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Young Kyun CHO Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1113 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Young Kyun CHO Attorney
Young Kyun CHO Attorney

Young Kyun CHOAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1113F.+82-2-737-9091/9092E.ykcho@kimchang.com

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Young Kyun Cho is a senior attorney at Kim & Chang, who focuses his practice primarily in aircraft finance, project finance, energy, and banking. 

Mr. Cho has advised numerous clients, including major domestic and foreign banks, non-bank financial investors, and major domestic companies on project financing, aircraft financing, commercial banking, corporate financing, and structured financing matters. In particular, he is known for his vast amount of experience in domestic and offshore project financing, and has advised numerous banks, asset management companies and insurance companies. 

Also, Mr. Cho routinely advises construction and engineering companies, having advised on most major domestic infrastructure projects for toll roads, railways, ports, and power plants. Since the early 1990’s, Mr. Cho has advised offshore lenders and lessors, including the U.S. Ex-Im Bank and the ECA, in all of the major aircraft financing transactions in Korea. 

He has co-authored various publications, including “Getting the Deal Through - Aviation Finance & Leasing 2014: Korea chapter / Project Finance 2016: Korea chapter” (Law Business Research, 2014 & 2015). 

Mr. Cho has been recognized as a “Market Leader” by Euromoney’s IFLR1000 in 2018 and 2019, and a “Leading Individual” by Legalease in 2016. For three consecutive years, Chambers and Partners has named him a “Leading Individual” in banking and finance (from 2017 to 2019). 

Mr. Cho received his LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994, and in 1985, he received his bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University, College of Law. He graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1988, and also attended the Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University in 1987. 

He is admitted to the Korean bar. 

Profile

Experience

Dewey Ballentine LLP, New York (1994-1995) 

Kim & Chang (1988-Present)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Advised on a Samcheok thermal power plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Gangneung thermal power plant project financing. 
  • Advised on the project financing of a hydropower plant in Nenskra, Georgia. 
  • Advised on a Goseung thermal power station project financing. 
  • Advised on a Gangdong fuel cell plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a project financing of a cement plant construction in Yangon, Myanmar. 
  • Advised on a Taebaek wind power plant project financing. 
  • Advised on an acquisition financing of a Shin-Chitose solar energy power plant in Hokkaido, Japan. 
  • Advised on a Bukpyeong heat and power plant project refinancing. 
  • Advised on a Seoul-Munsan highway project financing. 
  • Advised on a West Seoul Way underground road construction project financing. 
  • Advised on an Ansan integrated energy plant project refinancing. 
  • Advised on a Dongducheon LNG integrated energy plant project refinancing. 
  • Advised on a Pyeongtaek Poseung biomass-fueled plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Jeonju biomass-fueled plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Pocheon combined heat & power plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Gangneung Anin thermal power plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Godeok fuel cell plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Wirye New Town integrated energy plant project financing. 
  • Advised on an Osan Segyo integrated energy plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Yeongwol solar energy power plant acquisition financing. 
  • Advised on a Gyeonggi fuel cell plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Hanam Misa integrated energy plant project financing. 
  • Advised on Taebaek Changjook wind power plant project financing. 
  • Advised on an Ansan integrated energy plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Dongducheon integrated energy plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Yangju Okjeong, Uijeongbu Minrak integrated energy plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Senegalese thermal power plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Gimcheon Industrial Complex integrated energy plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Byeollae Energy integrated energy plant project financing. 
  • Advised on an Iksan integrated energy plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Malaysia POIC biomass combined heat & power plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Pyeongtaek Oseong combined heat & power plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Pocheon combined heat & power plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a combined heat & power, by-product gas plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a Bulgarian solar energy power plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a RPS solar energy power plant acquisition financing. 
  • Advised on a Tae-Ki Mountain wind power plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a gas plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a fuel cell plant project financing. 
  • Advised on a by-product gas project financing. 
  • Advised on a combined heat & power plant project financing.

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Aviation (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Energy (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Project Finance (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  • Market Leader, IFLR1000 (Euromoney, 2018-2019) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Banking & Finance (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2018) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Banking & Finance (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2019) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Transport (Law Business Research, 2016) 
  • Leading Individual - Practice, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (Legalease, 2016) 
  • Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (Euromoney, 2016) 
  • Rising Star, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (Euromoney, 2016) 
  • World’s Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2016 (Who’s Who Legal, 2015)

Publications/Activities
    • Chambers Global Practice Guide – Project Finance: Korea chapter - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) 
    • Getting the Deal Through - Project Finance 2016: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2015) 
    • Getting the Deal Through - Aviation Finance & Leasing 2014: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014) 
    • International Project Finance and PPPs (Co-author, 2011) 
    • Aircraft Repossessions and Enforcements (Co-author, Practical Aspects, 2009.2.) 
    • Legal Issues in International Aircraft Financing (Co-author, BFL, 2006) 
    • Financial Innovation, ABS (Co-author, 1999)

Education

    University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., 1994) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1988) 

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (1987) 

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1985)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1988

Languages

Korean, English

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Young Kyun CHO Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1113      F. +82-2-737-9091/9092     


  




Young Kyun Cho is a senior attorney at Kim & Chang, who focuses his practice primarily in aircraft finance, project finance, energy, and banking. 

