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

Ahyoung Koo

Associate, London

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Overview

Ahyoung is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group in our London office. Ahyoung's practice focuses on international project finance in the petrochemical, oil and gas, and mining and metal sectors. Ahyoung has completed a secondment to a global bank. She has also worked in White & Case's Hong Kong office.

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-Universität Würzburg

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Korean

Experience

Advising the initial purchasers in connection with the €1.571 billion notes issuance by Superstrada Pedemontana Veneta S.p.A. to fund the construction of a toll road in the Veneto region of Italy.

Advising International Finance Corporation and a syndicate of DFIs and commercial lenders on the financing of the US$1 billion expansion of a world-scale urea fertiliser production facility near Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Advising an African national gas supplier in its negotiation of its gas purchase and sale agreement with an LNG supplier.

Representing the project company and principal project sponsor in connection with the development and financing of a world-scale petrochemical plant in Egypt.

Representing Nord Stream AG as project company on the partial refinancing via two replacement loans from an intermediate company funded by €628 million of privately placed ten-year fixed-rate secured notes.

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 Ruwais Power Company PJSC and its sponsors and shareholders – Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC, Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, International Power S.A., Marubeni Corporation and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd – on the inaugural issuance of US$825,000,000 6 percent Senior Secured Bonds due 2036 and the related refinancing of the US$2.3 billion Shuweihat 2 IWPP.

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 "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 Alpha Trains, the European rolling stock operating lessor, on the establishment of an investment grade €1.25 billion common terms financing platform and the issuance of €350 million 10-year bonds listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, the raising of secured bank financing and a senior and junior private placement offering to refinance its existing debt.

Awards & Recognition

White & Case Pro Bono Award 2013 and 2017