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Korea-A-List-Lawyers

Based on research conducted by Asia Business Law Journal, the following are Korea’s top 100 lawyers (including foreign legal counsel/advisors/consultants practising in Korea).

Click here to read the editorial report that accompanies the A-List.

Biographies and contact details, where provided, were written by the lawyers themselves and have not been independently verified.

Yong-Seok-Ahn Yong Seok Ahn
Lee & Ko
Tel: +82 2 772 4000
Email: yongseok.ahn@leeko.com
Key practice areas: Competition; M&A; general corporate
Since March 2018, Yong Seok Ahn has been a managing partner at Lee & Ko. He was in charge of competition law, M&A and general corporate practices at Lee & Ko before becoming a managing partner. Since joining Lee & Ko in 1989, he has represented many cases involving multinational companies which are related to Korean competition laws including cartel, merger filing, abuse of dominance and unfair trade practices before the Korean Fair Trade Commission. He continues to be very active in the field of M&A and has represented many multinational corporations in their acquisition of Korean companies. He speaks Korean and English.

  • Selected as a “Leading Lawyer” by IFLR 1000 (Anti-trust & Competition) (2014-19)
  • Recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by Chambers Asia (Anti-trust & Competition) (2009-19)
  • Recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by AsiaLaw (Anti-trust & Competition) (2009-18)

Yong-Jae-Chang Yong Jae Chang
Lee & Ko
Tel: +82 2 772 4000
Email: yongjae.chang@leeko.com
Key practice areas: Acquisition finance; structured finance; project finance; private equity; real estate
Yong-Jae is a partner in the banking and finance group with over 20 years of broad professional experience which covers various areas of acquisition finance, structured finance, project finance, private equity, real estate, asset management, capital markets, energy & natural resources, M&A and cross-border & overseas Investment. He is highly regarded as one of the leading lawyers in Korea by many leading legal publications and is particularly well-known for his expertise in banking, structured finance and cross-border transactions.

Yong-Jae regularly advises major international and Korean financial institutions and corporations (including asset management companies) and has represented his clients in numerous high-profile ‘cross-border’ transactions in Korea, some of which received the prestigious “Deal of the Year” awards in Asia. He was educated in Korea and overseas and is qualified as a solicitor of England & Wales and Australia (New South Wales and Queensland). He is also qualified as a CPA in Australia.

Christopher-Joon-Tae-Cho Christopher Joon Tae Cho
Yulchon

Key practice areas: Banking/general finance; lease & transportation finance; acquisition finance/ real estate finance; project finance; capital markets

Sung-Keuk-Cho Sung Keuk Cho
Cho & Lee
Tel: +82 2592 5790
Email: skcho@cholee.co.kr
Key practice areas: Insurance; shipping; international trade; aviation; arbitration
Sung Keuk has been practising law since 1991 and is managing partner of his firm. His main practice areas are insurance (with a special focus on marine insurance, property insurance, liability insurance and reinsurance), shipping, and international trade.

Sung Keuk has acted for Korean insurance companies, foreign insurance companies in Korea and abroad, and advised clients with regard to insurance coverage issues, and disputes (including litigation, arbitration and mediation) related to insurance coverage and subrogated cargo claim. He has conducted cases before all tiers of Korean courts including the Korean Supreme Court and worked with foreign lawyers in relation to proceedings in foreign jurisdictions.

Sung Keuk has also been an appointed conciliator in Seoul High Court for about 10 years and was elected as the chairman of The Korea Maritime Law Association in 2018.

He believes the role of a lawyer is providing wise and good services to clients and named his law office “智賢” (which means “wise and good”).

Tae-Yeon-Cho Tae Yeon Cho
Cho & Partners

Key practice areas: IP; commercial; dispute resolution

Jeong-Yeol-Choe Jeong Yeol Choe
Yulchon

Key practice areas: IP; patent/utility model; trademark/copyright; trade secret; IP risk management (IP compliance)

JH-Choi JH Choi
Choi & Kim

Key practice areas: Maritime; marine insurance; international litigation; arbitration

Seung-Soon-Choi Seung Soon Choi
Yoon & Yang

Key practice areas: M&A; corporate law and finance; bankruptcy, corporate restructuring; corporate governance; international transactions

