Bolstering its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) capabilities, South Korean firm Yoon & Yang has hired a former general counsel of SK Group, Synn Seung-Kook, as a senior foreign attorney.
SK Group is one of the largest conglomerates in Korea, and Synn served as a senior vice president of SK Hynix and general counsel of SK Energy and SK Telecom.
Previously, the firm hired M&A lawyers Park Sung Uk and Lee S Janet as foreign attorneys, in July and April, respectively. Park is a member of the New York bar. Prior to joining Yoon & Yang, he worked at the New York and Hong Kong offices of Allen & Overy, and at Kim & Chang in Korea. Lee is a member of the Massachusetts and New York bars, and she joined the firm from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, where she was an associate.