Shinhan Bank’s $400 Million Tier II Subordinated Notes Offering


Simpson Thacher, acting as sole international counsel, represented BNP Paribas, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Merrill Lynch International, LLC Seoul Branch, Mizuho Securities Asia Limited, Shinhan Asia Limited and Shinhan Investment Corp., as joint lead managers in connection with the offering of US$400 million of 4.5% Tier II Subordinated Notes due 2028 by Shinhan Bank under its US$6 billion Global Medium Term Note program.

The offering was conducted in reliance upon Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Shinhan Bank is one of the leading commercial banks in Korea, providing a wide range of commercial and other banking services to retail and corporate customers primarily in Korea and, to a lesser extent, in select overseas markets. Shinhan Bank is the flagship subsidiary of Shinhan Financial Group, one of the leading financial holding companies in Korea with shares listed on the Korea Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. The Group, led by Cho Young-Byoung, Yim Bo-Hyuk and Jin Ok-Dong, in 2017 recorded $21 Billion Revenues.

The Simpson Thacher team for the transaction included Jin Hyuk Park (Picture) and Joongwon Park (Corporate – Hong Kong); and Rob Holo and Morgan Otway (Tax).

Involved fees earner: Jin Hyuk Park – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Joongwon Park – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Robert Holo – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Morgan Otway – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: BNP Paribas; Commerzbank AG; Credit Suisse; HSBC; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated; Mizuho Securities; Shinhan Asia Limited; Shinhan Investment Corp;

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Author: Michael Patrini