Woo-young-Choi Woo-young Choi
HMP Law

Key practice areas: Cross-border litigation; insolvency law; international arbitration; IP law; product liability

Peter-Chun Peter Chun
Muhann Patent & Law Firm

Key practice areas: IP; patent prosecution; patent litigation; patent licensing

Cecil-Saehoon-Chung Cecil Saehoon Chung
Yulchon

Key practice areas: Antitrust; TMT; health & pharmaceutical; M&A; internal investigations & compliance

Eui-Jong-Chung Eui Jong Chung
Bae Kim & Lee

Key practice areas: Finance; capital market

Jin-Yeong-Chung Jin Yeong Chung
Kim & Chang

Key practice areas: International & cross-border litigation; corporate & M&A litigation; securities & finance litigation; business restructuring; regulatory & corporate investigations

Joon-Hyug-Chung Joon Hyug Chung
Shin & Kim

Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; corporate; corporate disputes; Europe desk

Kye-Sung-Chung Kye Sung Chung
Kim & Chang

Key practice areas: Banking; securities; private equity; e-finance & fintech; M&A

Liz-Kyo-Hwa-Chung Liz Kyo-Hwa Chung
Microsoft (formerly Kim & Chang)

Key practice areas: International arbitration; cross-border litigation; government investigations; corporate compliance; crisis management

Gun-Chul-Do Gun Chul Do
Bae Kim & Lee

Key practice areas: Real estate; construction; project development; foreign investment

Bong-Hee-Han Bong Hee Han
Yulchon

Key practice areas: Corporate; finance; M&A; real estate; overseas investments

Ri-Bong-Han Ri Bong Han
Bae Kim & Lee

Key practice areas: M&A; corporate; private equity; foreign investment; energy

Sang-Jin-Han Sang Jin Han
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; finance; restructuring

Sean-Hayes Sean Hayes
IPG Legal
Tel: 82 70 7847 9050
Email: SeanHayes@ipglegal.com
Key practice areas: Franchisors; defence companies; chemical companies; industrials; startups
Experience

  • Con. court of Korea, Research Officer
  • Kookmin Univ., Law Professor
  • Seoul National University, Adj. professor
  • Korea Times, Columnist / Ombudsmen
  • Seoul National University Law, Ph.D. Cand.
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Gerson Lehrman Group, Counsel Member

Sean Hayes is the first non-Korean employed as an attorney by the Korean courts and one of the first non-Koreans to be a full-time regular member of a Korean law faculty. Sean is known, over his 16+ years in Korea, for his aggressive advocacy and candid NY-style street-smart advice. His firm is renowned for taking on some of the most contentious matters in Korea in a non-conflicted and proactive manner. Sean is also one of the few attorneys in Asia that has experience managing non-consulting companies. He worked as an interim general manager/HR manager for oil & gas, new tech, pharmaceutical, franchise and manufacturing companies. He regularly appears in and is quoted by international media organizations including the NY Times, Wall Street Journal and international law journals. IPG Legal, Sean’s firm, is often chosen over the ubiquitous Korean law firms when unconflicted and aggressive representation is essential for success. IPG has been recognized by numerous legal publications and rating agencies as a leading firm practicing in Asia.

Sean and IPG have successfully assisted in bringing into Asia numerous brands, oil & gas, manufacturers, defence companies, real estate, franchises, entertainment and new-tech companies. IPG has, also, been involved in some of the most noteworthy contentious matters via arbitration and litigation in Asia.

Sean is a regular contributor to the Korean Law Blog (www.thekoreanlawblog.com).

Suakbuam-Hong Suakbuam Hong
Yoon & Yang

Key practice areas: Competition and consumer law; large Retail business; franchise; e-commerce; network marketing

Young-Man-Huh Young Man Huh
Kim & Chang

Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; investment management; capital markets; corporate governance

Ju-Myung-Hwang Ju Myung Hwang
HMP Law

Key practice areas: General corporate, employment law; international disputes; IP; antitrust & competition

Kyung-Taek-Jung Kyung Taek Jung
Kim & Chang

Key practice areas: Antitrust & competition; M&A; IT/TMT; corporate governance; compliance

