Kibbeum Kim

Associate, Hong Kong SAR



Kibbeum Kim is an associate in White & Case's Asia Debt Finance and Restructuring practice, based in Hong Kong.

Kibbeum represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as credit and other special situations funds, in a wide variety of financings in the Asia-Pacific region. He has experience in leveraged and acquisition financings, direct lending transactions and special situations investments, together with refinancings and restructurings of such transactions. He is fluent in both English and Korean.

Prior to joining White & Case, Kibbeum worked at the London and Hong Kong offices of major international law firms.

Bars and Courts
Hong Kong S.A.R.
England and Wales
University of Law


University of Law


BA (Hons)
University of Oxford


Kibbeum's experience includes advising:

  • SK ecoplant initially on the bridge facilities for the acquisition of TES-Envirocorp, and subsequently on the main acquisition financing to refinance the bridge facilities in part.
  • Baring Private Equity Asia on the leveraged financing for its acquisition of Hinduja Global Solutions' healthcare services-related business process management unit.*
  • KKR on the leveraged financing for its investment in EuroKids, an education enterprise in India.*
  • Blackstone Capital Partners on the leveraged financing for its take-private of Essel Propack, a packaging company in India.*
  • KKR on the leveraged financing for its acquisition of LS Group, a global manufacturer of automobile parts in South Korea.*
  • KKR on an equity commitment letter backed financing for its acquisition of a logistics warehouse in South Korea.*
  • SK on a sponsor guarantee backed financing for its acquisition of various properties located in the US.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case