K&L Gates has hired Eugene Chang as a partner in its global energy, infrastructure and resources practice from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he was senior counsel in its Tokyo office. 

Chang will first be working in K&L Gates’ Tokyo office and will relocate to the firm’s Seoul office after completing his registration in South Korea.

Chang’s practice focuses on cross-border energy and infrastructure project developments, project and structured finance, and mergers and acquisitions. In the project development space, he has worked on conventional and renewable power projects, and has represented lenders and borrowers in relation to a variety of cross-border financings.

At Orrick, he was one of the partners that led the cross-border finance team on Korea Development Bank’s $700 million financing for golf equipment maker Acushnet in 2011. He has also represented KEPCO, POSCO, SK, Hanwha, and Hyundai Heavy Industry in connection with their overseas energy projects.

K&L Gates has been bulking up its global energy, infrastructure and resources practice over the past year, adding almost 20 lawyers, including Taipei-based partner Owen Chio from KPMG Law Firm. The firm also recently hired TMT partner Nigel Stamp in Hong Kong from Eversheds Sutherland and corporate partner Dooyong Kang in Tokyo from Jones Day, both in April.


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