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Young Jay RO Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1029 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Young Jay RO Attorney
Young Jay RO Attorney

Young Jay ROAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1029F.+82-2-737-9091/9092E.yjro@kimchang.com

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Young Jay Ro is an attorney in the M&A, Private Equity and Acquisition Finance Practices at Kim & Chang. He also practices in the areas of corporate governance, capital market and foreign direct investment. 

Since joining the firm in 1988, he has advised a wide range of clients in the areas of M&A, capital market and finance transactions (including corporate, acquisition and structured financing). He has extensively advised major private equity funds, financial institutions and multinational corporations on both financial and corporate matters. He also has broad experience in providing specialized tax planning advice and resolution of tax disputes. 

He has been recognized as a leading individual in the Corporate/M&A by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific; No. 1 M&A Lawyer by Hankook Daily Economy; leading individual in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global; and External Counsel of the Year by Asian-MENA Counsel. 

Mr. Ro received his LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1993 and his LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1982. He attended the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1984. He is admitted to the New York bar and the Korean bar. 

Profile

Experience

Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York (1993-1994)

Kim & Chang (1988-Present)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (1985-1988)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its additional acquisition of equity stake in a Korean cement company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF consortium in its acquisition of equity stake in a Korean credit card company. 

  • Represented a foreign company in its acquisition of a global printer manufacturing business. 

  • Represented a Korean company in its sale of equity stake in another Korean company through block sale and execution of the related TRS transaction. 

  • Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of a Korean ethanol manufacturing company. 

  • Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of a Korean golf course operation company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a Korean optic lens manufacturing company. 

  • Represented a Korean company in its sale of equity interest in an affiliate steel company through block trade. 

  • Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of a Korean cement company. 

  • Represented a Chinese company in its acquisition of equity interest in a Korea software company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a Korean restaurant business. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a Japanese company listed on Korea Exchange. 

  • Represented a foreign company in its acquisition of equity interest in an enterprise company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its sale of minority equity interest in a Korean conglomerate. 

  • Represented foreign PEFs in their sale of a Korean beer company.  

  • Represented a Korean liquor company in its restructuring of affiliate companies. 

  • Represented a Korean confectionery company in its acquisition of a Kazakhstan company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of equity linked bonds issued by a Korean pharmaceutical company.  

  • Represented a PEF in its acquisition of a Korean logistics company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a Korean food franchise company. 

  • Represented a Korean broker in its sale of equity interest in a Korean conglomerate through block trade. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its sale of equity interest in a Korean outdoor clothes company. 

  • Represented a Japanese company in its sale of a Korean automotive part manufacturing company. 

  • Represented the consortium made up of foreign and Korean PEFs in connection with the acquisition of equity interest in a Korean life insurance company shares. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a Korean outdoor clothes company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of equity interest in a Korean pharmaceutical company. 

  • Represented two Korean liquor companies in their merger transaction. 

  • Represented a US company in its formation of a joint venture company for automotive part business. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its sale of shares and equity linked bonds issued by a Korean broadcasting company. 

  • Represented foreign PEFs in their sale of equity interest in a Korean cable company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its sale of a Korean convenience store company. 

  • Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of real estate developing company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a foreign chemical company. 

  • Represented a foreign company in its sale of automotive part manufacturing. 

  • Represented a foreign financial institution in the merger of two Korean asset management companies. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of equity interest in a Korean satellite broadcasting company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its sale of equity interest in a Korean electronics company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its sale of a Korean electronics company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a Korean convenience store company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a Korean optics related company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its sale of equity interest in a Korean household electric company. 

  • Represented a foreign company in its acquisition of equity interest in a Korean software company. 

  • Represented a Korea company in its sale of an automotive part business division. 

  • Represented a foreign company in its acquisition of equity interest in a Korean telecommunication company. 

  • Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a semiconductor business division. 

  • Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of a Korean underwear manufacturing company. 

  • Represented a foreign company in its acquisition of multiple semiconductor business divisions. 

  • Represented a foreign company in its acquisition of a semiconductor business line. 

  • Represented a foreign company in its acquisition of two Korean seed companies. 

Representative Activitiesshow

Publications/Activities
    • The Private Equity Review: Part II, Investing – “Korea” chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014) 
    • The Private Equity Review: Part I, Fundraising – “Korea” chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014) 
    • IFLR Merger Control Survey 2014: “Korea” chapter (Co-author, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2014.3.)

