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Welcome to the ALB Korea Law Awards 2019

 

Date:    Friday, November 15, 2019   New Event Date!
Time:    6:30pm sharp, cocktail
Venue:  Conrad Seoul  - Park Ballroom, 5F     New Venue !
             10 Gukjegeumyung-ro Yeouido Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, 07326, South Korea

 
Asian Legal Business (ALB) is proud to present the ALB Korea Law Awards 2019, now in its 7th year. These prestigious awards will pay tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams in Korea and around the region. Put forth your own law firm, in-house team or other teams you have worked with in the past year to recognize their accomplishments and efforts.

The process will culminate in an awards ceremony on November 15, 2019. Come and celebrate legal excellence with us! This black-tie banquet will be a night filled with thrill and entertainment, graced by illustrious members of the bench, legal associations and business circles, law firms and in-house departments and more. 

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

We highly encourage all local and international law firms, individuals and in-house teams to submit. Contact Harmony on harmony.tam@thomsonreuters.com to receive the most up-to-date event information.

For sponsorship opportunities and audience profiles in the past awards, please contact Amantha at amantha.chia@tr.com or +65 6870 3917. 

 

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GUEST OF HONOUR

O-Gon Kwon
President, Korean Society of Law
President, Assembly of States Parties, International Criminal Court

Mr. O-Gon Kwon serves as the President of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court as well as the President of the Korean Society of Law, which is the association of all jurists in Korea.

Previously, Kwon worked as a judge of the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia for 15 years from 2001 to 2016. Prior to his international career, Kwon served in the judiciary of the Republic of Korea for 22 years as a judge in various courts.

Kwon holds an LL.B. (1976) an LL.M. (1983) from Seoul National University College of Law. He also holds an LL.M. (1985) from Harvard Law School.

Kwon received a Moran Medal, Order of Civil Merit, from the President of the Republic of Korea in 2008. He also received the Korean Legal Culture Award from the Korean Bar Association in 2013, the Youngsan Legal Culture Award in 2011 and the Kyungam Special Award in 2018. Further, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Asialaw in 2017. He was also nominated as the Lawyer of the Year by the Legal Press Club in 2009.

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AWARD CATEGORIES

 

DEAL CATEGORIES

1. Debt Market Deal of the Year
2. Equity Market Deal of the Year 
3. M&A Deal of the Year
4. Project Finance Deal of the Year (NEW!)
5. Real Estate Deal of the Year
6. Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year  
 

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

1.        Dealmaker of the Year

2.       Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year

3.       Foreign Lawyer of the Year (NEW!)

4.       In-House Lawyer of the Year

5.       Managing Partner of the Year

6.       Woman Lawyer of the Year

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM CATEGORIES

 1.   Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

2.    Construction and Heavy Industries In-House Team of the Year

3.    Innovative In-House Team of the Year

4.    Retail and Manufacturing In-House Team of the Year

5.    Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

6.    LAB Partners Award Korea In-House Team of the Year

 

LAW FIRM CATEGORIES 

1.     Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

2.    Boutique Law Firm of the Year

3.    Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

4.    International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

5.    International Deal Firm of the Year

6.    International Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

7.     Korea Deal Firm of the Year

8.    Korea Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

9.    Korea Practice Foreign Law Firm of the Year

10.   Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

11.   Litigation Law Firm of the Year

12.   Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year

13.   Maritime Law Firm of the Year

14.   Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year

15.   Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year

16.   Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year

17.   Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

18.   Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year 

19.   Refinitiv Award Korea Law Firm of the Year

 

 

                            SUBMISSIONS FORM:                           

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Firm Category - Korea Deal Firm of the Year and International Deal Firm of the Year

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                       IMPORTANT DATES                         
Opening of submissions | July 19
Submission deadline  | September 11 (extended)
Online announcement of finalists | Early October
Awards ceremony | November 15

                 SUBMISSION INQUIRIES                       

Harmony Tam
Events Researcher
+852 28415783
 
Tracy Li
Senior Awards and Operations Manager
+852 2847 2046

 

JUDGING PANEL

Each year, ALB invites an independent judging panel of senior and expert legal industry leaders from various sectors corresponding to the diverse list of award categories. ALB is pleased to introduce some of the distinguished judges. The rest of the panel will be revealed on the evening of the awards.

