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Practice Area|Finance

Financial Institutions & Overseas Investment

Jipyong, with organic interaction with members from our Mergers and Acquisitions, Insolvency and Restructuring and Tax Teams, supports our clients in achieving their goals in developing and executing various financing and acquisition transactions such as loan from financial institution, issuance of corporate bond and new shares in the target company, and acquisition of liabilities of target company. We design transaction structure and resolve all issues including LBO which may arise in connection with the acquisition financing using mezzanine securities such as CB and BW. Jipyong prepares agreements and required documents. With cooperation with our Insolvency & Restructuring Team, we provide comprehensive legal advice on acquisition financing during the final stages of corporate restructurings and on fund raising.

Moreover, based on active interaction with M&A Team and our accumulated experience in financial industry, restructuring and related regulations, we also take care of mergers and acquisitions between various domestic and international financial institutions such as banks, securities companies, asset management companies and savings banks which are governed by very demanding and diverse regulations in terms of size, governance and qualifications for acquisition.

Key Practice Areas Close

    • Design various transaction structure
    • Review of laws and tax issues related to acquisition financing
    • Preparation of and negotiation on documents for acquisition financing
    • Termination of rehabilitation proceedings through active communication with the court
    • Review of acquirer’s credentials and licenses in M&A transactions involving financial institutions
    • Legal due diligence of M&A transactions involving financial institutions
    • Negotiating and drafting for M&A transactions involving financial institutions
    • Advice on PMI in M&A transactions involving financial institutions
    • Advice on foreign direct investment and foreign exchange transaction issues in acquisition financing and M&A

Experiences Close

    • Advised Korea Development Bank on sale of stake in 90 non-financial firms to UAMCO
    • Advised DGB Capital on acquisition matters such as legal due diligence, preparation and execution of agreements, administrative procedures related to a Cambodian microfinance institution (MFI)
    • Advised NH Capital on legal due diligence and subscription of new shares for investment in IFFCO-Kisan Finance, a subsidiary of Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) which engages in farm tractor financing
    • Advised Sangsangin Savings Bank on the acquisition of Golden Bridge Investment & Securities
    • Advised Hyundai Mipo Dockyard on sale of its shares in Hi Investment & Securities to DGB Financial Group
    • Advised Shinhan Card on its acquisition of interest in Salim Group of Indonesia
    • Provided corporate due diligence service and advised China’s Fosun Group on its bid to acquire a Korean insurance company
    • Represented Shinhan Bank in merger of Shinhan Vietnam Bank and Shinhan Vina Bank