Education

    Yale Law School (LL.M., 1993)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1984)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1982)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1984; New York, 1994

Languages

Korean, English

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Young Jay RO Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1029      F. +82-2-737-9091/9092     


  




Young Jay Ro is an attorney in the M&A, Private Equity and Acquisition Finance Practices at Kim & Chang. He also practices in the areas of corporate governance, capital market and foreign direct investment. 

Since joining the firm in 1988, he has advised a wide range of clients in the areas of M&A, capital market and finance transactions (including corporate, acquisition and structured financing). He has extensively advised major private equity funds, financial institutions and multinational corporations on both financial and corporate matters. He also has broad experience in providing specialized tax planning advice and resolution of tax disputes. 

He has been recognized as a leading individual in the Corporate/M&A by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific; No. 1 M&A Lawyer by Hankook Daily Economy; leading individual in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global; and External Counsel of the Year by Asian-MENA Counsel. 

Mr. Ro received his LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1993 and his LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1982. He attended the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1984. He is admitted to the New York bar and the Korean bar. 






    Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York (1993-1994)

    Kim & Chang (1988-Present)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (1985-1988)






  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its additional acquisition of equity stake in a Korean cement company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF consortium in its acquisition of equity stake in a Korean credit card company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign company in its acquisition of a global printer manufacturing business. 

  •   

    Represented a Korean company in its sale of equity stake in another Korean company through block sale and execution of the related TRS transaction. 

  •   

    Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of a Korean ethanol manufacturing company. 

  •   

    Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of a Korean golf course operation company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a Korean optic lens manufacturing company. 

  •   

    Represented a Korean company in its sale of equity interest in an affiliate steel company through block trade. 

  •   

    Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of a Korean cement company. 

  •   

    Represented a Chinese company in its acquisition of equity interest in a Korea software company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a Korean restaurant business. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a Japanese company listed on Korea Exchange. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign company in its acquisition of equity interest in an enterprise company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its sale of minority equity interest in a Korean conglomerate. 

  •   

    Represented foreign PEFs in their sale of a Korean beer company.  

  •   

    Represented a Korean liquor company in its restructuring of affiliate companies. 

  •   

    Represented a Korean confectionery company in its acquisition of a Kazakhstan company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of equity linked bonds issued by a Korean pharmaceutical company.  

  •   

    Represented a PEF in its acquisition of a Korean logistics company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a Korean food franchise company. 

  •   

    Represented a Korean broker in its sale of equity interest in a Korean conglomerate through block trade. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its sale of equity interest in a Korean outdoor clothes company. 

  •   

    Represented a Japanese company in its sale of a Korean automotive part manufacturing company. 

  •   

    Represented the consortium made up of foreign and Korean PEFs in connection with the acquisition of equity interest in a Korean life insurance company shares. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a Korean outdoor clothes company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of equity interest in a Korean pharmaceutical company. 

  •   

    Represented two Korean liquor companies in their merger transaction. 

  •   

    Represented a US company in its formation of a joint venture company for automotive part business. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its sale of shares and equity linked bonds issued by a Korean broadcasting company. 

  •   

    Represented foreign PEFs in their sale of equity interest in a Korean cable company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its sale of a Korean convenience store company. 

  •   

    Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of real estate developing company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a foreign chemical company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign company in its sale of automotive part manufacturing. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign financial institution in the merger of two Korean asset management companies. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of equity interest in a Korean satellite broadcasting company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its sale of equity interest in a Korean electronics company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its sale of a Korean electronics company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a Korean convenience store company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a Korean optics related company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its sale of equity interest in a Korean household electric company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign company in its acquisition of equity interest in a Korean software company. 

  •   

    Represented a Korea company in its sale of an automotive part business division. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign company in its acquisition of equity interest in a Korean telecommunication company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign PEF in its acquisition of a semiconductor business division. 

  •   

    Represented a Korean company in its acquisition of a Korean underwear manufacturing company. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign company in its acquisition of multiple semiconductor business divisions. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign company in its acquisition of a semiconductor business line. 

  •   

    Represented a foreign company in its acquisition of two Korean seed companies. 






Publications/Activities

  •   The Private Equity Review: Part II, Investing – “Korea” chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014) 
  •   The Private Equity Review: Part I, Fundraising – “Korea” chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014) 
  •   IFLR Merger Control Survey 2014: “Korea” chapter (Co-author, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2014.3.)





Education

    Yale Law School (LL.M., 1993)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1984)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1982)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1984; New York, 1994


Languages
  •    Korean, English





Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Capital Markets ,  Acquisition Finance ,  Structured Finance ,  Private Equity