Douglas Leys
General Counsel, Green Climate Fund

Douglas Leys Q.C. is a graduate of the faculty of law at the University of the West Indies in 1982, (Barbados) and the Norman Manley Law School in Kingston Jamaica.

In 1995-96 he received a Fulbright Fellowship which he completed while attending American and Georgetown universities in Washington, D.C. where he specialized in International Financial Law and Securities Regulation. During this period, he also completed his professional attachment at the Inter-American Investment Corporation now IDB Invest.

In May 2003, Mr. Leys was seconded to the Caribbean Development Bank in Barbados as General Counsel and was a member of the Bank’s executive management. He has structured a number of loans, bonds, and swap transactions for the Bank as well as international debt restructuring for Grenada and Dominica.

In May 2008, he was appointed Solicitor General for Jamaica and was conferred with the appointment of Queen’s Counsel. In this capacity he has represented the Government of Jamaica before the UK-based Privy Council and the Caribbean Court of Justice and in numerous other regional and international transactions and arbitrations.

In February 2018 he was appointed General Counsel of the Green Climate Fund the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change flagship finance institution for financing climate change activities headquartered in Songdo South Korea where he continues to serve in that capacity. 

Sven-Erik Batenburg
Director of Legal & International Affairs, European Chamber of Commerce in Korea

Mr. Sven-Erik Batenburg is the Director of Legal & International Affairs at the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea, a non-profit organization for companies conducting business in or related to Korea.

In this capacity, Sven’s advocates for a fair business environment on behalf of ECCK’s 360 member companies. As part of such, Sven operates an IPR Committee, which provides assistance to member companies facing intellectual property issues, serves as the prime communication channel with government authorities on IP matters and raises public awareness of IP challenges and the impact of the counterfeit industry.  The IPR Committee has been responsible for the initiation of the ‘Seoul Low Visibility’ project, the development and operation of three-day IP Capacity Building workshops, engagement with online intermediaries on online enforcement and has provided extensive input to the European Commission for its preparation of its Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List.

Before joining ECCK, Sven was responsible for the expansion and protection of the trademark portfolio of an iconic consumer FMCG brand.  Prior to that, Sven worked as Legal Staff at the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), where he was in charge of the “.NL” domain name dispute resolution system.

Sven holds a Master’s degree in Information Law from the University of Amsterdam.

Sharon Kim
General Counsel, HSBC

Sharon Kim is currently the General Counsel at HSBC, Seoul.  HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world, with operations in 65 countries and territories connecting customers with opportunities since 1865. 

Sharon is an experienced banking and corporate lawyer of 20+ years.  She leads the HSBC legal team in Korea covering the bank, securities and fund administration company.  Prior to joining HSBC, Sharon was with Standard Chartered Bank Korea for 13 years holding various roles such as the Head of Compliance, Commercial, Corporate & Institutional Banking and as the Deputy Head of Legal, Commercial, Corporate &d Institutional Banking.  She also worked at law firms both in Korea and United States before joining the banking industry.

Hayoung Hailey Kim
Senior Managing Legal Director, 
Dell Technologies

Hailey Kim is a senior managing legal director at Dell Technologies. After Dell-EMC merger in 2016, Hailey has been covering both Dell and EMC business in Korea. Her responsibilities include business support and compliance for both entities.  She is part of Dell’s Asia Ethics Investigation Team and leads Compliance Controls Committee for Dell EMC Korea.

Prior to Dell, Hailey was the deputy general counsel at AIA Life Insurance Korea Branch, where Hailey advised on general insurance matters, privacy issues and compliance cases. Before AIA Life Insurance, Hailey was a cross-border investment counsel at Samsung Life Insurance advising on capital market and cross-border investment deals. She is a US licensed attorney, admitted to practice in the State of California in 2006.

Dow Kim
General Counsel, Kering Korea

Dow Kim is the General Counsel at Kering Korea Ltd. He is responsible for legal and compliance affair for the businesses of all Kering Group Brands in Korea.

Kering Group is a global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Maisons in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watchmaking: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear.

Prior to Kering, Dow worked for Oracle Korea as Senior Legal Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for 11 years. He is experienced in (i) engaging in IP rights related matters including without limitation IP litigation, (ii) engaging in licensing and services transactions and mergers and acquisitions, (iii) leading the operations of the legal department at Oracle Korea with over 1300 employees, (iv) serving as a liaison between Oracle Korea and Oracle Corporation (“Oracle HQ”) and harmonizing the cultural and differences between them. 

