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“She’s excellent. She knows the technical rules, she advises clients well and she knows how business works.”Chambers USA 2020

Jiyeon Lee-Lim

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA

Jiyeon Lee-Lim currently serves as the firm's Global Chair of the Tax Department.

Ms. Lee-Lim is on the Executive Committee of Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and a Co-Chair of the NYSBA Tax Section Committee on Cross-Border Capital Markets. She is a member of the Tax Forum. Ms. Lee-Lim previously served as the Global Chair of the firm’s International Tax Practice, and is ranked by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500 US as a notable practitioner. She has been named to Tax Authority’s Influential Women in Tax Law by Law360.

Ms. Lee-Lim has represented a large number of US and multinational financial institutions in connection with a wide range of financing transactions and debt and equity derivatives, and advised many investment managers in asset-backed securities offerings and other structured finance transactions.

She has also represented numerous US and international corporations in connection with private and registered securities offerings as well as corporate reorganizations and international tax planning and advised sovereign investors and non-US institutions in connection with inbound investments into the United States.

Ms. Lee-Lim’s recent representations include the following:

  • Amphenol Corporation’s €500 million senior notes
  • J.P. Morgan in connection with the US$250 million offering of additional “green bond” senior secured notes by Clearway Energy Operating 
  • Digital Realty in connection with its US$8.4 billion acquisition of Interxion Holding
  • Bank of America in connection with the US$863 million convertible notes offering by Booking Holdings
  • J.P. Morgan in connection with the US$1.6 billion offerings of common stock and mandatory convertible preferred stock by Danaher Corporation
  • Weatherford in connection with its chapter 11 case involving a restructuring of US$8.6 billion in debt with collateral spanning the globe
  • Hyundai Motor in connection with its US$4 billion joint venture with Aptiv to form an autonomous driving platform
  • A consortium of banks in bank/bond financing for Altice’s €17 billion acquisition of SFR from Vivendi
  • Actavis in connection with its US$25 billion acquisition of Forest Lab
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in connection with its US$17.7 billion MTN program
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