HONG KONG (March 18, 2014) – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Jae Chul (J.C.) Lee has joined the firm’s Hong Kong affiliate, Pang & Co., as a partner in the Capital Markets Department. Most recently, Lee was a partner in the Hong Kong office of DLA Piper.

“Asia remains an important global business center and a key market for our strategic growth, particularly within the capital markets and corporate arenas,” said Loeb & Loeb Chairman Michael D. Beck. “J.C.’s addition to our affiliated office in Hong Kong reflects our commitment to giving our clients greater access to the market’s top legal talent.”

Lee represents numerous Korean companies and financial institutions in a wide range of corporate and financing transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, oil and energy investments, initial public offerings, corporate reorganizations, project finance and secured and unsecured lending matters. His practice also focuses on debt capital markets transactions involving issuers from Korea, China and Hong Kong.  These transactions include dim sum bonds, floating rate notes, convertible bonds, exchangeable bonds, and bonds with warrants. In addition, Lee also has significant experience in cross-border securitization, structured finance and OTC derivatives involving Korean entities.  

“J.C. is an ideal addition to our team,” commented Benny Pang, managing partner of Loeb & Loeb’s affiliated office in Hong Kong. “His track record in debt financing and other corporate and commercial transactions, and his deep expertise within the energy sector are perfect complements to our practice strengths.”

Mitchell S. Nussbaum, chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Capital Markets and Asia Practices added: “J.C.’s diverse set of skills and global experience practicing in Greater China, Korea, Europe and the U.S. will be a great asset to clients engaging in cross-border financings and corporate transactions in Asia and internationally.”

Lee will be a resident Pang & Co. attorney in Hong Kong working in association with Loeb & Loeb.  The two firms entered into an exclusive association in October 2012 when Loeb & Loeb opened its affiliated office in Hong Kong. With the addition of Lee, the office now has 20 attorneys and solicitors.    

“Pang & Co. and Loeb & Loeb offer a strong platform for growing my practice in Asia and abroad, and providing full-service support for my clients,” said Lee.  “I look forward to working with this very impressive team.”

Lee earned his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and his B.A. from Korea University (Seoul). He is admitted to practice in Hong Kong, New York and England and Wales.  He has been named a leading lawyer in corporate and capital markets law by the International Financial Law Review, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia Pacific.   

About Loeb & Loeb’s Asia Practice

Loeb & Loeb represents Asia-based companies acquiring businesses or assets in the United States or seeking to expand or raise debt or equity capital in the United States, Hong Kong and mainland China; as well as U.S. and multinational companies seeking to invest in or expand their businesses in Asia. Our Hong Kong affiliate concentrates on capital markets transactions and regulatory advice in Greater China and IPOs in both the Main Board and the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, as well as mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and commercial transactions. For two years in a row, in 2013 and 2014, Pang & Co. was honored by International Alternative Investment Review (IAIR) magazine with the "Hong Kong Boutique - Excellence in Legal Practice Award" in recognition of its expertise in corporate finance and securities law.  In addition, Pang & Co was recently distinguished as the “IPO Transactions Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong 2014” by Corporate INTL and the “Securities & Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year, Hong Kong” by Finance Monthly Global Awards 2014.

About Loeb & Loeb LLP

Loeb & Loeb is a multiservice law firm with more than 300 attorneys focusing on select practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of capital markets; consumer protection defense; corporate; media and entertainment; intellectual property; litigation; real estate; technology; and tax and wealth services. Loeb & Loeb has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, and Beijing, as well as an affiliate office in Hong Kong.  www.loeb.com