Woo-Young-Jung Woo Young Jung
Lee & Ko
Tel: +82 2 772 4000
Email: wooyoung.jung@leeko.com
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; lease & transportation finance; structured finance; insolvency & restructuring; energy & natural resources
Woo Young is a partner of the banking & finance Group at Lee & Ko with more than 25 years of practice experience in area of finance and general banking. During his long tenure as a banking attorney, he has handled and advised on a wide variety of financing schemes, such as asset financing, structured financing, securities, corporate rehabilitation and asset backed securitization, but always with a concentration on the area of ship finance. He advises shipping companies and financial institutions (both local and offshore) on the acquisition of new buildings and second-hand ships, offshore oil and gas, cross border leases, tax leases under US, UK and France revenue regulations, the fund scheme and other structured financing, many of which have been bench mark deals in the Korean market. He also writes and lectures frequently on structured finance, ship finance, ship investment company at the Judicial Research and Training Institute, the Korea Securities Research and Training Institute and the International Bar Association.

Hee-Chul-Kang Hee Chul Kang
Yulchon

Key practice areas: M&A; labor & employment; securities; capital markets; corporate governance

Sinseob-Kang Sinseob Kang
Shin & Kim

Key practice areas: Litigation involving securities, derivative products, real estate, real estate investment trusts and project finance

Yully-Kang Yully Kang
Jipyong

Key practice areas: M&A; corporate & cross-border; finance & securities; private equity & hedge funds; structured finance

Young-Seok-Ki Young-Seok Ki
Shin & Kim

Key practice areas: Labor and employment matters; labor disputes; corporate governance; M&A; hostile takeovers

Beomsu-Kim Beomsu Kim
KL Partners

Key practice areas: Commercial arbitration; investor-state disputes; cross-border litigation; mediation; general corporate

CJ-Kim CJ Kim
Choi & Kim
Tel: +82 2 732 5577
Email: cjkim@choikim.com
Key practice areas: Shipping; insurance; trade dispute; cross-border litigation & arbitration; bankruptcy law
CJ KIM is a founding partner of Choi & Kim, the leading maritime law firm in Korea. He has been involved in major matters of maritime, insurance and trade disputes and has handled various cross-border litigations for over 30 years.

He is advising the IOPC Fund in the Hebei Spirit oil spill case, which is the largest oil spill case in Korean history. He has recently served as the Chairman of the Special Enquiry Authority for the tragic Sewol ferry disaster that took place in April 2014.

He also serves as a mediation commissioner for the Seoul High Court and an arbitrator for the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board.

Dae-Hui-Kim Dae Hui Kim
DR & AJU

Key practice areas: M&A; corporate restructuring/rehabilitation/bankruptcy; corporate criminal/risk management/consulting; resource/energy development

Daniel-Kim Daniel Kim
Paul Hastings

Key practice areas: M&A; private equity buyouts and investments; international joint ventures; private and public securities offerings

David-Hunjoon-Kim David Hunjoon Kim
You Me Patent & Law Firm

Key practice areas: Patents; designs; trademarks; product liability; trade secret law; domain names.

Dong-Eun-Kim Dong Eun Kim
Lee & Ko
Tel: +82 2 772 4000
Email: dongeun.kim@leeko.com
Key practice areas: Infrastructure; energy; real estate
Dong Eun is leading the project & energy practice group and co-leading the construction and real estate practice group. He has a wealth of experience and expertise in advising for over 20 years on all kinds of inbound and outbound transactions related to social overhead capital, energy and real estate development, construction, operation, financing, investment and restructuring.

He also has experience representing all important project stakeholders such as major project investors, syndicated lenders, project company and government. Since 2014 and over a 3-year span, he has provided advice on about 125 large inbound and outbound projects related to social overhead capital, energy and real estate.

Dong Eun has been selected on numerous occasions as “Leading Lawyer” in the fields of project finance/ energy/ real estate by foreign top law firms ranking institutions such as Chambers Asia, Legal 500, etc, and is regarded as one of the finest experts in those areas.

