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Henry (Hyun Jik) Sohn

Partner

Seoul

Henry (Hyun Jik) Sohn

Partner

Seoul

Henry is a partner in our projects, energy, natural resources and infrastructure group. Based in Seoul, Henry has extensive experience advising Korean clients on their outbound projects. Henry also has extensive experience advising export credit agencies and multilateral, including KEXIM, K-Sure, UKEF, ADB, AfDB, IFC, EBRD and EIB. Henry speaks Korean and English.

Henry has a wide range of finance experience, including project finance, ECA-backed finance, acquisition finance, structured finance and restructuring. He has advised clients, both financiers and sponsors, on projects in the power, renewables, transportation, social infrastructure and oil/refinery sectors around the globe.

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • K-sure and the covered lenders on a USD660m financing to Lukoil’s subsidiary in Uzbekistan in respect of the construction of its gas processing complex.
  • The funders in respect of the USD600m construction, development, operation and financing of a PPP healthcare project in Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • KEXIM, JBIC, NEXI, EIB and AfDB and a number of commercial lenders on the restructuring of the financing provided in respect of the USD3.7bn second-stage oil refinery complex in Mostorod, Egypt.
  • A Korean sponsor on the construction, development, operation and financing of a hydropower project in Georgia.
  • EBRD, Proparco and other IFIs in relation to a number of projects which are part of the Egyptian FiT programme. This deal was awarded ‘MENA Infrastructure Programme of the Year 2017’ by IJ Global.
  • UKEF and Banco Santander, S.A. on the project financing of a fleet of buses to be supplied by Alexander Dennis Ltd to be used on the new Line 7 of the Metrobus route in Mexico City. This deal was awarded ‘Export Project Finance Deal of the Year - Mexico’ by the Global Trade Review in 2017.
  • The lenders on the USD1.6bn refinancing of the development of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan 1768km long 1.2mbbl/day capacity pipeline reaching from Baku, Azerbaijan through Tbilisi, Georgia to Ceyhan, Turkey.
  • The senior coordinating committee, comprising a global financial services group, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank and EQT Credit, on the restructuring of Cory Environmental, one of the largest recycling and waste management companies in the UK.
  • IFC and AfDB on the financing to Dangote in respect of two of its projects in Nigeria.
  • The funders on the refinancing of portfolios of UK PPP assets (including Blackpool Council Street Lighting, Bristol Leisure Center, Derbyshire Springwell and Bolsover Schools, Greenwich BSF,Cambridgeshire BSF PFI, and Wigan Joint Services Centre PFI) owned by an infrastructure fund.

Experience highlights

Office

Seoul

Allen & Overy LLP Foreign Legal Consultant Office
알렌 앤 오버리 외국법자문법률사무소 Level 16 Two IFC, 10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Youngdeungpo-gu
Seoul
07326

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Qualifications

Professional

Foreign Legal Consultant (England & Wales), Korea, 2018

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2012

Admitted as solicitor, Hong Kong, 2008

Trainee solicitor, Hong Kong, 2005

Academic

BA, University of Cambridge, 2002

MEng, University of Cambridge, 2003

Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, 2004

Postgraduate Certificate in Law, Hong Kong, 2005

Recognition

Awards

Recognised Practitioner, Projects & Infrastructure (South Korea)

Chambers & Partners 2018

European Biomass Deal of the Year

IJ Global 2016

European Power Deal of the Year 2016

PFI, 2016

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