Jihyun Cathie Tak
Counsel and Trust & Compliance Officer, IBM

Jihyun "Cathie" Tak is Counsel and Trust & Compliance Officer at IBM with private and public practice and in-house experiences in Korea and Washington DC.  As Trust & Compliance Officer at IBM, Cathie has been focusing on anti-bribery and compliance advising internal clients on relevant laws and leading compliance operations in Korea and throughout Asia.  Cathie also oversees internal investigations and provides legal advice and recommendations to improve the client's compliance programs in Asia Pacific, Greater China Group, and Japan.  Prior to joining IBM, Cathie was Litigation Counsel at LG Display with extensive experience in anti-trust litigation and regulatory proceedings in various jurisdictions.  She also has experience and knowledge in international trade by working on World Trade Organization disputes as Legal Counsel at the Korean Ministry of Foreign as well as by working as an attorney at a Washington DC-based law firm representing clients in anti-dumping investigations and litigations. 

David Soonyoub Kwon
Compliance Officer for North East Asia, Ericsson

David SY Kwon is currently working as a Compliance Officer responsible for Market Area North East Asia ("MNEA") covering Mainland China, Hong Kong & Macau, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.

For this role, his responsibility is to implement Ericsson’s ethics and compliance program into MNEA.  He also has the group responsibility for three compliance areas: Anti-corruption, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Trust.

He has around 20 years of working experience in legal and compliance.  In his capacity as a Head of Legal & Compliance Officer of Multi-National Companies, he has also been involved in data privacy and trade compliance since 2005.  

Prior to taking this role within Ericsson, he was a Legal Director responsible for several Ericsson entities in Korea and overseas subsidiaries in Thailand and Vietnam.

Before joining Ericsson Group, he worked for several multinational companies as well as a renowned local company. He is an attorney at law (DC Bar) and a Certified Compliance Ethics Professional-International (CCEP-I). 

Daniel Kim
Associate General Counsel / Head of Legal KoreaDeutsche Securities Korea, Deutsche Bank Group

Daniel Kim is the Head of Legal at Deutsche Securities Korea/Deutsche Bank Group Korea. In this capacity, Daniel covers and manages the legal risks of three Deutsche Bank Group entities in Korea (including Deutsche Securities Korea and Deutsche Bank Seoul Branch).   He has held this position from 2007, prior to which he lived in Hong Kong and worked for Deutsche Bank Group as a legal counsel for 4 years from 2003 to 2007.  

Daniel joined Deutsche Bank Group in 2001 and prior to that he worked as a foreign legal consultant for various law firms in Korea for 7 years, slight foolishly believing that in “one or two more years” the Korean government would finally open up the legal market.   

He received his BA degree in philosophy from UCLA and a JD degree from UCLA Law School and was admitted to the California Bar. 

Daniel is a believer in faith, not fate, and an avid sports fan, especially of the Lakers (NBA), the Dodgers (MLB) and the Korean Men’s National Soccer team, and particularly welcomes any discussion on the latter three.  

Yong-Tae Lee, Esq.
Professor, Intellectual Property Department, Dongguk University

Yong-Tae Lee is a professor at the Intellectual Property Department, Donnguk University, Seoul, Korea. He is a US licensed attorney, admitted to the state of New York, USA in 1992, and received Juris Doctor at West Virginia University, USA in 1992 and LLB at Kyungbuk National University, Korea in 1985.

Before teaching intellectual property laws as Professor at Donnguk University, he has worked as Senior Management Executive for Samsung Electronics, Samsung SDI and Seoul Semiconductor, as Partner for Kasan IP & Law Firm, and as Legal Advisor for Ministry of National Planning & Economic Development, Myanmar.  

He has over twenty five years of legal experiences as in-house counsel and licensing executive in the various practice areas of (a) local and international business transactions and claims/litigations, (b) legal compliance and (c) intellectual properties involving patent prosecution, patent portfolio management, and infringement claim/litigation with a focus on licensing.

