Ken specialises in advising Korean and international clients on a wide range of cross-border investment transactions and projects, particularly in the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors (greenfield and brownfield). Ken's experience also extends to project finance and development.
By leveraging his extensive experience and cross-cultural capability, Ken skilfully helps clients navigate the challenges to successfully execute complex cross-border transactions and achieve commercial outcomes.
Prior to relocating to Seoul in 2016, Ken worked in the firm's Sydney office for 10 years advising clients on mining, infrastructure, project finance and general corporate and commercial matters.
Ken's professional experience also includes secondments to two leading Australian energy companies, Origin Energy and Alinta Energy.
Ken is recognised as a Next Generation Partner for Projects and Energy: Foreign Firms (South Korea) in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2023), and as an Up and Coming Lawyer for Energy & Natural Resources: International Firms (South Korea) in Chambers Asia-Pacific (2023). He was also recently named as a Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer 2022.
Ken's experience includes advising:
- Korea Gas Corporation on the Rovuma Basin/Area 4 Block upstream gas and LNG project in Mozambique, including the Coral floating LNG project
- a leading Korean infrastructure asset manager on its investments in a social infrastructure platform and renewable energy assets across Australia, the Middle East and in Europe
- numerous Korean SOEs on their energy and infrastructure projects and investments in South East Asia
- Korea Electric Power Corporation on the Bylong coal project in NSW, Australia, including the proposed mine infrastructure development and US$210 million loan facility from Korea Exchange Bank
Ken holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and is fluent in English and Korean. Ken is the Chief Representative of the Seoul office.