(February 19, 2013) - Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that it represented the lead arrangers on Lotte Shopping’s US$303 million exchangeable bond, exchangeable into shares of Lotte Himart, the largest consumer electronics retailer in Korea and a majority-owned subsidiary of Lotte Shopping. Lotte Shopping is one of South Korea’s biggest retailers and a market leader in both department stores and discount stores.
The deal, denominated in Korean won though settled in US dollars with a five-year maturity and a three-year put, raised US$303 million and marks the closing of the first Asian equity-linked deal in 2013.
Paul Hastings has advised on a number of Lotte Shopping’s capital markets transactions including advising the joint bookrunners in Lotte Shopping’s multiple award-winning US$900 million dual-currency convertible bond in 2011.
The Paul Hastings team was led by of counsel Dong Chul Kim
, with support from partners Daniel Kim
, David Grimm
and Steven Winegar
, of counsel Woojae Kim
and associate Steve Kang
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