Mr. Cho has advised numerous clients, including major domestic and foreign banks, non-bank financial investors, and major domestic companies on project financing, aircraft financing, commercial banking, corporate financing, and structured financing matters. In particular, he is known for his vast amount of experience in domestic and offshore project financing, and has advised numerous banks, asset management companies and insurance companies. 

Also, Mr. Cho routinely advises construction and engineering companies, having advised on most major domestic infrastructure projects for toll roads, railways, ports, and power plants. Since the early 1990’s, Mr. Cho has advised offshore lenders and lessors, including the U.S. Ex-Im Bank and the ECA, in all of the major aircraft financing transactions in Korea. 

He has co-authored various publications, including “Getting the Deal Through - Aviation Finance & Leasing 2014: Korea chapter / Project Finance 2016: Korea chapter” (Law Business Research, 2014 & 2015). 

Mr. Cho has been recognized as a “Market Leader” by Euromoney’s IFLR1000 in 2018 and 2019, and a “Leading Individual” by Legalease in 2016. For three consecutive years, Chambers and Partners has named him a “Leading Individual” in banking and finance (from 2017 to 2019). 

Mr. Cho received his LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994, and in 1985, he received his bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University, College of Law. He graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1988, and also attended the Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University in 1987. 

He is admitted to the Korean bar. 






    Dewey Ballentine LLP, New York (1994-1995) 

    Kim & Chang (1988-Present)






  •   Advised on a Samcheok thermal power plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Gangneung thermal power plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on the project financing of a hydropower plant in Nenskra, Georgia. 
  •   Advised on a Goseung thermal power station project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Gangdong fuel cell plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a project financing of a cement plant construction in Yangon, Myanmar. 
  •   Advised on a Taebaek wind power plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on an acquisition financing of a Shin-Chitose solar energy power plant in Hokkaido, Japan. 
  •   Advised on a Bukpyeong heat and power plant project refinancing. 
  •   Advised on a Seoul-Munsan highway project financing. 
  •   Advised on a West Seoul Way underground road construction project financing. 
  •   Advised on an Ansan integrated energy plant project refinancing. 
  •   Advised on a Dongducheon LNG integrated energy plant project refinancing. 
  •   Advised on a Pyeongtaek Poseung biomass-fueled plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Jeonju biomass-fueled plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Pocheon combined heat & power plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Gangneung Anin thermal power plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Godeok fuel cell plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Wirye New Town integrated energy plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on an Osan Segyo integrated energy plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Yeongwol solar energy power plant acquisition financing. 
  •   Advised on a Gyeonggi fuel cell plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Hanam Misa integrated energy plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on Taebaek Changjook wind power plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on an Ansan integrated energy plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Dongducheon integrated energy plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Yangju Okjeong, Uijeongbu Minrak integrated energy plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Senegalese thermal power plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Gimcheon Industrial Complex integrated energy plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Byeollae Energy integrated energy plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on an Iksan integrated energy plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Malaysia POIC biomass combined heat & power plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Pyeongtaek Oseong combined heat & power plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Pocheon combined heat & power plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a combined heat & power, by-product gas plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a Bulgarian solar energy power plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a RPS solar energy power plant acquisition financing. 
  •   Advised on a Tae-Ki Mountain wind power plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a gas plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a fuel cell plant project financing. 
  •   Advised on a by-product gas project financing. 
  •   Advised on a combined heat & power plant project financing.





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Aviation (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Energy (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Project Finance (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  •   Market Leader, IFLR1000 (Euromoney, 2018-2019) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Banking & Finance (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2018) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Banking & Finance (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2019) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Transport (Law Business Research, 2016) 
  •   Leading Individual - Practice, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (Legalease, 2016) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (Euromoney, 2016) 
  •   Rising Star, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (Euromoney, 2016) 
  •   World’s Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2016 (Who’s Who Legal, 2015)

Publications/Activities

  •   Chambers Global Practice Guide – Project Finance: Korea chapter - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) 
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Project Finance 2016: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2015) 
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Aviation Finance & Leasing 2014: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014) 
  •   International Project Finance and PPPs (Co-author, 2011) 
  •   Aircraft Repossessions and Enforcements (Co-author, Practical Aspects, 2009.2.) 
  •   Legal Issues in International Aircraft Financing (Co-author, BFL, 2006) 
  •   Financial Innovation, ABS (Co-author, 1999)





Education

    University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., 1994) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1988) 

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (1987) 

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1985)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1988


Languages
  •    Korean, English





Financing ,  Project Finance ,  Energy ,  Banking