Myong-Hyon (Brandon) Ryu’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions with a particular emphasis on cross-border (both inbound and outbound) transactions. He also has extensive experience in private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and corporate governance. Mr Ryu has represented both major Korean and foreign industrial and financial companies, as well as private equity firms.
Mr Ryu devotes a portion of his practice to advising clients in anti-corruption (including anti-corruption due diligence in M&A transactions), FCPA/internal investigations, transnational white-collar crime defences and other compliance matters.
Mr Ryu has been distinguished as a leading corporate/M&A lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, Asialaw Profiles and PLC Which lawyer? He was commended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for ‘always trying to find the right solutions and exceed clients’ expectations in all respects’. He is also described by Chambers Asia-Pacific as ‘a very bright and pragmatic team leader who is involved in many of the firm’s most prominent recent deals’ and someone who ‘understands the corporate world very well and tries to make things as straightforward as possible’. He is a regular contributor to various international journals, as well as a speaker at international and domestic conferences covering the areas of his expertise. He has been interviewed and quoted by newspapers and magazines for his knowledge and expertise in M&A.
Mr Ryu received a JD from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2001 and a BA, magna cum laude, from Sogang University in 1998. He is a member of the Bar in New York.
Mr Ryu has co-authored articles for international publications, including International Financial Law Review and Asian Counsel. He has also lectured at the Judicial Research & Training Institute, Sungkyunkwan University and Konkuk University.