O’Melveny Worldwide

Hae-in Park, counsel in O’Melveny’s Seoul office, represents Korean and multinational clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, preferred stock financings and initial public offerings. Hae-in has built a reputation as a trusted advisor, especially to Korea-based entities in tackling their most important cross-border legal matters.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Hae-in was an associate in the Seoul and Tokyo offices of two major US law firms. Prior to that, Hae-in was an associate foreign attorney at a large Korean law firm.

Hae-in earned her J.D. at Harvard Law School.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • DL Chemical, a leading petrochemical company, in its US$2.5 billion acquisition of Nasdaq-listed Kraton Corporation
  • CJ CheilJedang and Bibigo®, the top brand of Korean cuisine in the US and globally, on their multi-year global marketing partnership with the Los Angeles Lakers
  • SK E&S in its up to $400 million investment in REV Renewables, LLC, an LS Power company focused on the development, acquisition and operation of renewables and energy storage
  • Hyundai Motor Group in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that specializes in building dynamic robots and software for human simulation, valued at US$1.1 billion
  • Hyundai Motor Group as a shareholder to Arrival, a London-based technology company that develops electric vehicles, in its listing on NASDAQ via US$5.4 billion business combination with CIIG Merger Corp., a special purpose acquisition company
  • Hyundai Motor Group in the formation of a US$4 billion autonomous driving joint venture with Aptiv, an innovative vehicle technology provider
  • Hyundai Motor Group in its $100 million equity investment in Solid Energy Systems, a US solid-state battery startup
  • Hyundai Motor Group in its investment in Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH, a German company that develops Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology
  • Hyundai Motor Group in its equity investment in IONITY, a Germany-based joint venture of BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, Mercedes Benz AG and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche, that builds and operates a network of high-powered EV charging stations across Europe
  • Hyundai Capital Services in the acquisition of Sixt SE’s entire shareholding in Sixt Leasing SE, as well as in a voluntary public takeover bid for all remaining shares in Sixt Leasing SE through Hyundai Capital Bank Europe, a joint venture between Santander Consumer Bank AG and Hyundai Capital Services
  • The Carlyle Group in its US$200 million investment in Kakao Mobility, a South Korea-based Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform which includes taxi-hailing, designated driver, electric bike hire, parking, and navigation
  • Tencent Holdings Limited in its acquisition of a minority stake, valued at $82 million, in OLX Global B.V., an online marketplace company headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in exchange of its contribution of existing equity stake in OLX India B.V.
  • Hotel Shilla, the listed hospitality arm of Samsung Group, in its proposed US$121 million acquisition of 44% stake in 3Sixty Duty Free, a US airport duty free retailer
  • CJ Logistics, a Korean logistics company, in its US$216 million acquisition of a majority stake in DSC Logistics, a US logistics and supply chain management company
  • Golfzon Newdin and its affiliates in their acquisition of Leadbetter Golf Academies, a US-based golf instruction institute founded by legendary golf coach David Leadbetter
  • Oriental Brewery, a Korea-based subsidiary of AB InBev, in its acquisition of craft beer brewery The Hand & Malt Brewing Company through ZX Ventures, AB InBev’s venture capital fund
  • Hyundai Merchant Marine in its sale of equity interests in Hyundai Busan New-Port Terminal to PSA International, a Singapore-based global port operator

Capital Markets

  • ESR Cayman Limited, the largest APAC-focused logistics real estate platform, in the US$650 million IPO and listing of ESR Kendall Square REIT Co., Ltd. on the KRX KOSPI Market of the Korea Exchange, marking the first publicly listed institutional quality logistics asset focused real estate investment trust (REIT) in Korea
  • Underwriters in the US$4.6 billion IPO and listing of Coupang, one of Asia's largest e-commerce companies, on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Hanwha Systems, a leading manufacturer of defense electronics products in Korea, in its US$345 million IPO and listing on the KRX KOSPI Market of the Korea Exchange, marking the second largest IPO in South Korea in 2019


  • Korean


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Korea: Foreign Legal Consultant (New York)


  • Harvard University, J.D.
  • Swarthmore College, B.A.: Economics and Chinese

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Legal Times (2024)