Practice Areas
Finance & Securities

DR&AJU's Banking and Finance Team is recognized as a leader in the Korean market. Our team gained its reputation through innovative deal structuring and advisory services in relation to asset and mortgage-backed securitization (ABS & MBS), corporate restructuring (CRC & CRV), disposition of non-performing loans (“NPLs”), project finance and issuance of DR, BW, EB and CB offerings. In corporate restructuring activities, we distinguish ourselves through our ability to provide both financial and management services, which are offered by no other firm in Korea.
Managed by internationally trained attorneys with banking/securities backgrounds, our Banking and Finance Team has been involved in numerous high-profile domestic and cross border transactions, helping both domestic and overseas financial institutions and investment funds to create innovative investment vehicles and structures.
Our team represents major domestic and foreign banks, various investment and pension funds, as well as government ministries and financial institutions.

Securities and Derivatives
DR&AJU provides quality legal services to domestic financial institutions and foreign investment banks alike. We offer legal advice to our clients regarding the issuance of shares such as DR, BW, CB and EB, as well as advice on derivative products, including futures, swaps and options.
Our expertise includes analyzing all legal aspects of the field, including business structures, negotiations of terms and conditions, and issuance of legal opinions.

Project Finance
DR&AJU is renowned in the field of Real Estate Project Finance with a wide range of experience and accomplishments.
We have contributed as a legal consulting firm in various projects, including construction, real estate, energy and infrastructure, and others. We provide business operators and creditors with top-notch legal advice regarding contract formation and project management schemes to realize financing and business structures.
Recent Work
Advised a number of our bank clients and other financial institutions, such as Woori Bank, KB Kookmin Bank, Shinhan Bank, Hana Bank, Nong Hyup Bank, Korea Exim Bank, etc.
Provided general legal advice for CLFA (Consumer Loan Finance Association).
Advised NH Insurance &Securities, Mirae Asset, and KDB Daewoo Securities.
Assisted Samsung Life with a financial issues case in relation to Hanhyo Building ABL of Lehman.
Assisted Hyundai Industries Co. Ltd with an ABL based on the price for the future construction of ship.
Assisted SK with an ABL based on SK Building’s price for sale.
Assisted Deutsche Bank with an ABS based on an asset disposed by KAMCO.
Assisted with an ABS based on trade receivable of LG Card.
Assisted Samsung Life with its first issue of foreign MBS
Assisted Orix with an ABS based on lease-backed bond.
Assisted with the issue of ABS for major companies such as KAMCO, Hyundai Logistics, LH, TONG YANG Securities Inc., etc.
Advised KDIC in regards to Overseas Outright Sale of distressed assets in the value of 900 Billion Korean Won.
Assisted with the issue of a CBO of IBK Bank.
NongHyup Boram CMS ABL.
CHO Kwan Haeng
CHOI Jeong Jin
KIM Sung Mook
CHOI Kyeong Won
JEONG Kyeong Rok
Managing Partners
YI Hyun Woo (Howard)
KIM Sang Yeon
Of Counsel