Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Project Development and Finance Practice with the addition of Sungjin Kang as a partner in Seoul.
"In recent years we have been building out our Project Development and Finance Practice in Asia-Pacific through further growth in our traditional sector strengths and substantially expanding our capabilities in renewables, infrastructure and energy transition," said White & Case partner Mark Castillo-Bernaus, Head of the Global Project Development and Finance Practice. "The Firm is now an established market leader for project development and finance in Asia-Pacific, and we see great opportunity for further growth in Korea, a market with significant demand for outbound project development and finance work and inbound project development, particularly in the renewables sector."
Kang advises Korean and international developers, sponsors, project companies and export-credit and private-sector lenders, on a wide variety of project-related transactions. He also has experience advising on transportation finance and mergers & acquisitions. Kang brings over 20 years of experience and joins White & Case from Latham & Watkins, where he was a partner.
"Sungjin is a well-known project development and finance specialist and a native Korean speaker, with strong ties to the Korean corporate and finance market," said White & Case partner Andrew Clark, Regional Section Head Asia-Pacific EIPAF & Disputes. "His addition significantly adds to our Korean project finance credibility and further expands our renewables and infrastructure offerings, which are of upmost importance as Korea and the wider Asia-Pacific region ramp up their commitment to energy transition."
Partner Donald Baker, a member of White & Case's global Executive Committee, added: "Our addition at the end of 2020 of project development and finance partners Jamie Franklin and Tim Fourteau in Singapore added materially to our credibility with sponsors, Export Credit Agencies and other lenders in South East Asia. Sungjin is a significant further addition who adds substantial firepower to our team in Seoul. Together with our market-leading renewables team in Australia, which we recently expanded with the addition of partners Chris Flynn and Tim Kennedy, White & Case is best placed to advise clients on their infrastructure and renewables projects across the Asia-Pacific region."
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