Kyu Bang
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Kyu Bang

Kyu Bang is a Korean-Australian bi-national lawyer and has worked as a Counsel at international law firm Allen & Overy since 2014. Kyu has over 20 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 power, 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 Allen & Overy, 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 deals for Macquarie-managed funds and Korean power and energy companies.

Kyu was also a partner at an Australian law firm Freehills for 11 years, during which 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.


Career history:

  • Counsel, Allen & Overy, Sydney Australia, 2014-present
  • Partner and Co-CEO, Auctus Investment Partners, Seoul Korea, 2009-2013
  • Head of Energy and Resources, Macquarie Securities Korea, Seoul Korea, 2007-2008
  • Head of Unlisted Equity, Macquarie Securities Korea, Seoul Korea, 2005-2006
  • Head of M&A, Shinhan Macquarie Financial Advisory, Seoul Korea, 2003-2004
  • Solicitor and Partner, Freehills, Sydney Australia, 1984-2003

Academic qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Sydney University) 1982
  • Bachelor of Law (Sydney University) 1984

Kyu Bang

Allen & Overy LLP

85 Castlereagh Street

Sydney NSW 2000


Tel +61 2 9373 7700