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이준우 (李俊雨)/ Partner

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법무법인(유) 화우의 파트너 변호사로서 국제거래(외국인투자, 해외투자), 국제 합작투자, M&A, 집합투자, 증권 및 금융 거래/규제, 국제 중재 및 조정 등의 업무를 주로 담당하고 있습니다. 이준우 변호사는 서울대학교 법과대학 졸업 후 제40회 사법시험을 합격하고 사법연수원(제30기)을 수료한 후 법무법인 우방(현 법무법인(유) 화우)에서 변호사 업무를 시작한 이후 국제적 M&A, 기업구조조정 및 국제 합작투자 등 국제간 기업거래 업무를 담당하여 왔고, 그 과정에서 기업인수금융, 집합투자, 증권 및 금융 거래/규제, 그리고 기업간 국제거래에서 발생하는 국제중재 및 조정 사건에 이르기까지 업무 영역을 넓혀 왔습니다.
이준우 변호사는 법무법인(유) 화우 재직 중 2007년 미국 뉴욕주 뉴욕대학교(NYU) 로스쿨에서 법학석사학위(LL.M.)를 취득한 후 같은 해 뉴욕주 변호사 시험에 합격하였고, 현재 한국 변호사 및 뉴욕주 변호사로 등록되어 있으며, 2007년 가을부터 2008년 초까지 미국 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP의 뉴욕 사무소에서 외국변호사로 근무한 바 있습니다. 2016 년부터 2019년 5월까지 화우 동남아시아팀장 겸 베트남 사무소장(호치민시티, 하노이)을 역임하였고, 같은 기간 동안 베트남에서 외국변호사로 등록되었습니다.

학력

1989
영동고등학교 졸업
1993
서울대학교 법과대학 졸업
1996
서울대학교 행정대학원 수료
2007
New York University School of Law, 법학석사 (LL.M.)

경력

1998
제40회 사법시험 합격
2001
사법연수원 제30기 수료
2001-03
법무법인 우방 변호사
2007
New York주 변호사 시험 합격
2007-08
미국 New York 소재 Debevoise & Plimpton 법률사무소 외국변호사
2010
미국 New York주 변호사 자격 등록
2014-현재
법무부 해외진출 중소기업 법률자문단 자문위원
2015-18
대한변호사협회 국제위원회 위원
2016-19
법무법인(유) 화우 베트남사무소장(호치민시티, 하노이)
2017-현재
대한상사중재원 중재인
2003-현재
법무법인(유) 화우 변호사

저서 및 논문

  • Korea Chapter, “M&A Guide 2011” “M&A Guide 2012” Global Legal Insights
  • Korea Chapter, “Mergers and Acquisition Handbook,” PLC, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Korea Chapter, “M&A Guide” IFLR 2012, 2013​

