samsung Group’s Cheil Industries in $1.4 Billion IPO

Republic of Korea in Won 940 Billion Block Sales of Industrial Bank of Korea Shares

MBK Partners in Acquisition of ING Life Insurance Korea

The Republic of Korea in U.S. $1 Billion & €750 Million Dual Tranche Notes Offering

The Korea Development Bank in $1.5 Billion Dual Tranche Notes Offering

Korea National Oil Corporation in $250 Million and $550 Million Dual Tranche Takedown

KT Corporation in Dual Tranche Notes Offering

The Export-Import Bank of Korea in Notes Offering

CJ HelloVision in IPO

South Korea International Firm of the Year
Chambers Asia, 2013 and 2015
All-Star Firm for Investment Funds
The Asian Lawyer, 2014
Korea Deal of the Year and Equity Deal of the Year
(Hyundai Rotem's IPO)
Asian Legal Business, 2014
M&A Deal of the Year
(Acquisition of ING Life Insurance Korea by MBK Partners)
Asian Legal Business, 2014
"By far, they have the most coverage and experience in this market."

"They have a global practice, which is very well respected."
Chambers Asia, 2015
"In the capital markets space, its lawyers offer considerable experience in representing Korean issuers, and have recently undertaken a number of high-value debt offerings. ...Also regarded for its work in South Korea acting for international fund houses on inbound investments..."

'I think they are well resourced to handle large-scale transactions and co-ordinate them across various jurisdictions.'"
Chambers Global, 2014