Dong-Soo-Kim Dong Soo Kim
Yulchon

Key practice areas: Tax; North Korea business; legislative support; business reorganization; family business and succession planning

Doo-Sik-Kim Doo Sik Kim
Shin & Kim

Key practice areas: Cross-border investments; general corporate transactions; M&A; construction; projects

Hyun-Suk-Kim Hyun Suk Kim
Clifford Chance

Key practice areas: Capital markets; M&A

Jae-Hoon-Kim Jae Hoon Kim
Lee & Ko
Tel: +82 2772 4000
Email: jaehoon.kim@leeko.com
Key practice areas: IP; life sciences; product liability; criminal law; franchise
Jae Hoon joined Lee & Ko in 1986 and practiced in the Corporate Practice Group for 10 years. He then moved to head the IP practice group at Lee & Ko. Jae Hoon has served as a member of the management committee at Lee & Ko for over 10 years. He served as vice-chair for licensing and distribution committees of the International Bar Association and drafted Korean Fair Trade Commission guidelines for licensing. Throughout his professional career, Jae Hoon has been involved in numerous landmark cases, representing multinational companies in patent/trademark litigation. He has earned reputation as a brilliant litigation strategist and was named a top IP practitioner by numerous evaluators, including Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. He is admitted to the Korean and the New York bars.

Ji-Hyung-Kim Ji Hyung Kim
Jipyong

Key practice areas: Real estate & construction; IP; labour & employment; white collar criminal defence; litigation & arbitration

John-Kim John Kim
Lee & Ko
Tel: +82 2 772 4000
Email: john.kim@leeko.com
Key practice areas: IP; antitrust; cross-border litigation; regulatory compliance; international arbitration
John is a trial lawyer specializing in cross-border litigation and international dispute resolution.

As a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, John represented multinational clients from both the plaintiff and defence perspective at the US International Trade Commission, the Eastern District of Texas, and the Northern District of California. Resident in Quinn Emanuel’s Silicon Valley office, he also led strategic counselling teams on behalf of a diverse international client base to maximize leverage and create real-world solutions in multiple IP disputes and competition law matters.

John has also been involved in negotiating patent licenses in the semiconductor, consumer electronics, and software industries and he has represented clients regarding standard-essential patent licensing issues before tribunals and competition authorities around the world. John combines his corporate experience with his law firm experience to provide a wide range of clients with legal advice and counselling grounded in the practical realities of global businesses.

Sae-Youn-Kim Sae Youn Kim
Yulchon

Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; international litigation/arbitration; construction/real estate disputes; real estate finance disputes; healthcare disputes

Sang-Gon-Kim Sang Gon Kim
Lee & Ko
Tel: +82 2 772 4000
Email: sanggon.kim@leeko.com
Key practice areas: General corporate and business law; M&A; hostile takeovers & defence; corporate governance; private equity
Sang Gon is a partner at Lee & Ko. Since joining the firm in 1994, he has concentrated his practice in general corporate and business law, focusing on mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Kim has handled a wide variety of M&A transactions in the financial and petrochemical industries. His experience in friendly takeovers includes Representation of SK Telecom in the acquisition of Hana Card in late 2009, which was the first case of consolidation between a mobile telecom business and credit card business; CJ Group (the largest cable TV program provider in Korea) in its acquisition of On Media (the second largest program provider in Korea); Citibank in its acquisition of KorAm Bank; the Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation in its sale of Korea First Bank to Newbridge and LG Chem in the acquisition of Hyundai Petrochemical followed by a spin-off and merger. He can speak and read Korean and English, and read Japanese and German.

Sang-Jun-Kim Sang Jun Kim
Jipyong

Key practice areas: M&A; corporate & cross-border; antitrust & competition; bankruptcy & restructuring; IP

Sung-Geun-Kim Sung Geun Kim
Shin & Kim

Key practice areas: M&A; TMT; energy and resources; corporate governance

Young-Kim Young Kim
Kim & Chang

Key practice areas: IP litigation

Won-Seok-Ko Won Seok Ko
Lee & Ko
Tel: +82 2 772 4000
Email: wonseok.ko@leeko.com
Key practice areas: Finance; general corporate; administrative litigation
Won Seok is reputed as one of the leading litigators in Korea with extensive experience. He primarily practices in finance, general corporate and administrative litigation.

Won Seok received his LLB from college of law, Seoul National University in 1984, and he also studied at Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford law school from 1997 to 1998. He is a member of the Korean Bar Association, and the Seoul Bar Association.

Prior to joining Lee & Ko, Won Seok served as a judge in various courts, including Seoul District Court Northern Branch, Seoul Civil District Court, Seoul District Court Eastern Branch, Seoul High Court. He was also the Research Judge at Supreme Court of Korea from 1999 to 2001. In 2002, he became a professor at Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea, where he taught civil litigation.

