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Henry Sohn

Partner

Seoul

Henry 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

Expertise

Practices

Banking and Finance

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

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European Biomass Deal of the Year

IJ Global 2016

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European Power Deal of the Year 2016

PFI, 2016

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News & insights

Publications: 12 DECEMBER 2019

What is the direction of travel of European pre-insolvency reforms?

Associates Musonda Mutati and Harini Viswanathan have authored an article for Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, highlighting the differences between the European and proposed UK reforms.

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Publications: 04 DECEMBER 2019

IT and operational failures: financial services in the spotlight

There is unprecedented demand for and use of technology in the financial services sector.  However, greater reliance on technology brings with it increased levels of risk.  In particular, IT incidents and even brief disruptions to digital services may have a significant impact on clients and the markets.

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News: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Financing role for A&O on LVMH's acquisition of Tiffany & Co

Paris/New York: Allen & Overy has advised the banks on one of the largest deals ever in the luxury sector. A EUR15 billion equivalent loan facility is being used to finance the agreed acquisition by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (“LVMH”), the world’s leading luxury group, of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) (“Tiffany”), the global luxury jeweller, making it one of this year's flagship deals in the European loan market.

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Middle East International Law Firm of the Year

News: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Chambers Middle East Awards 2019

A&O wins Middle East International Law Firm of the Year plus UAE Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year at the inaugural Chambers Middle East Awards.

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