Youngju Kim / Partner

Youngju Kim/Partner

Youngju Kim
t. +82 2 6956-0264 / f. +82 2 6956-0280
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Youngju Kim is a partner at LAB Partners and focuses his practice on Private Equity / Venture Capital, M&A and corporate finance.
Prior to joining LAB Partners, Mr. Kim was a partner at KL Partners and Shin & Kim in Seoul and worked as an International Visiting Associate in the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins.


Practice Areas

  • Private Equity/Venture Capital / M&A /Capital Markets / Structured Finance / Acquisition Finance




Korean, English


  • 2014 : University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (LL.M.)
  • 2005 : Korea University, Graduate School of Law (Course Completion, Civil Law)
  • 2001 : Korea University, College of Law (LL.B.)

Professional Career

  • 2016 – 2018 : KL Partners
  • 2009 – 2016 : Shin & Kim
  • 2014 – 2015 : Latham & Watkins, International Visiting Associate
  • 2006 – 2009 : Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force
  • 2004 – 2006 : Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea

Awards & Recognition

  • “Leading Lawyer” for Energy and Infrastructure, IFLR1000 (2015 – 2016)

Recent Engagements

  • Acquisition of Seoul Vision by a Korean private equity fund
  • Acquisition of W Concept by a Korean private equity fund
  • Acquisition of Maruman Japan and Maruman Korean by a Korean private equity fund
  • Acquisition of Pine Resort by a Korean private equity fund
  • Representation of a pension fund in Canada in connection with the sale of shares of a leading Korean life insurance company and the acquisition financing transaction
  • Representation of Y22 Project Financing Investment Ltd. in connection with the project financing of KRW 2.1 trillion for Parc1 development project
  • Listing of a Korean IT Company in Hong Kong Stock Exchange(GEM)
  • Sale of Acushnet Holdings by a Korean PEF
  • Acquisition of a Cambodian bank by a Korean financial institution
  • Sale of four suspended mutual savings banks by Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation through contract transfer
  • Acquisition of STX Energy by ORIX
  • Representation of KDB in connection with the issuance of USD 500,000,000 Perpetual Bonds by Doosan Infracore, Co. Ltd.


  • 2016. 10 : “South Korea: Cross-Border Financing Report 2016”, IFLR (co-authored)
  • 2015. 10 : “South Korea: Cross-Border Financing Report 2015”, IFLR (co-authored)

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