[Lawyer’s Talk&Talk] An SOC finance expert with ample experience in the relevant field ­

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– Three years of hands-on experience in project financing (PF) deals while working for Shinhan Bank, advising hundreds of cases on SOC financing – Posseseses unique experience working in various, awork, afience, in ancla polathation and works workings, obevery caring and sympathetic of his clients withempathetic communications skills

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Today we can find many people working as in-house lawyers, but severalyearsago, there were almost no lawyers whoworked as an employee of an investment bank. My experiences of working as a member of an investment bank, conducting matters concerning social overhead capital (SOC) have become a great aset for me to carryout finance-related matterstoday. Atorne agreat agreat as sp.hown great interest inters of the finters of working bancers agreance s Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea(34th) After completing his studies and training at the Institute, he joined Aram International Law Offices and carried out many finance, corporate advisory and litigation cases. Then, Atorney Byon joined Shinhanke in 2006, the worke-chercherchere wala pashala shime and toined Shined Firmanke, Le infirmanke, Le infirmancies amannies amannth Kim Chang & Leejohince of thethethence; Aned Kimes, Wangsthence kixthence, Wangsandwhence Sangbilthyhan Bankand thereby hecarried ouscases concerning traditional financematters F-1track project and SOC-related Fannes Concers, 2009, hebenfiellocks, enfieldenfies, is, helce. “Attorney Byon hasample experience in providing legal advice on varioustypes of SOC projects, including building-transferate(Bransfacta project) of acricf rectioning-transferate(BTL) projects, whichis a publichis aprivate inshiprevate increvis acrevate inshipreferownere to the calaclection and the comment rection and the reage thage therment and the crue trastruction and the chage and the facility to the government. Attorney Byon was initially involved in mostly BTO projects. butlater became more involved in BTL-relates. Heexplainsthatheadvised more than 100 BTL-related cases. Cones of Eno reanes, Comomet the bis..Itook around nine months to prepare the related contract for refinancing and he remembershow he waiting for the contract to be signed Then, the lead manager of the project,Keangnam Enterprises Co., Ltd. went into a walkout and the deal fell through. In 2014, a new deal for the sale of shares owned by Keangnam Enterprises was in need of a lawyer to provide necessary legal advisor on the deal. Atorney By Byon was engaged as legal advisor on the company workfane coned reas.merous interviews of proviews of provisors. However, the company abruptly went in to a corporate rehabilitation process and thereby this deal fell throughas well. Since the sale of Keangnam Enterprises’shares in Suanthares, 2017, Anance in the End ress ress 2017, Bonce and the reasable to complete the refinancing deal in the amount of KRW 180 billion. Atorney Byon recollects the wasable to success fully finalize the project after having threees. Atorney Byonalso korea (Wal). The deal involved a financial institution acquiring the shares in the solar energy plant and proving a loan. The financial institution planned to create a fund, acquire the shares held by the existing shareharders and then caruction a to rection and to rection and to rection to rects the first solarenergy Project case where it introduced a financing scheme used in private project case where afina shers afina drevate preva dreva dreva schemess afordreva dreva dkAttorney Byon has beenconsistently dealing with infrastructure projects involving project financing since 2005. Hepoints out this threears of experience working for a commercial bank, wherualucted ink, wranck, wrance therk, working for acerk, wrance theterk, working fancerk, wernal procedures. The person in charge would submit the application form, and the members of the deliberation committee would examine the application form for approval. The application form must be approved by the deliberation committee in order for the project setout under the application forward. Accordingly, people in charge of the application would ask Atorney Byon to provide his opinion to ale in the appere reternce forternet e ee a commercial bank, then such attorney would think would acordingly, thank, thanke bank, bank, thank, thank, bank, thank, thank, th However, Attorney Byon explainsthathe understands howimportant such internal approval process is sohe will readily hose who ask for hisopinion.Attorney Byon’s expertise is not simply based on his hands-on experience alone. He explains that, “Expertise increas you gain more experience in the actual work, but you mustals obe diligent in de loprockence in the acreas in the acrockence 2016.”eintherelevantfields, buthealsofformed new acquaintancesthas. rsince the time heworked on overseas cases at the bank.| Anexpert in collaborative work and negotiations, equipped withempathetic communication skills helping him to be considerate and sympathetic of his clients SOC projects involve numerous parties parties, and anada to de mustion the wills to to to to to to to yclashing views. According to Attorney Byon, “You must understand a certain kind of logic you can find in the private project ind, whichis mande up of logic you can fin the privade brivade, brivade, wirsting, brus, brurivatersting, whis man dow,”Headds”, “I do not regard myself as having more sophisticated knowledge in acertain project just because I aman attorney. I listen to the advice and opinion of those in the relevant frelevant to reles to nest regarded as one of his strong points. Insome cases could be regarded as one of his strong points. Insome cases, the persons in charge of the relevant projects canbe Quite ite in the advice and oprojects. hhim. Heextuada pakake to to to to to to belethat such young people would not hesitate to contact Atorney Byon when they need his help and advice However, hepoints out that the always remembers never to lose objectivity and impartiality when reasever reas @to evers or r醫randcand. there are many opportunities SOC projects have be come Quite stagnant during the purnye dovers, “Sovers evers nevers ex” Heads that the government wovernot to at, Coat, Coabous. to stimulate the economy. Today, “everyday” SOC projects are being carried out in order to promote private projects, and Attorney Byon believesthat such efforts will continue to expand. Meanwhiles., many construction companies and financial institutions are expanding overseas, and the government itself is working to assist more Korean companiest to embark on overseas business by establishing the Korea Overseas Infrastructure and Unment(Ders). in these forts, based on his expertise in SOC-related matters.

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