Yulchon LLC

Dispute Resolution: Litigation

4 ranked lawyersBand 2South KoreaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Dynamic practice group with a strong bench and an impressive track record at appellate and Supreme Court level. Commended for outstanding collaboration between different practice areas within the firm, and offers particular expertise in handling matters on behalf of clients from the engineering, construction and technology sectors. Also well equipped to advise on financial and corporate litigation and disputes arising from real estate development projects. Further recognised for its expertise in handling contentious cases concerning tax, employment, intellectual property and antitrust issues.


"What sets Yulchon apart from other major law firms stems from the fact that its lawyers truly put themselves in their client’s shoes. When we work with Yulchon, they understand the unique circumstances in each dispute and implement a strategy to further our interests," enthuses an appreciative client.

Another source says the team's lawyers offer "not only expertise, but also zeal and enthusiasm," adding: "They put their ability and energy into our case from the very beginning; they thought it through and could see a few steps ahead. "

Work highlights

Successfully represented Schaeffler Korea in High Court litigation relating to charges of alleged price fixing brought by the Korean Fair Trade Commission.

Notable practitioners

Il Bong Moon has a market-leading litigation practice and offers impressive expertise across a range of contentious commercial and financial cases. "He is undoubtedly a leading expert in this area," agrees a source, going on to explain: "When a dispute begins, he identifies issues or pertinent facts that clients often overlook or fail to identify from the onset." Another pleased client reports: "He grasps the facts and legal issues in a very short period of time, and coordinates our needs and the team’s ability."

Sang Hyean Gwack is a former judge of wide and varied experience, and is well placed to handle disputes involving antitrust, intellectual property and company law issues. "He gets to the heart of the matter and leads the team well," according to a client.

A client appreciates that Yong Pyo Yeom "has insight and identifies core issues very quickly." He is active on a broad array of commercial litigation matters and his expertise spans tax, insurance, and product liability cases. Another source adds: "He is highly commercially astute and delivers tailor-made legal services to suit the client's commercial requirements. He also has great soft skills to effectively lead and guide his clients through the right course of actions in difficult or stressful circumstances."

Former judge Yong Sup Yoon brings to the table longstanding experience presiding over a wide range of cases brought before various district courts. He offers extensive expertise in representing large domestic corporations and financial institutions in civil, criminal and corporate cases.

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Enhanced Bench Strength and Unique Collaborative Culture

Yulchon’s Dispute Resolution Group has a total of 150 professionals including 75 trial lawyers and various experts in diverse fields such as Tax, Antitrust, Real Estate & Construction, Labour & Employment, and Intellectual Property. In order to handle high-profile and/or large cases more effectively and successfully, Yulchon puts together a special team of ten to twenty experts who are equipped with the best skillset, expertise, and capacity to handle such case. This flexible, on-demand team-based approach is provided by Yulchon only in Korea. Armed with 25 former judges, the Litigation group leadership commands industry-wide respect for their high ethical standards and unmatched calibre in securing best results.

Broad Client Base and Diverse Range of Litigation

We have a broad client base and take a diverse range of litigation. Our clients are leading corporations in diverse industries including financial services, telecommunication, automobile, energy, power plant, construction, shipping, steel, and chemical. Our breadth of litigation work is wide including class action, derivative suit, supreme court reverse-remand decision, financial fraud, labour & employment disputes, and inheritance disputes as described in the matters section. Also, we have undertaken several cases for global multinational companies, which works to strengthen our international client base.


Byun, Hyun Chul

Choi, Dong Ryul

Gwack, Sang Hyean

Gwack, Sang Hyean

Kim, Nung Hwan

Moon, Il Bong

Park, Hai Sung

Park, Ju Bong

Yeom, Yong Pyo

Yeom, Yong Pyo

Yoon, Yong Sup

Yun, Hong Kun



Hyundai Motor Company

KB Kookmin Bank

KEB Hana Bank



Korean Air


Samsung C&T

Shinhan Bank


Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts


Construction & Materials


Financial Services


Health Care

Industrial Engineering



Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance


Technology, Hardware & Electronics




Dispute Resolution: Litigation Department

Yulchon LLC

Department location

Parnas Tower 38F

521 Teheran-ro




South Korea


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South Korea

Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Il Bong Moon
Band 1
Sang Hyean Gwack
Band 3
Yong Pyo Yeom
Band 3
Yong Sup Yoon
Eminent Practitioners