Dong Eun Kim leads the project and energy practice group at Lee & Ko. He has a wealth of experience and expertise drawn from advising for over 20 years on all kinds of inbound and outbound transactions related to social overhead capital, energy and real estate development, construction, operation, financing, investment and restructurings. Mr Kim has experience representing all important project stakeholders, such as major project investors, syndicated lenders, project companies and governments. Since 2014, and over a three-year span, he has provided advice on about 125 large inbound and outbound projects related to social overhead capital, energy and real estate.
Notable examples of the aforementioned projects include domestic public–private partnerships (PPP), such as the West Suwon–Osan PPP, the Yongin–Seoul PPP, the Eulsukdo Bridge PPP, the Busan New Port PPP, as well as overseas PPPs, such as the Ivory Coast Abidjan Metro project, Çanakkale Bridge and Highway Project, Kuala Lumpur–Singapore High-Speed Rail project, Tukai Kartanegara coal terminal development project, New Intercity Fleet project in New South Wales, Australia and Thi Nghe wastewater project in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Also worth mentioning are domestic energy-related projects, such as the Poseung community energy project, the Pyeongtaek–Gimcheon–Jeonbuk energy project, the Jangmun combined-cycle power plant project, the Goseong coal power generation project and the Jeollanam-do Shinan wind power project; as well as overseas energy-related projects, which include about 10 Japanese solar projects in Hitachi, Kirishima, Wakayama and Hamada, among others. Mr Kim also advised on the wind power project in Tafila, Jordan, the hydroelectric power project in Athmuqam, Pakistan and the solar power projects in Guam, United States; domestic real estate projects, such as the Pyeongchon G Square complex acquisition, the Capital Tower sale and overseas real estate projects, such as the real estate development projects in Business Bay and Culture Village, Dubai and Bason City, Vietnam, are also to be noted.
Mr Kim has been selected on numerous occasions as a ‘leading lawyer’ in the fields of project finance, energy and real estate by the top legal ranking institutions, such as Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Legal 500, and he is regarded as one of the finest experts in those practice areas.