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Heesung AHN Attorney

Heesung AHN Attorney
Heesung AHN Attorney

Heesung AHNAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-4624 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.heesung.ahn@kimchang.com

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Bio

Heesung Ahn is an attorney at Kim & Chang and is actively involved in the firm’s Real Estate Practice and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. He specializes in real estate, mergers and acquisitions, construction, private equity investment, corporate governance and the distribution industry. 

Since joining Kim & Chang in 2013, Mr. Ahn has represented and advised both overseas and domestic clients, including multinational corporations, PEFs, venture capitals, asset management companies, financial institutions, and strategic and financial investors, in cross-border and domestic transactions. He has extensive experience and expertise in structuring, negotiating and implementing complex and high-profile transactions. 

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Ahn worked as a judge advocate in the Republic of Korea Army after his graduation from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2010. He received his LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 2007. 

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (2013-Present)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (2010-2013)

Representative Mattersshow

Mergers & Acquisitions
 
  • Represented PEFs in buy-out or minority stake transactions. 
  • Represented PEFs in their acquisitions of shares of companies in sectors such as manufacturing and waste disposal. 
  • Represented listed companies in comprehensive stock swap, merger through division, merger and spin-off. 
  • Represented a manufacturing company in a business transfer transaction. 
  • Represented a large-scale enterprise in a joint venture investment in Indonesia. 
  • Represented listed companies in improving governance structure. 
  • Represented multinational companies in global restructuring. 
 
Real Estate / Construction
 
  • Represented investors in the purchase and sale of offices in Seoul. 
  • Represented developers in the development, sale and purchase, and leasing of warehouses. 
  • Represented developers in the development of urban planning facilities. 
  • Represented investors in investment into rest areas of expressways. 
  • Represented investors in the acquisition, leasing and selling of real properties in industrial complex zones. 
  • Represented an asset management company in an NHF public leasing project. 
  • Represented investors and asset management companies in incorporation, operation and investment of real estate funds, real estate investment companies and project financing vehicles. 
  • Represented investors in the acquisition and selling of beneficiary certificates of real estate funds. 
  • Represented the National Pension Service and asset management companies in the acquisition of overseas real properties through real estate funds. 
 
Distribution
 
  • Represented multinational distribution companies in development, opening and operation of large-scale wholesale stores in Korea.   

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Asia Top 15 Rising Lawyers, Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters, 2021) 
  • Leading Lawyer: Corporate and M&A (Legal Times, 2021) 
  • Year 2020 M&A Advice No.1 Power Attorney (Market Insight, 2021)

Publications/Activities
    • Lexology Getting the Deal Through - M&A Litigation: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2022) 
    • Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Joint Ventures: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021)

Education

    University of San Diego School of Law (Visiting Scholar, 2019) 

    Seoul National University (Completed LL.M. Coursework, Commercial Law, 2016) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2010) 

    Seoul National University (LL.B., 2007)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2010

Languages

Korean and English

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Heesung AHN
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-4624      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Heesung Ahn is an attorney at Kim & Chang and is actively involved in the firm’s Real Estate Practice and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. He specializes in real estate, mergers and acquisitions, construction, private equity investment, corporate governance and the distribution industry. 

Since joining Kim & Chang in 2013, Mr. Ahn has represented and advised both overseas and domestic clients, including multinational corporations, PEFs, venture capitals, asset management companies, financial institutions, and strategic and financial investors, in cross-border and domestic transactions. He has extensive experience and expertise in structuring, negotiating and implementing complex and high-profile transactions. 

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Ahn worked as a judge advocate in the Republic of Korea Army after his graduation from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2010. He received his LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 2007. 






    Kim & Chang (2013-Present)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (2010-2013)






Mergers & Acquisitions
 
  •   Represented PEFs in buy-out or minority stake transactions. 
  •   Represented PEFs in their acquisitions of shares of companies in sectors such as manufacturing and waste disposal. 
  •   Represented listed companies in comprehensive stock swap, merger through division, merger and spin-off. 
  •   Represented a manufacturing company in a business transfer transaction. 
  •   Represented a large-scale enterprise in a joint venture investment in Indonesia. 
  •   Represented listed companies in improving governance structure. 
  •   Represented multinational companies in global restructuring. 
 
Real Estate / Construction
 
  •   Represented investors in the purchase and sale of offices in Seoul. 
  •   Represented developers in the development, sale and purchase, and leasing of warehouses. 
  •   Represented developers in the development of urban planning facilities. 
  •   Represented investors in investment into rest areas of expressways. 
  •   Represented investors in the acquisition, leasing and selling of real properties in industrial complex zones. 
  •   Represented an asset management company in an NHF public leasing project. 
  •   Represented investors and asset management companies in incorporation, operation and investment of real estate funds, real estate investment companies and project financing vehicles. 
  •   Represented investors in the acquisition and selling of beneficiary certificates of real estate funds. 
  •   Represented the National Pension Service and asset management companies in the acquisition of overseas real properties through real estate funds. 
 
Distribution
 
  •   Represented multinational distribution companies in development, opening and operation of large-scale wholesale stores in Korea.   





Awards

  •   Asia Top 15 Rising Lawyers, Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters, 2021) 
  •   Leading Lawyer: Corporate and M&A (Legal Times, 2021) 
  •   Year 2020 M&A Advice No.1 Power Attorney (Market Insight, 2021)

Publications/Activities

  •   Lexology Getting the Deal Through - M&A Litigation: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2022) 
  •   Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Joint Ventures: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021)





Education

    University of San Diego School of Law (Visiting Scholar, 2019) 

    Seoul National University (Completed LL.M. Coursework, Commercial Law, 2016) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2010) 

    Seoul National University (LL.B., 2007)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2010


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Capital Markets ,  Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Private Equity ,  Real Estate ,  Construction & Engineering Disputes ,  Corporation Law