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Foreign Attorney

Ki Il BAN

Mr. Ki Il Ban is a Senior Foreign Attorney in the Finance Group. He is a Southeast Asia regional expert with many years of field experience in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.

As the head of our Cambodia Office, Mr. Ban advises Korean conglomerates and financial institutions on a wide range of areas including M&A, joint ventures, project financing, real estate development and regulatory compliance in Cambodia. Mr. Ban is one of the few experts who pioneered the Cambodian securities market as the advisor for the lead underwriter for the IPOs of Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) and Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP), and legal researcher for the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Securities Exchange Commission of Cambodia on the development of the Cambodian securities market.

As for Lao PDR, Mr. Ban has significant experience in financing, asset securitization, resources development and government concession projects.

Mr. Ban also heads our Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Australia and New Zealand practices.

Mr. Ban holds an LL.B. from Victoria University of Wellington and LL.M. from Sydney Law School.

He is a member of the New Zealand Bar.

Education Close

  • 2010 Sydney Law School (LL.M.)
  • 2009 College of Law New Zealand, Professional Legal Training
  • 2008 Victoria University of Wellington (LL.B.)

Experience Close

  • 2010-Present Senior Foreign Attorney, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2014-Present Advisor, Advisory Committee at the Ministry of Justice of Korea (for the Small-and-Medium Enterprises of Korea operating abroad)
  • 2012 Head, Cambodia Office
  • 2010 Head, Lao PDR Office

Notable Achievements Close

  • General legal advisor to various financial institutions in Cambodia including Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank and Yuanta Securities.
  • Advised the lead underwriter for the IPO of PPWSA and PPAP on the Cambodia Securities Exchange
  • Advised DGB Financial Group in the acquisition of a specialized bank in Cambodia
  • Advised Hanwha Corporation for the investment in forestry and agricultural project in Cambodia
  • Advised Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation in Cambodia
  • Advised Korean construction companies including GS E&C, POSCO E&C and SK E&C in various real estate development projects in Cambodia 
  • Advised the KRX in the joint venture investment in the Lao Securities Exchange
  • Advised Kolao Holdings in its IPO on the KRX
  • Advised KB Kookmin Card and KB Capital on the establishment of a leasing company in the Lao PDR

Speaking Engagements and Publications Close

  • 2016Investment and Business in Lao PDR (Ministry of Justice)
  • 2015Investment and Business in Cambodia (Co-author) (Ministry of Justice)
  • 2013Enactment of the Securities Law of the Lao PDR (Co-author)
    (Ministry of Justice)
  • 2013Agricultural Investment in Cambodia (Co-author)
    (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Kingdom of Cambodia)
  • 2012Procedure for the Investment in the Cambodia Securities Market
    (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Kingdom of Cambodia)
  • 2011Legal Guide on Investment in the Lao PDR
    (Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic)
  • 2010Legal Research on the Foreign Investment Laws of Lao PDR and Cambodia (Co-author) (Ministry of Government Legislation)

Admissions/Qualifications Close

  • 2009Admitted in New Zealand

Languages Close

Korean / English