Choong-Kee Lee
Professor of Law, Hongik University

Choong-Kee Lee is the Professor, Former Dean of College of Law at Hongik University. He is also acting as Vice President of Korea Trust Association, Korean Association of Fair Economy and Korea Law Professors Association. In 1986 he received LLB at Seoul National University, and LLM of Cambridge University in 1991. In 1994, he received PHD at Sheffield University. Mr. Lee's publishing include Standard Text Books :Trust Law; Fiduciary Law; Law of Non-Profit Organisations. 

Mr. Lee advised Government ministries, including Ministry of Justice on Enactment/Amendment of Trust Act, Financial Supervisory Commission on Enactment of Asset Management Act, Ministry of Labor on Enactment of Retirement Pension Protection Act and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transportation on Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Data.

Mr. Lee conducted National R&Ds include Introduction and Regulation of Autonomous Vehicles and designing national platform for mobility data.

and many more... 

 

 

FINALISTS**

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INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Dealmaker of the Year
Jaewoo Lee, Ropes & Gray
Kwangbok Kim, LAB Partners
Sang Gon Kim, Lee & Ko
Seong Hoon (Sean) Yi, KL Partners
Sky Yang, Bae, Kim & Lee
Sung Jin Kim, Yoon & Yang
Tong Gun Lee, Shin & Kim
Wan Suk Kim, Kim & Chang

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year 
Byung Chol Yoon, Kim & Chang
Dong Ryul Choi, Yulchon
Doo Sik Kim, Shin & Kim
John P. Bang, Bae, Kim & Lee
Mike McClure, Herbert Smith Freehills
Seon Tae Kim, Lee & Ko
Seung Ryong Yoo, Yoon & Yang

Foreign Lawyer of the Year
Chung In Anthony Choi, Yulchon
Daniel de Bruycker, McDonald's Korea
Frank S. Shyn, Lee & Ko
Jay Im, Netflix Korea
John Kim, Ashurst
John Kim, KL Partners
Mike McClure, Herbert Smith Freehills
Myung Ahn Kim, Yoon & Yang
Robert Young, Shin & Kim
Robin J. Baik, Kobre & Kim
Seung Hyo (Sam) Baek, DR & AJU
William Yongkyun Kim, Ropes & Gray

In-House Lawyer of the Year
Andrew Hong, KSOE
Byoungrae Lee, SK Holdings
Chin Hyock Choi, WeWork Korea
Dokyung Kim, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Hunyoung Lee, ING Bank N.V.
Hyounggon Kim, Korea International, Ltd.
Jae Youp Park, Schneider Electric
Jay Im, Netflix Korea
Moses Sye, Hyundai Corp
Yoo Ree Kim, Teva Pharmaceutical

Managing Partner of the Year
Beomsu Kim, KL Partners
Dongho Lee, Herbert Smith Freehills
Kye Sung Chung, Kim & Chang
William Yongkyun Kim, Ropes & Gray
Young Hee Jo, LAB Partners

Woman Lawyer of the Year
Anna Chung, Shearman & Sterling
Dana Kim, Herbert Smith Freehills
Hyunjoo Oh, Lee & Ko
Jiyeon Park, Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim Yae Jin, Woo & Partners
Kyoung Yeon Kim, Yulchon
Yoo Ree Kim, Teva Pharmaceutical
Young Hee Jo, LAB Partners
Yunjoh Lee, Kim & Chang
Helen Pak, Shin & Kim

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IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
ING Bank N.V.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Construction and Heavy Industries In-House Team of the Year
Korea International, Ltd.
KSOE

Innovative In-House Team of the Year
McDonald’s Korea
Samsung SDS
Schneider Electric
WeWork Korea

Retail and Manufacturing In-House Team of the Year
GSK
McDonald’s Korea
Schneider Electric
Teva Pharmaceutical

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
Big Hit Entertainment
eBay Korea
Netflix Korea
Samsung SDS

LAB Partners Award Korea In-House Team of the Year
Big Hit Entertainment
eBay Korea
GSK
Korea International, Ltd.
KSOE
McDonald’s Korea
Netflix Korea
Samsung SDS
Schneider Electric
SK Holdings
WeWork Korea

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FIRM CATEGORIES

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
LAB Partners
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Accelsior Partners
KL Partners
LAB Partners
RosettaLegal
SEUM Law
Yoon & Lee International Patent & Law Firm

Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Herbert Smith Freehills
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
DR & AJU
Herbert Smith Freehills
Kim & Chang
KL Partners
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
White & Case
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

