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Steve SONG Foreign Attorney (Admitted in Massachusetts and New York)

T.+82-2-3703-1893 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Steve SONG Foreign Attorney
Steve SONG Foreign Attorney

Steve SONGForeign Attorney (Admitted in Massachusetts and New York)

T.+82-2-3703-1893 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.steve.song@kimchang.com

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Bio

Steve Song is a foreign attorney in Kim & Chang’s banking and finance practices.

His practice primarily focuses on advising financial institutions, borrowers and sponsors on cross-border financing transactions, including project financing, acquisition financing, ship financing, and general secured and unsecured lending. He has extensive experience in working on multi-sourced financing transactions involving ECAs, multi-laterals and commercial banks. 

Mr. Song also has experience representing financial institutions regarding corporate compliance violations, internal investigations and Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) investigations on insider trading and market manipulation. 

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Song worked at The Korea Development Bank on structuring and negotiating domestic and cross-border financing transactions.

Profile

Experience

  • Kim & Chang (2011-Present)
  • The Korea Development Bank (2004-2008)

Representative Mattersshow

Project Finance and Infrastructure Development
  • Represented a Korean ECA on a copper mining project in Peru. 

  • Represented Korean ECAs on large scale infrastructure development projects in Turkey. 

  • Represented a group of lenders consisting of major Korean banks finance (and refinance) a real estate development project in Vietnam. 

  • Represented a group of Korean banks finance a solar power project in Japan. 

  • Represented a Japanese sponsor and its domestic project company operating a wind farm in Korea refinance its existing project loan facilities. 

  • Represented a Korean ECA on LNG projects in Australia and Indonesia. 

 

Acquisition Finance
  • Represented a group of Korean banks finance (and refinance) a foreign private equity fund’s acquisition of a major energy company in Korea. 

  • Represented an overseas private equity fund finance its acquisition of a major real estate property in Korea. 

  • Represented an overseas private equity fund finance its acquisition of a Korean pharmaceutical company. 

Representative Activitiesshow

Publications/Activities
    • Chambers Global Practice Guides - Acquisition Finance 2021: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2021)

Education

    Boston College Law School (J.D., 2011)

    Department of Economics, Seoul National University (B.A., 2004)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Massachusetts, 2012; New York, 2012

Languages

Korean and English

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Steve SONG
Foreign Attorney (Admitted in Massachusetts and New York)


T. +82-2-3703-1893      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Steve Song is a foreign attorney in Kim & Chang’s banking and finance practices.

His practice primarily focuses on advising financial institutions, borrowers and sponsors on cross-border financing transactions, including project financing, acquisition financing, ship financing, and general secured and unsecured lending. He has extensive experience in working on multi-sourced financing transactions involving ECAs, multi-laterals and commercial banks. 

Mr. Song also has experience representing financial institutions regarding corporate compliance violations, internal investigations and Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) investigations on insider trading and market manipulation. 

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Song worked at The Korea Development Bank on structuring and negotiating domestic and cross-border financing transactions.






    •   Kim & Chang (2011-Present)
    •   The Korea Development Bank (2004-2008)





Project Finance and Infrastructure Development
  •   

    Represented a Korean ECA on a copper mining project in Peru. 

  •   

    Represented Korean ECAs on large scale infrastructure development projects in Turkey. 

  •   

    Represented a group of lenders consisting of major Korean banks finance (and refinance) a real estate development project in Vietnam. 

  •   

    Represented a group of Korean banks finance a solar power project in Japan. 

  •   

    Represented a Japanese sponsor and its domestic project company operating a wind farm in Korea refinance its existing project loan facilities. 

  •   

    Represented a Korean ECA on LNG projects in Australia and Indonesia. 

 

Acquisition Finance
  •   

    Represented a group of Korean banks finance (and refinance) a foreign private equity fund’s acquisition of a major energy company in Korea. 

  •   

    Represented an overseas private equity fund finance its acquisition of a major real estate property in Korea. 

  •   

    Represented an overseas private equity fund finance its acquisition of a Korean pharmaceutical company. 






Publications/Activities

  •   Chambers Global Practice Guides - Acquisition Finance 2021: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2021)





Education

    Boston College Law School (J.D., 2011)

    Department of Economics, Seoul National University (B.A., 2004)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Massachusetts, 2012; New York, 2012


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Financing ,  Project Finance ,  Banking ,  Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance ,  Ship Finance ,  Financial Regulation & Compliance