U.S. law firm Shearman & Sterling has opened an office in Seoul, headed by project finance partner Anna Chung. The team also includes counsel Scott Baggett and an associate.
The Seoul team will focus on advising Korean clients on project-related work across the power, LNG, oil and gas and petrochemical industries. They will also work closely with lawyers based in other offices including on Korea-related arbitration, antitrust and funds matters.
Chung, who represents sponsors, lenders and development banks on project financing matters, has been with Shearman for nearly 13 years, after joining from Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth in 2006. She became a partner in January last year.
Baggett has experience advising on projects in the power, mining and metals, oil and gas and petrochemicals sectors.
With the launch of the Seoul office, Shearman & Sterling currently has six offices in Asia, the other five being in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Singapore.
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