Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce that Jae-Hyon Ahn has joined the Firm as a partner in Seoul, bolstering the office's project financing and renewable energy capabilities for its energy, mining and infrastructure clients. He joins the Firm from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
Jae brings with him 13 years of experience representing sponsors, financiers and contractors on all aspects of complex energy and infrastructure projects. He is a project finance specialist with significant experience in the development and financing of large scale renewable energy projects and has worked on transactions in multiple jurisdictions, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.
Commenting, Won Lee, Head of Baker McKenzie's Korea practice, said, "Jae's wealth of experience in complex project financing makes him a great addition to our Korea practice as we look to build out our Finance & Projects service offering. His expertise complements well our existing team‘s transactional capabilities for current and future clients, and will enable us to provide a more robust level of services to Korean companies as they invest or expand into new markets."
Martin David, Asia Pacific Chair of Projects Practice said, "Jae is a highly regarded projects lawyers. His outstanding track record in handling large-scale projects, particularly in renewables, will be of huge value to our clients and will add significantly to our service offering."
Jae added, "I am thrilled to join Baker McKenzie and be a part of its market-leading Korea practice. I look forward to starting to work with my new colleagues across the global platform, and helping the Firm's Korean clients with their project financing and outbound legal needs."
The Korean outbound market is a key focus for Baker McKenzie. The Firm's Korea practice, which comprises lawyers across its 77 offices, supports Korean clients on all aspects of their outbound investment activities, including on a wide range of project development and finance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, banking and finance and capital markets matters, as well as antitrust, intellectual property, disputes, and corporate compliance advice.