Taeil-Kwon Taeil Kwon
Kwon & Co

Key practice areas: Shipping; insurance; arbitration; international trade; commodity dispute

Young-Mo-Kwon Young-Mo Kwon
Lee & Ko
Tel: +82 2 772 4000
Email: youngmo.kwon@leeko.com
Key practice areas: IP, IP litigation; healthcare; life sciences/pharmaceuticals; international arbitration
Young Mo, a partner at Lee & Ko, is recognized as one of the leading IP trial lawyers in Korea with a wealth of experience to back his reputation and a solid technical background making him more unique and distinctive among other IP practitioners. Since starting his practice in 1987, he has focused on the enforcement of IP rights with a particular emphasis on patents and technology licensing. His extensive representation of multinational and domestic corporations covers all major technical fields including electrical, mechanical, chemical, pharmaceutical, bio, computer and other industries.

He has been awarded with many accolades in Chambers Asia, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, AsiaLaw and Who’s Who Legal for his involvement in many of Korea’s most critical precedents and notable cases. He is speaks English and Korean.

Daniel-Lee Daniel Lee
DLA Piper

Key practice areas: International arbitration/litigation; cross-border M&A; foreign direct investment; project/energy; IP litigation

Eui-Hoon-Lee Eui-Hoon Lee
C&S Patent and Law Office

Key practice areas: Patent prosecution; patent litigation; patent licensing; IP consulting; claim negotiation

Haeng-Gyu-Lee Haeng Gyu Lee
Jipyong

Key practice areas: Finance & securities; private equity & hedge funds; Cambodia; Laos; Vietnam

Hoin-Lee Hoin Lee
Kim & Chang

Key practice areas: Labour & employment; banking; structured finance; financial regulation; compliance

Jaewoo-Lee Jaewoo Lee
Ropes & Gray

Key practice areas: Cross-border corporate transactions; PE transactions; M&A; Asian Pacific; TMT

Kyu-Wha-Lee Kyu Wha Lee
Lee & Ko
Tel: +82 2772 4000
Email: kyuwha.lee@leeko.com
Key practice areas: M&A; corporate; corporate governance; cross-border investments; hostile takeovers & defence
Kyu Wha is a senior partner and heads the corporate and M&A practice group at Lee & Ko. He is an experienced practitioner with over 25 years of experience in all areas of corporate and business laws including: the sale and purchase of business and property, M&A transactions, establishment and representation of various types of corporate entities, restructuring, foreign direct investment, overseas investment, labour, and fair trade. He received his LLB from Seoul National University in 1981, MCL from George Washington University Law School in 1988, and JD from Tulane Law School in 1990. Mr. Lee currently serves as an arbitrator of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board and is a member of the Korea and New York Bars.

S-Yong-Lee S Yong Lee
YP Lee, Mock & Partners

Key practice areas: IP; trademark; design; unfair competition; copyright

Simon-Lee Simon Lee
Pureum Law Office

Key practice areas: Criminal defence; legal consulting pertaining to foreign investment; international divorce & adoption; immigration (VISA, sojourn, refugee); labour

Soonghee-Lee Soonghee Lee
Yoon & Yang

Key practice areas: Banking and securities law; financial services regulatory; financial dispute resolution

Soowan-Lee Soowan Lee
AIP Patent & Law Firm

Key practice areas: IP procurement and enforcement; patents; trademarks; design; copyright

Sun-Yul-Lee Sun Yul Lee
Kim & Chang

Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; FDI; international trade & economic sanctions; entertainment, sports & leisure

Tong-Gun-Lee Tong Gun Lee
Shin & Kim

Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; foreign investments (in-bound/out-bound); restructuring and insolvency; management disputes and hostile M&A

Wan-Shik-Lee Wan Shik Lee
Lee & Ko
Tel: +82 2 772 4000
Email: wanshik.lee@leeko.com
Key practice areas: Securities; corporate; litigation & arbitration; corporate restructuring; trusts
Wan Shik is a partner and head of the insolvency & restructuring practice group at Lee & Ko. He is a prominent expert in the areas of civil litigation, white collar crime and corporate insolvency. While serving as a judge for 12 years, he has handled many prominent civil and criminal trials. In particular, during his tenure as a judge with the bankruptcy division of the Seoul Central District Court, he handled a vast number of insolvency proceedings.

