Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Henry Shin as a corporate/M&A partner in its Seoul office. Shin joins K&L Gates from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and will practice out of the firm’s New York office before moving to Korea once registered as a foreign legal consultant.
Shin’s clients are primarily Korean companies and financial institutions with an outbound, global orientation. Focusing his practice on international finance and construction projects, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and other corporate transactions, Shin advises domestic and global companies in connection with transactional matters in the United States, Korea, and Middle Eastern countries, and assists with arbitration and litigation matters involving Korean companies doing business in the U.S. and elsewhere. He is fluent in Korean and Mandarin Chinese.
“We are delighted to have Henry on board,” said David Tang, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner, Asia. “His extensive experience and knowledge of the Korean market mesh very effectively with our Seoul office and our global platform.”
Shin stated: “I am very glad to be a part of a firm that has an expansive platform with a strong global presence. As I continue to work with my existing clients, I also hope to successfully cross-sell our firm’s capabilities to my existing and potential clients as they further expand their businesses worldwide.”
Shin is the eighth new partner to join K&L Gates’ global corporate/M&A practice in 2014, following the earlier additions of Paris partners Caroline Ledoux, Nicola Di Giovanni, and Jean-Patrice Labautière, Taipei/Palo Alto partner Jim Wu, Beijing partner Frank Voon, Milan partner Arturo Meglio, and Singapore/Shanghai partner Siew Kam Boon.