International Deal Firm of the Year
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith Freehills
Ropes & Gray
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

International Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
Ropes & Gray
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

Korea Deal Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
LAB Partners
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang

Korea Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
DR & AJU
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Lee International Patent & Law Firm
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Korea Practice Foreign Law Firm of the Year
Allbright Law Offices
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Ashurst
Beijing Cyan Law Firm
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Roosdiono & Partners

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
LAB Partners
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
Kobre & Kim
Lee & Ko
O’Melveny & Myers
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
DR & AJU
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Yoon & Yang

Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
Lee & Ko
Woo & Partners

Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
DR & AJU
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Bae, Kim & Lee
Herbert Smith Freehills
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang

Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
LAB Partners
Lee & Ko
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year 
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year 
Bae, Kim & Lee
Herbert Smith Freehills
Kim & Chang
LAB Partners
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Refinitiv Award Korea Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
LAB Partners
Lee & Ko
Ropes & Gray
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

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DEAL CATEGORIES

Debt Market Deal of the Year

Hyundai Capital’s Global Medium Term Note
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Shin & Kim
Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; UBS

KEPCO’s Issuance of Green Bond
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Citigroup Global Markets; Crédit Agricole CIB

Kookmin Bank’s Covered Bond Issuance
Law firm: Kim & Chang

Korea Housing Finance Corporation’s Issuance of Social Covered Bonds
Law firms: Kim & Chang; Linklaters; Shin & Kim

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power’s Green Bond Offering
Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Lee & Ko
Banks: BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets; HSBC; J.P. Morgan; Korea Development Bank; UBS

LG Chem’s Triple Tranche Green Notes Offering
Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Lee & Ko; Linklaters
Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; BNP Paribas; Citigroup Global Markets; HSBC; Morgan Stanley; Standard Chartered Bank

NongHyup Bank’s Global Bond Issuance
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Banks: Crédit Agricole CIB; HSBC; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Société Générale; UBS; NH Investment & Securities

Shinhan Financial Group’s Global Medium Term Note Programme
Law firms: Shin & Kim; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Suhyup Bank’s 2018 Euro Medium Term Note Programme
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Lee & Ko

The Republic of Korea's Dual Tranche Notes Offering
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Lee & Ko; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Citigroup Global Markets; Crédit Agricole CIB; HSBC; Korea Development Bank

The Republic of Korea’s Sustainability Bonds
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Lee & Ko; Linklaters
Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; Crédit Agricole CIB; HSBC; J.P. Morgan


Equity Market Deal of the Year

Citigroup Global Markets’ Block Trade Deal
Law firms: Paul Hastings; Yulchon

Daelim Industrial’s Refinancing
Law firm: Yulchon

Kumho Tire’s Issuance of New Shares
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Lee & Ko

Shinhan Alpha REIT's IPO and KRX Listing
Law firm: Bae, Kim & Lee

SK Shipping’s Issuance of New Shares
Law firms: Lee & Ko

SSG.com’s Issuance of New Shares
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Lee & Ko


M&A Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Coway by Woongjin Group and STIC Consortium 
Law firms: Kim & Chang; Yulchon

Acquisition of Momentive by SJL, KCC and Wonik
Law firms: Greenburg Traurig; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Shin & Kim; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Bank: UBS

CJ Group’s Acquisition of Schwan’s Company
Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Faegre Baker Daniels; Shin & Kim
Banks: Morgan Stanley; Piper Jaffray

Hanon Systems’ Acquisition of Magna International’s Global Fluid Pressure & Controls Business
Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Hengeler Mueller; Kim & Chang; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

IMM Private Equity’s Acquisition of Linde Korea
Law firms: Hengeler Mueller; Lee & Ko; Shin & Kim
Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Deutsche Bank AG

Kia Motors’ Investment in Construction of Manufacturing Plants in India
Law firms: Ashurst; IPN Associates

MBK Partners’ Acquisition of Lotte Card
Law firms: Lee & Ko; Kim & Chang; Shin & Kim
Bank: Woori Bank

Merger of SK Broadband and t-broad
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Lee & Ko; Liwu; Shin & Kim

Privatization of Hanwha Q CELLS
Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Conyers Dill & Pearman; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Walkers
Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; Houlihan Lokey Capital

Sale of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering by Korea Development Bank
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Kim & Chang

