NAME: Ho Joon Moon

LAW FIRM: Lee & Ko

COUNTRY: South Korea

PRACTICE AREAS: Corporate and M&A

South Korea’s M&A lawyer Ho Joon Moon wins our September lawyer of the month for his key role in the joint venture between Honda Motor and LG Energy Solution to build a $4.4 billion lithium-ion battery plant for electric vehicles (EVs) in the US.

A seasoned practitioner in the corporate and M&A sector, Ho Joon Moon worked with the Lee & Ko's M&A team and advised LG Energy Solution on drafting deal documents, negotiation with Honda, and pre-closing tasks including governmental approvals, merger filing, and incentives related work. The complexity of the deal requires strong expertise, Moon is expected to continue assisting LG Energy Solution until the JV is fully completed.

Ho Joon Moon’s track record of handling corporate governance, M&A and joint venture cases is highly respected in the Korean legal community. He has represented multiple Korean global companies including Samsung, LG, SK, Korean Air, Hanjin, and Lotte, as well as global household names. Some of his notable work includes representing eBay on the acquisition of shares in Hello Market and advising a Goldman-led consortium on the sale of Daesung Industrial Gas.

Ho Joon Moon Joined Lee & Ko in 2001 and he is now a partner of the firm’s corporate and M&A practice group. He has been ranked as a Notable practitioner by asialaw in 2022.