Hyun S.

Senior Counsel

hyunkim@peterandkim.com +82 2 538 2900
Bar admission
New York, 1998 (US); Ontario, 1997/non-active (Canada);
Korean, English, German


Hyun is a N.Y. qualified lawyer with over 24 years of experience. Hyun specializes in disputes arising out of capital markets/ corporate finance and M&A, with extensive experience in advising Asian corporate clients on a wide range of financings and cross border M&As.

Prior to joining Peter & Kim, Hyun was the Founding and Managing Partner of Clifford Chance Seoul office from 2011 until 2019. He also has worked at Skadden Arps in New York and Davis Polk & Wardwell in Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Hyun has also co-founded 2 start-ups, one in the 5pl logistics space and another document management solutions company, both located in Singapore.

Areas of

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Arbitration
  • Project Finance
  • Advised KEPCO in its arbitration against Hyundai E&C and Samsung Corporation (Barakah Nuclear Project / LCIA)
  • Advised Hyundai Heavy Industries in its arbitration / settlement of 2 large international arbitration cases in connection with drilling rig disputes)
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Advised Saudi Public Investment Fund, the investment arm of the Saudi Government, in its acquisition of a 38% stake consisting of new and existing shares in POSCO Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. for approximately USD 1.1 billion;
  • Advised The Carlyle Group on its acquisition of ADT CAPS Co., Ltd. and other subsidiaries of Tyco Far East Holdings Ltd. for US$1.93 billion;
  • Advised Samchully Asset Management Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of:
    – a 34% stake in Cardinal Gas Service LLC from Total E&P USA, Inc., a midstream company operating in the Utica formation, and EV Energy Partners, L.P.; and
    – 33 1/3% interest in the Luna Energy Facility, a net nominal 570 MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle electric generation facility located in Luna County, New Mexico, from Freeport-McMoRan Inc;
  • Advised Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd. in its acquisition, jointly with KDB Infrastructure Asset Management Co. Ltd., of a 41.3% stake in Millmerran Power Plant, a 851 MW coalfired power plant in Queensland, Australia;
  • Advised Samsung Asset Management on its joint venture with China Construction Bank, in establishing an asset management company in the PRC;
  • Advised Advanced Petrochemical Company, a Saudi joint stock company, in connection with a joint venture with SK Gas Co., Ltd. for the production of propylene in Korea, valued at US$1 billion; and
  • Advised Hanwha Chemical on the asset purchase agreement to acquire Q-Cells SE’s headquarters in Germany, its production facilities in Germany and Malaysia and its sales offices in the US, Australia and Japan from Q-Cells’ insolvency administrator.
Project Finance
  • Advised Japan Bank for International Cooperation and Export-Import Bank of Korea in connection with the 1,200MW Nghi Son 2 coal-fired power project in Vietnam owned by two shareholders of Marubeni Corporation and Korea Electric Power Corporation;
  • Advised The Export-Import Bank of Korea and senior lenders in connection with a restructuring of a Shahin-owned SPC engaged in deepwater drilling. The drilling rig was built by Samsung Heavy Co., Ltd. with KEXIM led financing; and
  • Advised Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd., Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd. and Kyeryong Construction Industrial Co., Ltd. as a consortium in connection with Trishuli Hydropower Project in Nepal.
Capital Markets
  • Represented issuers and underwriters in over 100 capital markets deals while based in N.Y., Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul;
  • Advised issuer clients including companies from various industries across Asia, such as E-land China, KEB Hana Bank, Korea Electric Power Co,, Hyundai Capital, Shinhan;
  • Advised Financial Group, Double A (Thailand), Nonghyup Financial Group, CJ Group, Hanwha Group, SK Telecom, LG Electronics, Auzora Bank (Japan); and
  • Advised underwriter clients including JPMorgan, HSBC, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citibank.
Has advised on:
  • IPOs on London Stock Exchange, NYSE, Nasdaq and Hong Kong Stock Exchange;
  • Issuance of convertible bond, exchangeable bond, high-yield bonds, regulatory capital for Banks and Insurance Companies (Regulation 144A / Regulation S); and
  • SEC registered Shelf registration statements and take-downs for Korea Development Bank and Korea Exim Bank.
  • Senior Counsel, Peter & Kim (August 2022 – present)
  • Partner, YKVN Singapore office (March 2020 to August 2022)
  • CEO and Co-Founder of Lexagle, a document management solution company (2022)
  • Co-Founder and CSO of rida.ai, a 5pl logistics aggregator (2021)
  • Founding Managing partner of Clifford Chance, Seoul office (2011 to 2019)
  • Skadden Arps (N.Y), Davis Polk (Hong Kong, Tokyo) (1998 to 2009)
  • Yonsei University, Bachelor of Business Administration (1993)