Shinhan Financial Group’s Acquisition of Orange Life Insurance
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Kim & Chang

SK Telecom and MIRA’s Acquisition of ADT Caps
Law firms: Kim & Chang, Latham & Watkins; Lee & Ko

SKC’s Acquisition of KCF Technologies
Law firms: Kim & Chang; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett


Project Finance Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Coway by Woongjin Group and STIC Consortium 
Law firms: Kim & Chang; Yulchon

Acquisition of Momentive by SJL, KCC and Wonik
Law firms: Greenburg Traurig; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Shin & Kim; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Bank: UBS

Bapco’s Refinery Expansion in Bahrain
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Linklaters; Shearman & Sterling; Shin & Kim

Financing for Emirates’ A380 Aircrafts
Law firms: Bird & Bird; Yulchon

Gwangmyeong-Seoul Expressway PPP Project
Law firm: Kim & Chang

Hi Investment & Securities' Financing Procurement of the Paradise City Development Project
Law firm: Bae, Kim & Lee

Jawa-1 LNG to Power Project in Indonesia
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Ginting & Reksodiputro; Shearman & Sterling; Widyawan & Partners
Banks: Asian Development Bank; Crédit Agricole CIB; JBIC; Mizuho Bank; MUFG; NEXI; OCBC Bank; Société Générale

Mirae Asset Daewoo’s Acquisition of Tour Majunga in Paris
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Clifford Chance; Ginisty & Associés; Lacourte Raquin Tatar

Nghi Son 2 Power Plant Project in Vietnam
Law Firms: Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Frasers Law Company; VILAF
Banks: Export-Import Bank of Korea; JBIC; Mizuho Bank; MUFG; Shinsei Bank; DBS Bank; Malayan Banking Berhad; OCBC Bank

Project EPIC – Financing for Crude Oil Pipeline Project in the U.S.
Law firms: Latham & Watkins; Lee & Ko; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Banks: Goldman Sachs; Barclays; Deutsche Bank Securities; ABN AMRO Capital

Project Financing of Residential Properties in Songdo
Law firm: LAB Partners

Refinancing of Guri-Pocheon Expressway PPP Project
Law firms: First; Kim & Chang

Samcheok Thermal Power Plant
Law firm: Kim & Chang

Silvertown Tunnel PPP Project in London
Law firms: Ashurst; Shin & Kim


Real Estate Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Office Building in Vienna
Law firms: Eversheds Sutherland, Shin & Kim

Acquisition of Samsung SDS Tower
Law firm: Lee & Ko

ARA Asset Management's Acquisition of Seoul Sqaure Building
Law firms: Shin & Kim; Yulchon

Blackstone's Acquisition of Three Asia Shopping Centers
Law firms: Baker McKenzie; Kim & Chang; Kirkland & Ellis; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Bank: J.P. Morgan

Government-sponsored Housing Land Site Leasing REIT Project
Law firm: Kim & Chang

Goyang Samsong District Housing Development Project
Law firm: Yoon & Yang

Hana Alternative Asset Management's Acquisition of Sanctuary Building in London
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Herbert Smith Freehills

Land Development Project of Former Renaissance Hotel
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Shin & Kim; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

M&G Real Estate’s Acquisition of Building Centropolis
Law firms: Kim & Chang; Shin & Kim

Mirae Asset Daewoo’s Acquisition of Tour Majunga in Paris
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Clifford Chance; Ginisty & Associés; Lacourte Raquin Tatar

Sale of 30 Gresham Street in London
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Kim & Chang; Mayer Brown

Sale of Samsung Seocho Office
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Lee & Ko


Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year

Affinity Equity Partners’ Investment in Shinsegae Group’s E-Commerce Unit
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Lee & Ko

Korean Air’s IT System Upgrading to Amazon Web Services
Law firm: Lee & Ko

LG Uplus’s Acquisition of CJ Hello
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Kim & Chang

Merger of SK Broadband and t-broad
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Lee & Ko; Liwu; Shin & Kim; Yulchon

Pearl Abyss’s Acquisition of CCP Games
Law firms: Kim & Chang; LEX; Logos; White & Case

SK Telecom and MIRA’s Acquisition of ADT Caps
Law firms: Kim & Chang; Latham & Watkins; Lee & Ko

