Yoon & Yang Hires Senior Foreign Attorneys to Further Bolster Cross-Border Capabilities

Yoon & Yang has continued to strengthen its cross-border capabilities with the hire of two Senior Foreign Attorneys from Lee & Ko and Samsung Electronics. Elayne Heeseung Sung and Irene Y Kim have joined the firm’s Seoul office as Senior Foreign Attorneys.

Elayne is a US-qualified attorney who joins from Lee & Ko, where she concentrated her practice in shipping finance from 2001 to 2022. She is expected to bring decades of transactional experience advising on cross-border transactions, with a focus on lease and transportation finance.

During her 21 years at Lee & Ko, she has advised major financial institutions and Korean shipping companies on a broad range of transactions, including syndicated and bilateral credit facilities, sale and leasebacks, cross-border leases, off-shore financing and export-credit agency supported facilities.

Her notable experience spans advising on cross-border tax leases, rehabilitation proceedings of Korean shipping companies, financing of new container boxes under KOBC container box lease program, JOLCO for a car carrier, newbuilding projects and advising Korean ECAs and Korean ECA covered lenders on restructuring of offshore drilling companies.

Elayne looks forward to developing a strong Transportation financing team at Yoon & Yang with H K Helen Sohn, a leading aviation finance expert who also joined the firm as a partner from Lee & Ko last year.

Her notable experience spans advising on cross-border tax leases, rehabilitation proceedings of Korean shipping companies, financing of new container boxes under KOBC container box lease program, JOLCO for a car carrier, newbuilding projects and advising Korean ECAs and Korean ECA covered lenders on restructuring of offshore drilling companies.

Elayne looks forward to developing a strong Transportation financing team at Yoon & Yang with H K Helen Sohn, a leading aviation finance expert who also joined the firm as a partner from Lee & Ko last year.

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