Since joining Lee & Ko in 2002, Wan Shik has been in charge of major cases in the field of insolvency and restructuring. Cases represented by him include: lawsuits about shareholders’ derivatives and numerous other civil and criminal cases; corporate reorganization and rehabilitation procedures sale of companies in bankruptcy or reorganization; advice on acquisition of companies under reorganization; advice on measures for Korean financial institutions in respect of the Lehman Brothers crisis.

Won-Lee Won Lee
Baker McKenzie

Key practice areas: Cross-border M&A; energy and infrastructure development; investment projects

YP-Lee YP Lee
YP Lee Mock & Partners

Key practice areas: Patents

Seung-Soon-Lim Seung Soon Lim
Yoon & Yang

Key practice areas: Tax; family business succession

Sung-Taek-Lim Sung-Taek Lim
Jipyong

Key practice areas: Litigation; real estate & construction; North Korea; public policy; risk management

Kun-Su-Mok Kun Su Mok
HMP Law

Key practice areas: Pharmaceutical and healthcare law; corporate restructuring

Hyun-Joo-Oh Hyun Joo Oh
Lee & Ko
Tel: +82 2772 4000
Email: hyunjoo.oh@leeko.com
Key practice areas: Capital markets; securities; derivatives; compliance; asset management
Hyun Joo is licensed as a member of Korean Bar Association. Obtained LLM at Columbia Law School. She is ranked as band 1 lawyer by Chambers and recognized a leading lawyer by Asialaw in the area of capital markets and received official commendations from the Korean President, the MOSF and KSD. She is also serving as a member of the Financial Disputes Mediation Committee, Financial Advisory Committee of FSS, Credit Rating Market Evaluation Committee of FSC and Fund Management Committee of Korea Scientists and Engineers Mutual-Aid Association. Hyun Joo served as a deliberation member of Administrative Guidance of FSS and a member of Stewardship Code TF of FSC and an expert member of Advertisement Review Committee of Korea Financial Investment Association.

Jong-Han-Oh Jong Han Oh
Shin & Kim

Key practice areas: Domestic and international litigation & arbitration related to finance; securities and commercial transactions; hostile M&A; labour law; environmental law

Keum-Seok-Oh Keum Seok Oh
Bae Kim & Lee

Key practice areas: Antitrust and competition; antitrust litigation

Helen-Pak Helen Pak
Shin & Kim

Key practice areas: Project finance; asset financing; private equity

Ghyo-Sun-Park Ghyo Sun Park
Shin & Kim

Key practice areas: Commercial litigation; IP; product liability; M&A; corporate governance

Jae-Hyun-Park Jae Hyun Park
Yulchon

Key practice areas: Banking/general finance; M&A; asset management & funds; project finance; private equity & venture capital

Jong-Hyun-Park Jong Hyun Park
Kim & Chang

Key practice areas: M&A; corporate governance; securities; private equity

Jong-Koo-Park Jong Koo Park
Kim & Chang

Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; corporate governance

Ki-Tai-Park Ki Tai Park
Barun Law

Key practice areas: Construction and real estate; corporate; M&A

Sang-Il-Park Sang Il Park
HMP Law

Key practice areas: General corporate; M&A; securities & finance; international disputes; foreign exchange & foreign investment

Seung-Moon-Park Seung-Moon Park
Darae Law & IP Firm

Key practice areas: IP disputes; finance/tax; corporate; litigation

Sung-Uk-Park Sung Uk Park
Kim & Chang

Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; capital markets

Chiyong-Rim Chiyong Rim
Kim & Chang

Key practice areas: Corporate restructuring; cross-border insolvency; work-out; insolvency; restructuring litigation

Brandon-Myong-Hyon-Ryu Brandon (Myong-Hyon) Ryu
Shin & Kim

Key practice areas: M&A; foreign investments (in-bound/out-bound); private equity; corporate governance; restructuring and insolvency

Dong-Woo-Seo Dong Woo Seo
Bae Kim & Lee

Key practice areas: Corporate; M&A; private equity; foreign investment

Hee-Gang-Shin Hee Gang Shin
Bae Kim & Lee

Key practice areas: Securities; capital markets; banking and finance; financial regulation; private equity

