Cheol Jeong

JIPYONG - South Korea



+82 2 6200 1753

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

New York
South Korea


South Korea

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Mr. Cheol Jeong is the head of Jipyong LLC’s M&A Team. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and corporate governance. Mr. Jeong represents a wide array of domestic and foreign corporations in the energy and finance sectors, real estate, and food and beverage industries. 

Mr. Jeong also manages Jipyong LLC’s foreign operations and global network. He is the head of the Myanmar Team, a member of the China Team and regularly advises clients on matters related to Thailand, Russia, Central Asia, and the Latin Americas.  

Mr. Jeong has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and complex infrastructure projects. His notable accomplishments include representing SK Holdings in its acquisition of LG Siltron, and Korea Development Bank in its block sale of shares in 79 invested companies.

  • Advised Korea Development Bank on the sale of its holdings in 90 distressed non-financial affiliates to United Asset Management Company (UAMCO), a Korean bad bank co-owned by six of Korea’s largest banks  
  • Advised SK Chemical on the transfer of its bio-energy business to Hahn & Company, one of Korea’s leading private equity investment groups
  • Advised Younyi Holdings on its acquisition of a controlling stake to become the largest shareholder of IME Younyi, a major Korean tech hardware and semiconductors manufacturer
  • Advised SK Holdings on its acquisition of shares in LG Siltron, a major Korean silicon wafer manufacturer
  • Advised Korea Autoglass Corporation on its acquisition of shares in Sambu Construction Industrial, a major Korean concrete manufacturer

  • M&A
  • Project development
  • Project finance

  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Food and beverage
  • Government and public policy
  • Industrials

  • New York (2013)
  • Korea (2002)

  • Korean and Seoul Bar Associations
  • New York Bar Association

  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (LL.M., 2010)
  • Seoul National University (LL.B., 1998)