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19 February 20241 minute read

DLA Piper strengthens Asia finance, projects and energy capabilities with new partner hire in Seoul

DLA Piper has appointed Brian Youn as a partner in its Finance, Projects and Restructuring (FPR) practice, based in Seoul.

Brian joins from Milbank, where he was a Counsel in the Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance practice in Seoul. Brian is a leading finance lawyer, with an extensive track record in advising major financial institutions, including Korean ECAs, sponsors, investment advisers, investment banks and airlines in various contexts. He has particular experience in financing the development of EV and large-scale energy, oil and gas, mining and other infrastructure projects.

Qualified in New York, Brian is a native Korean speaker and is also proficient in Mandarin Chinese.

Commenting on the hire, DLA Piper’s International Group Head of FPR, Colin Wilson said “We are excited to welcome Brian to DLA Piper. He has an impressive track record and his experience greatly complements our existing capabilities in Asia. Strengthening our FPR bench in Asia has been a long term strategic priority. Over the past few years we have appointed key lateral hires in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo and Singapore. Brian’s appointment in Seoul significantly enhances our offering and positions us as a leading firm in the FPR market.”