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White & Case Expands Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice in Asia

Global law firm White & Case LLP has added corporate lawyer Kyungseok (KS) Kim as a new partner focusing on clients in Asia.

"The addition of KS supports our strategy of strengthening the Firm's M&A/corporate capabilities and broadening our client base across Asia," said White & Case partner Eric Berg, Head of Asia. "He's an experienced and knowledgeable M&A/private equity lawyer who has built a strong and flexible practice. His arrival will, in particular, support our strategic ambition of building a leading pan-Asian private equity practice. In addition, KS will play an important role in enhancing our relationships with Korean clients and continuing to build our brand in the Korean market."

Kim, who speaks both English and Korean and is qualified in New York, joins the Firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and, in due course, will be based in the Hong Kong office. He advises private equity funds, companies, investors and lenders on mergers & acquisitions, cross-border transactions, private equity investments, international joint ventures and general corporate matters. His practice also focuses on advising Korean companies on their transactions worldwide. Kim joins White & Case from Linklaters, where he was responsible for its Korean private equity and M&A work, and brings more than 11 years of experience.

"These are exciting times for our private equity practice, globally," said White & Case partner John Reiss, Head of the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. "We've made significant investments in key jurisdictions, including the UK and Germany to further develop our private equity practice in Europe, and KS will help build our capabilities in Asia, another important market. He will be part of a global team that implements innovative transactions with precision and care and is capable of advising private equity firms and other parties at every stage in the cycle – formation, investment, management and exit."

White & Case has been advising on Korean matters for more than 30 years. The Firm's Korea country practice is uniquely positioned to help clients take advantage of new opportunities offered by the accelerating pace of trade between the Republic of Korea and its many trading partners around the world. With its global presence, White & Case is able to advise both Korean and international companies and financial institutions on their business ventures, disputes and regulatory matters worldwide.

White & Case is one of the world's leading law firms in the field of mergers & acquisitions, distinguished by its experience and focus on strategic and private equity transactions, specific industries and cross-border deals. With a global M&A team that spans 26 countries, White & Case is one of the few law firms with the capacity, capability and experience to advise clients on worldwide M&A transactions.

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