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Hyung Ahn

Capital Markets Partner, Hong Kong

“I advise on debt and equity capital markets transactions across the Asian region. U.S. law-qualified and with considerable knowledge of the Asian capital markets, I am able to assist clients bridge legal and commercial requirements.”


Education and qualifications


Hyung is widely regarded as a leading lawyer in the capital markets in Asia.  He advises companies, private equity funds and investment banks on the full spectrum of capital markets transactions, including equity, equity-linked and debt deals (in particular high yield issues and MTN programmes and issues). He has advised on many securities offerings in Asia with sales to U.S. investors under Rule 144A.


Before joining Linklaters in 2003, Hyung practised in California and New York. He was the founding partner of the firm’s Seoul office in 2013, he continues to head the firm’s Korea practice and he is active in the Korean capital markets. Before moving to Singapore in 2016, Hyung was based in the firm’s Hong Kong office.


Work highlights 

Hyung has led on many market-leading transactions. These include advising:
  • on a IDR4trillion bond under Rule 144A by Jasa Marga, the first-ever Indonesian “Komodo” bond
  • on the MTN and covered bond programmes for DBS, OCBC and UOB,  the three leading Singapore-based banks 
  • the government of Malaysia on its US$1.5bn sukuk
  • PLN (Indonesia) on its US$2bn GMTN programme and drawdown
  • on note issuances by Adani Transmission and Adani Ports (India), including “Masala” bonds
  • on the statutory covered bond programme for Kookmin Bank (Korea)
  • on the IPO of CGN Meiya Power on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and on the IPOs of Netmarble Games Corporation and Mirae Asset Life Insurance on the South Korea Stock Exchange

Education and qualifications

Hyung studied economics at Harvard University and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School, where he was also executive editor of the Virginia Law Review. He served as a law clerk at the United States District Court, Miami, Florida.

He speaks English and Korean.