SoftBank Vision Fund’s Investment in Coupang
Law firms: Hughes Hubbard & Reed; Kim & Chang; Weil, Gotshal & Manges

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Please note that the inclusion of banks and legal advisors in the transactions essentially reflects the information provided by nominating organizations. Therefore, any omission of a party involved in any of these transactions should not be taken as a commentary on the role assumed by that party. For queries about the shortlist, please email Harmony at harmony.tam@thomsonreuters.com

 

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 WINNERS 

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

 

Dealmaker of the Year

Tong-Gun Lee, Shin & Kim

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year

John P. Bang, Bae, Kim & Lee

Foreign Lawyer of the Year

Jay Im, Netflix Korea

In-House Lawyer of the Year

Byoungrae Lee, SK Holdings

Managing Partner of the Year

Kye Sung Chung, Kim & Chang

Woman Lawyer of the Year

Helen Pak, Shin & Kim

 

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

 

Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Construction and Heavy Industries In-House Team of the Year

KSOE

Innovative In-House Team of the Year

McDonald’s Korea

Retail and Manufacturing In-House Team of the Year

GSK

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

Big Hit Entertainment

LAB Partners Award Korea In-House Team of the Year

Samsung SDS

 

FIRM CATEGORIES

 

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

Kim & Chang

Boutique Law Firm of the Year

LAB Partners

Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

Shin & Kim

International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

Bae, Kim & Lee

International Deal Firm of the Year

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

International Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

Korea Deal Firm of the Year

Lee & Ko

Korea Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Kim & Chang

Korea Practice Foreign Law Firm of the Year

Ashurst

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

Lee & Ko

Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Kim & Chang

Maritime Law Firm of the Year

Kim & Chang

Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year

Woo & Partners

Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year

Yulchon

Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year

Lee & Ko

Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year

Lee & Ko

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

Yulchon

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

Shin & Kim

Refinitiv Award Korea Law Firm of the Year

Kim & Chang

 

DEAL CATEGORIES

Debt Market Deal of the Year

Hyundai Capital’s Global Medium Term Note

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Shin & Kim

Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; UBS

 

Equity Market Deal of the Year

Shinhan Alpha REIT's IPO and KRX Listing

Law firm: Bae, Kim & Lee

 

M&A Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Momentive by SJL, KCC and Wonik

Law firms: Greenburg Traurig; Kim & Chang; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Shin & Kim; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Bank: UBS

 

Project Finance Deal of the Year

Bapco’s Refinery Expansion in Bahrain

Law firms: Allen & Overy; Linklaters; Shearman & Sterling; Shin & Kim

 

Real Estate Deal of the Year

Land Development Project of Former Renaissance Hotel

Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Shin & Kim; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year

SK Telecom and MIRA’s Acquisition of ADT Caps

Law firms: Kim & Chang; Latham & Watkins; Lee & Ko

 

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ALB Korea Law Awards 2019

 

Date:          Friday, November 15, 2019

Time:          6:30pm sharp, cocktail

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ELIGIBILITY

How do I know if I am eligible to make a submission? 

We highly encourage all firms, individuals and in-house teams to submit, as we have numerous award categories to choose from. We welcome both past participants and newcomers to join the submission for the awards. 

Is self-nomination permitted?

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When will the finalists and winners be announced?

The shortlist of finalists will be released around 4-8 weeks prior to the awards ceremony. The winners will be exclusively announced at the awards ceremony in November 15 2019 in Seoul.

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How are the finalists chosen?

Asian Legal Business will compile all of the submission entries, and the ALB editorial and research teams will extensively review each submission to ensure the criteria are met in order to advance to the shortlist of finalists. We stress that this process is fair, impartial and not subject to external influences. 

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What are the award categories that I can take part in?

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ALB India Law Awards | February 28 2019 (Mumbai)
ALB Malaysia Law Awards | March 28 2019 (Kuala Lumper) 
ALB SE Asia Law Awards | April 11 2019 (Singapore) 
ALB China Law Awards | April 18 (Beijing) 
ALB Japan Law Awards | June 13 2019 (Tokyo) 
The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards | September 6 2019 (Hong Kong) 
ALB Indonesia Law Awards | October 10 2019 (Jakarta) 
ALB Philippine Law Awards | October 25 2019 (Manila) 
ALB Korea Law Awards | November 15 2019 (Seoul)

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