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5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Shin & Kim

The Real Estate Practice Group provides comprehensive legal advice on the full range of real estate related matters including real estate investment and development, real estate funds and REITs, SOC, IPPP, project financing and trust. The Group’s has experience not only in Korea, but through its network of law firms around the world, the Group has advised on some of the largest and most complex real estate matters around the world. The Group is comprised of over 40 lawyers who work closely to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary advice and solutions to Korean and global clients.

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What the team is known for

Shin & Kim is a law firm in South Korea widely revered for its skilful handling of complex, high-value real estate projects across a broad range of areas including sales and purchases of real estate, real estate investments through REITs, PFVs and other vehicles as well as due diligence and tax structuring work in the sector. Acts for an impressive roster of clients, including major international investors and Korean asset management firms. Clients represented by the team include IGIS Asset Management, Pacific Alliance and AEW Asia.

Strengths

A client says: "Shin & Kim has a dedicated team and we are always confident with their legal advice."

"They have good sensitivity for what the client needs, and when they need it," observes another interviewee.

Work highlights

Shin & Kim advised Samsung SRA Asset Management on the KRW832 billion sale of four Homeplus store buildings and land to Future City and Hana Alternative REF.

Notable practitioners

Kyung Don Lee has extensive experience acting on behalf of both international and Korean investors on real estate finance transactions, acquisitions and development projects.

Kyoung Soo Chang receives strong endorsements for his broad real estate practice, which spans acquisitions, investments and financing transactions. A source attests: "We recommend him to parties who need legal advice in the real estate field. He is one of the best lawyers in Korea."

Suk Lee draws on over 20 years of experience handling acquisitions of real estate assets and development projects, in addition to acting on real estate financing transactions. He maintains a diverse Korean and international clientele, advising on outbound and domestic transactions. An interviewee says: "He is a great expert in real estate transactional legal advice."

Robert Young is particularly active advising international and domestic investors and funds on their acquisitions and sales of Korean real estate assets. A source appreciates that he is "highly capable, articulate and straight to the point. He understands client needs."

Hyun Lee is recognised for his activity on REIT-related mandates. He assists a range of domestic and international asset managers and REITs with their real estate finance transactions and investments.

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Kyung Don Lee
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Eminent Practitioners
Kyoung Soo Chang
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Kyoung Soo Chang
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Robert C Young
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Robert C Young
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Suk Lee
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Suk Lee
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Hyun Lee
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Hyun Lee
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Members

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Dong-Seon Kim

Eunjoo Lee

Hyun Ju Lee

Ji-Hyun Oh

Jun Man Shim

Kelly J. Lee

Taekyoon Kim

Thak Hwan Kim

Yong Ho Han

Young-Joon Park

Clients

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AEW ASIA LIMITED

AIG Global Real Estate

Angelo Gordon Asia Limited

Blackstone

Brookfield

Deutsche Asset management

Hana Alternative Asset Management

IFC Seoul

IGIS Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Invesco Real Estate Korea

JR AMC

KEPPEL REIT (KOREA)

Kendall Square Logistics Properties

Korea Investment Management Co., Ltd.

LaSalle Investment Management Asia Pte Ltd.

National Pension Service (NPS)

PAG

Pebblestone Asset Management

Industries

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Real Estate

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