주요업무사례

  • Shinhan Card’s acquisition of 100% stake in Prudential Vietnam Finance Company (2017-18, pending) - While the target is a Vietnamese subsidiary of Prudential Holdings, the transaction itself was a genuine cross-border transaction b/w a U.K. seller (rep. by Freshfields) and Korean purchaser (rep. by Yoon & Yang), negotiated in Hong Kong
  • Koran insurance company’s attempt to acquire shares in Bao Minh Insurance in Vietnam
  • Cammsys VINA’s procurement of investment capital by issuance of new shares to STIC investment fund (2018)
  • Samgong SG’s acquisition of Vietnamese fertilizer company (2017-18, pending)
  • Korean crypto currency trader’s global investment in Southeast Asia and South America (2018, pending)
  • SK Networks’ investment in Vietnam to conduct retail and rental business (2017-18, pending)
  • D Group’s acquisition of concrete pile company in Vietnam (2017-18, pending)
  • Olympus Capital Asia’s private debt fund registration in Korea (2017-18)
  • Oracle Korea’s acquisition of Mircos Fidelio Korea (2016-2017)
  • GHIF’s debt investment in Access Bio (a U.S. company listed in KOSDAQ market) by way of acquiring convertible bonds (2015-16) - Funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GHIF is an investment fund focused on global healthcare-bio industry
  • SKC’s formation of international JV with Mitsui Chemicals (2014-15)
  • Fair Friend Group (Taiwan)’s acquisition of a Korean machinery company (2014)
  • GHIF’s equity and debt investment in EuBiologics (2014)
  • Orix Savings Bank’s acquisition of Smile Savings Bank (2013)
  • German autopart company’s acquisition of a Korean company (2013)
  • Stahl’s investment in a Korean hot melt sheet manufacturer (2013)
  • Qualcomm’s acquisition of shares in Pantech by way of debt-to-equity conversion and acquisition of additional shares (2009-2013)
  • International SOS’ acquisition of a Korean company and subsequent merger between subsidiaires (2012-13)
  • Attempted refinancing for Hanoi Lanmark 72 project (2012)
  • Woongjin Chemical’s sale of Indonesian subsidiary (2012)
  • Sale of controlling shares in SsangYong E&C (2011-2012)
  • SKC’s formation of JV with Evonik Degussa (2010-2011)
  • Schott AG’s transfer of licenses to LG Chem and construction of panel glass manufacturing facility (2009-2010)
  • SKC Haas Korea’s acquisition of shares in SKC Haas USA (2008)
  • Sale of assets of SKC Eurodisplay to SKC Haas Polska (2008)
  • SK Chemical’s attempt to acquire the Faceshop at USD 300 million from Affinity funds (2008)
  • Defense of hostile takeover attempt against Woori Home Shopping (2005)
  • Sale of Inchon Oil Refinery at USD 3 billion (2002-2005)
  • Sale of Assets of Hanbo Iron & Steel at USD 800 million (2001-2004)
  • Samick’s acquisition of Bechstein piano (2003)
  • Templeton fund’s acquisition of shares in Kodaco (2002)
  • Nutrasweet’s acquisition of aspartame division of Daesang (2002)
  • Youngan’s acquisition of Clark (heavy vehicle) (2002)
  • British American Tobacco’s launch of Korea business including establishment of factory and regulatory matters
  • International SOS’ Korean business including acquisition of a Korean company, subsequent merger and corporate legal matters involving its Korean business
  • IPG Photonics’ Korean corporate legal works and FTA related investigation matter
  • Sanofi’s general corporate works involving its 4 Korean subsidiaries
  • Hanwha Total (formerly Samsung Total) on its Korean business related corporate works and regulatory matters
  • Intel Korea’s contract matters in its Korean business
  • Tredegar Film Product’s all aspects of legal matters involving its Korean business
  • Sodexo’s Korean business including general corporate works and attempted acquisition of a Korean company
  • Bosch Korea on its general corporate matters and regulatory issues
  • Atrenta’s establishment of Korean entity and subsequent corporate advisory works
  • Engel machinery on its Korean investment to set up a manufacuring facility
  • Hyundai Thanh Cong’s legal/contract matters involving its Vietnamese vehicle manufacturing business
  • UOB Ho Chi Minh Branch’s Vietnamese banking law matters
  • Enercon’s corporate/labor/environment matters in Vietnam
  • Advised on various aspects of financial/securities regulations for Orix Group, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Franklin Templeton, Genesis Asset Management, Brandes (management investment company), U.S. Bank National Association, Qualcomm, International SOS, Fair Friend Group, Heidrick and Struggles, IPG Photonics, Tredegar Film Products, Ingredien, Accenture, BNP Paribas, etc.
  • Advised on securities custodial issues for Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC, Citibank N.A., State Street Bank, Deutsch Bank and Trust Company and Northern Trust Company, etc.
  • Air Liquide v. Dongbu Steel (ICC, Seoul): represented Dongbu Steel
  • SK Hynix v. Toshiba, Sandisk (litigations in Japan and the U.S.): advised SK Hynix
  • Oto Melara v. Hyundai WIA (ICC, Paris): represented Oto Melara (Italian artillery manufacturer)
  • LyondellBassell v. Polymirae (Mediation, Singapore): represented Polymirae, JV of LB and Daelim
  • AK Capital v. Hanbo Steel (ICC, Hong Kong): represented Hanbo Steel
  • AK Capital v. KAMCO (Korea Asset Management Corp.)(NY litigation): advised KAMCO
  • SKC v. Evonik (Dispute negotiation): represented SKC
  • Olympus Capital v. KEB Card (ICC, Hong Kong): represented KEB Card
  • C&M v. Olympus Capital (ICC, Hong Kong): represented C&M
  • Hyundai Corp. v Thailand company (litigation in Thailand): advised Hyundai Corp.
  • Haelim Sinsung v. Guo Hong Xin Da (HKIAC, Hong Kong): represented Haelim Sinsung
  • Hyosung’s dispute with Vietnamese steel vendor: represented Hyosung on its negotiation
  • Hyundai E&C’s potential dispute involving overseas construction projects: advising Hyundai E&C
  • Daelim Industries’ potential dispute involving overseas construction projects: advising Daelim Industries