Ahyoung Koo | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Ahyoung Koo

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1774

E akoo@whitecase.com

Overview

Ahyoung is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group in our London office. Ahyoung joined the Firm as a trainee in 2012 and spent six months in our Hong Kong office with a particular focus on banking matters.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
  • Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford
  • LLB (ling. germ.) (Hons), Trinity College, Dublin
  • Rechtswissenschaft, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Korean

Experience

Advising the lender in connection with the Term Loan B refinancing of three combined cycle gas turbines in the UK.

Advising a group of lenders in connection with a forward sale financing joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Chevron on a US$1.2 billion multi-year drilling financing package for 36 offshore and onshore oil wells in Nigeria.

Advising of a group of lenders in connection with the financing of fifty wind turbine generators off the coast of Belgium.

Advising lenders, including commercial banks and export credit agencies, in connection with the financing of Phase II of the US$10 billion Emirates Aluminium Project in the UAE. This deal was awarded the Middle East Industrial Deal of the Year by Project Finance International and the Phase II financing was the largest financing in the metals/mining sector for 2013.

Advising UBS AG, as mezzanine lenders, on The Carlyle Group's acquisition of Tyco Fire & Security Services Korea Co. Ltd. and its subsidiaries (ADT Caps Co., Ltd., Capstec Co., Ltd. and ADT Security Co., Ltd.) that form and operate the company's Korean security business, from US-listed Tyco, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, for approximately US$1.93 billion. The all-cash acquisition by The Carlyle Group is the largest private equity buyout deal in Korea since 2008. The deal won "South Korea Loan of the Year" at the IFR Asia Awards 2014.

Awards & Recognition

White & Case Pro Bono Award 2013