Tom-Shin Tom Shin
Lee & Ko
Tel: +82 2 772 4000
Email: tom.shin@leeko.com
Key practice areas: Banking; project finance; energy & natural resources; M&A
Tom is a partner at Lee & Ko and one of the leading banking and finance lawyers in Korea. He is recognized by both peers and clients as one of the foremost lawyers in projects, power, infrastructure and renewable energy in Korea. He has been profiled in Legal 500 (2005/2006 and 2007/2008, 2012) as one of the leading lawyers in project finance. More recently, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia have named him as a “highly regarded deal maker, particularly in the field of project finance” with “years of cross-border expertise”. He has also been nominated as a leading lawyer by International Financial Law Review in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. His expertise also includes securities regulation.

In recent years, Tom has been leading the way in new and renewable energy finance in Korea and has concluded a number of solar photovoltaic and wind farm projects in Korea and abroad.

Won-Son Won Son
C&S Patent and Law Office

Key practice areas: Patents in mechanics; chemical engineering; textile engineering

Chang-Young-Song Chang Young Song
Sehan

Key practice areas: Bankruptcy and restructuring; capital markets; financial institutions; litigation & arbitration; M&A

Chris-Chang-Hyun-Song Chris Chang-Hyun Song
Shin & Kim

Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; corporate governance; corporate dispute; compliance

Jay-Young-June-Yang Jay (Young-June) Yang
Kim & Chang

Key practice areas: IP litigation; trademark and copyright; entertainment, sports & leisure; product liability & consumer claims

Sky-Sih-Kyoung-Yang Sky (Sih Kyoung) Yang
Bae Kim & Lee

Key practice areas: Corporate; M&A; financial regulation

Joonki-Yi Joonki Yi
Bae Kim & Lee

Key practice areas: Corporate governance; M&A; energy and natural resources; defence industry/national defence procurement; foreign investment

Tehyok-Daniel-Yi Tehyok Daniel Yi
Yulchon

Key practice areas: M&A; private equity & venture capital; joint ventures; corporate finance; capital markets

Young-Chul-Yim Young Chul Yim
Shin & Kim

Key practice areas: Antitrust including cartels; excessive concentration of economic power; merger filings; abuse of market dominance; unfair trade practice

Byung-Chol-BC-Yoon Byung Chol (BC) Yoon
Kim & Chang

Key practice areas: Arbitration; corporate and M&A litigation; construction; tax controversy; cross-border litigation

Hee-Woong-Yoon Hee Woong Yoon
Yulchon

Key practice areas: Corporate & finance; corporate governance; M&A; TMT; private equity & venture capital

Hi-Sun-Yoon Hi Sun Yoon
Kim & Chang

Key practice areas: Insolvency and restructuring; banking and finance; shipping and shipbuilding; project and infrastructure financing

Hoil-Yoon Hoil Yoon
Yoon & Yang

Key practice areas: Antitrust & competition law; international business transaction; international dispute resolution

Yeo-Kyoon-Yoon Yeo Kyoon Yoon
Lee & Ko
Tel: +82 2 772 4000
Email: yeokyoon.yoon@leeko.com
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; acquisition finance; project finance; banking; financial disputes
Yeo Kyoon is one of the leading partners in the banking and finance group at Lee & Ko with 20 years of practice experience. He has extensive experience in leveraged and acquisition finance, having regularly represented many leading Korean and international banks and financial institutions on a variety of high profile M&A transactions including leveraged finance transactions for the acquisition of, ADT Caps, ING Insurance, Oriental Brewery, Hi-Mart, Nepa, Coway, Superior Essex and Fila Global.

Yeo Kyoon has served as a committee member of the Financial Disputes Mediation Committee of the Financial Supervisory Service since 2006. He also writes and lectures frequently on general banking, asset finance, project finance, leveraged finance and ECA-backed finance at the Judicial Research and Training Institute and various banks and financial institutions in Korea including the Korea Trade Insurance Corporation.

Sai-Ree-Yun Sai Ree Yun
Yulchon

Key practice areas: M&A; antitrust; tax; corporate & finance; corporate governance

Seong-Un-Yun Seong Un Yun
Bae Kim & Lee

Key practice areas: Antitrust and competition; corporate governance; antitrust litigation

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