Participating and Exchangable Bonds Issuance by Non-listed Companies in Korea

With the recent amendment of the Korean Commercial Code (KCC) and the issuance of the Presidential Decree for the KCC, Korea will now allow, when specific requirements are met, the issuance of bonds including redeemable and derivative bonds under article 469 of the Commercial Code of Korea for listed and non-listed companies. 

Matters relating to issuance and management may be delegated to a commissioned trustee company.  Major shareholders, controlled shareholders and other interested parties are prohibited, by the law, to act as trustees. 

Sean Hayes, IPG’s Co-Chair of the Korea Practice Team, may be contacted at:

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