Kyu Bang

Kyu Bang

Senior Counsel

Kyu has over 25 years’ legal experience and over 5 years’ investment banking experience advising and representing a number of Korean companies and government agencies in Korea, Australia and globally across a broad range of industries including energy, mining and resources, infrastructure, private equity and banking sectors and is widely recognised for his significant expertise in relation to Korean outbound investment in these sectors.

Prior to joining the firm, Kyu was Head of M&A, Energy & Resources and Unlisted Equity at Macquarie Securities in Korea, where he advised on, negotiated and executed energy/utilities, infrastructure and mining/resources and other M&A deals for Korean/international corporates and Macquarie-managed funds.

Kyu was also a partner at an Australian law firm Freehills in Australia for 11 years, during which time he established the firm’s Korean practice and was the only partner of a major law firm in Australia with a Korean background.

Kyu speaks fluent Korean and English.


Representative matters

Daelim Industrial on its joint venture with PPTGC for development of a USD10bn+ petrochemical complex in Ohio in the US.

GS E&C on its participation as an equity investor and construction JV partner for the bidding for the Cross River Rail PPP project in Queensland, Australia.

Hana Financial and IGIS on the acquisition of controlling interest in the Trianon office complex in Frankfurt, Germany.

SK E&S on the development of an LNG terminal and FSRU and pipeline infrastructure in Sri Lanka.



Admitted as a Foreign Legal Consultant (NSW), Korea, 2016

Admitted in New South Wales, Australia, 1984


Bachelor of Arts (Sydney University) 1982

Bachelor of Law (Sydney University) 1984

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.