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Yoon & Yang LLC

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

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What the team is known for

Yoon & Yang is frequently called upon to handle arbitration mandates for domestic and multinational players, including clients from the construction, insurance, investment, trade and transportation sectors. Well versed in the regimes of all the major international arbitration centres including the KCAB, the ICC, the LCIA, SIAC and HKIAC. Depth of expertise covers investor-state disputes and commercial arbitrations. Major clients include General Electric Company, Hyundai Autoever and STX Corporation.

Strengths

One impressed client states: "Yoon & Yang is a major law firm in Korea and maintains their market reputation since their attorneys provide the best legal advice pertaining to various fields. Yoon & Yang is capable of approaching legal matters from the client’s perspective and presenting solutions that are more acceptable and practicable for client companies."

Work highlights

Yoon & Yang successfully represented the Republic of Korea as co-counsel in an ISDS arbitration defended by the ROK under the Korea-US FTA.

Notable practitioners

Junsang Lee is managing partner of Yoon & Yang and leads the firm's international arbitration and litigation practice. He counts several domestic conglomerates, financial institutions and global corporations among his clientele. One commentator notes that "he is very visible, I have seen him in action and he is impressive," while a further source praises his "very client-friendly mindset."

Myung-Ahn Kim regularly acts for Korean and international clients in arbitration proceedings brought before a wide range of arbitral institutions, including SIAC, HKIAC, the ICC and the KCAB.She is co-head of the arbitration and litigation group at the firm, and receives strong recognition from clients. One source reports: "She is extremely intelligent and dedicated to her work. She analyses the issues of the dispute with an impressive speed, and addresses the client’s concerns in a practical way that befits both our commercial sensibilities and the law."

Sam Kim focuses on international arbitration proceedings, offering experience in disputes across such areas as overseas investments, joint ventures, intellectual property licensing and construction. A happy client enthuses that "Sam possesses exceptional hearing and cross-examination skills in arbitration matters. With great eloquence and logicality, he has also generated successful outcomes during contract negotiations with counterparties."

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Overview

Yoon & Yang’s unwavering commitment to excellence is well reputed. The expansive growth of the firm since its establishment in 2003 is a true testament to Yoon & Yang’s first-rate legal services. Specifically, we have focused our expansion of capabilities in a number of core industry sectors and have recently won the first victory for the Republic of Korea in its ISDS (Investor-State Dispute Settlement) arbitration.

Our strength, experience and expertise in international arbitration are focused within those sectors including construction, IP, infrastructure, commodities, trading, maritime/aviation, (re)insurance, and investment/joint venture disputes. Members of Yoon & Yang LLC’s International Practice Group conduct arbitrations in all the major seats around the world, under different jurisdictional laws and under all the significant institutional rules including, UNCITRAL, SIAC, DIS, LCIA, ICC, ICSID, HKAIC, ICDR, AAA, JCAA, and KCAB.

Awards

  • Asialaw Profiles in 2022 ranked Yoon & Yang as the Highly Recommended Law Firm.
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2021 ranked Yoon & Yang as the 2nd Tier Firm.
  • Korea’s Arbitration Firm of the Year 2019 by Money Today, Korea In-House Counsel Association, Naver
  • GCR Awards in 2018 selected Yoon & Yang as the Regional Firm of the Year.

Members

Kim, Myung-Ahn (Head of Department)

Lee, Junsang (Head of Department)

Kang, Minhwa

Kim, Sam

Kyung, Munjeong

Clients

General Electric Company (GE)

GM Trading

Hyundai Autoever

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power

Korea Water Resources Corporation

Otis Elevator Korea

POSCO ICT Company

POSCO International Corporation

Seoul Broadcasting System

STX Corporation

STX Engine Corporation

The Engineering Pte., Ltd.

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Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

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Location

18/19/22/23/34th Fl. ASEM Tower

517 Yeoungdong-daero

Gangnam-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

06164

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

South Korea

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration


Junsang Lee
Band 4
Myung-Ahn Kim
Band 4