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Andrew L. Chung

Fax +1.+82.2.2198.8730
Mr. Chung is counsel in the firm’s Seoul office. Mr. Chung focuses his practice on cross-border commercial transactions involving both public and private companies. He advises clients on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, corporate restructurings, licensing arrangements, private equity investments and alternative investments and other general corporate matters.

Mr. Chung has been practicing and advising clients in Asia since 2008.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Chung practiced with another law firm in Tokyo and in New York.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association

Additional Information


  • Assisted in preparing the chapter discussing Japan's antitrust laws, published in the Public Competition Enforcement Review (2009).
  • Represented a major Japanese food processing company in its acquisition of a U.S. private milling company
  • Represented TonenGeneral Sekiyu, K.K. in its acquisition of a significant stake in ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Represented a major Japanese financial institution in its proposed acquisition of an Indonesian public company
  • Represented Renault S.A. as co-counsel in connection with a broad strategic alliance among Renault S.A., Daimler AG and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Represented Salesforce.com in its acquisition of a stake in Synergy Marketing, Inc., a Japanese software developer
  • Represented Zynga Game Network Inc. in its acquisition of Unoh Inc., a Japanese game developer
  • Represented Aberdeen Asset Management in the Japan portion of its acquisition of the asset management business of Credit Suisse Group AG
  • Represented Renesas Technology Corporation, and its shareholders Hitachi Ltd. And Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, in the merger between Renesas and NEC Electronics Corporation to form the world’s third largest semiconductor company
  • Represented Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in the Japan portion of its acquisition of American Life Insurance Co., the foreign life insurance business of American International Group Inc.
  • Represented PepsiCo, Inc. in its sale of Japan Frito-Lay Ltd. to, and its acquisition of a substantial stake in, Calbee Foods Co., Ltd.